Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Games Programmer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Programmer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1202 1208 1281
Rank change year-on-year +6 +73 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Games Programmer 1 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.009% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 10
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% +17.07%

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 172542 183486 211561
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 138422 153547 175640
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 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Games Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Games Programmer in the UK

Senior Games Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Games Programmer in the UK

Senior Games Programmer
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 Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +47 1 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South East +39 1 £45,000 -18.18%
UK excluding London +27 1 £45,000 -18.18% 1

Senior Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Senior Games 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 Senior Games Programmer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (100.00%) DirectX
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) HLSL
1 1 (100.00%) API Design

Senior Games 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 1 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) DirectX
1 1 (100.00%) OpenGL
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Design
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) HLSL