The median annual salary for a Gameplay Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Gameplay Programmer
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 - 974
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Gameplay Programmer 6 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% - 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% - 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
UK median annual salary £55,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 - £37,500

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
UK median annual salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

Gameplay Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Gameplay Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Gameplay Programmer in the UK

Gameplay Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Gameplay Programmer in the UK

Gameplay Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Gameplay Programmer over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Gameplay Programmer in the UK

Gameplay Programmer
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Gameplay Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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 - 6 £55,000 -
London - 5 £55,000 -
UK excluding London - 1 £30,000 -
South East - 1 £30,000 -

Gameplay Programmer Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Gameplay 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 Gameplay Programmer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile Development
2 5 (83.33%) Prototyping
2 5 (83.33%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) Visual Effects
3 4 (66.67%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) User Experience
3 4 (66.67%) Analytics
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Phone
3 4 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (16.67%) Game Development
4 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (16.67%) PlayStation

Gameplay Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Mentoring
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile Development
1 5 (83.33%) Prototyping
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Visual Effects
3 1 (16.67%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA