Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 760 838
Rank change year-on-year +25 +78 -42
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 109 84 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.12% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 99 77 60
London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £40,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,000 £81,250
England 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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 68732 68845 79948
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.62% 90.63% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 52798 59247 67347
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £32,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in London

Game Development
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Game Development in London

Game Development
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in London

Game Development
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
West London - 4 £32,500 - 1
Central London +14 3 £47,500 -13.64% 3
South London - 3 £50,000 -
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 109 (100.00%) Games
2 60 (55.05%) C++
3 54 (49.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 39 (35.78%) Mobile Games
5 33 (30.28%) C#
6 28 (25.69%) JavaScript
7 25 (22.94%) Java
7 25 (22.94%) Android
8 23 (21.10%) Apple iOS
8 23 (21.10%) Facebook
9 20 (18.35%) AngularJS
9 20 (18.35%) HTML
10 19 (17.43%) CSS
10 19 (17.43%) OO
11 18 (16.51%) Online Games
12 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (12.84%) C
13 14 (12.84%) React
14 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
15 11 (10.09%) Degree
15 11 (10.09%) Photoshop
16 10 (9.17%) Unix
16 10 (9.17%) ActionScript
16 10 (9.17%) Web Development
16 10 (9.17%) TDD
16 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
16 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
16 10 (9.17%) Social Gaming
17 9 (8.26%) HTML5
17 9 (8.26%) Process Improvement

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (5.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Photoshop
2 8 (7.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.83%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.83%) Maya
4 1 (0.92%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.34%) JIRA
3 7 (6.42%) webpack
4 6 (5.50%) Bower
4 6 (5.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.50%) Grunt
4 6 (5.50%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.50%) Mocha
5 3 (2.75%) Babel
5 3 (2.75%) Gradle
5 3 (2.75%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.83%) Ant
6 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (7.34%) Back Office
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (70.64%) Developer
2 53 (48.62%) Games Developer
3 28 (25.69%) C++ Developer
4 22 (20.18%) C++ Games Developer
5 18 (16.51%) Java Developer
5 18 (16.51%) Java Games Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Senior Developer
7 14 (12.84%) Senior Games Developer
8 12 (11.01%) Mobile Games Developer
9 10 (9.17%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (5.50%) C# Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Games Artist
11 5 (4.59%) Lead Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Core Java Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (3.67%) Games Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) J2EE Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Java Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (49.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 20 (18.35%) AngularJS
2 20 (18.35%) HTML
3 19 (17.43%) CSS
4 14 (12.84%) React
5 9 (8.26%) HTML5
6 6 (5.50%) .NET
6 6 (5.50%) Apache Cordova
6 6 (5.50%) CSS3
6 6 (5.50%) jQuery
6 6 (5.50%) LESS
6 6 (5.50%) PhoneGap
6 6 (5.50%) Sass
6 6 (5.50%) Web Services
7 5 (4.59%) JSON
8 4 (3.67%) J2EE
8 4 (3.67%) J2SE
8 4 (3.67%) RESTful
8 4 (3.67%) XML
9 3 (2.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 39 (35.78%) Mobile Games
2 18 (16.51%) Online Games
3 10 (9.17%) Social Gaming
4 9 (8.26%) Computer Science
5 8 (7.34%) Algorithms
5 8 (7.34%) Animation
5 8 (7.34%) User Experience
6 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
7 5 (4.59%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (3.67%) HoloLens
9 3 (2.75%) Graphic Design
9 3 (2.75%) Oculus Rift
9 3 (2.75%) Smartphone
9 3 (2.75%) STB
10 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.83%) iPhone
10 2 (1.83%) Kinect
11 1 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.94%) Android
2 23 (21.10%) Apple iOS
3 10 (9.17%) Unix
4 8 (7.34%) Linux
5 3 (2.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) OO
2 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
3 10 (9.17%) TDD
3 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
3 10 (9.17%) Web Development
4 9 (8.26%) Mobile Development
4 9 (8.26%) Process Improvement
5 8 (7.34%) Front End Development
5 8 (7.34%) Mathematics
5 8 (7.34%) OOP
6 7 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (6.42%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.42%) Scrum
7 6 (5.50%) Applied Mathematics
7 6 (5.50%) Computer Vision
7 6 (5.50%) Machine Learning
7 6 (5.50%) Multithreading
7 6 (5.50%) Physics
7 6 (5.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.05%) C++
2 33 (30.28%) C#
3 28 (25.69%) JavaScript
4 25 (22.94%) Java
5 14 (12.84%) C
6 10 (9.17%) ActionScript
7 6 (5.50%) Ruby
7 6 (5.50%) TypeScript
8 5 (4.59%) Objective-C
9 4 (3.67%) HLSL
9 4 (3.67%) SQL
10 3 (2.75%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (2.75%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.75%) ES6
10 3 (2.75%) Python
11 1 (0.92%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.92%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Degree
2 9 (8.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Facebook
2 7 (6.42%) Apple
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.50%) Google
4 3 (2.75%) Adobe
5 2 (1.83%) Perforce
5 2 (1.83%) Samsung
6 1 (0.92%) Intel