Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 962 1054 1033
Rank change year-on-year +92 -21 -25
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 237 164 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.087% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.097% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 185 150 179
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.55% +13.13% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £20,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +2.86%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +91 208 £45,000 - 18
UK excluding London +87 127 £35,000 -12.50% 14
London +33 110 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Midlands +38 47 £32,500 -7.14% 6
West Midlands +22 46 £32,500 -18.75% 6
North of England +18 24 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Scotland +14 24 £35,000 -6.67%
South East +67 21 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North West +1 12 £42,500 +30.77%
Yorkshire - 12 £29,000 - 1
South West +23 5 £23,500 -52.04% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £50,000 -
East of England +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Game Development.

1 237 (100.00%) Games
2 111 (46.84%) C++
3 97 (40.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 82 (34.60%) C#
5 66 (27.85%) Mobile Games
6 60 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (22.78%) JavaScript
7 54 (22.78%) Android
8 52 (21.94%) Apple iOS
9 51 (21.52%) Degree
10 44 (18.57%) HTML
10 44 (18.57%) Java
11 38 (16.03%) Mathematics
11 38 (16.03%) Mobile Development
12 37 (15.61%) OO
13 33 (13.92%) Computer Science
14 31 (13.08%) HTML5
14 31 (13.08%) SQL
14 31 (13.08%) Software Engineering
15 28 (11.81%) Linux
15 28 (11.81%) Web Development
16 27 (11.39%) CSS
17 26 (10.97%) AngularJS
18 25 (10.55%) OOP
18 25 (10.55%) C
18 25 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (10.55%) Scrum
18 25 (10.55%) Git (software)
19 24 (10.13%) NoSQL
19 24 (10.13%) BBC

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.53%) Confluence
2 4 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.42%) Apache
3 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (5.06%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.53%) Maya
4 5 (2.11%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.84%) Blender
5 2 (0.84%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.42%) Houdini
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.11%) GitHub
3 4 (1.69%) iTunes
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.64%) HTTP
2 8 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.13%) NoSQL
2 20 (8.44%) MySQL
3 6 (2.53%) Big Data
3 6 (2.53%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.11%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.42%) GIS
Development Applications
1 25 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.17%) JIRA
3 11 (4.64%) Subversion
4 7 (2.95%) webpack
5 6 (2.53%) Bower
5 6 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 6 (2.53%) Grunt
5 6 (2.53%) Jasmine
5 6 (2.53%) Mercurial
5 6 (2.53%) Mocha
6 3 (1.27%) Ant
6 3 (1.27%) Babel
6 3 (1.27%) Gradle
6 3 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 237 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (3.38%) Back Office
2 8 (3.38%) Marketing
3 4 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (0.84%) Advertising
4 2 (0.84%) Law
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Finance
Job Titles
1 131 (55.27%) Developer
2 66 (27.85%) Games Developer
3 31 (13.08%) C++ Developer
4 23 (9.70%) C++ Games Developer
4 23 (9.70%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.70%) Software Engineer
5 21 (8.86%) Junior
5 21 (8.86%) Senior Developer
6 18 (7.59%) Java Games Developer
7 16 (6.75%) Graduate
7 16 (6.75%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (5.91%) Head of Development
8 14 (5.91%) Senior Games Developer
9 12 (5.06%) Junior Developer
9 12 (5.06%) Mobile Games Developer
9 12 (5.06%) Software Tester
9 12 (5.06%) Tester
10 11 (4.64%) Head of Software Development
11 10 (4.22%) C# Developer
11 10 (4.22%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (40.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 44 (18.57%) HTML
3 31 (13.08%) HTML5
4 27 (11.39%) CSS
5 26 (10.97%) AngularJS
6 24 (10.13%) React
7 14 (5.91%) .NET
7 14 (5.91%) WebSockets
8 13 (5.49%) Apache Flex
8 13 (5.49%) CSS3
8 13 (5.49%) Node.js
9 12 (5.06%) Unreal Engine
10 11 (4.64%) OpenGL
11 10 (4.22%) Pixi.js
11 10 (4.22%) WebGL
12 8 (3.38%) Flash
12 8 (3.38%) jQuery
12 8 (3.38%) JSON
12 8 (3.38%) LESS
12 8 (3.38%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 66 (27.85%) Mobile Games
2 33 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 24 (10.13%) BBC
4 22 (9.28%) Online Games
5 19 (8.02%) User Experience
6 17 (7.17%) Algorithms
7 14 (5.91%) Mobile App
8 13 (5.49%) Animation
9 12 (5.06%) Private Cloud
10 10 (4.22%) Augmented Reality
10 10 (4.22%) Social Gaming
11 9 (3.80%) iPhone
11 9 (3.80%) Online Gambling
11 9 (3.80%) PlayStation
12 8 (3.38%) Xbox
13 7 (2.95%) Data Structures
13 7 (2.95%) iPad
14 6 (2.53%) HoloLens
15 5 (2.11%) Oculus Rift
16 4 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 54 (22.78%) Android
2 52 (21.94%) Apple iOS
3 28 (11.81%) Linux
4 18 (7.59%) Unix
5 17 (7.17%) Windows
6 5 (2.11%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.03%) Mathematics
2 38 (16.03%) Mobile Development
3 37 (15.61%) OO
4 31 (13.08%) Software Engineering
5 28 (11.81%) Web Development
6 25 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (10.55%) OOP
6 25 (10.55%) Scrum
7 18 (7.59%) Physics
8 15 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (5.91%) Multithreading
9 14 (5.91%) Workflow
10 12 (5.06%) Pay per click
10 12 (5.06%) SEO
11 11 (4.64%) TDD
12 10 (4.22%) Applied Mathematics
12 10 (4.22%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.22%) Microservices
12 10 (4.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (46.84%) C++
2 82 (34.60%) C#
3 54 (22.78%) JavaScript
4 44 (18.57%) Java
5 31 (13.08%) SQL
6 25 (10.55%) C
7 20 (8.44%) PHP
8 17 (7.17%) ActionScript
9 14 (5.91%) Python
10 11 (4.64%) Ruby
11 9 (3.80%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.95%) ActionScript 3.0
12 7 (2.95%) HLSL
13 6 (2.53%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.27%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.27%) ES6
14 3 (1.27%) Lua
15 2 (0.84%) Apple Swift
16 1 (0.42%) VB
16 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (21.52%) Degree
2 21 (8.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.27%) ISEB
3 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.42%) PhD
4 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.59%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.11%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (9.70%) Facebook
2 16 (6.75%) Google
3 13 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.06%) VMware
5 7 (2.95%) Apple
6 6 (2.53%) Twitter
7 4 (1.69%) Samsung
7 4 (1.69%) Sony
8 3 (1.27%) Adobe
8 3 (1.27%) Perforce
9 1 (0.42%) Intel