The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 202 202 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 6 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.055% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.058% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
Games Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5125 5163 4549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.75% 94.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4248 4385 3888
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer across the West Midlands region.

Games Programmer Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Games Programmer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Programmer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Games Programmer Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Games Programmer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Warwickshire - 5 £53,750 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Games Programmer
England

Games Programmer
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 9 (100.00%) C++
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (66.67%) C
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Mobile Games
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Objective-C
3 5 (55.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) Game Development
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) DirectX

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (11.11%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Mobile Games
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Game Development
1 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (66.67%) C
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree