The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 265 316
Rank change year-on-year +31 +51  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 7 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 4
Median salary £67,500 £37,500 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £27,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.33% -20.00%  

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 5003 6743 9991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.59% 95.86% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4547 6078 8468
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £34,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Games Developer in the job title.

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 9 (81.82%) Java
2 7 (63.64%) Games
3 6 (54.55%) OO
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Photography
5 4 (36.36%) Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (36.36%) MySQL
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) Spring
6 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
6 3 (27.27%) Concurrent Programming
6 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (18.18%) Fintech
7 2 (18.18%) ReactiveX
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile First
7 2 (18.18%) Pricing Data
7 2 (18.18%) RxJava
7 2 (18.18%) Microservices
7 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel

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 (9.09%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
1 4 (36.36%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) gulp
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 7 (63.64%) Games
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 2 (18.18%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Camel
2 2 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (18.18%) ReactiveX
2 2 (18.18%) RxJava
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) Akka
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Photography
2 2 (18.18%) Fintech
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Pricing Data
3 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
3 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Games
3 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
3 1 (9.09%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Concurrent Programming
4 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Microservices
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile First
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) OOP
6 1 (9.09%) Quantitative Trading
6 1 (9.09%) Refactoring
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) C++
4 2 (18.18%) C
5 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
5 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Intel
2 1 (9.09%) Perforce