The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £20,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Game Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 - 117
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 7 0 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.36% - 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% - 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 5
Median salary £20,000 - £22,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 - £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £29,550 - £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -15.71% -12.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1893 2268 1964
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.53% 96.14% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6401 6679 8485
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £77,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Games Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in Birmingham

Games Developer
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Games Developer in Birmingham

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Games Developer 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 across the Birmingham region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (81.25%) Mobile Games
2 13 (81.25%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) Game Development
3 12 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 12 (75.00%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
5 2 (12.50%) DirectX
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Subversion
5 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5
6 1 (6.25%) Social Media
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Windows
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) LESS
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (6.25%) Zurb Foundation

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (12.50%) DirectX
2 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (6.25%) LESS
3 1 (6.25%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Mobile Games
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Game Development
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree