Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Gameplay Programmer was - in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1186 1236 1287
Rank change year-on-year +50 +51 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Gameplay Programmer 3 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.001% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.001% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
UK median annual salary - £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £30,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -33.33% +28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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
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 6 months to 23 November 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
England - 3 - -
UK excluding London +43 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
London - 1 - -

Gameplay Programmer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Xbox
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Effects
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone

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 1 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Xbox
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA