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

Games Development
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 234 239
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 8 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.076% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.086% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 10
Median salary £40,000 £49,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.36% +26.45%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.64% -  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4806 4628 5174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.39% 88.37% 86.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3954 3878 4327
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Game Development
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Game Development in the South West

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the South West

Game Development
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Bristol - 7 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £26,523 -
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 18 (100.00%) Games
2 17 (94.44%) C++
3 16 (88.89%) Python
3 16 (88.89%) Software Engineering
4 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (77.78%) Degree
4 14 (77.78%) Performance Analysis
4 14 (77.78%) HTML
4 14 (77.78%) Windows
4 14 (77.78%) Linux
4 14 (77.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (72.22%) C#
6 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
6 12 (66.67%) Mentoring
6 12 (66.67%) Pair Programming
7 11 (61.11%) TDD
7 11 (61.11%) Open Source
7 11 (61.11%) Java
7 11 (61.11%) Visual Studio
7 11 (61.11%) LLVM
7 11 (61.11%) GCC
8 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 2 (11.11%) PlayStation
10 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (5.56%) HTTP
10 1 (5.56%) SQL

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) GCC
1 11 (61.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Software Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Junior
2 3 (16.67%) Junior Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Games Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) HTML
2 11 (61.11%) LLVM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Linux
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) Performance Analysis
3 12 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 12 (66.67%) Pair Programming
4 11 (61.11%) Open Source
4 11 (61.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C++
2 16 (88.89%) Python
3 13 (72.22%) C#
4 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (61.11%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Computer Science Degree
1 14 (77.78%) Degree