The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Programmer
Rank 938 918 918
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 13 23 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.022% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.023% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 11 18 26
Average salary £60,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.61% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £31,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -16.66%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
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 Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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
Yorkshire +10 11 £60,000 +100.00% 1
England 0 11 £60,000 +100.00% 5
West Yorkshire -7 3 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Scotland -3 2 - -
Dundee -16 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £37,500 - 1
Wakefield +2 1 £50,000 +66.66%

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (100.00%) Games
2 30 (96.77%) C++
3 14 (45.16%) Mobile Games
3 14 (45.16%) Mentoring
4 12 (38.71%) Android
4 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
5 8 (25.81%) Xbox
6 4 (12.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (12.90%) PlayStation
6 4 (12.90%) Game Development
6 4 (12.90%) Online Games
6 4 (12.90%) Firewall
6 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) C
7 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (9.68%) Degree
8 2 (6.45%) cocos2d
8 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
8 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
8 2 (6.45%) Physics
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Lua
8 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.45%) C#
8 2 (6.45%) OOP
8 2 (6.45%) DirectX
9 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (6.45%) cocos2d
2 2 (6.45%) DirectX
3 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Mobile Games
2 8 (25.81%) Xbox
3 4 (12.90%) Online Games
3 4 (12.90%) PlayStation
4 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.45%) Physics
6 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Android
1 12 (38.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Mentoring
2 4 (12.90%) Game Development
3 3 (9.68%) OO
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) OOP
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Android Development
5 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) C++
2 3 (9.68%) C
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
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