Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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

Game Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 331 377
Rank change year-on-year +36 +46 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 35 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.34% 0.075% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.078% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 35 7 11
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £67,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% +50.00% +28.57%
10th Percentile £46,250 £55,250 £43,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £67,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +33.33% +28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9,822 10,299 13,695
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 96.65% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,778 9,396 12,085
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,000 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 33 (94.29%) Java
1 33 (94.29%) TDD
2 31 (88.57%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (88.57%) Games
3 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (80.00%) Spring
4 28 (80.00%) DevOps
5 27 (77.14%) Multithreading
6 24 (68.57%) NoSQL
7 23 (65.71%) REST
8 21 (60.00%) Microservices
8 21 (60.00%) Docker
9 20 (57.14%) Apache Camel
10 17 (48.57%) Concurrent Programming
11 15 (42.86%) Big Data
11 15 (42.86%) JMS
12 11 (31.43%) BDD
13 8 (22.86%) Linux
14 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
15 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
16 5 (14.29%) OOP
16 5 (14.29%) OO
16 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
17 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
17 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
17 4 (11.43%) MySQL
17 4 (11.43%) Oracle
17 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
17 4 (11.43%) Banking

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (68.57%) NoSQL
2 15 (42.86%) Big Data
3 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 4 (11.43%) MySQL
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Maven
3 2 (5.71%) Bower
3 2 (5.71%) Grunt
3 2 (5.71%) IntelliJ
3 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) webpack
General
1 31 (88.57%) Games
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (80.00%) Spring
2 23 (65.71%) REST
3 20 (57.14%) Apache Camel
4 15 (42.86%) JMS
5 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.71%) JAXB
6 2 (5.71%) React
6 2 (5.71%) Spring MVC
6 2 (5.71%) Web Services
7 1 (2.86%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (2.86%) Angular 2
7 1 (2.86%) Kafka
7 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) TDD
2 31 (88.57%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (82.86%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (80.00%) DevOps
5 27 (77.14%) Multithreading
6 21 (60.00%) Microservices
7 17 (48.57%) Concurrent Programming
8 11 (31.43%) BDD
9 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
10 5 (14.29%) OO
10 5 (14.29%) OOP
11 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
12 2 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
12 2 (5.71%) Software Delivery
12 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
13 1 (2.86%) Analytics
13 1 (2.86%) Data Analytics
13 1 (2.86%) Front End Development
13 1 (2.86%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (94.29%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.57%) TypeScript
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C#
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle