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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 890 827 873
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 14 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.034% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 13 30 14
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £60,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 16 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 18 September 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 -55 11 £41,250 -2.94%
West Midlands -23 5 £53,750 +26.47%
Warwickshire - 5 £53,750 -
Dundee +2 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Scotland -27 3 £32,500 +8.33%
East Midlands - 3 £35,000 -
Leamington Spa - 3 £52,500 -
Derby - 3 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £35,000 -
South East -13 2 £41,250 +10.00%
Surrey -13 1 £40,000 +6.66%
East Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (100.00%) Games
2 26 (78.79%) C++
3 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (39.39%) C#
5 12 (36.36%) Game Development
6 11 (33.33%) Mobile Games
7 10 (30.30%) Java
8 9 (27.27%) Mathematics
9 8 (24.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 8 (24.24%) C
10 7 (21.21%) Scrum
10 7 (21.21%) Animation
10 7 (21.21%) Physics
11 6 (18.18%) Apple iOS
11 6 (18.18%) Middleware
12 5 (15.15%) Degree
12 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
12 5 (15.15%) Android
13 4 (12.12%) HTML5
13 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
13 4 (12.12%) Windows
13 4 (12.12%) HTML
13 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
14 3 (9.09%) SQL
14 3 (9.09%) XML
14 3 (9.09%) OpenGL
14 3 (9.09%) JSON
14 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
14 3 (9.09%) Node.js
14 3 (9.09%) Windows Phone

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (9.09%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
General
1 33 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (18.18%) Middleware
3 4 (12.12%) HTML5
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) XML
4 3 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 3 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (3.03%) WebKit
5 1 (3.03%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Mobile Games
2 9 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 7 (21.21%) Animation
3 7 (21.21%) Physics
4 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 5 (15.15%) Android
3 4 (12.12%) Windows
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Phone
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) Game Development
3 7 (21.21%) Scrum
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) Android Development
5 3 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 2 (6.06%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.06%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) C++
2 13 (39.39%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) Java
4 8 (24.24%) C
5 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
6 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.09%) SQL
7 3 (9.09%) Scala
8 1 (3.03%) Lua
8 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Degree