Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 949 1048 1036
Rank change year-on-year +99 -12 -22
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 214 159 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.100% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 171 145 158
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £20,500 £23,175
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Game Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 151740 159655 182630
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.41% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 120747 133850 152095
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in England

Game Development
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development in England.

Salary trend for Game Development in England

Game Development
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in England

Game Development
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 112 £57,500 +12.20% 21
Midlands +37 49 £36,250 +3.57% 10
West Midlands +23 48 £36,250 -9.38% 8
North of England +29 25 £30,000 -4.76% 2
South East +68 22 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +37 13 £30,000 -20.00%
North West -17 12 £42,500 +41.67% 1
South West +15 5 £23,500 -52.04% 2
East of England +11 1 - -
Game Development
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 214 (100.00%) Games
2 105 (49.07%) C++
3 90 (42.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 75 (35.05%) C#
5 60 (28.04%) Mobile Games
6 57 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (24.77%) JavaScript
8 46 (21.50%) HTML
9 40 (18.69%) Java
10 36 (16.82%) Android
11 35 (16.36%) Degree
12 34 (15.89%) Apple iOS
13 32 (14.95%) HTML5
14 31 (14.49%) Mathematics
15 29 (13.55%) Git (software)
15 29 (13.55%) CSS
15 29 (13.55%) Linux
16 28 (13.08%) OO
16 28 (13.08%) SQL
17 27 (12.62%) AngularJS
17 27 (12.62%) Mobile Development
18 25 (11.68%) React
19 24 (11.21%) BBC
19 24 (11.21%) C
19 24 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
19 24 (11.21%) NoSQL
19 24 (11.21%) Web Development
20 23 (10.75%) Computer Science
20 23 (10.75%) Online Games
20 23 (10.75%) Scrum

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.34%) Confluence
2 4 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (6.07%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.80%) 3ds Max
3 6 (2.80%) Maya
4 3 (1.40%) Blender
5 2 (0.93%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.47%) Houdini
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
3 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.54%) HTTP
2 10 (4.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.21%) NoSQL
2 20 (9.35%) MySQL
3 5 (2.34%) Big Data
3 5 (2.34%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) GIS
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (13.55%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.48%) JIRA
3 14 (6.54%) Subversion
4 8 (3.74%) Mercurial
4 8 (3.74%) webpack
5 6 (2.80%) Bower
5 6 (2.80%) Grunt
5 6 (2.80%) Jasmine
5 6 (2.80%) Mocha
6 5 (2.34%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.87%) Babel
8 3 (1.40%) Ant
8 3 (1.40%) Gradle
8 3 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.40%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 214 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (3.74%) Marketing
3 7 (3.27%) Back Office
4 4 (1.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 127 (59.35%) Developer
2 67 (31.31%) Games Developer
3 33 (15.42%) C++ Developer
4 26 (12.15%) Java Developer
5 24 (11.21%) C++ Games Developer
6 23 (10.75%) Senior Developer
7 20 (9.35%) Java Games Developer
8 19 (8.88%) Junior
9 18 (8.41%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (7.48%) Graduate
11 15 (7.01%) Senior Games Developer
12 14 (6.54%) Head of Development
12 14 (6.54%) Software Engineer
13 12 (5.61%) Mobile Games Developer
14 11 (5.14%) Head of Software Development
14 11 (5.14%) Lead Developer
14 11 (5.14%) Senior Java Developer
15 10 (4.67%) C# Developer
15 10 (4.67%) Junior Developer
16 9 (4.21%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (42.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 46 (21.50%) HTML
3 32 (14.95%) HTML5
4 29 (13.55%) CSS
5 27 (12.62%) AngularJS
6 25 (11.68%) React
7 17 (7.94%) WebSockets
8 14 (6.54%) .NET
9 12 (5.61%) Apache Flex
9 12 (5.61%) CSS3
9 12 (5.61%) Node.js
9 12 (5.61%) Pixi.js
10 10 (4.67%) Unreal Engine
11 9 (4.21%) JSON
12 7 (3.27%) jQuery
12 7 (3.27%) LESS
12 7 (3.27%) Sass
12 7 (3.27%) Web Services
13 6 (2.80%) Apache Cordova
13 6 (2.80%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 60 (28.04%) Mobile Games
2 24 (11.21%) BBC
3 23 (10.75%) Computer Science
3 23 (10.75%) Online Games
4 20 (9.35%) User Experience
5 15 (7.01%) Mobile App
6 13 (6.07%) Algorithms
7 12 (5.61%) Animation
7 12 (5.61%) Private Cloud
8 9 (4.21%) Online Gambling
8 9 (4.21%) Social Gaming
9 7 (3.27%) Augmented Reality
10 6 (2.80%) HoloLens
11 5 (2.34%) Oculus Rift
11 5 (2.34%) PlayStation
12 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.87%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.87%) Kinect
13 3 (1.40%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 36 (16.82%) Android
2 34 (15.89%) Apple iOS
3 29 (13.55%) Linux
4 22 (10.28%) Unix
5 12 (5.61%) Windows
6 3 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.64%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (14.49%) Mathematics
3 28 (13.08%) OO
4 27 (12.62%) Mobile Development
5 24 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (11.21%) Web Development
6 23 (10.75%) Scrum
7 22 (10.28%) OOP
8 21 (9.81%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (7.48%) Multithreading
10 16 (7.48%) Workflow
11 12 (5.61%) Microservices
11 12 (5.61%) Pay per click
11 12 (5.61%) SEO
12 10 (4.67%) SOA
12 10 (4.67%) TDD
13 9 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (4.21%) Process Improvement
13 9 (4.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (49.07%) C++
2 75 (35.05%) C#
3 53 (24.77%) JavaScript
4 40 (18.69%) Java
5 28 (13.08%) SQL
6 24 (11.21%) C
7 17 (7.94%) PHP
8 11 (5.14%) Python
9 10 (4.67%) ActionScript
10 7 (3.27%) HLSL
11 6 (2.80%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.34%) Ruby
13 4 (1.87%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (1.87%) ES6
13 4 (1.87%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.40%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.40%) Lua
15 1 (0.47%) GLSL
15 1 (0.47%) VB
15 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (16.36%) Degree
2 10 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) PhD
3 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.47%) Ansible
2 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (10.28%) Facebook
2 16 (7.48%) Google
3 12 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.61%) VMware
4 7 (3.27%) Twitter
5 6 (2.80%) Apple
6 4 (1.87%) Samsung
6 4 (1.87%) Sony
7 3 (1.40%) Adobe
7 3 (1.40%) Perforce