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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Programmer
UK
Rank 832 921 923
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 17 18 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.018% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.019% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 21
Median salary £40,000 £60,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +84.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £51,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +100.00%

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
81391 96427 101725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.46% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 67597 80923 84638
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,999 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 January 2017 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 23 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +85 15 £40,000 -33.33%
London - 4 £60,000 -
East Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £40,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +27 2 £35,500 -25.26%
Scotland +27 2 - -
Yorkshire +9 2 £35,500 -40.83%
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
South East - 2 £35,000 -
North West - 2 £35,000 -
Newbury - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Leeds +21 1 - -
Wakefield +4 1 £35,500 -29.00%
City of London - 1 £50,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -
Oldham - 1 £20,000 -
Manchester - 1 £20,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 -

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 24 (85.71%) C++
3 12 (42.86%) Unreal Engine
4 9 (32.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (25.00%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) OOP
6 6 (21.43%) Middleware
6 6 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 6 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (21.43%) Prototyping
6 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 5 (17.86%) Xbox
7 5 (17.86%) OpenGL
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.29%) DirectX
8 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 4 (14.29%) Animation
8 4 (14.29%) Online Games
8 4 (14.29%) Subversion
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
9 3 (10.71%) Game Development
9 3 (10.71%) REST
9 3 (10.71%) Android
9 3 (10.71%) Firewall
9 3 (10.71%) Advertising
9 3 (10.71%) OO
9 3 (10.71%) DNS

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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
1 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (10.71%) Advertising
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Unreal Engine
2 9 (32.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (21.43%) Middleware
4 5 (17.86%) OpenGL
5 4 (14.29%) DirectX
6 3 (10.71%) REST
7 2 (7.14%) Apache Camel
7 2 (7.14%) CSS
7 2 (7.14%) JMS
7 2 (7.14%) Spring
8 1 (3.57%) CryEngine
8 1 (3.57%) Flash
8 1 (3.57%) JSON
8 1 (3.57%) MonoGame
8 1 (3.57%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Xbox
2 4 (14.29%) Animation
2 4 (14.29%) Online Games
3 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.57%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Android
1 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Data Protection
1 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
1 6 (21.43%) OOP
1 6 (21.43%) Prototyping
1 6 (21.43%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.71%) Game Development
2 3 (10.71%) OO
2 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) 3D Animation
3 2 (7.14%) Concurrent Programming
3 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.14%) DevOps
3 2 (7.14%) Memory Management
3 2 (7.14%) Microservices
3 2 (7.14%) Multithreading
3 2 (7.14%) TDD
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Effects
4 1 (3.57%) Functional Programming
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) C++
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) C#
4 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) ActionScript
6 1 (3.57%) C
6 1 (3.57%) Go
6 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Perforce
1 1 (3.57%) Sony