With game development as the prime focus, many companies are hiring employees with a strategy which is mainly based on the three factors such as supply and demand, education credentials and experience of the candidates applying for the job. One should have atleast high school education. Companies are mostly inclined towards candidates with Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years of experience.
The Average salary for the candidate selected by companies is $78,377, whereas the minimum salary ranges from $34,000 to $50,000 and maximum salary ranges from $124,000 to $150,000.
Traditional game publishers such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, The Walt Disney, Sony, Time Warner prefer candidates who have knowledge on HTML5. The other main skills which are required for the game developers and game designers are C++, Java. Most of the companies are hiring game developers for the following categories such as mobile, social, casual games, gambling, education, logistics, security solutions, health.
Software publishers hire 41% of game designers and developers and whereas custom computer programming services hire 11%. Most top job posting cities are San Francisco, Redmond WA, Seattle and the most top job seeking cities in usa are Chicago, Orlando FL, Phoenix. Demand is much greater outside of the gaming industry as more jobs are posted by other companies rather than software publishers.