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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Programmer
Rank 873 923 937
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 13 22 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.021% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.021% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 28
Median salary £35,500 £60,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-40.83% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £60,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-41.66% +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
88523 102635 109401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.54% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 73515 85553 90526
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,400 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 6 December 2016 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 19 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 6 December 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 +52 11 £35,250 -41.25% 7
West Yorkshire +30 3 £35,250 -25.78% 1
Yorkshire +5 3 £35,250 -41.25% 1
North West - 3 £20,000 -
South East - 2 £35,000 -
London - 2 £52,500 - 3
Scotland - 2 £45,500 -
Manchester - 2 £20,000 -
Berkshire - 2 £35,000 -
Oldham - 2 £20,000 -
Newbury - 2 £35,000 -
Leeds +19 1 - -
Wakefield +2 1 £35,500 -29.00% 1
West Midlands -19 1 £50,000 +42.85% 2
City of London - 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £45,500 -
Birmingham - 1 £50,000 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £50,000 -

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 33 (100.00%) Games
2 29 (87.88%) C++
3 14 (42.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 13 (39.39%) Unreal Engine
5 12 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 12 (36.36%) Middleware
5 12 (36.36%) Mentoring
5 12 (36.36%) Prototyping
6 9 (27.27%) C#
6 9 (27.27%) Online Games
7 7 (21.21%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) Xbox
8 6 (18.18%) Firewall
8 6 (18.18%) DNS
9 5 (15.15%) Android
9 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
9 5 (15.15%) Game Development
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
11 3 (9.09%) OOP
11 3 (9.09%) C
11 3 (9.09%) Advertising
11 3 (9.09%) Windows
11 3 (9.09%) Visual Effects
11 3 (9.09%) Analytics
12 2 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (6.06%) R
12 2 (6.06%) Memory Management

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 2 (6.06%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) DNS
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
1 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.06%) OLAP
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 33 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 13 (39.39%) Unreal Engine
3 12 (36.36%) Middleware
4 2 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (6.06%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.03%) CryEngine
5 1 (3.03%) DirectX
5 1 (3.03%) Flash
5 1 (3.03%) JSON
5 1 (3.03%) MonoGame
5 1 (3.03%) REST
5 1 (3.03%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Online Games
2 7 (21.21%) Xbox
3 2 (6.06%) Animation
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile Games
3 2 (6.06%) Statistics
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.03%) Physics
4 1 (3.03%) PlayStation
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Android
1 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Data Protection
1 12 (36.36%) Mentoring
1 12 (36.36%) Prototyping
1 12 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (15.15%) Game Development
3 3 (9.09%) Analytics
3 3 (9.09%) OOP
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Effects
4 2 (6.06%) 3D Animation
4 2 (6.06%) Data Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) ETL
4 2 (6.06%) MapReduce
4 2 (6.06%) Memory Management
4 2 (6.06%) OO
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.03%) Android Development
5 1 (3.03%) Functional Programming
5 1 (3.03%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) C++
2 9 (27.27%) C#
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) C
6 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.06%) PHP
6 2 (6.06%) R
6 2 (6.06%) Scala
6 2 (6.06%) SQL
7 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.03%) Go
7 1 (3.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Perforce
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