The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £46,625 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 467 566
Rank change year-on-year -48 +99  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 78 190 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.47% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 76 178 102
Median salary £46,625 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.84% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,750 £65,000
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 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 32820 40749 42758
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.66% 96.00% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 27626 35268 35980
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £77,500 £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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer in London over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Developer in London

Games Developer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
City of London +39 7 £67,500 +80.00%
Games Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 166 (97.65%) Games
2 103 (60.59%) TDD
3 97 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (45.29%) C#
5 74 (43.53%) Scrum
6 72 (42.35%) Java
7 69 (40.59%) Kanban
8 68 (40.00%) BDD
9 65 (38.24%) JavaScript
10 59 (34.71%) .NET
11 57 (33.53%) HTML
12 56 (32.94%) SQL Server
13 55 (32.35%) HTML5
14 53 (31.18%) MVC
15 52 (30.59%) ASP.NET
15 52 (30.59%) NUnit
15 52 (30.59%) NHibernate
15 52 (30.59%) Web Application Development
15 52 (30.59%) Rhino Mocks
15 52 (30.59%) Moq
15 52 (30.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 52 (30.59%) LINQ
15 52 (30.59%) SQL Server 2014
15 52 (30.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 41 (24.12%) CSS
17 39 (22.94%) Degree
18 31 (18.24%) Spring
19 28 (16.47%) Microservices
20 27 (15.88%) NoSQL
21 26 (15.29%) WCF

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (4.71%) Apache Spark
1 8 (4.71%) MQSeries
2 3 (1.76%) JBoss
3 2 (1.18%) CMS
3 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.59%) Apache
4 1 (0.59%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (0.59%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.76%) GitHub
4 1 (0.59%) Google Play
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 52 (30.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (15.88%) NoSQL
4 16 (9.41%) MongoDB
5 14 (8.24%) Big Data
5 14 (8.24%) MySQL
6 13 (7.65%) Neo4j
7 8 (4.71%) Apache Hive
7 8 (4.71%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.71%) HBase
8 6 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.94%) Hazelcast
9 5 (2.94%) Redis
10 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 52 (30.59%) Moq
1 52 (30.59%) NUnit
1 52 (30.59%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 14 (8.24%) Maven
4 10 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 10 (5.88%) Mocha
5 8 (4.71%) Grunt
5 8 (4.71%) gulp
6 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.59%) JIRA
7 1 (0.59%) Mercurial
General
1 166 (97.65%) Games
2 10 (5.88%) Banking
2 10 (5.88%) Finance
3 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.59%) Legal
4 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (34.71%) .NET
2 57 (33.53%) HTML
3 55 (32.35%) HTML5
4 52 (30.59%) ASP.NET
4 52 (30.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 52 (30.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 52 (30.59%) LINQ
4 52 (30.59%) NHibernate
5 41 (24.12%) CSS
6 31 (18.24%) Spring
7 26 (15.29%) .NET Framework
7 26 (15.29%) Silverlight
7 26 (15.29%) WCF
7 26 (15.29%) WPF
8 19 (11.18%) XML
9 16 (9.41%) ActiveMQ
10 14 (8.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 13 (7.65%) Apache Camel
11 13 (7.65%) CSS3
12 12 (7.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Online Games
2 15 (8.82%) Animation
2 15 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 14 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (7.06%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.47%) Online Gambling
6 8 (4.71%) Mobile Games
6 8 (4.71%) Social Media
7 5 (2.94%) Fintech
8 4 (2.35%) Photography
9 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.76%) Social Gaming
10 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.18%) iPad
10 2 (1.18%) iPhone
10 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.18%) Pricing Data
10 2 (1.18%) User Experience
11 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.12%) Android
1 7 (4.12%) Linux
2 4 (2.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (60.59%) TDD
2 97 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (43.53%) Scrum
4 69 (40.59%) Kanban
5 68 (40.00%) BDD
6 53 (31.18%) MVC
7 52 (30.59%) Web Application Development
8 28 (16.47%) Microservices
9 23 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (11.76%) OOP
11 19 (11.18%) OO
12 17 (10.00%) Software Engineering
13 16 (9.41%) DevOps
13 16 (9.41%) Front End Development
14 14 (8.24%) Mobile Development
14 14 (8.24%) Multithreading
15 13 (7.65%) Concurrent Programming
16 12 (7.06%) E-Commerce
17 11 (6.47%) Automation Testing
17 11 (6.47%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 77 (45.29%) C#
2 72 (42.35%) Java
3 65 (38.24%) JavaScript
4 26 (15.29%) VB.NET
5 25 (14.71%) C++
6 14 (8.24%) Scala
6 14 (8.24%) TypeScript
7 11 (6.47%) PHP
7 11 (6.47%) Python
8 10 (5.88%) SQL
9 9 (5.29%) C
10 4 (2.35%) Lua
11 3 (1.76%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.18%) Go
13 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.59%) ES6
13 1 (0.59%) GLSL
13 1 (0.59%) HLSL
13 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (22.94%) Degree
2 26 (15.29%) MCAD
2 26 (15.29%) MCP
2 26 (15.29%) MCSD
2 26 (15.29%) MCTS
2 26 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.29%) QA
System Software
1 15 (8.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (5.88%) Google
2 9 (5.29%) Facebook
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle
4 2 (1.18%) IBM
4 2 (1.18%) Intel
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.59%) Apple
5 1 (0.59%) Perforce
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