Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Unreal Engine skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Unreal Engine over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unreal Engine
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1073 1127 1169
Rank change year-on-year +54 +42 +150
Permanent jobs citing Unreal Engine 69 72 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.041% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.10% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 50 44 46
UK median annual salary £45,000 £39,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.21% -0.63% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £64,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -

Unreal 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 65,878 70,285 74,642
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.98% 40.21% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 54,474 58,135 64,678
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

Unreal Engine
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unreal Engine as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Unreal Engine.

Salary trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Unreal Engine over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal 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 Unreal Engine within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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 +51 66 £45,000 +13.92% 31
UK excluding London +18 45 £40,000 +1.27% 19
London +38 24 £72,500 +45.00% 13
North of England +36 16 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Yorkshire - 15 £40,000 - 1
South East -11 12 £36,250 +3.57% 8
South West +2 8 £24,000 - 1
Midlands +10 5 £57,500 +45.57% 3
East Midlands - 3 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +25 2 £32,500 -17.72% 1
Scotland -12 2 £52,500 +31.25%
North West +4 1 - - 5
East of England - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing Unreal 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 Unreal Engine.

1 62 (89.86%) Games
1 62 (89.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 39 (56.52%) C++
3 33 (47.83%) C#
4 20 (28.99%) Software Engineering
5 16 (23.19%) Game Development
6 15 (21.74%) Android
7 13 (18.84%) Mathematics
7 13 (18.84%) User Experience
8 12 (17.39%) CryEngine
8 12 (17.39%) Computer Science
8 12 (17.39%) Degree
8 12 (17.39%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 11 (15.94%) Apple iOS
10 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (14.49%) OOD
11 9 (13.04%) Adobe
11 9 (13.04%) Photoshop
11 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 9 (13.04%) Prototyping
12 8 (11.59%) Performance Optimisation
12 8 (11.59%) Animation
12 8 (11.59%) Python
12 8 (11.59%) Maya
13 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
13 7 (10.14%) Mobile App
13 7 (10.14%) Blender
13 7 (10.14%) Collaborative Working

Unreal 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 (5.80%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.90%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 8 (11.59%) Maya
3 7 (10.14%) Blender
4 6 (8.70%) 3ds Max
4 6 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (2.90%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (2.90%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (2.90%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (2.90%) AutoCAD
7 2 (2.90%) InDesign
8 1 (1.45%) MotionBuilder
8 1 (1.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.90%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) MySQL
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) CruiseControl
1 2 (2.90%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
1 2 (2.90%) Maven
1 2 (2.90%) Selenium
2 1 (1.45%) CMake
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (89.86%) Games
2 5 (7.25%) Marketing
3 3 (4.35%) Law
3 3 (4.35%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Avionics
4 1 (1.45%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Developer
2 20 (28.99%) Software Engineer
3 15 (21.74%) Senior Software Engineer
4 14 (20.29%) Senior Developer
5 13 (18.84%) Programmer
5 13 (18.84%) Software Developer
6 11 (15.94%) Designer
7 10 (14.49%) C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (13.04%) C++ Developer
8 9 (13.04%) C++ Software Developer
8 9 (13.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 9 (13.04%) Games Designer
8 9 (13.04%) Games Engineer
8 9 (13.04%) Games Programmer
8 9 (13.04%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 9 (13.04%) Senior Programmer
8 9 (13.04%) Senior Software Developer
9 8 (11.59%) C++ Games Developer
9 8 (11.59%) Senior C++ Developer
9 8 (11.59%) Senior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (89.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 12 (17.39%) CryEngine
3 6 (8.70%) HTML
3 6 (8.70%) HTML5
4 5 (7.25%) WebGL
5 4 (5.80%) CSS
5 4 (5.80%) gRPC
6 3 (4.35%) OpenGL
6 3 (4.35%) Web Services
7 2 (2.90%) CSS3
7 2 (2.90%) Ext JS
7 2 (2.90%) Flash
7 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.90%) Memcached
7 2 (2.90%) Node.js
7 2 (2.90%) Qt
7 2 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.90%) Spring
7 2 (2.90%) Spring MVC
7 2 (2.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) User Experience
2 12 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (11.59%) Animation
4 7 (10.14%) Algorithms
4 7 (10.14%) Mobile App
5 6 (8.70%) Mobile Games
5 6 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (7.25%) Oculus Rift
7 4 (5.80%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (5.80%) e-Learning
8 3 (4.35%) Graphic Design
8 3 (4.35%) Xbox
9 2 (2.90%) Blog
9 2 (2.90%) iPad
9 2 (2.90%) iPhone
9 2 (2.90%) Learning Management System
9 2 (2.90%) Photography
9 2 (2.90%) PlayStation
9 2 (2.90%) SCORM
9 2 (2.90%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.74%) Android
2 11 (15.94%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.70%) Windows
4 5 (7.25%) Linux
5 4 (5.80%) CoreOS
6 2 (2.90%) Unix
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Software Engineering
2 16 (23.19%) Game Development
3 13 (18.84%) Mathematics
4 11 (15.94%) Artificial Intelligence
5 10 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.49%) OOD
6 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 9 (13.04%) Prototyping
7 8 (11.59%) Performance Optimisation
8 7 (10.14%) Android Development
8 7 (10.14%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (8.70%) iOS Development
9 6 (8.70%) Open Source
9 6 (8.70%) Physics
9 6 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (7.25%) OO
10 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.80%) Rapid Prototyping
11 4 (5.80%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) C++
2 33 (47.83%) C#
3 12 (17.39%) Java
4 8 (11.59%) Python
5 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.70%) Go
7 4 (5.80%) PHP
7 4 (5.80%) SQL
7 4 (5.80%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.90%) C
8 2 (2.90%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.90%) Perl
8 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.45%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.45%) GLSL
9 1 (1.45%) Lua
9 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Docker
2 4 (5.80%) etcd
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.80%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Adobe
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.70%) Google
4 4 (5.80%) Autodesk
5 2 (2.90%) Apple
5 2 (2.90%) Samsung
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Facebook
6 1 (1.45%) Sony
6 1 (1.45%) Twitter
6 1 (1.45%) VMware