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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 780 856 861
Rank change year-on-year +76 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 94 77 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 85 63 91
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,650 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £65,000 £57,500
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80257 86320 97586
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.74% 88.92% 88.04%
Number of salaries quoted 64749 72153 79773
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 £79,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the UK

Game Development
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England +52 88 £37,500 -25.00% 21
West Midlands +26 25 £30,000 -16.66% 4
London +3 23 £45,000 -20.00% 10
South East +79 19 £35,000 -17.64% 5
Birmingham +12 17 £30,000 -16.66% 1
Surrey - 9 £35,000 - 4
South West -4 8 £40,000 -18.36%
North West -33 8 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Kent - 8 £30,000 -
Bristol - 7 £40,000 -
Scotland +10 6 £40,000 -
Manchester -33 6 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Guildford - 6 £37,500 - 4
Halesowen - 5 £20,000 - 2
East of England +5 4 £40,000 -
Borehamwood - 4 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £40,000 -
Edinburgh -3 3 £40,000 -
Coventry - 3 £40,000 -
Farnham - 3 £27,500 -
Abingdon +34 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Wallingford +16 2 £43,750 +2.94%
Oxfordshire +10 2 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Oxford +9 2 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Canterbury - 2 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £26,523 -
Dundee - 1 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Game Development.

1 179 (100.00%) Games
2 89 (49.72%) C#
3 83 (46.37%) Degree
3 83 (46.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 60 (33.52%) HTML
4 60 (33.52%) JavaScript
5 55 (30.73%) C++
6 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (27.93%) CSS
8 45 (25.14%) PHP
9 44 (24.58%) Computer Science
10 40 (22.35%) Apple iOS
10 40 (22.35%) Computer Science Degree
11 38 (21.23%) Android
12 37 (20.67%) AngularJS
13 36 (20.11%) Software Engineering
14 33 (18.44%) Mobile Games
14 33 (18.44%) Web Development
14 33 (18.44%) Front End Development
15 32 (17.88%) HTML5
15 32 (17.88%) Java
16 30 (16.76%) CSS3
17 28 (15.64%) Linux
18 27 (15.08%) OO
18 27 (15.08%) Windows
19 26 (14.53%) Mobile Development
20 25 (13.97%) Sass
21 23 (12.85%) LESS
21 23 (12.85%) Mathematics
21 23 (12.85%) jQuery

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 2 (1.12%) Apache
1 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.12%) Confluence
1 2 (1.12%) WordPress
2 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.12%) 3ds Max
1 2 (1.12%) Maya
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.12%) HTTP
2 1 (0.56%) DNS
2 1 (0.56%) ICMP
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.56%) SMTP
2 1 (0.56%) SSH
2 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.68%) NoSQL
1 3 (1.68%) Redis
2 2 (1.12%) Big Data
2 2 (1.12%) BigQuery
2 2 (1.12%) GIS
2 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.56%) Looker
3 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.61%) Visual Studio
2 18 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.70%) JIRA
4 11 (6.15%) GCC
5 4 (2.23%) Subversion
6 3 (1.68%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.12%) Mocha
7 2 (1.12%) Selenium
7 2 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 179 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (2.79%) Banking
2 5 (2.79%) Marketing
3 3 (1.68%) Electronics
4 2 (1.12%) Automotive
4 2 (1.12%) Back Office
4 2 (1.12%) Legal
4 2 (1.12%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 116 (64.80%) Developer
2 35 (19.55%) Junior
3 34 (18.99%) Games Developer
4 25 (13.97%) Web Developer
5 24 (13.41%) C# Developer
5 24 (13.41%) Graduate
6 23 (12.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 22 (12.29%) Software Engineer
8 19 (10.61%) Junior Developer
9 18 (10.06%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (9.50%) Graduate Developer
10 17 (9.50%) Graduate Games Developer
10 17 (9.50%) Junior Games Developer
11 15 (8.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 10 (5.59%) HTML CSS Developer
12 10 (5.59%) HTML Developer
13 9 (5.03%) Junior Software Engineer
13 9 (5.03%) PHP Developer
13 9 (5.03%) Programmer
14 8 (4.47%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (46.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 60 (33.52%) HTML
3 50 (27.93%) CSS
4 37 (20.67%) AngularJS
5 32 (17.88%) HTML5
6 30 (16.76%) CSS3
7 25 (13.97%) Sass
8 23 (12.85%) jQuery
8 23 (12.85%) LESS
9 20 (11.17%) OpenGL
10 17 (9.50%) DirectX
10 17 (9.50%) React
10 17 (9.50%) Unreal Engine
11 13 (7.26%) Node.js
12 12 (6.70%) .NET
13 11 (6.15%) LLVM
14 8 (4.47%) KnockoutJS
15 7 (3.91%) Web Services
16 6 (3.35%) JSON
17 4 (2.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.58%) Computer Science
2 33 (18.44%) Mobile Games
3 17 (9.50%) Online Games
4 15 (8.38%) Animation
5 12 (6.70%) Mobile App
6 10 (5.59%) Fintech
7 9 (5.03%) User Experience
8 8 (4.47%) Augmented Reality
9 7 (3.91%) Algorithms
9 7 (3.91%) PlayStation
10 5 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.79%) BBC
10 5 (2.79%) Social Gaming
11 3 (1.68%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.68%) Xbox
12 2 (1.12%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.12%) HoloLens
12 2 (1.12%) Kinect
12 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.12%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 40 (22.35%) Apple iOS
2 38 (21.23%) Android
3 28 (15.64%) Linux
4 27 (15.08%) Windows
5 6 (3.35%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.11%) Software Engineering
3 33 (18.44%) Front End Development
3 33 (18.44%) Web Development
4 27 (15.08%) OO
5 26 (14.53%) Mobile Development
6 23 (12.85%) Mathematics
7 22 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (11.73%) Mentoring
9 20 (11.17%) iOS Development
10 17 (9.50%) Physics
11 16 (8.94%) Android Development
12 14 (7.82%) OOP
12 14 (7.82%) Performance Analysis
13 13 (7.26%) Content Development
13 13 (7.26%) Open Source
14 12 (6.70%) Pair Programming
15 11 (6.15%) TDD
16 10 (5.59%) OOD
16 10 (5.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 89 (49.72%) C#
2 60 (33.52%) JavaScript
3 55 (30.73%) C++
4 45 (25.14%) PHP
5 32 (17.88%) Java
6 21 (11.73%) SQL
7 19 (10.61%) Python
8 10 (5.59%) C
9 7 (3.91%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.35%) Scala
11 4 (2.23%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.68%) Ruby
13 2 (1.12%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.12%) ES6
13 2 (1.12%) RPG
13 2 (1.12%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.56%) GLSL
14 1 (0.56%) Go
14 1 (0.56%) Groovy
14 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 83 (46.37%) Degree
2 40 (22.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (4.47%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.35%) Apple
3 5 (2.79%) Facebook
4 4 (2.23%) Google
4 4 (2.23%) Sony
5 3 (1.68%) Tableau
6 2 (1.12%) Intel
6 2 (1.12%) Perforce
6 2 (1.12%) Samsung
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe
7 1 (0.56%) Foundry
7 1 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.56%) Netezza
7 1 (0.56%) Vertica
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 4 day working week
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £48,000 per annum plus lots of benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
PokerStars
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City, London
Improbable
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary and pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 7 days ago
Guildford
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford
aap3
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford
aap3
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford
aap3
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago