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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Programmer
Rank 905 940 942
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 22 44 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.040% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.042% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 22 32 27
Median salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%

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
94503 106017 112388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.30% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79488 87462 91612
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 July 2016 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 13 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 27 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 +5 22 £43,750 +16.66% 6
West Yorkshire +38 15 £40,000 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire +35 15 £40,000 -27.27% 5
London +32 3 £65,000 +73.33%
Wakefield - 3 £40,000 -
West Midlands -3 2 £27,500 -21.42%
South East -5 2 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Lichfield - 2 £27,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £27,500 -
Oxford -10 1 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire -29 1 £40,000 +33.33%
East Sussex - 1 £55,000 -
Brighton - 1 £55,000 -

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 28 (100.00%) Games
2 25 (89.29%) C++
3 14 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
4 12 (42.86%) Mentoring
5 11 (39.29%) Prototyping
6 10 (35.71%) Middleware
6 10 (35.71%) Data Protection
6 10 (35.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 9 (32.14%) Online Games
8 8 (28.57%) Xbox
9 7 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
9 7 (25.00%) Firewall
10 6 (21.43%) C#
11 5 (17.86%) Android
11 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
12 4 (14.29%) Game Development
12 4 (14.29%) OOP
13 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (10.71%) GitHub
13 3 (10.71%) Analytics
13 3 (10.71%) C
13 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
13 3 (10.71%) Mobile Games
13 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
13 3 (10.71%) Scala
13 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
13 3 (10.71%) Degree
13 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
14 2 (7.14%) Statistics

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 3 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.14%) OLAP
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Middleware
1 10 (35.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (7.14%) cocos2d
4 1 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Online Games
2 8 (28.57%) Xbox
3 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.71%) Mobile Games
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) Physics
5 1 (3.57%) Social Gaming
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Android
1 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 12 (42.86%) Mentoring
3 11 (39.29%) Prototyping
4 10 (35.71%) Data Protection
5 4 (14.29%) Game Development
5 4 (14.29%) OOP
6 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Data Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) ETL
7 2 (7.14%) MapReduce
7 2 (7.14%) Mobile Development
7 2 (7.14%) OO
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.57%) Android Development
8 1 (3.57%) Functional Programming
8 1 (3.57%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) C++
2 6 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) C
3 3 (10.71%) Scala
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) R
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) Clojure
5 1 (3.57%) Erlang
5 1 (3.57%) F#
5 1 (3.57%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Google
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