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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Programmer
Rank 866 885 838
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 14 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.014% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 9
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £30,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £33,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
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
96144 102851 95666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.32% 94.45% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80483 84653 79968
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 £26,500 £26,000
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
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 4 August 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 +31 7 £37,500 -50.00%
South East +15 4 £37,500 -11.76%
South West -12 2 £37,500 +7.14%
West Midlands -18 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (93.75%) C++
3 8 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Mobile Games
4 6 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (31.25%) Game Development
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (25.00%) Android
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Unreal Engine
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) Social Network
8 2 (12.50%) Xbox
8 2 (12.50%) RESTful
9 1 (6.25%) Scala
9 1 (6.25%) HTML5
9 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
9 1 (6.25%) Node.js
9 1 (6.25%) User Experience
9 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
9 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
9 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (18.75%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mobile Games
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Social Network
4 2 (12.50%) Xbox
5 1 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Android
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) Game Development
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C++
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Apple