The median annual salary for a Games Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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

Game Designer
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 940 944
Rank change year-on-year +89 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Designer 13 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.009% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 7
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +60.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £47,500 -
% change year-on-year -31.57% -  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
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%  

Games Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Designer in the UK

Games Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Games Designer in the UK

Games Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Designer over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Designer in the UK

Games Designer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +95 12 £51,250 -
London +83 8 £58,750 +85.03%
North West -10 3 £32,500 -40.90%
Manchester -21 3 £32,500 -40.90%
West Midlands +30 1 £45,000 -12.19%
Leamington Spa - 1 £45,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £45,000 -
Dundee - 1 £32,500 -
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

Games Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Games Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (68.75%) Photoshop
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 10 (62.50%) CSS
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) User Experience
4 8 (50.00%) Wireframes
5 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (43.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (43.75%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Graphic Design
6 4 (25.00%) Kanban
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) Pixate
6 4 (25.00%) InVision
6 4 (25.00%) Framer.js
7 3 (18.75%) Probability Theory
7 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (18.75%) CSS3
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (18.75%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) Python
7 3 (18.75%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (18.75%) Adobe
7 3 (18.75%) CMS
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) Web Design

Games Designer 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Photoshop
2 7 (43.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (25.00%) InVision
3 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Pixate
4 3 (18.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (6.25%) MS Office
5 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (12.50%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) Framer.js
3 3 (18.75%) CSS3
3 3 (18.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) User Experience
2 4 (25.00%) Graphic Design
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (18.75%) Online Games
4 1 (6.25%) Social Gaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (50.00%) Wireframes
2 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (25.00%) Kanban
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Probability Theory
4 3 (18.75%) Statistics
4 3 (18.75%) Web Design
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.25%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) C
2 3 (18.75%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft