Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

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

Game Developer
London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 364 450
Rank change year-on-year +55 +86 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 16 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 12
City of London median annual salary £66,250 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.22% -14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £47,500 £33,750 £38,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £61,250 £80,750
London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 9918 12916 20107
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.36% 95.99% 95.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8969 11688 17162
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,500 £85,000
London median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.18% - +4.76%

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the City of London

Games Developer
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Games Developer in the City of London

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Developer in the City of London

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 City of London region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 14 (87.50%) TDD
2 14 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (81.25%) NoSQL
4 9 (56.25%) OO
5 8 (50.00%) Games
5 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (50.00%) Banking
5 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (50.00%) MySQL
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 7 (43.75%) Microservices
7 6 (37.50%) Concurrent Programming
7 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (37.50%) Spring
7 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 6 (37.50%) Multithreading
8 5 (31.25%) Apache Camel
8 5 (31.25%) Docker
8 5 (31.25%) DevOps
9 4 (25.00%) REST
9 4 (25.00%) Big Data
9 4 (25.00%) Photography
9 4 (25.00%) JMS
9 4 (25.00%) OOP
10 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
10 2 (12.50%) C++
10 2 (12.50%) C

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) NoSQL
2 8 (50.00%) MySQL
2 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Big Data
4 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
1 8 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Spring
2 5 (31.25%) Apache Camel
3 4 (25.00%) JMS
3 4 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) Akka
4 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Photography
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
2 1 (6.25%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (87.50%) TDD
2 9 (56.25%) OO
3 8 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Microservices
5 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Concurrent Programming
5 6 (37.50%) Multithreading
5 6 (37.50%) Software Engineering
6 5 (31.25%) DevOps
7 4 (25.00%) OOP
8 1 (6.25%) BDD
8 1 (6.25%) MVC
8 1 (6.25%) Refactoring
8 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) C
3 2 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook
2 1 (6.25%) Google