The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Games Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Programmer
Rank 900 924 966
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 16 46 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.042% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.043% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 16 35 22
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £56,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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
94041 106882 116083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.40% 96.46% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79248 88079 95023
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 Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Games Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Games Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Games Programmer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Programmer over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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 +25 16 £40,000 +6.66% 4
West Yorkshire +36 13 £40,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire +18 13 £40,000 -27.27%
Wakefield - 3 £40,000 -
London +41 1 £65,000 +73.33% 3
South East +12 1 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Oxford -7 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands -8 1 £27,500 -50.00%
Oxfordshire -25 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Staffordshire - 1 £27,500 -
Lichfield - 1 £27,500 -

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Games Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (90.91%) C++
3 12 (54.55%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (45.45%) Mentoring
5 9 (40.91%) Prototyping
6 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
6 8 (36.36%) Middleware
7 7 (31.82%) Online Games
7 7 (31.82%) Xbox
7 7 (31.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 6 (27.27%) DNS
8 6 (27.27%) Firewall
9 5 (22.73%) Unreal Engine
10 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
10 4 (18.18%) Android
10 4 (18.18%) C#
11 3 (13.64%) OOP
11 3 (13.64%) Mobile Games
12 2 (9.09%) OO
12 2 (9.09%) C
12 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 2 (9.09%) Scala
12 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
12 2 (9.09%) Degree
12 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
12 2 (9.09%) Game Development
12 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
12 2 (9.09%) GitHub
12 2 (9.09%) cocos2d
12 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch

Games Programmer 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.55%) Neo4j
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) OLAP
2 1 (4.55%) Redis
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Middleware
2 7 (31.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (22.73%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (9.09%) cocos2d
5 1 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Online Games
1 7 (31.82%) Xbox
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile Games
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Physics
4 1 (4.55%) Social Gaming
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Android
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Technical Architecture
2 10 (45.45%) Mentoring
3 9 (40.91%) Prototyping
4 8 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) OOP
6 2 (9.09%) Game Development
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Development
6 2 (9.09%) OO
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Data Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Functional Programming
7 1 (4.55%) MapReduce
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) Clojure
4 1 (4.55%) Erlang
4 1 (4.55%) F#
4 1 (4.55%) Haskell
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) R
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Google
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