The table below looks at the statistics for the Gameplay Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Gameplay Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gameplay Programmer
Rank 890 914 880
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -34
Permanent jobs requiring a Gameplay Programmer 7 17 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.014% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.015% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 2
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £45,000 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103565 111264 102717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85635 90957 85091
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 £26,500
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%

Gameplay Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Gameplay Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Gameplay Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Gameplay Programmer within the UK.

Gameplay Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Gameplay Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Gameplay Programmer over the 3 months to 27 July 2015 within the UK.

Gameplay Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Gameplay Programmer
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gameplay Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +30 7 £37,500 -6.25%
South East +34 6 £30,000 -25.00%
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Guildford +9 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Surrey +5 2 £37,500 -6.25%
London - 1 £50,000 -

Gameplay Programmer
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Gameplay 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 Gameplay Programmer in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) C++
1 10 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (30.00%) Physics
3 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (30.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (20.00%) Xbox
5 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (10.00%) Online Games
5 1 (10.00%) Game Development
5 1 (10.00%) PlayStation
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Perforce
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) Mobile Games
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) Python

Gameplay Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Gameplay 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 Gameplay Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (30.00%) Physics
2 3 (30.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Xbox
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (10.00%) PlayStation
4 1 (10.00%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (10.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Perforce