The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Programmer
Rank - - 235
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.057%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £31,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -16.66%
Games Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5562 5847 5292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.00% 97.45% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4656 4963 4496
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Games Programmer Salary Trend in the South West

Games Programmer
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Physics
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Lua
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Game Development
1 2 (100.00%) Xbox
1 2 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (100.00%) PlayStation

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (100.00%) Physics
1 2 (100.00%) PlayStation
1 2 (100.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Game Development
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree