The median annual salary for a Senior Games Programmer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 929 956
Rank change year-on-year +56 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Games Programmer 1 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.006% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.006% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 6
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary - £55,000 £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 85316 94967 105722
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.94% 96.52% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69638 80091 87142
Median salary £47,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Games Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 2 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 3 months to 28 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 +44 1 £55,000 -
London +32 1 £55,000 -15.38%

Senior Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) Game Development
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Publishing
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Programming
4 1 (20.00%) GLSL
4 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) 3D Programming
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (20.00%) JNI
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
4 1 (20.00%) DirectX
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (20.00%) HLSL

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 5 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (20.00%) DirectX
2 1 (20.00%) JNI
2 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Game Development
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) 3D Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) GLSL
4 1 (20.00%) HLSL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA