The first table below looks at the demand for the Games Designer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Designer
Rank 911 857 898
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Designer 4 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.011% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.012% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 4
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £40,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +53.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111102 102616 112143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.25% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90827 85015 96150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -

Games Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Designer over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 within the UK.

Games Designer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Designer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East -27 2 £38,750 -
England -35 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Scotland - 2 £38,750 -
Dundee - 2 £38,750 -
Guildford - 1 £45,000 -
Kent - 1 £32,500 -
Surrey - 1 £45,000 -

Games Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games Designer 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 Designer in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (50.00%) Mobile Games
3 3 (21.43%) Social Gaming
3 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (21.43%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) 3D Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Animation
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
4 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Maya
5 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) Graphic Design
5 1 (7.14%) Physics
5 1 (7.14%) Lua
5 1 (7.14%) Online Games
5 1 (7.14%) Game Development
5 1 (7.14%) Facebook
5 1 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (7.14%) Unreal Engine

Games Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games Designer 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 Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) Maya
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (7.14%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mobile Games
2 3 (21.43%) Social Gaming
3 2 (14.29%) Animation
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (7.14%) Graphic Design
4 1 (7.14%) Physics
4 1 (7.14%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
1 3 (21.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) 3D Modelling
1 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Facebook