The median annual salary for a Senior Games Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Game Developer
UK
Rank 842 931 944
Rank change year-on-year +89 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Games Developer 7 15 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.015% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.015% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 12
Median salary £50,000 £70,000 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +5.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,800 £45,400 £42,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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%  

Senior Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Games Developer in the UK

Senior Games Developer
Top 3 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 3 months to 23 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 +85 7 £50,000 -28.57%
London +71 5 £60,000 -14.28%
Yorkshire - 2 £50,000 -

Senior Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 21 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (52.38%) Multithreading
3 10 (47.62%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) C++
4 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 7 (33.33%) Spring
5 7 (33.33%) OOP
5 7 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (33.33%) REST
5 7 (33.33%) Docker
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
5 7 (33.33%) Microservices
5 7 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
6 6 (28.57%) Big Data
6 6 (28.57%) JMS
7 5 (23.81%) Apache Camel
8 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) C
9 3 (14.29%) OpenGL
9 3 (14.29%) DirectX
9 3 (14.29%) HLSL
10 2 (9.52%) Social Gaming
10 2 (9.52%) Unreal Engine
10 2 (9.52%) Game Development
10 2 (9.52%) SDLC
10 2 (9.52%) Multithreaded Programming

Senior Games Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 6 (28.57%) Big Data
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) REST
1 7 (33.33%) Spring
1 7 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (28.57%) JMS
3 5 (23.81%) Apache Camel
4 3 (14.29%) DirectX
4 3 (14.29%) OpenGL
5 2 (9.52%) Unreal Engine
6 1 (4.76%) .NET
6 1 (4.76%) iOS SDK
6 1 (4.76%) jQuery
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
1 2 (9.52%) Augmented Reality
1 2 (9.52%) HTC Vive
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile Games
1 2 (9.52%) Oculus Rift
1 2 (9.52%) Social Gaming
2 1 (4.76%) iPhone
2 1 (4.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Multithreading
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 7 (33.33%) Microservices
3 7 (33.33%) OOP
3 7 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Code Optimisation
5 2 (9.52%) Game Development
5 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 2 (9.52%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Effects
5 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.76%) API Development
6 1 (4.76%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 8 (38.10%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) C++
3 3 (14.29%) C
3 3 (14.29%) HLSL
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) GLSL
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet