Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 616 616
Rank change year-on-year +25 0 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 235 210 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 223 193 257
London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,500 £69,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 66,369 67,873 81,943
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.91% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 53,912 58,096 70,022
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +3.77%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Central London +25 57 £58,750 -12.96% 12
North London +25 22 £48,750 -11.36% 2
West London +14 5 £32,500 -35.00% 8
Games Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 231 (98.30%) Games
2 119 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (42.98%) TDD
4 95 (40.43%) C++
5 90 (38.30%) C#
6 88 (37.45%) JavaScript
7 79 (33.62%) Java
8 77 (32.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 76 (32.34%) BDD
10 69 (29.36%) Game Development
11 66 (28.09%) CSS
12 65 (27.66%) HTML
13 57 (24.26%) Scrum
14 55 (23.40%) MVC
15 54 (22.98%) .NET
15 54 (22.98%) SQL Server
16 51 (21.70%) Kanban
17 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET
17 49 (20.85%) NUnit
17 49 (20.85%) NHibernate
17 49 (20.85%) LINQ
17 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 49 (20.85%) Rhino Mocks
17 49 (20.85%) Moq
17 49 (20.85%) Web Application Development
17 49 (20.85%) SQL Server 2014
17 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 46 (19.57%) HTML5
19 43 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (16.17%) 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 5 (2.13%) Confluence
2 4 (1.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.43%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (0.85%) npm
3 1 (0.43%) GitHub
3 1 (0.43%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 49 (20.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 38 (16.17%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.38%) Big Data
5 12 (5.11%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.83%) MySQL
7 7 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.28%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.43%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 49 (20.85%) Moq
1 49 (20.85%) NUnit
1 49 (20.85%) Rhino Mocks
2 19 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.11%) Cucumber
4 9 (3.83%) Grunt
4 9 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.98%) Maven
6 6 (2.55%) Babel
6 6 (2.55%) Jasmine
6 6 (2.55%) JIRA
6 6 (2.55%) webpack
7 4 (1.70%) Bower
7 4 (1.70%) Mockito
7 4 (1.70%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.28%) Gradle
8 3 (1.28%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.28%) Mocha
8 3 (1.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 231 (98.30%) Games
2 9 (3.83%) Marketing
3 6 (2.55%) Back Office
4 5 (2.13%) Banking
5 3 (1.28%) Finance
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (32.77%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 66 (28.09%) CSS
3 65 (27.66%) HTML
4 54 (22.98%) .NET
5 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET
5 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 49 (20.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 49 (20.85%) LINQ
5 49 (20.85%) NHibernate
6 46 (19.57%) HTML5
7 38 (16.17%) Silverlight
7 38 (16.17%) Spring
7 38 (16.17%) WCF
7 38 (16.17%) WPF
8 36 (15.32%) AngularJS
9 32 (13.62%) REST
10 31 (13.19%) React
11 22 (9.36%) Apache Camel
12 17 (7.23%) JMS
13 11 (4.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.79%) Mobile Games
2 14 (5.96%) Online Games
3 10 (4.26%) Animation
4 8 (3.40%) Social Gaming
5 7 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.28%) User Experience
9 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.43%) Blog
9 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.43%) iPhone
9 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.43%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.51%) Linux
2 19 (8.09%) Unix
3 5 (2.13%) Android
4 4 (1.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (42.98%) TDD
3 76 (32.34%) BDD
4 69 (29.36%) Game Development
5 57 (24.26%) Scrum
6 55 (23.40%) MVC
7 51 (21.70%) Kanban
8 49 (20.85%) Web Application Development
9 43 (18.30%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (14.47%) DevOps
10 34 (14.47%) Microservices
11 33 (14.04%) Multithreading
12 30 (12.77%) Software Engineering
13 23 (9.79%) OO
14 19 (8.09%) Concurrent Programming
15 16 (6.81%) Test Automation
15 16 (6.81%) Unit Testing
16 15 (6.38%) Front End Development
17 12 (5.11%) OOP
17 12 (5.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (40.43%) C++
2 90 (38.30%) C#
3 88 (37.45%) JavaScript
4 79 (33.62%) Java
5 38 (16.17%) VB.NET
6 18 (7.66%) SQL
7 11 (4.68%) Python
8 10 (4.26%) ES6
9 9 (3.83%) ActionScript
9 9 (3.83%) C
9 9 (3.83%) HLSL
10 7 (2.98%) Ruby
11 5 (2.13%) ES7
11 5 (2.13%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.70%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.28%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.28%) Groovy
14 2 (0.85%) Scala
15 1 (0.43%) GLSL
15 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (5.96%) Degree
2 11 (4.68%) MCAD
2 11 (4.68%) MCP
2 11 (4.68%) MCSD
2 11 (4.68%) MCTS
2 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.98%) QA
System Software
1 30 (12.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.13%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (4.68%) Oracle
2 5 (2.13%) Google
3 4 (1.70%) Apple
3 4 (1.70%) Perforce
4 3 (1.28%) Facebook
5 2 (0.85%) Adobe
6 1 (0.43%) Splunk