The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 897 853 901
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 20 30 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.029% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 19
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114665 105124 119149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.68% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 92969 87480 102132
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%

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 April 2014 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 21 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 17 £40,500 -4.70% 1
South East -21 9 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Surrey -10 5 £45,000 -10.00% 1
London -57 3 £50,000 +11.11%
West Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Leeds - 3 £35,000 -
Scotland - 3 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £35,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Oxford +1 1 £32,500 -
South West -7 1 £27,500 -8.33%
Oxfordshire -12 1 £32,500 -
East Sussex -16 1 £38,500 -
Brighton -16 1 £38,500 -
City of London -20 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Bristol - 1 £27,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £42,500 -
Dundee - 1 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £42,500 -
East of England - 1 £42,500 -

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (58.06%) C++
3 16 (51.61%) Game Development
4 14 (45.16%) C#
5 12 (38.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 12 (38.71%) Mathematics
5 12 (38.71%) Android
6 11 (35.48%) Apple iOS
7 8 (25.81%) Mobile Games
8 7 (22.58%) Physics
9 6 (19.35%) Scrum
9 6 (19.35%) Java
10 5 (16.13%) Middleware
10 5 (16.13%) Animation
11 4 (12.90%) HTML5
11 4 (12.90%) Degree
11 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.90%) Social Network
11 4 (12.90%) HTML
12 3 (9.68%) Finance
12 3 (9.68%) Sony
12 3 (9.68%) Flash
12 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
12 3 (9.68%) Android Development
13 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
13 2 (6.45%) Facebook
13 2 (6.45%) Node.js
13 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
13 2 (6.45%) Interactive TV
13 2 (6.45%) jQuery

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.45%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 31 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (16.13%) Middleware
3 4 (12.90%) HTML5
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) Flash
5 2 (6.45%) jQuery
5 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
5 2 (6.45%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) RESTful
6 1 (3.23%) WebGL
6 1 (3.23%) REST
6 1 (3.23%) WebKit
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mathematics
2 8 (25.81%) Mobile Games
3 7 (22.58%) Physics
4 5 (16.13%) Animation
5 4 (12.90%) Social Network
6 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
7 2 (6.45%) Interactive TV
8 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Android
2 11 (35.48%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Game Development
2 6 (19.35%) Scrum
3 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Android Development
5 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) OOP
6 1 (3.23%) OO
6 1 (3.23%) OOD
6 1 (3.23%) Workflow
6 1 (3.23%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C++
2 14 (45.16%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) ActionScript
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Sony
2 2 (6.45%) Facebook
2 2 (6.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) Progress
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