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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
UK / England
Rank 760 810 861
Rank change year-on-year +50 +51  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 83 122 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.14% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 73 116 67
Median salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -17.64% +3.03%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 70819 85904 87927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.12% 88.61% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 58715 71854 71888
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Game Development as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +35 25 £35,000 -22.22% 9
South East +69 15 £35,000 +16.66% 4
London +26 15 £46,625 -15.22% 2
South West +23 10 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North West -3 10 £40,000 +24.03% 2
East of England +32 8 £40,000 - 1
Game Development
UK

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Games
2 74 (50.68%) Degree
3 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
4 53 (36.30%) HTML
5 50 (34.25%) C++
6 46 (31.51%) C#
7 43 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (29.45%) Computer Science
7 43 (29.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 42 (28.77%) CSS
9 38 (26.03%) PHP
9 38 (26.03%) AngularJS
10 36 (24.66%) Web Development
10 36 (24.66%) Software Engineering
11 34 (23.29%) Java
12 33 (22.60%) Linux
13 32 (21.92%) Apple iOS
14 29 (19.86%) Windows
14 29 (19.86%) Git (software)
15 28 (19.18%) Android
15 28 (19.18%) HTML5
16 27 (18.49%) Front End Development
17 26 (17.81%) CSS3
17 26 (17.81%) Python
18 22 (15.07%) SQL
19 21 (14.38%) Mobile Games
19 21 (14.38%) Web Services
19 21 (14.38%) OpenGL
20 20 (13.70%) OO
20 20 (13.70%) jQuery

Game Development
Top Related 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 9 (6.16%) WordPress
2 2 (1.37%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Maya
2 2 (1.37%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) MODO
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Google App Engine
1 9 (6.16%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.05%) HTTP
2 2 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.90%) NoSQL
2 9 (6.16%) BigQuery
3 4 (2.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.05%) MySQL
4 3 (2.05%) Redis
5 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (19.86%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.59%) JIRA
3 11 (7.53%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.79%) GCC
5 6 (4.11%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.11%) Subversion
6 3 (2.05%) Mocha
6 3 (2.05%) MSBuild
6 3 (2.05%) NuGet
6 3 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.37%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.37%) Selenium
7 2 (1.37%) webpack
8 1 (0.68%) Bower
8 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.68%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Grunt
8 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.68%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (6.16%) Legal
3 5 (3.42%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Marketing
5 3 (2.05%) Automotive
5 3 (2.05%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 82 (56.16%) Developer
2 31 (21.23%) Junior
3 23 (15.75%) Software Engineer
4 22 (15.07%) Games Developer
5 19 (13.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 19 (13.01%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (10.96%) Web Developer
7 14 (9.59%) C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (8.90%) C# Developer
8 13 (8.90%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (8.22%) Graduate
9 12 (8.22%) Java Engineer
9 12 (8.22%) Junior Software Engineer
10 11 (7.53%) HTML CSS Developer
10 11 (7.53%) HTML Developer
10 11 (7.53%) iOS Developer
10 11 (7.53%) Junior Developer
11 9 (6.16%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (6.16%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (6.16%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (36.30%) HTML
2 43 (29.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 42 (28.77%) CSS
4 38 (26.03%) AngularJS
5 28 (19.18%) HTML5
6 26 (17.81%) CSS3
7 21 (14.38%) OpenGL
7 21 (14.38%) Web Services
8 20 (13.70%) jQuery
9 18 (12.33%) Sass
10 16 (10.96%) LESS
11 13 (8.90%) DirectX
11 13 (8.90%) Node.js
12 12 (8.22%) React
13 11 (7.53%) J2EE
13 11 (7.53%) OAuth
13 11 (7.53%) Servlets
14 10 (6.85%) REST
15 9 (6.16%) JSON
16 7 (4.79%) LLVM
Miscellaneous
1 43 (29.45%) Computer Science
2 21 (14.38%) Mobile Games
3 17 (11.64%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.22%) Online Games
5 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.85%) Animation
5 10 (6.85%) Xbox
6 8 (5.48%) Fintech
7 5 (3.42%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (3.42%) PlayStation
8 4 (2.74%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (2.74%) User Experience
9 3 (2.05%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.37%) HoloLens
10 2 (1.37%) Kinect
10 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.37%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (1.37%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.60%) Linux
2 32 (21.92%) Apple iOS
3 29 (19.86%) Windows
4 28 (19.18%) Android
5 9 (6.16%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.37%) Unix
7 1 (0.68%) CentOS
7 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.66%) Software Engineering
2 36 (24.66%) Web Development
3 27 (18.49%) Front End Development
4 20 (13.70%) OO
5 19 (13.01%) Mathematics
6 18 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (12.33%) iOS Development
7 17 (11.64%) Mobile Development
8 16 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (9.59%) DevOps
10 12 (8.22%) MVC
10 12 (8.22%) Scrum
11 11 (7.53%) Android Development
11 11 (7.53%) Load Testing
11 11 (7.53%) OOP
11 11 (7.53%) TDD
11 11 (7.53%) Visualisation
12 10 (6.85%) Performance Analysis
12 10 (6.85%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.36%) JavaScript
2 50 (34.25%) C++
3 46 (31.51%) C#
4 38 (26.03%) PHP
5 34 (23.29%) Java
6 26 (17.81%) Python
7 22 (15.07%) SQL
8 9 (6.16%) Objective-C
9 8 (5.48%) Apple Swift
9 8 (5.48%) Perl
10 7 (4.79%) C
11 6 (4.11%) Scala
12 5 (3.42%) Ruby
13 4 (2.74%) ES6
14 2 (1.37%) RPG
14 2 (1.37%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.68%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.68%) Groovy
15 1 (0.68%) Lua
Qualifications
1 74 (50.68%) Degree
2 6 (4.11%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Docker
1 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Kibana
1 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (8.22%) Perforce
2 9 (6.16%) Google
2 9 (6.16%) Tableau
3 8 (5.48%) Apple
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.05%) Facebook
6 2 (1.37%) Adobe
6 2 (1.37%) Intel
6 2 (1.37%) Samsung
7 1 (0.68%) Foundry
7 1 (0.68%) VMware
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + 20% Bonus
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IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
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In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
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Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
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In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £17,000 per annum 6 monthly salary review
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Birmingham
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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mkodo
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum plus Pension and company bonus
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