Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 650 561 719
Rank change year-on-year -89 +158 -99
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 184 341 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.43% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 176 318 182
London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,375 £65,225
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%

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 69622 78905 85838
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 96.05% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 56139 68423 72444
London median annual salary £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.18% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 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
City of London +55 16 £66,250 +47.22%
Games Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 176 (95.65%) Games
2 100 (54.35%) TDD
3 95 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (47.28%) Java
5 86 (46.74%) C#
6 81 (44.02%) BDD
7 71 (38.59%) Scrum
8 69 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 61 (33.15%) .NET
9 61 (33.15%) Kanban
10 60 (32.61%) SQL Server
11 59 (32.07%) HTML
12 57 (30.98%) MVC
13 53 (28.80%) ASP.NET
14 52 (28.26%) LINQ
14 52 (28.26%) NUnit
14 52 (28.26%) NHibernate
14 52 (28.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 52 (28.26%) Rhino Mocks
14 52 (28.26%) Moq
14 52 (28.26%) Web Application Development
14 52 (28.26%) SQL Server 2014
14 52 (28.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 43 (23.37%) CSS
16 42 (22.83%) Degree
16 42 (22.83%) HTML5
17 39 (21.20%) Spring
18 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (16.85%) NoSQL
19 30 (16.30%) Microservices

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 4 (2.17%) Apache Spark
1 4 (2.17%) MQSeries
2 3 (1.63%) Confluence
3 2 (1.09%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.09%) CMS
3 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.09%) GitHub
4 1 (0.54%) Google Play
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) DNS
1 2 (1.09%) HTTP
1 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 52 (28.26%) SQL Server 2014
3 31 (16.85%) NoSQL
4 22 (11.96%) MySQL
5 16 (8.70%) MongoDB
6 10 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (5.43%) Big Data
7 8 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.72%) Redis
9 4 (2.17%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.17%) HBase
9 4 (2.17%) Neo4j
9 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 52 (28.26%) Moq
1 52 (28.26%) NUnit
1 52 (28.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (9.24%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.07%) Maven
4 10 (5.43%) Grunt
4 10 (5.43%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.89%) Gradle
6 7 (3.80%) Babel
7 5 (2.72%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.63%) JIRA
8 3 (1.63%) webpack
9 2 (1.09%) Mockito
10 1 (0.54%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.54%) JUnit
10 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.54%) Psake
10 1 (0.54%) WebDriver
General
1 176 (95.65%) Games
2 10 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (1.63%) Back Office
4 2 (1.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (33.15%) .NET
2 59 (32.07%) HTML
3 53 (28.80%) ASP.NET
4 52 (28.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 52 (28.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 52 (28.26%) LINQ
4 52 (28.26%) NHibernate
5 43 (23.37%) CSS
6 42 (22.83%) HTML5
7 39 (21.20%) Spring
8 27 (14.67%) .NET Framework
8 27 (14.67%) WCF
9 26 (14.13%) Silverlight
9 26 (14.13%) WPF
10 24 (13.04%) Hibernate
11 22 (11.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 19 (10.33%) Spring Boot
13 17 (9.24%) REST
14 16 (8.70%) XML
15 13 (7.07%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.78%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.15%) Mobile Games
3 10 (5.43%) Animation
3 10 (5.43%) Online Games
4 9 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.26%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.72%) Online Gambling
6 5 (2.72%) Social Gaming
7 4 (2.17%) Photography
7 4 (2.17%) User Experience
8 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.09%) iPad
8 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
9 1 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.61%) Android
2 13 (7.07%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.35%) TDD
2 95 (51.63%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (44.02%) BDD
4 71 (38.59%) Scrum
5 61 (33.15%) Kanban
6 57 (30.98%) MVC
7 52 (28.26%) Web Application Development
8 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (16.30%) Microservices
10 26 (14.13%) OO
10 26 (14.13%) OOP
11 23 (12.50%) Front End Development
12 17 (9.24%) Software Engineering
13 16 (8.70%) Game Development
13 16 (8.70%) Multithreading
14 14 (7.61%) Concurrent Programming
15 13 (7.07%) DevOps
16 9 (4.89%) Mobile Development
16 9 (4.89%) Refactoring
17 8 (4.35%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 87 (47.28%) Java
2 86 (46.74%) C#
3 69 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 29 (15.76%) C++
5 26 (14.13%) VB.NET
6 22 (11.96%) SQL
7 15 (8.15%) PHP
8 13 (7.07%) Python
9 11 (5.98%) C
10 10 (5.43%) TypeScript
11 8 (4.35%) Objective-C
12 7 (3.80%) Scala
13 6 (3.26%) Groovy
14 4 (2.17%) ES6
15 3 (1.63%) ActionScript
15 3 (1.63%) Lua
15 3 (1.63%) Ruby
16 2 (1.09%) Go
17 1 (0.54%) GLSL
17 1 (0.54%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 42 (22.83%) Degree
2 26 (14.13%) MCAD
2 26 (14.13%) MCP
2 26 (14.13%) MCSD
2 26 (14.13%) MCTS
2 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (4.35%) Google
1 8 (4.35%) Oracle
2 4 (2.17%) Facebook
3 3 (1.63%) Apple
4 2 (1.09%) IBM
5 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
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