Period
to 28 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Unity (Game Engine) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unity (Game Engine) over the 6 months to 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unity Game Engine (Unity3D)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 591 944 897
Rank change year-on-year +353 -47 -10
Permanent jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 183 85 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.068% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 200 66 186
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -14.29% +10.53%
10th Percentile £31,150 £27,125 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -1.23% -4.71% -

Unity (Game Engine) is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 27,957 48,770 59,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.68% 38.82% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23,652 40,406 49,521
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

Unity (Game Engine)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unity (Game Engine) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unity (Game Engine).

Salary trend for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Unity (Game Engine) in the UK

Unity (Game Engine)
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2021. 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 +342 169 £45,000 - 52
UK excluding London +245 104 £40,000 -1.23% 39
London +243 61 £58,750 +2.17% 15
Work from Home -37 40 £36,500 -21.08% 11
South East +163 32 £42,500 +2.41% 8
North of England +103 32 £35,000 -19.11% 10
Midlands +100 22 £32,500 -35.00% 14
West Midlands - 22 £32,500 - 8
North West +86 19 £34,000 +8.80% 9
North East - 8 £26,500 -
Scotland +45 7 £37,500 +41.51% 1
South West +66 6 £45,000 +80.00% 2
East of England +94 5 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Yorkshire +45 5 £37,500 -25.00% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, IT jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Unity (Game Engine).

1 146 (79.78%) Games
2 123 (67.21%) C#
3 59 (32.24%) Unreal Engine
4 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (21.86%) C++
6 34 (18.58%) Mobile App
7 33 (18.03%) Python
7 33 (18.03%) Mobile Games
8 32 (17.49%) Test Automation
9 29 (15.85%) Game Development
10 25 (13.66%) Software Engineering
10 25 (13.66%) Apple iOS
10 25 (13.66%) Android
10 25 (13.66%) DevOps
11 24 (13.11%) Azure
11 24 (13.11%) AWS
12 22 (12.02%) User Experience
12 22 (12.02%) Animation
13 21 (11.48%) .NET
13 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (10.93%) Degree
15 19 (10.38%) Linux
15 19 (10.38%) Non-Functional Testing
15 19 (10.38%) Self-Motivation
16 18 (9.84%) SDET
16 18 (9.84%) Java
17 14 (7.65%) Mathematics
18 13 (7.10%) Computer Science
18 13 (7.10%) Docker
18 13 (7.10%) Android Development

Unity (Game Engine)
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 4 (2.19%) CMS
1 4 (2.19%) Headless CMS
1 4 (2.19%) Tornado
1 4 (2.19%) WordPress
2 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (6.01%) 3ds Max
1 11 (6.01%) Maya
2 7 (3.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (3.83%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.73%) Adobe XD
4 2 (1.09%) Blender
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.55%) Figma
5 1 (0.55%) Flinto
5 1 (0.55%) MODO
5 1 (0.55%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.11%) AWS
1 24 (13.11%) Azure
2 5 (2.73%) GitHub
3 4 (2.19%) Firebase
4 3 (1.64%) PaaS
4 3 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.55%) Google Play
5 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) HTTP
2 3 (1.64%) DHCP
2 3 (1.64%) DNS
3 2 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.83%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.19%) Redis
4 3 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.55%) Looker
6 1 (0.55%) Power BI
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.55%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.37%) Postman
3 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.19%) webpack
4 3 (1.64%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.09%) JIRA
6 1 (0.55%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.55%) GitLab
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 146 (79.78%) Games
2 6 (3.28%) Electronics
3 5 (2.73%) Marketing
4 4 (2.19%) Automotive
5 3 (1.64%) Advertising
6 2 (1.09%) Finance
6 2 (1.09%) Polish Language
6 2 (1.09%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (48.63%) Developer
2 27 (14.75%) C# Developer
2 27 (14.75%) Senior Developer
3 19 (10.38%) Games Developer
4 18 (9.84%) Software Engineer
5 16 (8.74%) Programmer
6 14 (7.65%) Virtual Reality Developer
7 10 (5.46%) Developer in Test
7 10 (5.46%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.92%) .NET Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) AWS Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) AWS Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Azure Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) C# Software Engineer
8 9 (4.92%) Gameplay Developer
8 9 (4.92%) Junior
9 8 (4.37%) Designer
10 7 (3.83%) 3D Artist
10 7 (3.83%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (32.24%) Unreal Engine
2 21 (11.48%) .NET
3 11 (6.01%) Node.js
4 7 (3.83%) OpenGL
4 7 (3.83%) Pyramid
4 7 (3.83%) REST
4 7 (3.83%) TensorFlow
4 7 (3.83%) Unity DI Container
5 6 (3.28%) Web Services
6 5 (2.73%) HTML
6 5 (2.73%) WPF
7 4 (2.19%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.19%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (2.19%) Celery
7 4 (2.19%) DirectX
7 4 (2.19%) GreenSock GSAP
7 4 (2.19%) React Native
7 4 (2.19%) Sass
7 4 (2.19%) Spring
7 4 (2.19%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.58%) Mobile App
2 33 (18.03%) Mobile Games
3 22 (12.02%) Animation
3 22 (12.02%) User Experience
4 19 (10.38%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (6.56%) Augmented Reality
6 8 (4.37%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (3.28%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.73%) Oculus Rift
9 3 (1.64%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.64%) Blog
9 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.64%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.64%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (1.09%) Acoustics
10 2 (1.09%) Media Streaming
10 2 (1.09%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.55%) Social Gaming
11 1 (0.55%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.66%) Android
1 25 (13.66%) Apple iOS
2 19 (10.38%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.49%) Test Automation
3 29 (15.85%) Game Development
4 25 (13.66%) DevOps
4 25 (13.66%) Software Engineering
5 21 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (10.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 18 (9.84%) SDET
8 14 (7.65%) Mathematics
9 13 (7.10%) Android Development
9 13 (7.10%) Artificial Intelligence
9 13 (7.10%) Computer Science
9 13 (7.10%) iOS Development
10 12 (6.56%) OOP
11 11 (6.01%) 3D Modelling
11 11 (6.01%) Scrum
12 10 (5.46%) Workflow
13 9 (4.92%) ETL
13 9 (4.92%) SOA
13 9 (4.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 123 (67.21%) C#
2 40 (21.86%) C++
3 33 (18.03%) Python
4 18 (9.84%) Java
5 11 (6.01%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.19%) GLSL
7 4 (2.19%) Go
7 4 (2.19%) Groovy
7 4 (2.19%) Kotlin
8 3 (1.64%) HLSL
8 3 (1.64%) MAXScript
8 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.09%) Lua
9 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.55%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (10.93%) Degree
2 4 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.64%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.55%) PhD
4 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.10%) Docker
2 3 (1.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.83%) Ansible
3 4 (2.19%) Terraform
4 3 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.73%) Perforce
3 4 (2.19%) Adobe
4 3 (1.64%) NVIDIA
5 2 (1.09%) Sony
6 1 (0.55%) Apple
6 1 (0.55%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.55%) Citrix
6 1 (0.55%) Google
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle
6 1 (0.55%) Pinterest
6 1 (0.55%) SAP
6 1 (0.55%) Twitter
6 1 (0.55%) VMware