Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unity Game Engine (Unity3D)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 539 976 892
Rank change year-on-year +437 -84 +69
Permanent jobs citing Unity (Game Engine) 141 105 282
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.077% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 134 79 230
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £29,900
90th Percentile £66,250 £77,500 £73,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 21,419 51,371 65,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 37.51% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18,272 42,213 54,108
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,273
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.27% +2.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020. 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 +402 125 £45,000 - 67
UK excluding London +335 82 £40,000 +6.67% 46
London +281 47 £50,000 -16.67% 24
North of England +183 37 £35,000 -17.65% 15
Work from Home +62 32 £43,500 -31.76% 13
North East - 27 £35,000 - 3
South East +221 26 £47,500 +26.67% 12
North West +129 9 £35,000 +16.67% 6
Scotland +99 9 £42,500 +60.38% 3
East of England +141 8 £58,750 +67.86% 5
Midlands +124 1 £75,000 +50.00% 6
South West +111 1 £37,500 - 5
Yorkshire +109 1 £35,000 -22.22% 6
West Midlands +103 1 £75,000 +25.00% 6

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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).

1 113 (80.14%) C#
2 92 (65.25%) Games
3 37 (26.24%) Android
3 37 (26.24%) Apple iOS
4 29 (20.57%) Game Development
4 29 (20.57%) Unreal Engine
5 27 (19.15%) Mobile Games
5 27 (19.15%) C++
6 24 (17.02%) .NET
6 24 (17.02%) Software Engineering
7 23 (16.31%) Mathematics
8 22 (15.60%) Python
9 21 (14.89%) Java
10 20 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (13.48%) AWS
12 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
13 17 (12.06%) Degree
13 17 (12.06%) Animation
14 16 (11.35%) OOP
14 16 (11.35%) User Experience
15 15 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
15 15 (10.64%) Linux
15 15 (10.64%) WPF
16 14 (9.93%) Computer Science
17 13 (9.22%) Automotive
18 12 (8.51%) OpenGL
18 12 (8.51%) Physics
18 12 (8.51%) Line Management
18 12 (8.51%) Azure
19 11 (7.80%) 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:

Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Maya
2 8 (5.67%) Blender
3 6 (4.26%) 3ds Max
4 4 (2.84%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.42%) MODO
6 2 (1.42%) Mudbox
6 2 (1.42%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) AWS
2 12 (8.51%) Azure
3 7 (4.96%) GitHub
3 7 (4.96%) SaaS
4 6 (4.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) GCP
5 1 (0.71%) Google Play
5 1 (0.71%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) Bluetooth
2 4 (2.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
1 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (0.71%) Looker
3 1 (0.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.96%) Android Studio
2 7 (4.96%) GitLab
2 7 (4.96%) Xcode
3 6 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.84%) JIRA
5 3 (2.13%) Ant
5 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.13%) Postman
5 3 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (65.25%) Games
2 13 (9.22%) Automotive
3 6 (4.26%) Marketing
4 4 (2.84%) Advertising
5 3 (2.13%) Electronics
6 2 (1.42%) Finance
7 1 (0.71%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.71%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (53.19%) Developer
2 24 (17.02%) C# Developer
3 23 (16.31%) Games Developer
4 18 (12.77%) Software Engineer
5 15 (10.64%) Virtual Reality Developer
6 14 (9.93%) C# Software Engineer
7 13 (9.22%) Programmer
8 12 (8.51%) Senior Developer
9 10 (7.09%) Games Programmer
10 9 (6.38%) C# Programmer
11 8 (5.67%) 3D Artist
11 8 (5.67%) C# WPF Developer
11 8 (5.67%) Mobile Games Developer
11 8 (5.67%) WPF Developer
12 7 (4.96%) .NET Software Engineer
12 7 (4.96%) AWS Engineer
12 7 (4.96%) AWS Software Engineer
12 7 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (4.96%) Games Engineer
12 7 (4.96%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.57%) Unreal Engine
2 24 (17.02%) .NET
3 15 (10.64%) WPF
4 12 (8.51%) OpenGL
5 9 (6.38%) Node.js
6 8 (5.67%) HTML
7 7 (4.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 7 (4.96%) cocos2d
7 7 (4.96%) HTML5
7 7 (4.96%) JNI
8 5 (3.55%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.55%) DirectX
8 5 (3.55%) Vue.js
8 5 (3.55%) Web Services
9 4 (2.84%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (2.84%) OpenGL ES
9 4 (2.84%) React
9 4 (2.84%) REST
9 4 (2.84%) Vulkan
10 3 (2.13%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.15%) Mobile Games
2 17 (12.06%) Animation
3 16 (11.35%) User Experience
4 15 (10.64%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (7.09%) 3D Graphics
5 10 (7.09%) Oculus Rift
6 9 (6.38%) Augmented Reality
6 9 (6.38%) Mobile App
6 9 (6.38%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.84%) Xbox
8 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.13%) Blog
8 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.13%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.42%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (1.42%) Social Network
10 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.71%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.71%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.24%) Android
1 37 (26.24%) Apple iOS
2 15 (10.64%) Linux
3 1 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) Game Development
2 24 (17.02%) Software Engineering
3 23 (16.31%) Mathematics
4 20 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.35%) OOP
6 14 (9.93%) Computer Science
7 12 (8.51%) Line Management
7 12 (8.51%) Physics
8 11 (7.80%) Android Development
8 11 (7.80%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (7.80%) iOS Development
9 9 (6.38%) High Availability
9 9 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 8 (5.67%) OO
10 8 (5.67%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.67%) Texturing
10 8 (5.67%) Visualisation
11 7 (4.96%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.96%) SOA
11 7 (4.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 113 (80.14%) C#
2 27 (19.15%) C++
3 22 (15.60%) Python
4 21 (14.89%) Java
5 18 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.67%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.26%) HLSL
8 3 (2.13%) GLSL
8 3 (2.13%) MAXScript
9 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) ES6
9 2 (1.42%) Lua
9 2 (1.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.13%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.26%) NVIDIA
3 3 (2.13%) Perforce
4 2 (1.42%) Google
5 1 (0.71%) Apple
5 1 (0.71%) SAP
5 1 (0.71%) Sony
5 1 (0.71%) Tableau
5 1 (0.71%) Twitter