Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Games Designer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1167 1224 1290
Rank change year-on-year +57 +66 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Designer 15 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.001% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.001% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 8
UK median annual salary £37,500 - £40,000
10th Percentile £31,250 - £35,250
90th Percentile £45,000 - £47,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 - £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 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
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%

Games Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Designer in the UK

Games Designer
Top 7 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 6 months to 22 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 +32 15 £37,500 - 3
UK excluding London - 12 £35,000 - 3
South East - 6 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £32,500 - 2
Midlands - 5 £32,500 - 2
London -1 3 £37,500 -
East of England - 1 £50,000 - 1

Games Designer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 15 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (46.67%) Unreal Engine
2 7 (46.67%) Mathematics
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) Statistics
3 5 (33.33%) Probability Theory
3 5 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 5 (33.33%) Game Development
3 5 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) Augmented Reality
4 4 (26.67%) BBC
5 3 (20.00%) Sony
6 2 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (13.33%) User Experience
6 2 (13.33%) PlayStation
6 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring

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:

General
1 15 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Unreal Engine
2 5 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Augmented Reality
1 4 (26.67%) BBC
2 2 (13.33%) PlayStation
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Mathematics
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Game Development
2 5 (33.33%) Mathematical Modelling
2 5 (33.33%) Probability Theory
2 5 (33.33%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Sony