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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Game Programmer
Rank 892 894 863
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 8 16 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.014% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.015% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 27
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £54,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 9 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 31 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 8 £37,500 -9.09% 3
South East +14 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Surrey +2 4 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands -21 1 £35,000 -33.33% 1
South West - 1 £35,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £35,000 -
London - 1 £37,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (93.75%) C++
3 8 (50.00%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Mobile Games
4 6 (37.50%) Game Development
4 6 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Android
6 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Xbox
7 3 (18.75%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
8 2 (12.50%) RESTful
8 2 (12.50%) C
8 2 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (12.50%) Social Network
9 1 (6.25%) User Experience
9 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
9 1 (6.25%) PlayStation
9 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (6.25%) HTML
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
9 1 (6.25%) CRM
9 1 (6.25%) Apple

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mobile Games
2 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Xbox
4 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 2 (12.50%) Social Network
6 1 (6.25%) User Experience
6 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (6.25%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Android
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Game Development
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C++
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) C
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Apple
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
The Developer Portal
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago