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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 872 844 814
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 42 77 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.064% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.068% 0.077%
Number of salaries quoted 38 74 80
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +26.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £40,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 2015 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 15 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 28 April 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 -8 42 £45,000 +5.88% 9
London +16 30 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South East +6 7 £31,500 -30.00% 4
Surrey +13 5 £30,000 -33.33%
Guildford - 5 £30,000 -
City of London +32 3 £45,000 -14.28%
South West -9 3 £45,000 +100.00%
West Midlands -21 2 £32,500 -27.77%
Dudley - 2 £32,500 -
Devon - 2 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £42,500 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 84 (100.00%) Games
2 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) Android
3 34 (40.48%) Apple iOS
3 34 (40.48%) C++
4 26 (30.95%) Mobile Games
5 24 (28.57%) Game Development
6 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
7 22 (26.19%) C#
8 21 (25.00%) HTML
8 21 (25.00%) Flash
8 21 (25.00%) HTML5
9 20 (23.81%) ActionScript
9 20 (23.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 19 (22.62%) OO
11 18 (21.43%) Java
11 18 (21.43%) Scrum
11 18 (21.43%) ActionScript 3.0
11 18 (21.43%) Degree
12 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
13 13 (15.48%) Facebook
14 12 (14.29%) iOS Development
14 12 (14.29%) iPad
14 12 (14.29%) Linux
15 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
16 10 (11.90%) CSS
16 10 (11.90%) Android Development
16 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (10.71%) Facebook Platform
17 9 (10.71%) Online Games

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (10.71%) Facebook Platform
2 8 (9.52%) Node.js
3 6 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) Redis
1 6 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.95%) Grunt
3 5 (5.95%) Bower
3 5 (5.95%) Mocha
3 5 (5.95%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.19%) Gradle
4 1 (1.19%) Moq
4 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.19%) NUnit
4 1 (1.19%) Subversion
4 1 (1.19%) Maven
4 1 (1.19%) JIRA
4 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 84 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) iGaming
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.00%) HTML
1 21 (25.00%) Flash
1 21 (25.00%) HTML5
2 20 (23.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 10 (11.90%) CSS
4 8 (9.52%) JSON
4 8 (9.52%) HTML5 Canvas
5 7 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
5 7 (8.33%) CSS3
6 6 (7.14%) REST
7 5 (5.95%) WebSockets
7 5 (5.95%) WebKit
7 5 (5.95%) Backbone.js
7 5 (5.95%) Sass
7 5 (5.95%) LESS
7 5 (5.95%) RESTful
7 5 (5.95%) Web Services
8 3 (3.57%) iOS SDK
9 2 (2.38%) XML
9 2 (2.38%) PureMVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.95%) Mobile Games
2 12 (14.29%) iPad
3 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
4 10 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (10.71%) Online Games
6 7 (8.33%) Mobile App
7 6 (7.14%) User Experience
8 5 (5.95%) Social Gaming
8 5 (5.95%) Animation
9 3 (3.57%) Flash Games
9 3 (3.57%) Social Network
9 3 (3.57%) Xbox
10 2 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (2.38%) iPhone
11 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 1 (1.19%) Psychology
11 1 (1.19%) 3D Printing
11 1 (1.19%) Kinect
11 1 (1.19%) Arduino
11 1 (1.19%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 35 (41.67%) Android
2 34 (40.48%) Apple iOS
3 12 (14.29%) Linux
4 6 (7.14%) Debian
4 6 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 6 (7.14%) UNIX
4 6 (7.14%) CentOS
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) Game Development
3 19 (22.62%) OO
4 18 (21.43%) Scrum
5 12 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 10 (11.90%) Android Development
7 8 (9.52%) TDD
8 7 (8.33%) Workflow
9 6 (7.14%) DevOps
9 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.95%) Web Development
10 5 (5.95%) Analytics
11 4 (4.76%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.76%) Mobile Development
11 4 (4.76%) OOP
12 3 (3.57%) MVC
13 2 (2.38%) Rapid Prototyping
13 2 (2.38%) Time Management
14 1 (1.19%) Image Processing
14 1 (1.19%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) C++
2 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
3 22 (26.19%) C#
4 20 (23.81%) ActionScript
5 18 (21.43%) Java
5 18 (21.43%) ActionScript 3.0
6 8 (9.52%) Lua
7 6 (7.14%) Scala
7 6 (7.14%) Ruby
8 4 (4.76%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.19%) PHP
9 1 (1.19%) C
9 1 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Puppet
1 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (7.14%) logstash
1 6 (7.14%) Graphite
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Facebook
2 2 (2.38%) Adobe
3 1 (1.19%) Google
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft
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