Engineering is the Top Job Need for the Gaming Industry

Game Development
Posted 3/14/2016 4:06:14 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Engineering is the Top Job Need for the Gaming Industry
In a recent study on the hiring needs for the gaming industry, SmartRecruiters found that engineering dominates as the top job function sought after in the gaming sector, with engineering representing 36 percent of all gaming jobs posted, followed by design at 17 percent. 

Here’s how the top functions ranked in the study:

1. Engineering
2. Design
3. Art/Creative
4. Education
5. QA
6. Marketing
7. Customer Service
8. Writing/Editing
Among the above job functions, the most popular job title is Website Moderator. Here’s how the top jobs rank:

1. Website Moderator
2. Game Writer
3. Concept Artist
4. 3D Game Artist
When it comes to US states where gaming jobs are located, California dominated as the top state. The majority of these gaming jobs (82 percent) are located in the San Francisco Bay Area/ Additionally, Washington and Utah also have a significant amount of gaming jobs available. Here are the top six states:

1. California
2. Washington
3. Utah
4. New York
5. Louisiana
6. Florida
Indeed was the top job board that generates more than half of all gaming job candidates, followed by LinkedIn, providing 18 percent of all candidates. 

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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