The median annual salary for a Lead Game Programmer was £75,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Lead Games Programmer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 909 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 -  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Game Programmer 3 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.004% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 0
Median salary £75,000 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% -  
UK excluding London median salary - £55,000 -

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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Game Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Game Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Game Programmer in the UK

Lead Game Programmer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Game Programmer.

Salary trend for Lead Game Programmer in the UK

Lead Game Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Game Programmer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Game Programmer in the UK

Lead Game Programmer
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Game Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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 +51 3 £75,000 +36.36%
London - 3 £75,000 -

Lead Game Programmer Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Lead Game 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 Lead Game Programmer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Publishing
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Lead Game 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 5 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) C