The first table below looks at the demand for the Games Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 882 864 880
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 19 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.022% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 16 17 17
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £60,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110403 102451 111873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.40% 94.23% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90093 84743 95852
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 Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 30 July 2014 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
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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 -24 17 £41,250 -2.94% 4
South East -8 10 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Surrey +4 9 £46,250 -22.91%
Guildford +10 5 £47,500 -20.83%
West Midlands +4 4 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £30,000 -
Dundee -11 2 £32,500 +8.33%
City of London -12 2 £66,250 -1.85%
Scotland -12 2 £32,500 +8.33%
London -52 2 £66,250 +26.19% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games 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 Games Programmer in their job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Games
2 27 (77.14%) C++
3 19 (54.29%) Game Development
4 14 (40.00%) C#
4 14 (40.00%) Mathematics
5 12 (34.29%) Scrum
5 12 (34.29%) Apple iOS
6 11 (31.43%) Animation
6 11 (31.43%) Physics
6 11 (31.43%) Android
7 10 (28.57%) Mobile Games
7 10 (28.57%) Middleware
8 9 (25.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (14.29%) Java
9 5 (14.29%) C
10 4 (11.43%) Windows
10 4 (11.43%) Android Development
10 4 (11.43%) iOS Development
11 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
11 3 (8.57%) SQL
11 3 (8.57%) OpenGL
11 3 (8.57%) Node.js
11 3 (8.57%) Scala
11 3 (8.57%) Degree
11 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
12 2 (5.71%) Apple
12 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (5.71%) HTML5
12 2 (5.71%) Social Network
12 2 (5.71%) Facebook

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Games 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 Games Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
General
1 35 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) Middleware
2 9 (25.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (8.57%) OpenGL
4 2 (5.71%) HTML5
4 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 2 (5.71%) Flash
5 1 (2.86%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) DirectX
5 1 (2.86%) WebGL
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) WebKit
5 1 (2.86%) RESTful
5 1 (2.86%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 11 (31.43%) Animation
2 11 (31.43%) Physics
3 10 (28.57%) Mobile Games
4 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) Social Network
6 1 (2.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Apple iOS
2 11 (31.43%) Android
3 4 (11.43%) Windows
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (54.29%) Game Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 4 (11.43%) Android Development
3 4 (11.43%) iOS Development
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.86%) OOD
5 1 (2.86%) OOP
5 1 (2.86%) OO
5 1 (2.86%) Workflow
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) C++
2 14 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (14.29%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) C
4 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Scala
5 2 (5.71%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Lua
6 1 (2.86%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Apple
1 2 (5.71%) Facebook
2 1 (2.86%) Progress
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