A snapshot of the salaries and job attributes of programmers across the world
A snapshot of the salaries and job attributes of programmers across the world
How to manage a busy Games Conference season. This article is intended to give a bit more insight on how we decide what conferences we are going to attend over what always proves to be a busy event season. But I’m also really interested to see how other people prioritise where they go. Like most […] The post Which conference do I attend? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
In spite of the political upheaval that dominated headlines in 2016, the games industry enjoyed a record year of profits, which can only be good news for studios nationwide moving forward. It’s official – the UK consumer games market is in excellent health with all-new sales records set last year according to UK games trade […] The post Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Are you working more hours than most? Is Brexit affecting the UK industry? Are VR and AR living up to the hype? Click below to see our full results and have all of your questions answered! Please find an interactive contents section on page 4 to easily navigate your way around The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
The Skillsearch survey is back! Each year we aim to help everyone in games & interactive find out what keeps them and the people around them happy in their jobs. We’ve had great success each year but for 2017 we hope to get even more people involved so we can really look into job areas and demographics, to see […] The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
With 30 years dedicated to innovating in the virtual, augmented and mixed reality fields, Professor Robert Stone offers his views about the tech’s reemergence – and the threats it faces from the corporate sector. While mainstream interest in the technology has only resurfaced in recent times, Bob Stone has been working in the VR, AR […] The post The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again” appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
In 2020, augmented and virtual reality revenues will soar to $162 billion; that’s the forecast from analysts peering into their crystal balls at IDC who believe the sector will experience a growth rate over 180% between 2015 and 2020. Combined with the huge surge in developer interest in VR we’ve experienced here at Skillsearch, it […] The post VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
As the dust settles on this year’s show, we take a look at some of the games and trends that caught our eye – and the ramifications they could have for the recruitment sector. Another year, another E3 and while there were grumblings about the show’s relevance in an increasingly digital age – and complaints […] The post E3 2016: Skillsearch’s Top 7 Show Highlights appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
On the 13th May Skillsearch’s Richard Fisher and Guy DeRosa attended the VRX Expo – a gathering of some of the leading edge technology firms helping to drive momentum in the Virtual Reality Universe. On the back of this event and other VR events we have attended we’ve been able to make a […] The post Skillsearch visits VRX Expo 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
VR is set to dominate over the coming months – but is this a platform worth developing for now, or should devs wait to see how the tech beds in first before committing valuable time and resources? Recruitment agencies may hold the answer. The hype currently swirling round VR is steadily increasing, fuelled […] The post VR Development: Leap In Now Or Wait? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Skillsearch Games & Interactive Recruitment are pleased to announce that we will be buying drinks for all who attend the VR World Congress after party tomorrow (April 12th) in Bristol! The daytime event is packed with excellent content in the expo hall where you will be able to demo all the latest in Virtual […] The post The Drinks are on Us! VR World Congress 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Warren Robinett – a programmer at Atari – introduced the first widely known Easter egg in the Atari title ‘Adventure’ in 1979. He planted a message in a hidden room crediting himself for the game’s creation. It went unnoticed and was only found after the game was published. By this point it would have caused too many issues to remove so […] The post Our five favourite Easter eggs in games! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
How are salaries changing? What is the main reason to look for a new job? Why do people turn down offers? Last year Skillsearch conducted a survey to look at how people in the gaming industry feel about their jobs and salaries. Now we are BACK and, with even more responses, can compare people across the industry […] The post Skillsearch Gaming’s Salary & Satisfaction Survey is back! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
As 2016 sets in the internet is inevitably littered with articles speculating on the ‘disruptive trends’ we will be in awe of at some stage of the year. For any of you battle hardened tech-heads this can be taken with a large ladle of salt, as there’s nothing ‘disruptive’ about technology concepts and prototypes […] The post 6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Virtual Reality: State of Play 2016! – it’s the year when the dream of virtual reality will finally become a bona fide, well, reality. Let’s have a look at what to expect next year and which platforms developers should be betting on. We’ve been here before in the 90s – the intoxicating promise of […] The post What to Expect from VR in 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Jam Jar (James Donald) is a live gaming streamer with nearly 92,000 followers on YouTube and over 56,000 followers on Twitch. His success came about practically overnight after posting videos on Reddit, and in August 2014 he became popular enough to quit his day time job and stream full time. Skillsearch managed to catch up […] The post Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
