The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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

Game Developer
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 758 843
Rank change year-on-year -1 +85  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 106 204 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 102 189 134
Median salary £41,250 £47,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £29,250 £38,750
% change year-on-year +15.38% -24.51%  

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 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Developer in the UK

Games Developer
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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 -4 104 £40,000 -15.78% 16
London -55 79 £47,500 -2.56% 10
West Midlands - 16 £20,000 - 4
Birmingham - 12 £20,000 - 2
City of London +40 7 £67,500 +80.00%
Yorkshire +31 4 £55,000 +120.00%
South East +70 3 £32,500 +46.06%
Coventry - 3 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £55,000 -
Surrey - 2 £38,750 -
Nottingham - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £55,000 -
Kent +17 1 £32,500 +66.66%
Staines - 1 £50,000 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Farnham - 1 £27,500 -

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Games Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 214 (97.27%) Games
2 114 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (50.45%) TDD
4 104 (47.27%) C#
5 85 (38.64%) Java
6 78 (35.45%) Scrum
7 74 (33.64%) JavaScript
8 73 (33.18%) Kanban
9 71 (32.27%) BDD
10 64 (29.09%) HTML
11 63 (28.64%) .NET
12 62 (28.18%) SQL Server
13 61 (27.73%) Degree
14 60 (27.27%) HTML5
15 56 (25.45%) MVC
16 55 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
17 54 (24.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 54 (24.55%) Web Application Development
17 54 (24.55%) NUnit
17 54 (24.55%) ASP.NET
17 54 (24.55%) ASP.NET MVC
17 54 (24.55%) Rhino Mocks
17 54 (24.55%) Moq
17 54 (24.55%) NHibernate
17 54 (24.55%) LINQ
18 46 (20.91%) CSS
19 38 (17.27%) C++
20 36 (16.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
21 34 (15.45%) Spring
21 34 (15.45%) NoSQL

Games Developer 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 8 (3.64%) Apache Spark
1 8 (3.64%) MQSeries
2 4 (1.82%) JBoss
3 2 (0.91%) CMS
3 2 (0.91%) nginx
3 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.36%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) Google Play
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (28.18%) SQL Server
2 55 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 34 (15.45%) NoSQL
4 19 (8.64%) MongoDB
4 19 (8.64%) MySQL
5 15 (6.82%) Big Data
6 13 (5.91%) Neo4j
7 8 (3.64%) Apache Hive
7 8 (3.64%) Hadoop
7 8 (3.64%) HBase
7 8 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.73%) Redis
9 5 (2.27%) Hazelcast
10 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.45%) OLAP
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (24.55%) Moq
1 54 (24.55%) NUnit
1 54 (24.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 23 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.36%) Maven
4 10 (4.55%) Jasmine
4 10 (4.55%) Mocha
5 8 (3.64%) Grunt
5 8 (3.64%) gulp
6 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.27%) Subversion
7 3 (1.36%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.45%) JIRA
8 1 (0.45%) PHPUnit
General
1 214 (97.27%) Games
2 12 (5.45%) Banking
3 10 (4.55%) Finance
4 4 (1.82%) Automotive
4 4 (1.82%) Publishing
5 3 (1.36%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (29.09%) HTML
2 63 (28.64%) .NET
3 60 (27.27%) HTML5
4 54 (24.55%) ASP.NET
4 54 (24.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 54 (24.55%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 54 (24.55%) LINQ
4 54 (24.55%) NHibernate
5 46 (20.91%) CSS
6 36 (16.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 34 (15.45%) Spring
8 28 (12.73%) .NET Framework
9 26 (11.82%) Silverlight
9 26 (11.82%) WCF
9 26 (11.82%) WPF
10 23 (10.45%) XML
11 16 (7.27%) ActiveMQ
12 14 (6.36%) CSS3
12 14 (6.36%) Unreal Engine
13 13 (5.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.45%) Mobile Games
2 20 (9.09%) Online Games
3 16 (7.27%) Animation
3 16 (7.27%) Client/Server
3 16 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.36%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (5.45%) Online Gambling
6 9 (4.09%) Social Media
7 6 (2.73%) Photography
8 5 (2.27%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (2.27%) Fintech
9 4 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.82%) Social Gaming
10 3 (1.36%) iPhone
11 2 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.91%) Oculus Rift
11 2 (0.91%) Pricing Data
11 2 (0.91%) User Experience
11 2 (0.91%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.36%) Linux
2 9 (4.09%) Android
3 4 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.91%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (50.45%) TDD
3 78 (35.45%) Scrum
4 73 (33.18%) Kanban
5 71 (32.27%) BDD
6 56 (25.45%) MVC
7 54 (24.55%) Web Application Development
8 32 (14.55%) Microservices
9 31 (14.09%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (11.36%) Game Development
11 23 (10.45%) OOP
12 22 (10.00%) OO
13 21 (9.55%) Software Engineering
14 20 (9.09%) DevOps
15 18 (8.18%) Mobile Development
16 17 (7.73%) Front End Development
16 17 (7.73%) Multithreading
17 15 (6.82%) Mathematics
18 14 (6.36%) Concurrent Programming
19 13 (5.91%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 104 (47.27%) C#
2 85 (38.64%) Java
3 74 (33.64%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.27%) C++
5 26 (11.82%) VB.NET
6 17 (7.73%) Scala
7 15 (6.82%) C
7 15 (6.82%) SQL
7 15 (6.82%) TypeScript
8 14 (6.36%) PHP
8 14 (6.36%) Python
9 4 (1.82%) Lua
10 3 (1.36%) HLSL
10 3 (1.36%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.36%) Ruby
11 2 (0.91%) Go
12 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.45%) GLSL
12 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (27.73%) Degree
2 27 (12.27%) MCAD
2 27 (12.27%) MCP
2 27 (12.27%) MCSD
2 27 (12.27%) MCTS
2 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 17 (7.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) Puppet
2 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (4.55%) Facebook
1 10 (4.55%) Google
2 6 (2.73%) Oracle
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.91%) IBM
4 2 (0.91%) Intel
4 2 (0.91%) Perforce
5 1 (0.45%) Apple
5 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Stafffinders
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Cirencester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leamington Spa
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pixel Hires
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Pearson Frank
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 24 days ago