The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Programmer
Rank 866 884 837
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 12 17 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.016% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 8
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
Games Programmer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97564 104302 96112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.53% 94.51% 94.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81515 86339 80864
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 7 £37,500 -43.39%
South East +7 4 £37,500 -16.66%
South West -4 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer
Top 26 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) C++
1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (35.71%) Mobile Games
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Android
4 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (28.57%) Game Development
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
5 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) Xbox
6 2 (14.29%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) Apple
7 1 (7.14%) HTML
7 1 (7.14%) Social Network
7 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
7 1 (7.14%) HTML5

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (21.43%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mobile Games
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Mathematics
3 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
4 2 (14.29%) Xbox
5 1 (7.14%) Social Network
5 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Game Development
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Apple
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