The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 757 750 794
Rank change year-on-year -7 +44  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 106 165 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 99 153 135
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -32.94% +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 79492 88017 100281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.99% 96.53% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 65375 75047 83568
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in England

Games Developer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Games Developer in England

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Developer in England

Games Developer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -47 88 £45,000 -5.26% 22
West Midlands +24 13 £20,000 -38.46%
South East +57 3 £27,500 -21.42%
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 - 1
Games Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 204 (95.33%) Games
2 115 (53.74%) C#
3 107 (50.00%) TDD
4 101 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (38.79%) Java
6 78 (36.45%) BDD
7 69 (32.24%) Scrum
8 66 (30.84%) JavaScript
8 66 (30.84%) .NET
9 65 (30.37%) Degree
10 64 (29.91%) Kanban
11 63 (29.44%) SQL Server
12 56 (26.17%) MVC
13 55 (25.70%) HTML
14 54 (25.23%) ASP.NET
15 53 (24.77%) NHibernate
15 53 (24.77%) NUnit
15 53 (24.77%) Web Application Development
15 53 (24.77%) LINQ
15 53 (24.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (24.77%) Rhino Mocks
15 53 (24.77%) Moq
15 53 (24.77%) SQL Server 2014
15 53 (24.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 45 (21.03%) HTML5
17 44 (20.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 41 (19.16%) CSS
18 41 (19.16%) C++
19 36 (16.82%) Spring
20 33 (15.42%) NoSQL

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (2.80%) Apache Spark
1 6 (2.80%) MQSeries
2 3 (1.40%) Confluence
3 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.93%) CMS
3 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
2 6 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) Google Play
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.93%) DNS
1 2 (0.93%) HTTP
1 2 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (29.44%) SQL Server
2 53 (24.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 33 (15.42%) NoSQL
4 22 (10.28%) MySQL
5 17 (7.94%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.61%) Big Data
7 10 (4.67%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.74%) Neo4j
9 6 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.80%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.80%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.80%) HBase
10 5 (2.34%) Redis
11 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.93%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (24.77%) Moq
1 53 (24.77%) NUnit
1 53 (24.77%) Rhino Mocks
2 19 (8.88%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.07%) Maven
4 7 (3.27%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.34%) Gradle
5 5 (2.34%) Grunt
6 4 (1.87%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.40%) Babel
7 3 (1.40%) gulp
7 3 (1.40%) JIRA
8 2 (0.93%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.93%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.93%) Mocha
8 2 (0.93%) Subversion
9 1 (0.47%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.47%) JUnit
9 1 (0.47%) Mockito
9 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
General
1 204 (95.33%) Games
2 13 (6.07%) Banking
3 5 (2.34%) Finance
4 4 (1.87%) Publishing
5 3 (1.40%) Back Office
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (30.84%) .NET
2 55 (25.70%) HTML
3 54 (25.23%) ASP.NET
4 53 (24.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 53 (24.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 53 (24.77%) LINQ
4 53 (24.77%) NHibernate
5 45 (21.03%) HTML5
6 44 (20.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 41 (19.16%) CSS
8 36 (16.82%) Spring
9 28 (13.08%) .NET Framework
10 27 (12.62%) WCF
11 26 (12.15%) Silverlight
11 26 (12.15%) WPF
12 18 (8.41%) Hibernate
13 16 (7.48%) Unreal Engine
14 15 (7.01%) REST
15 13 (6.07%) Spring Boot
16 12 (5.61%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.08%) Mobile Games
2 18 (8.41%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.54%) Animation
4 13 (6.07%) Online Games
5 12 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (3.27%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.80%) Online Gambling
7 6 (2.80%) Photography
8 5 (2.34%) Social Gaming
9 4 (1.87%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (1.87%) Social Media
9 4 (1.87%) User Experience
10 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.93%) BBC
11 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.93%) Fintech
11 2 (0.93%) iPad
11 2 (0.93%) iPhone
11 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.93%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.14%) Android
2 10 (4.67%) Linux
3 9 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Windows
5 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (50.00%) TDD
2 101 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (36.45%) BDD
4 69 (32.24%) Scrum
5 64 (29.91%) Kanban
6 56 (26.17%) MVC
7 53 (24.77%) Web Application Development
8 32 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (14.95%) Game Development
9 27 (12.62%) Microservices
9 27 (12.62%) OOP
10 25 (11.68%) OO
11 20 (9.35%) Front End Development
12 18 (8.41%) Multithreading
13 17 (7.94%) Software Engineering
14 16 (7.48%) Concurrent Programming
15 15 (7.01%) DevOps
16 14 (6.54%) Mobile Development
17 13 (6.07%) Mathematics
18 10 (4.67%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 115 (53.74%) C#
2 83 (38.79%) Java
3 66 (30.84%) JavaScript
4 41 (19.16%) C++
5 26 (12.15%) VB.NET
6 18 (8.41%) C
7 16 (7.48%) PHP
8 15 (7.01%) SQL
9 13 (6.07%) Python
10 11 (5.14%) TypeScript
11 9 (4.21%) Scala
12 5 (2.34%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.87%) Lua
14 3 (1.40%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.40%) Ruby
15 2 (0.93%) Go
15 2 (0.93%) Groovy
16 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.47%) GLSL
16 1 (0.47%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 65 (30.37%) Degree
2 26 (12.15%) MCAD
2 26 (12.15%) MCP
2 26 (12.15%) MCSD
2 26 (12.15%) MCTS
2 26 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (7.94%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.14%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.07%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (4.67%) Google
1 10 (4.67%) Oracle
2 6 (2.80%) Facebook
3 3 (1.40%) Apple
4 2 (0.93%) IBM
5 1 (0.47%) Intel
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.47%) Perforce
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