The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 840 881 807
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -74
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 52 48 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.041% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.043% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 35 35 68
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Games Developer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Developer over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 52 £45,000 - 7
London +41 37 £47,500 +5.55% 5
City of London +28 8 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South East +6 8 £19,500 -61.00% 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £19,500 - 2
South West -9 3 £40,000 -
West Midlands -12 2 £20,750 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £36,250 -
Oxford - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +9 1 £57,500 +27.77%
Yorkshire +3 1 £57,500 +27.77%
Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Dewsbury - 1 £57,500 -
Cirencester - 1 £40,000 -
Abingdon - 1 £14,000 -
Coventry - 1 £20,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £21,500 -
Devon - 1 £45,000 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Games Developer in their job title.

1 96 (100.00%) Games
2 46 (47.92%) C++
3 37 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (30.21%) Degree
4 29 (30.21%) JavaScript
5 25 (26.04%) C#
5 25 (26.04%) OO
6 24 (25.00%) ActionScript
6 24 (25.00%) Mobile Games
7 22 (22.92%) Computer Science
8 21 (21.88%) Android
9 19 (19.79%) Java
9 19 (19.79%) Apple iOS
9 19 (19.79%) Game Development
10 18 (18.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 18 (18.75%) ActionScript 3.0
11 17 (17.71%) Flash
11 17 (17.71%) Scrum
12 16 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (14.58%) HTML
13 14 (14.58%) TDD
14 13 (13.54%) Social Gaming
15 11 (11.46%) Facebook
15 11 (11.46%) Linux
15 11 (11.46%) Software Engineering
15 11 (11.46%) HTML5
15 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
16 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
16 9 (9.38%) CSS
16 9 (9.38%) Facebook Platform

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.38%) Facebook Platform
2 5 (5.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) Maya
3 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.04%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) Redis
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.13%) MySQL
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.21%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.04%) NUnit
4 1 (1.04%) Subversion
4 1 (1.04%) Maven
4 1 (1.04%) JIRA
4 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.04%) Moq
4 1 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 96 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (6.25%) iGaming
3 5 (5.21%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 17 (17.71%) Flash
3 14 (14.58%) HTML
4 11 (11.46%) HTML5
5 9 (9.38%) CSS
6 5 (5.21%) XML
6 5 (5.21%) PureMVC
6 5 (5.21%) JSON
6 5 (5.21%) jQuery
6 5 (5.21%) Unreal Engine
7 4 (4.17%) Stage3D
7 4 (4.17%) Middleware
8 3 (3.13%) Adobe AIR
8 3 (3.13%) iOS SDK
8 3 (3.13%) REST
8 3 (3.13%) CSS3
9 2 (2.08%) cocos2d
9 2 (2.08%) .NET
10 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.00%) Mobile Games
2 22 (22.92%) Computer Science
3 16 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (13.54%) Social Gaming
5 11 (11.46%) Mathematics
6 8 (8.33%) Physics
6 8 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
6 8 (8.33%) Online Games
6 8 (8.33%) Algorithms
7 7 (7.29%) Mobile App
8 6 (6.25%) Social Network
9 5 (5.21%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (5.21%) iPad
9 5 (5.21%) Data Structures
10 4 (4.17%) Xbox
10 4 (4.17%) User Experience
11 2 (2.08%) Flash Games
12 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
12 1 (1.04%) E-Learning
12 1 (1.04%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.88%) Android
2 19 (19.79%) Apple iOS
3 11 (11.46%) Linux
4 6 (6.25%) UNIX
5 5 (5.21%) Debian
5 5 (5.21%) Ubuntu
5 5 (5.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.04%) OO
3 19 (19.79%) Game Development
4 17 (17.71%) Scrum
5 14 (14.58%) TDD
6 11 (11.46%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.33%) MVC
7 8 (8.33%) Mobile Development
8 7 (7.29%) iOS Development
9 6 (6.25%) Android Development
10 5 (5.21%) DevOps
11 3 (3.13%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (3.13%) Workflow
11 3 (3.13%) OOP
12 2 (2.08%) Domain-Driven Design
12 2 (2.08%) 3D Programming
12 2 (2.08%) Analytics
12 2 (2.08%) SDLC
13 1 (1.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.04%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 46 (47.92%) C++
2 29 (30.21%) JavaScript
3 25 (26.04%) C#
4 24 (25.00%) ActionScript
5 19 (19.79%) Java
6 18 (18.75%) ActionScript 3.0
7 7 (7.29%) Objective-C
8 6 (6.25%) PHP
9 5 (5.21%) SQL
9 5 (5.21%) Scala
9 5 (5.21%) Ruby
10 4 (4.17%) C
11 3 (3.13%) Lua
12 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (30.21%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Puppet
1 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (5.21%) logstash
1 5 (5.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 11 (11.46%) Facebook
2 6 (6.25%) Adobe
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
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