The median annual salary for a Games Programmer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Programmer
England / London
Rank 575 655 653
Rank change year-on-year +80 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 2 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.006% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 3
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -33.33% +71.42%  

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 31798 40313 40525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 95.73% 96.11% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26867 34769 34043
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +2.80%  
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Games Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Programmer in London

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Games Programmer in London

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Games Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Game Development
4 2 (33.33%) Big Data
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
4 2 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (33.33%) Docker
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Microservices
4 2 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Spring
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) JMS
5 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
5 1 (16.67%) DirectX
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Oculus Rift
5 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
1 2 (33.33%) JMS
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) cocos2d
2 1 (16.67%) CryEngine
2 1 (16.67%) DirectX
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 1 (16.67%) Animation
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (16.67%) Oculus Rift
1 1 (16.67%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Game Development
2 2 (33.33%) Microservices
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Android Development
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) GLSL
3 1 (16.67%) HLSL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Docker