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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 882 844 869
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 17 29 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.029% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 15
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the UK

Games Programmer
Top 18 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 29 August 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 -37 14 £40,000 -8.57% 2
West Midlands -8 6 £52,500 +23.52%
South East -17 5 £40,000 -17.94%
Warwickshire - 5 £53,750 -
Surrey -4 4 £40,000 -17.94%
Dundee -3 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Scotland -28 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Leamington Spa - 3 £52,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Derby - 2 £35,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 - 1
Guildford +9 1 £40,000 -33.33%
West Yorkshire -37 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire -44 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Brighton - 1 £42,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £42,500 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -

Games Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 38 (100.00%) Games
2 31 (81.58%) C++
3 16 (42.11%) Game Development
4 15 (39.47%) Mathematics
5 14 (36.84%) C#
6 12 (31.58%) Mobile Games
7 11 (28.95%) Scrum
7 11 (28.95%) Animation
7 11 (28.95%) Physics
8 10 (26.32%) Java
8 10 (26.32%) Middleware
9 9 (23.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (21.05%) Apple iOS
10 8 (21.05%) C
11 7 (18.42%) Android
12 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
12 5 (13.16%) Degree
12 5 (13.16%) Windows
13 4 (10.53%) Android Development
13 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
13 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
14 3 (7.89%) HTML5
14 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
14 3 (7.89%) Node.js
14 3 (7.89%) Scala
14 3 (7.89%) Windows Phone
14 3 (7.89%) OpenGL
14 3 (7.89%) HTML
14 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
14 3 (7.89%) SQL

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.89%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
General
1 38 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Middleware
2 9 (23.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (7.89%) HTML5
3 3 (7.89%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) OpenGL
4 2 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (2.63%) WebKit
5 1 (2.63%) DirectX
5 1 (2.63%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Mathematics
2 12 (31.58%) Mobile Games
3 11 (28.95%) Animation
3 11 (28.95%) Physics
4 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.63%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Apple iOS
2 7 (18.42%) Android
3 5 (13.16%) Windows
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Game Development
2 11 (28.95%) Scrum
3 4 (10.53%) Android Development
3 4 (10.53%) iOS Development
4 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) C++
2 14 (36.84%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) C
5 5 (13.16%) Objective-C
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) SQL
6 3 (7.89%) Scala
7 1 (2.63%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
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