The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Designer
Rank 877 889 875
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Designer 1 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.004% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 10
Average salary - £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £26,500
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 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
Top 2 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 30 January 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
(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
Dundee - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Games Designer
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Social Gaming
2 3 (42.86%) Game Development
2 3 (42.86%) Facebook
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Games
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Psychology
4 1 (14.29%) Browser Games
4 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (14.29%) Flash
4 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (14.29%) Arduino
4 1 (14.29%) 3D Printing
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Kinect
4 1 (14.29%) Maya
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator

Games Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (14.29%) Maya
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Social Gaming
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile Games
3 1 (14.29%) Psychology
3 1 (14.29%) Browser Games
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (14.29%) Arduino
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Printing
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Kinect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Game Development
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Facebook
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe