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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Programmer
Rank 855 838 857
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 8 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.019% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.021% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 11
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £32,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%
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
94647 92576 95847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.45% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78762 75162 81879
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Yorkshire +2 3 £50,000 +42.85%
London +13 2 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands - 2 £37,500 -
South East -18 1 £30,000 -18.36%
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer
Top 27 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (52.63%) C++
3 8 (42.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) JSON
5 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
5 5 (26.32%) HTML5
6 4 (21.05%) Unreal Engine
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) Game Development
6 4 (21.05%) Mobile Games
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
8 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
8 2 (10.53%) UnrealScript
8 2 (10.53%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (10.53%) Lua
8 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
8 2 (10.53%) Android
8 2 (10.53%) Python
8 2 (10.53%) ActionScript
9 1 (5.26%) Apple
9 1 (5.26%) Google

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (26.32%) HTML
2 5 (26.32%) XML
2 5 (26.32%) JSON
2 5 (26.32%) HTML5
3 4 (21.05%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile Games
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 4 (21.05%) Game Development
2 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C++
2 7 (36.84%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) ActionScript
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) Lua
4 2 (10.53%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (10.53%) UnrealScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Apple
1 1 (5.26%) Google