The number of jobs posted for game developers has declined 65 percent since 2014, according to an analysis by US job portal Indeed.
Searches for game designer jobs has remained relatively constant since 2014. However, game developer job searches have grown over 50 percent. And searches for augmented reality and virtual reality gaming jobs have skyrocketed, with searches up 1,500 percent. Job postings for AR/VR are up 400 percent. And after a decline in 2014, job growth for esports has steadily increased, up 40 percent overall.
The companies with the most jobs available, in order, are as follows: Electronic Arts, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision, Epic Games, 2K Games, Zynga, Bungie, Nexon America, Ubisoft, and Nintendo of America.
Analysts as Indeed said in a statement, “There is obviously job seeker demand for careers in gaming, but the way video games are created is changing as new technology like smartphones and virtual reality is advancing. This is leading to drastic changes in the gaming labor market.”