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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Developer
Rank 837 829 804
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 46 78 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.066% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.070% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 34 71 81
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.94%

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
101039 111103 102972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.57% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82999 91169 85609
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £27,000
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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Developer
Top 22 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 22 May 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 +3 45 £45,000 +2.85% 14
London +26 26 £45,000 - 4
South East +7 12 £30,000 -33.33% 6
Oxfordshire +23 8 £19,500 -40.00% 6
South West -7 5 £45,000 +89.47%
City of London +39 4 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Devon - 3 £45,000 -
Surrey +14 2 £30,000 -33.33%
Oxford +9 2 - -
Guildford +9 2 £30,000 -40.00%
Abingdon - 2 £19,500 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £40,000 -
West Midlands -10 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Kent - 1 £42,500 -
Cirencester - 1 £40,000 -
Dudley - 1 £32,500 -
Dundee - 1 £22,500 -
Reading - 1 £35,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Scotland - 1 £22,500 -

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (100.00%) Games
2 43 (49.43%) C++
3 33 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (34.48%) Android
5 29 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 27 (31.03%) Game Development
6 27 (31.03%) Degree
7 26 (29.89%) C#
8 21 (24.14%) Flash
8 21 (24.14%) Mobile Games
8 21 (24.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 20 (22.99%) OO
10 19 (21.84%) ActionScript
10 19 (21.84%) Scrum
11 17 (19.54%) Java
11 17 (19.54%) Computer Science
12 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
13 15 (17.24%) ActionScript 3.0
14 14 (16.09%) HTML5
14 14 (16.09%) HTML
15 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
15 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (14.94%) Facebook
16 12 (13.79%) Linux
17 11 (12.64%) iPad
18 10 (11.49%) iOS Development
19 9 (10.34%) Facebook Platform
19 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
20 8 (9.20%) JSON
20 8 (9.20%) Android Development

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.34%) Facebook Platform
2 6 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.15%) Maya
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.05%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (6.90%) Redis
2 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.15%) Gradle
3 1 (1.15%) Grunt
3 1 (1.15%) Bower
3 1 (1.15%) Moq
3 1 (1.15%) Mocha
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.15%) NUnit
3 1 (1.15%) Subversion
3 1 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 87 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) iGaming
4 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.14%) Flash
1 21 (24.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 14 (16.09%) HTML5
2 14 (16.09%) HTML
3 8 (9.20%) JSON
4 7 (8.05%) Unreal Engine
5 6 (6.90%) CSS
5 6 (6.90%) REST
6 4 (4.60%) PureMVC
6 4 (4.60%) HTML5 Canvas
7 3 (3.45%) CSS3
7 3 (3.45%) iOS SDK
8 2 (2.30%) XML
8 2 (2.30%) cocos2d
9 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.15%) WebSockets
9 1 (1.15%) WebKit
9 1 (1.15%) Sass
9 1 (1.15%) LESS
9 1 (1.15%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.14%) Mobile Games
2 17 (19.54%) Computer Science
3 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.64%) iPad
5 7 (8.05%) Mathematics
5 7 (8.05%) Online Games
6 6 (6.90%) Social Network
6 6 (6.90%) User Experience
6 6 (6.90%) Mobile App
7 5 (5.75%) Algorithms
7 5 (5.75%) Physics
7 5 (5.75%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (5.75%) Social Gaming
8 4 (4.60%) Xbox
9 3 (3.45%) Flash Games
10 2 (2.30%) iPhone
10 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
11 1 (1.15%) Motion Graphics
11 1 (1.15%) Graphic Design
11 1 (1.15%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.48%) Android
2 29 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 12 (13.79%) Linux
4 6 (6.90%) UNIX
4 6 (6.90%) Debian
4 6 (6.90%) CentOS
4 6 (6.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.03%) Game Development
3 20 (22.99%) OO
4 19 (21.84%) Scrum
5 10 (11.49%) iOS Development
6 9 (10.34%) Software Engineering
7 8 (9.20%) Android Development
8 6 (6.90%) Workflow
8 6 (6.90%) DevOps
9 5 (5.75%) Analytics
9 5 (5.75%) MVC
9 5 (5.75%) TDD
10 4 (4.60%) OOP
11 3 (3.45%) Mobile Development
12 2 (2.30%) 3D Programming
12 2 (2.30%) Domain-Driven Design
12 2 (2.30%) Time Management
13 1 (1.15%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.15%) Mentoring
13 1 (1.15%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (49.43%) C++
2 26 (29.89%) C#
3 19 (21.84%) ActionScript
4 17 (19.54%) Java
5 16 (18.39%) JavaScript
6 15 (17.24%) ActionScript 3.0
7 6 (6.90%) Objective-C
7 6 (6.90%) Scala
7 6 (6.90%) Ruby
8 5 (5.75%) Lua
9 4 (4.60%) C
10 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (31.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Puppet
1 6 (6.90%) logstash
1 6 (6.90%) Graphite
1 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Facebook
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.30%) Adobe
3 1 (1.15%) Google
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