Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Games Developer was £58,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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

Senior Game Developer
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1152 1197 1260
Rank change year-on-year +45 +63 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Games Developer 37 40 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.022% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 30 36 33
UK median annual salary £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £47,368 £41,250 £41,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,375 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £45,000 £80,000
% change year-on-year +2.78% -43.75% +77.78%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
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%

Senior Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Games Developer in the UK

Senior Games Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Games Developer in the UK

Senior Games Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Games Developer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Games Developer in the UK

Senior Games Developer
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Games Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +36 37 £58,750 +2.17% 4
London +16 35 £60,000 +4.35% 3
UK excluding London +35 2 £46,250 +2.78% 1
South East +33 2 £46,250 -31.48% 1

Senior Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 37 (100.00%) Games
2 27 (72.97%) Java
3 19 (51.35%) JavaScript
4 18 (48.65%) C++
5 15 (40.54%) Game Development
6 14 (37.84%) AngularJS
7 13 (35.14%) React
7 13 (35.14%) CSS
8 12 (32.43%) HTML
9 11 (29.73%) Spring
10 9 (24.32%) Web Development
10 9 (24.32%) TDD
10 9 (24.32%) Online Games
10 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
11 8 (21.62%) Unix
11 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
12 6 (16.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 6 (16.22%) BDD
12 6 (16.22%) Social Gaming
12 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
12 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Linux
12 6 (16.22%) C
12 6 (16.22%) Mobile Games
13 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
13 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
14 4 (10.81%) Microservices
14 4 (10.81%) RESTful
14 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration

Senior 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 3 (8.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) 3ds Max
1 1 (2.70%) Blender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) Bower
3 2 (5.41%) Grunt
3 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
3 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Mocha
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
General
1 37 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (8.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) AngularJS
2 13 (35.14%) CSS
2 13 (35.14%) React
3 12 (32.43%) HTML
4 11 (29.73%) Spring
5 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
6 6 (16.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (10.81%) RESTful
8 3 (8.11%) .NET
8 3 (8.11%) J2EE
8 3 (8.11%) jQuery
8 3 (8.11%) Spring Boot
9 2 (5.41%) CreateJS
9 2 (5.41%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (5.41%) Pixi.js
9 2 (5.41%) Sass
9 2 (5.41%) WebGL
10 1 (2.70%) Angular 2
10 1 (2.70%) CSS3
10 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Online Games
2 6 (16.22%) Mobile Games
2 6 (16.22%) Social Gaming
3 3 (8.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Animation
5 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Unix
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Android
3 3 (8.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Game Development
2 9 (24.32%) TDD
2 9 (24.32%) Web Development
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
4 6 (16.22%) BDD
4 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.22%) Unit Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.81%) Microservices
7 3 (8.11%) DevOps
7 3 (8.11%) Mathematical Modelling
7 3 (8.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (5.41%) OO
8 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) SDLC
9 1 (2.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 27 (72.97%) Java
2 19 (51.35%) JavaScript
3 18 (48.65%) C++
4 6 (16.22%) C
5 4 (10.81%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) SQL
6 3 (8.11%) ActionScript
6 3 (8.11%) Objective-C
6 3 (8.11%) Ruby
7 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.70%) ES6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Apple
1 3 (8.11%) Facebook
1 3 (8.11%) Google