The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Developer
UK / England
Rank 715 718 793
Rank change year-on-year +3 +75  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 108 206 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 101 193 136
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% -  

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 76808 93068 95575
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64249 78721 78814
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -26 89 £48,750 +2.63% 8
West Midlands +36 10 £20,000 -52.94% 6
South East +59 4 £41,250 +83.33% 1
Yorkshire +23 4 £55,000 +120.00%
South West +15 1 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Games Developer
UK

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 233 (98.31%) Games
2 114 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (45.99%) TDD
4 104 (43.88%) C#
5 93 (39.24%) Java
6 82 (34.60%) Scrum
7 78 (32.91%) JavaScript
8 76 (32.07%) Kanban
9 71 (29.96%) BDD
10 69 (29.11%) HTML
11 65 (27.43%) HTML5
12 63 (26.58%) SQL Server
13 62 (26.16%) .NET
14 59 (24.89%) Degree
15 56 (23.63%) MVC
15 56 (23.63%) Web Application Development
16 54 (22.78%) SQL Server 2014
16 54 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 54 (22.78%) ASP.NET
16 54 (22.78%) NUnit
16 54 (22.78%) NHibernate
16 54 (22.78%) LINQ
16 54 (22.78%) Rhino Mocks
16 54 (22.78%) Moq
16 54 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
17 48 (20.25%) CSS
18 41 (17.30%) C++
19 39 (16.46%) Spring
20 35 (14.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
21 32 (13.50%) Continuous Integration

Games Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (3.80%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.38%) MQSeries
3 7 (2.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.53%) Apache
5 5 (2.11%) Apache TomEE
5 5 (2.11%) JBoss
6 2 (0.84%) CMS
6 2 (0.84%) nginx
6 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.38%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.42%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.84%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (26.58%) SQL Server
2 54 (22.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 31 (13.08%) NoSQL
4 19 (8.02%) MongoDB
5 18 (7.59%) MySQL
6 15 (6.33%) Big Data
7 14 (5.91%) Neo4j
8 9 (3.80%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.38%) Apache Hive
9 8 (3.38%) HBase
10 6 (2.53%) Hazelcast
10 6 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.69%) Redis
11 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 54 (22.78%) Moq
1 54 (22.78%) NUnit
1 54 (22.78%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (10.55%) Git (software)
3 20 (8.44%) Maven
4 12 (5.06%) Jasmine
4 12 (5.06%) Mocha
5 9 (3.80%) Grunt
5 9 (3.80%) gulp
5 9 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.95%) Mercurial
7 5 (2.11%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.42%) Gradle
8 1 (0.42%) JIRA
8 1 (0.42%) PHPUnit
General
1 233 (98.31%) Games
2 12 (5.06%) Finance
3 11 (4.64%) Banking
4 4 (1.69%) Automotive
4 4 (1.69%) Publishing
4 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (29.11%) HTML
2 65 (27.43%) HTML5
3 62 (26.16%) .NET
4 54 (22.78%) ASP.NET
4 54 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 54 (22.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 54 (22.78%) LINQ
4 54 (22.78%) NHibernate
5 48 (20.25%) CSS
6 39 (16.46%) Spring
7 35 (14.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 29 (12.24%) XML
9 28 (11.81%) .NET Framework
10 26 (10.97%) Silverlight
10 26 (10.97%) WCF
10 26 (10.97%) WPF
11 21 (8.86%) ActiveMQ
12 16 (6.75%) CSS3
13 15 (6.33%) Pixi.js
14 14 (5.91%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.81%) Online Games
2 21 (8.86%) Mobile Games
3 20 (8.44%) Animation
3 20 (8.44%) Client/Server
4 19 (8.02%) Computer Science
5 16 (6.75%) Online Gambling
6 9 (3.80%) Social Media
7 5 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.11%) Fintech
8 4 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.69%) iPhone
8 4 (1.69%) Photography
8 4 (1.69%) Social Gaming
9 3 (1.27%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.84%) HTC Vive
10 2 (0.84%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (0.84%) Pricing Data
10 2 (0.84%) User Experience
10 2 (0.84%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.75%) Linux
2 15 (6.33%) Android
3 10 (4.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.84%) Windows
5 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (45.99%) TDD
3 82 (34.60%) Scrum
4 76 (32.07%) Kanban
5 71 (29.96%) BDD
6 56 (23.63%) MVC
6 56 (23.63%) Web Application Development
7 32 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (11.39%) Microservices
9 26 (10.97%) OOP
10 24 (10.13%) OO
11 22 (9.28%) Game Development
12 20 (8.44%) Mobile Development
13 19 (8.02%) DevOps
13 19 (8.02%) Software Engineering
14 17 (7.17%) E-Commerce
15 15 (6.33%) Front End Development
15 15 (6.33%) Mathematics
15 15 (6.33%) Multithreading
16 14 (5.91%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 104 (43.88%) C#
2 93 (39.24%) Java
3 78 (32.91%) JavaScript
4 41 (17.30%) C++
5 26 (10.97%) VB.NET
6 22 (9.28%) Scala
7 18 (7.59%) TypeScript
8 17 (7.17%) Python
9 16 (6.75%) SQL
10 15 (6.33%) C
10 15 (6.33%) PHP
11 6 (2.53%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.69%) Lua
12 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.27%) ES6
13 3 (1.27%) HLSL
13 3 (1.27%) Ruby
14 2 (0.84%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.84%) Go
Qualifications
1 59 (24.89%) Degree
2 27 (11.39%) MCAD
2 27 (11.39%) MCP
2 27 (11.39%) MCSD
2 27 (11.39%) MCTS
2 27 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.64%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (4.64%) Facebook
2 10 (4.22%) Google
3 4 (1.69%) Oracle
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.84%) Apple
5 2 (0.84%) IBM
5 2 (0.84%) Intel
5 2 (0.84%) Perforce
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
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