The median annual salary for a C++ Games Programmer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
C++ Game Programmer
UK
Rank 846 942 951
Rank change year-on-year +96 +9  
Permanent jobs requiring a C++ Games Programmer 3 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.004% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 5
Median salary £50,000 £67,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.92% +98.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £67,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year -25.92% +106.10%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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%  

C++ Games Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for C++ Games Programmer in the UK

C++ Games Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for C++ Games Programmer in the UK

C++ Games Programmer
Top 3 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing C++ Games Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +93 3 £50,000 -25.92%
Yorkshire +26 2 £50,000 -25.92%
London - 1 £47,500 -

C++ Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, C++ 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 featuring C++ Games Programmer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (50.00%) C
2 3 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (33.33%) Publishing
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) Structured Programming
4 1 (16.67%) GLSL
4 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
4 1 (16.67%) DirectX
4 1 (16.67%) HLSL

C++ Games Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (33.33%) Publishing
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 3 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) DirectX
3 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) GLSL
4 1 (16.67%) HLSL