The first table below looks at the demand for the Games Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 886 833 869
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 16 30 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.028% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.030% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 16
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.39%
Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108008 100411 112253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.48% 94.72% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 88395 84589 96881
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,988 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer across the England region.

Games Programmer Salary Trend in England

Games Programmer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Programmer across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in England

Games Programmer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
South East -17 8 £41,750 -16.50% 1
London -57 3 £50,000 +17.64%
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
South West -3 1 £27,500 -8.33%
East of England - 1 £42,500 -
Games Programmer
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Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Games Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Games Programmer in their job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 16 (57.14%) Game Development
3 15 (53.57%) C++
4 12 (42.86%) C#
5 11 (39.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 10 (35.71%) Android
7 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
8 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
9 6 (21.43%) Physics
9 6 (21.43%) Mobile Games
10 5 (17.86%) Scrum
10 5 (17.86%) Java
10 5 (17.86%) Social Network
11 4 (14.29%) HTML5
11 4 (14.29%) HTML
11 4 (14.29%) Middleware
11 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (14.29%) Animation
12 3 (10.71%) Finance
12 3 (10.71%) Sony
12 3 (10.71%) Flash
12 3 (10.71%) Android Development
13 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
13 2 (7.14%) Facebook
13 2 (7.14%) Node.js
13 2 (7.14%) jQuery
13 2 (7.14%) Time Management
13 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
13 2 (7.14%) Apple
13 2 (7.14%) OpenGL

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Games Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Games Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Node.js
General
1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (14.29%) HTML5
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) Middleware
3 3 (10.71%) Flash
4 2 (7.14%) jQuery
4 2 (7.14%) OpenGL
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
5 1 (3.57%) WebGL
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) WebKit
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 6 (21.43%) Physics
2 6 (21.43%) Mobile Games
3 5 (17.86%) Social Network
4 4 (14.29%) Animation
5 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.14%) Interactive TV
6 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Android
2 9 (32.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Game Development
2 5 (17.86%) Scrum
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Android Development
5 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (3.57%) Workflow
6 1 (3.57%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C++
2 12 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Sony
2 2 (7.14%) Facebook
2 2 (7.14%) Apple
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