Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Games Artist was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Game Artist
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1168 1210 1307
Rank change year-on-year +42 +97 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Artist 21 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.005% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 4
UK median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% -50.00% +64.71%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £44,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 - -

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Games Artist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Artist in the UK

Games Artist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Games Artist in the UK

Games Artist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Artist over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Artist in the UK

Games Artist
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Artist within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +59 21 £38,000 +8.57% 4
London +2 13 £38,000 +8.57% 2
East of England - 8 £40,000 -
UK excluding London - 8 £40,000 - 2

Games Artist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Games Artist 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 Games Artist in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (61.90%) Photoshop
3 11 (52.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (52.38%) User Experience
4 8 (38.10%) Facebook
4 8 (38.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 8 (38.10%) Online Games
4 8 (38.10%) Android
4 8 (38.10%) Augmented Reality
4 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
5 6 (28.57%) Game Development
6 5 (23.81%) Adobe
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Graphic Design
8 3 (14.29%) Marketing
8 3 (14.29%) Mobile Games
8 3 (14.29%) CRM
8 3 (14.29%) Typography
9 2 (9.52%) Wireframes
9 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (9.52%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (9.52%) Animation
10 1 (4.76%) Digital Illustration

Games Artist 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:

Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Photoshop
2 11 (52.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (9.52%) Adobe After Effects
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) User Experience
2 8 (38.10%) Augmented Reality
2 8 (38.10%) Online Games
3 4 (19.05%) Graphic Design
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile Games
5 2 (9.52%) Animation
5 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Android
1 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Game Development
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) Typography
4 2 (9.52%) Wireframes
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Illustration
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Facebook
2 5 (23.81%) Adobe