Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 901 890 903
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 273 301 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 251 283 314
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161995 173250 195876
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131003 146259 164261
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 240 £52,500 +5.00% 19
South East +46 10 £43,750 +25.00% 1
East of England +21 8 - -
Midlands +14 6 £50,000 +17.65% 3
North of England -12 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West +14 4 £55,000 +57.14% 1
North West -21 4 £42,500 +30.77% 1
East Midlands - 4 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands -17 2 £23,750 -44.12% 2
Yorkshire +20 1 £47,500 +26.67%
Games Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 258 (94.51%) Games
2 127 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (45.05%) TDD
4 112 (41.03%) JavaScript
5 109 (39.93%) Java
6 98 (35.90%) C#
7 89 (32.60%) BDD
8 76 (27.84%) HTML
9 73 (26.74%) C++
10 72 (26.37%) CSS
11 71 (26.01%) Scrum
12 69 (25.27%) .NET
13 68 (24.91%) SQL Server
13 68 (24.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 65 (23.81%) Game Development
15 63 (23.08%) MVC
16 55 (20.15%) NoSQL
16 55 (20.15%) LINQ
16 55 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (20.15%) Kanban
17 54 (19.78%) ASP.NET
18 53 (19.41%) NUnit
18 53 (19.41%) NHibernate
18 53 (19.41%) Rhino Mocks
18 53 (19.41%) Moq
18 53 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC
18 53 (19.41%) Web Application Development
18 53 (19.41%) SQL Server 2014
18 53 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 52 (19.05%) Spring

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 (2.20%) Confluence
2 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.37%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.10%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.73%) Blender
3 2 (0.73%) Maya
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.73%) npm
3 1 (0.37%) GitHub
3 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.73%) DNS
1 2 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (24.91%) SQL Server
2 55 (20.15%) NoSQL
3 53 (19.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (9.16%) MySQL
5 18 (6.59%) MongoDB
6 16 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (5.49%) Big Data
8 12 (4.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 53 (19.41%) Moq
1 53 (19.41%) NUnit
1 53 (19.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 27 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.23%) Grunt
4 14 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.76%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.40%) Babel
7 11 (4.03%) Maven
8 9 (3.30%) webpack
9 8 (2.93%) Gradle
10 7 (2.56%) JIRA
11 5 (1.83%) Mockito
12 4 (1.47%) Jasmine
12 4 (1.47%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.10%) Bower
13 3 (1.10%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.73%) Ant
14 2 (0.73%) JUnit
14 2 (0.73%) Mocha
General
1 258 (94.51%) Games
2 16 (5.86%) Banking
3 7 (2.56%) Back Office
4 4 (1.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.37%) Finance
5 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (27.84%) HTML
2 72 (26.37%) CSS
3 69 (25.27%) .NET
4 68 (24.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 55 (20.15%) LINQ
6 54 (19.78%) ASP.NET
7 53 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 53 (19.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 53 (19.41%) NHibernate
8 52 (19.05%) Spring
9 48 (17.58%) HTML5
10 37 (13.55%) AngularJS
10 37 (13.55%) WCF
11 36 (13.19%) Silverlight
11 36 (13.19%) WPF
12 33 (12.09%) React
13 31 (11.36%) REST
14 23 (8.42%) Apache Camel
15 21 (7.69%) Hibernate
15 21 (7.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.99%) Mobile Games
2 19 (6.96%) Online Games
3 11 (4.03%) Animation
3 11 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.30%) Social Gaming
5 8 (2.93%) Photography
6 6 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.83%) User Experience
8 4 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.73%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.73%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.73%) HoloLens
10 2 (0.73%) Kinect
10 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.73%) Oculus Rift
11 1 (0.37%) BBC
11 1 (0.37%) iPad
11 1 (0.37%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.23%) Linux
2 14 (5.13%) Android
3 13 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (46.52%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (45.05%) TDD
3 89 (32.60%) BDD
4 71 (26.01%) Scrum
5 65 (23.81%) Game Development
6 63 (23.08%) MVC
7 55 (20.15%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (20.15%) Kanban
8 53 (19.41%) Web Application Development
9 46 (16.85%) OO
10 39 (14.29%) Microservices
11 35 (12.82%) Software Engineering
12 32 (11.72%) Multithreading
13 31 (11.36%) DevOps
14 26 (9.52%) Front End Development
15 19 (6.96%) Concurrent Programming
16 16 (5.86%) OOP
16 16 (5.86%) Test Automation
17 15 (5.49%) Functional Testing
17 15 (5.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (41.03%) JavaScript
2 109 (39.93%) Java
3 98 (35.90%) C#
4 73 (26.74%) C++
5 36 (13.19%) VB.NET
6 29 (10.62%) SQL
7 13 (4.76%) ES6
8 10 (3.66%) ActionScript
8 10 (3.66%) C
9 9 (3.30%) Objective-C
10 8 (2.93%) Groovy
11 7 (2.56%) Python
11 7 (2.56%) Ruby
12 5 (1.83%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.10%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.73%) HLSL
14 2 (0.73%) PHP
15 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (9.89%) Degree
2 17 (6.23%) MCAD
2 17 (6.23%) MCP
2 17 (6.23%) MCSD
2 17 (6.23%) MCTS
2 17 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.03%) QA
System Software
1 30 (10.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.20%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (6.96%) Oracle
2 5 (1.83%) Apple
2 5 (1.83%) Google
3 4 (1.47%) Facebook
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.73%) Perforce
4 2 (0.73%) Samsung
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe