Period
to 29 November 2020

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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unreal Engine
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 612 1027 1097
Rank change year-on-year +415 +70 +51
Permanent jobs citing Unreal Engine 104 43 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.032% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.083% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 80 25 46
Median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.09% +22.78%
10th Percentile £30,200 £33,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £83,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -27.00% +11.11% +13.92%

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 23,990 51,737 64,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.79% 38.25% 39.80%
Number of salaries quoted 20,623 42,711 53,129
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

Unreal Engine
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Unreal Engine.

Salary trend for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Unreal Engine over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Top 13 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 29 November 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 +411 98 £55,000 +10.00% 47
London +291 57 £57,500 -17.86% 20
UK excluding London +292 45 £36,500 -27.00% 32
North of England +145 22 £36,500 -27.00% 6
Work from Home - 12 £37,000 - 9
South East +194 10 £57,500 +9.00% 14
Yorkshire +93 10 £35,000 -30.00% 1
North West +134 9 £36,500 +46.00% 5
Scotland - 6 £45,000 - 4
Midlands +116 5 £55,000 +10.00% 3
West Midlands +90 5 £55,000 - 2
North East - 3 £39,500 -
South West - 2 £35,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 87 (83.65%) Games
2 65 (62.50%) C++
3 48 (46.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 35 (33.65%) Python
5 33 (31.73%) C#
6 24 (23.08%) Animation
7 23 (22.12%) Test Automation
8 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (18.27%) Windows
10 17 (16.35%) DirectX
10 17 (16.35%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (15.38%) Mobile App
11 16 (15.38%) DevOps
12 15 (14.42%) Game Development
13 14 (13.46%) SDET
13 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
13 14 (13.46%) Mathematics
14 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (10.58%) C
16 10 (9.62%) Mobile Games
16 10 (9.62%) 3ds Max
16 10 (9.62%) Artificial Intelligence
17 9 (8.65%) QA
17 9 (8.65%) Time Management
17 9 (8.65%) Maya
17 9 (8.65%) Workflow
18 8 (7.69%) 3D Modelling
18 8 (7.69%) Software Architecture
18 8 (7.69%) Texturing
18 8 (7.69%) API Testing

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 1 (0.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) 3ds Max
2 9 (8.65%) Maya
3 4 (3.85%) MotionBuilder
4 3 (2.88%) Blender
5 2 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.92%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.92%) Revit
6 1 (0.96%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.96%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.96%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.96%) InDesign
6 1 (0.96%) LightWave 3D
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.96%) MODO
6 1 (0.96%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) AWS
1 2 (1.92%) Office 365
1 2 (1.92%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.96%) Azure
2 1 (0.96%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (0.96%) G Suite
2 1 (0.96%) GCP
2 1 (0.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) DHCP
1 1 (0.96%) DNS
1 1 (0.96%) VoIP
1 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.96%) Big Data
1 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.46%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.69%) Postman
3 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.96%) Ant
5 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.96%) Subversion
5 1 (0.96%) TeamCity
General
1 87 (83.65%) Games
2 2 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (0.96%) Automotive
3 1 (0.96%) Finance
3 1 (0.96%) Interactive Media
3 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.96%) Marketing
3 1 (0.96%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) Developer
2 24 (23.08%) Programmer
3 17 (16.35%) Games Programmer
4 12 (11.54%) Tools Programmer
5 11 (10.58%) Senior Games Programmer
5 11 (10.58%) Senior Programmer
6 10 (9.62%) Designer
6 10 (9.62%) Games Designer
7 8 (7.69%) 3D Artist
7 8 (7.69%) Developer in Test
7 8 (7.69%) Senior Tools Programmer
8 7 (6.73%) C++ Programmer
8 7 (6.73%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Technical Designer
10 5 (4.81%) Lead Developer
10 5 (4.81%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Animator
11 4 (3.85%) C++ Developer
11 4 (3.85%) Games Engineer
11 4 (3.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (46.15%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 17 (16.35%) DirectX
3 5 (4.81%) HTML
3 5 (4.81%) Node.js
3 5 (4.81%) Pyramid
3 5 (4.81%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (3.85%) Meteor
4 4 (3.85%) OpenGL
4 4 (3.85%) WinForms
4 4 (3.85%) WPF
5 3 (2.88%) OpenGL ES
5 3 (2.88%) PyTorch
5 3 (2.88%) TensorFlow
5 3 (2.88%) Vulkan
6 2 (1.92%) Caffe
6 2 (1.92%) CryEngine
6 2 (1.92%) Lumberyard
6 2 (1.92%) REST
7 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.96%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Animation
2 16 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 10 (9.62%) Mobile Games
4 7 (6.73%) Replication
5 5 (4.81%) Xbox
6 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.85%) State Machine
7 3 (2.88%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.96%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.96%) iPhone
9 1 (0.96%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.96%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.27%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Android
3 3 (2.88%) Linux
4 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Test Automation
2 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (16.35%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (15.38%) DevOps
5 15 (14.42%) Game Development
6 14 (13.46%) Mathematics
6 14 (13.46%) SDET
7 13 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (9.62%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (8.65%) Time Management
9 9 (8.65%) Workflow
10 8 (7.69%) 3D Modelling
10 8 (7.69%) API Testing
10 8 (7.69%) Software Architecture
10 8 (7.69%) Texturing
11 7 (6.73%) ETL
12 5 (4.81%) BDD
12 5 (4.81%) Open Source
12 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 65 (62.50%) C++
2 35 (33.65%) Python
3 33 (31.73%) C#
4 11 (10.58%) C
5 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.81%) Java
7 4 (3.85%) HLSL
7 4 (3.85%) Lua
7 4 (3.85%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.88%) GLSL
9 2 (1.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.96%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.96%) PhD
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) Ansible
1 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (4.81%) Perforce
2 3 (2.88%) Adobe
2 3 (2.88%) Autodesk
3 2 (1.92%) Citrix
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.92%) VMware
4 1 (0.96%) Apple
4 1 (0.96%) ConnectWise
4 1 (0.96%) Google
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle
4 1 (0.96%) Sage
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
4 1 (0.96%) Sony
4 1 (0.96%) Sophos
4 1 (0.96%) Twitter