For tickets please visit our Eventbrite page. We look forward to seeing you there! The post Final Line-up for Play@Develop! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
I imagine many of you will have done what I have done and sat up excited at a new movie trailer being promoted in the ad break before your favourite TV show only to realise it’s not a movie at all but a game. How is that possible this you might ask? Games don’t have […] The post FORGET A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD – WE’VE GOT GAMES AND THAT’S SO MUCH BETTER appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Join us for Play@Develop in Brighton 15.07.15 MORE games, MORE talks, BIGGER awards and MASSIVE fun is just around the corner – and so too is PLAY@DEVELOP A FREE charity fundraiser running alongside Develop Conference for Special Effect organised by Skillsearch Games Recruitment. Register for your free ticket on Eventbrite HERE Special Effect is a gamers charity which puts […] The post Play@Develop appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
We have recently conducted a Salary and Satisfaction Survey across the Gaming Industry and are pleased to be able to publish the results. Please read it and share it as there is key information for anyone involved in Games. Candidates – we think you’ll be happy with the direction of the market. Clients – there […] The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2015 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
Global Gaming Market to grow by 9.4% this year – it’s already bigger than the Movie Industry globally and the juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down. Asia grows at a higher rate than the rest of the globe. Tablet games up +27% showing that the way we play our games has changed massively. […] The post State of the Global Games Market appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
The Games industry is booming and in Asia the growth expectations are off the scale. We already supply many of the leading Asia gaming companies and they hire people from across the world. This is a market that is too huge to be ignored The post Games Industry in Asia appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.
The Skillsearch team did a fantastic job and were a real pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the employers they work with, their recruiting processes and key staff was a real boon in both finding the right position and the subsequent application. Having worked with Skillsearch both as an employer and as a candidate I would thoroughly recommend them as being among the best in the industry.Dan Borthwick, Mobile Technical lead | King
Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unity developers to fill vital positions for the development of exciting new projects. It was clear that communication between individual developers and studios needed improving. It's great that Skillsearch have taken the initiative and are focussing on improving the communication between Unity developers and studios.Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies
We have worked with the Skillsearch team for almost three years now as our only recruitment supplier, and with great success supplying staff across all disciplines. They are the only agency that seem to truly understand the interactive space and have a genuinely broad network within it! It is also always a nice touch when we bump into the Skillsearch team sponsoring and attending various social events surrounding cutting edge technologies. Highly recommended!!Daniel Cheetham, Head of Interactive | Happy Finish
When we need extra resources, Skillsearch is always one of our first ports of call – Giles has a very good understanding of our industry and can always find the perfect candidate for our needs.Marina Burton, Plug-In Media
The folks at Skillsearch are all you could ask for in a recruitment agency: polite, enthusiastic and thorough. Working with Giles, Guy and Katie has been a real pleasure and I would definitely turn to Skillsearch to help me in the future, as either an employer or candidate. Thanks!Antony Woods, Software Development Engineer | Simworx
As a leading Oracle consultancy we initially engaged with Skillsearch around 2 years ago when they were just part of our recruitment supplier network. Over that period they have demonstrated a consistent level of delivery in the niche Oracle space that has led us to dispense with our other recruiters and work exclusively with Skillsearch. We have taken the relationship to the level that they come to us with potential sales leads and in turn we are happy to promote them, when appropriate, directly to our clients.UK Award-Winning Oracle Consultancy
Giles and the Sillsearch team exceptional recruiters, on multiple occasions he has delivered more potential hires (high quality relevant candidates) to interview than any other tech agency I have worked with. I especially appreciate his capacity to understand our need, and adjust as the process moves forward, with minimal need for how intervention.Gil Teixeira, Head of Production | Arkavis Siam Co. | Bangkok, Thailand
Giles is the best recruiter I had the pleasure to work with. He is very talented and has all the good contacts, he also is unstoppable, once he finds out what you are looking for, he won't rest until he delivers. Thanks again for helping me finding my dream jobCaina Leao, Senior Flash Developer | Endemol UK Limited
Giles and the Skillsearch team are unbelievably helpful and accommodating, even in the face of last minute requests and difficult-to-fill roles. Highly recommended.Tom Page, Studio Director | PLA Studios
Skillsearch has been a great help in finding and securing my position at GTI. They were brilliant for advice and that meant the whole application and interview process went very smoothly for me, and ultimately ended with me getting the job.Toby New, Developer | GTI