The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Games Designer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Designer
Rank 918 957 997
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Designer 3 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.007% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 11
Median salary £62,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+56.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary - £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
93569 106792 116655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 78866 88051 95388
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Games Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Games Designer in the job title.

Games Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Designer
Salary Trend

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

Games Designer Salary Trend in the UK

Games Designer
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 3 £62,500 +56.25%
London +42 3 £62,500 -

Games Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Games Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Games Designer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) User Experience
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Games
4 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
5 1 (8.33%) Animation
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) GIMP
5 1 (8.33%) Blender
5 1 (8.33%) ZBrush
5 1 (8.33%) Mudbox
5 1 (8.33%) Sass
5 1 (8.33%) LESS
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (8.33%) Flash
5 1 (8.33%) Maya
5 1 (8.33%) 3ds Max
5 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
5 1 (8.33%) Photoshop

Games Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) 3ds Max
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (8.33%) Blender
3 1 (8.33%) GIMP
3 1 (8.33%) Maya
3 1 (8.33%) Mudbox
3 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (8.33%) ZBrush
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
2 1 (8.33%) LESS
2 1 (8.33%) Sass
2 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Games
3 1 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (8.33%) Animation
3 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (8.33%) Kanban
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
1 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
1 1 (8.33%) Texturing
1 1 (8.33%) Use Case
1 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe
1 1 (8.33%) Autodesk