Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unreal Engine
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1098 1170 1231
Rank change year-on-year +72 +61 +85
Permanent jobs citing Unreal Engine 73 45 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.025% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.062% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 57 41 44
UK median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.39% -1.25% +30.08%

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 71,004 72,572 79,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.58% 40.62% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 59,130 60,835 68,419
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +56 71 £35,000 -22.22% 26
UK excluding London +39 57 £35,000 -11.39% 21
South East +8 18 £34,000 +4.62% 5
London +22 16 £41,250 -23.26% 7
North of England +21 14 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire +31 13 £40,000 -27.27% 2
East of England +18 9 £45,000 -43.75% 2
South West - 8 £28,750 - 3
Midlands -2 6 £47,500 +20.25% 4
West Midlands +23 3 £27,500 -30.38% 1
East Midlands - 3 £60,000 - 3
North West +6 1 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Scotland -17 1 - -
Wales - 1 £40,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 61 (83.56%) Games
2 59 (80.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 44 (60.27%) C++
4 33 (45.21%) C#
5 22 (30.14%) Android
6 20 (27.40%) Game Development
7 18 (24.66%) Mathematics
8 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
9 16 (21.92%) Photoshop
9 16 (21.92%) Apple iOS
10 14 (19.18%) HTML
11 13 (17.81%) Animation
11 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (17.81%) HTML5
12 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
13 11 (15.07%) Adobe Illustrator
13 11 (15.07%) Python
13 11 (15.07%) WebGL
13 11 (15.07%) User Experience
13 11 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (12.33%) Blender
14 9 (12.33%) Apache
14 9 (12.33%) CSS
14 9 (12.33%) Mobile Games
15 8 (10.96%) Adobe
15 8 (10.96%) MySQL
15 8 (10.96%) OOD
15 8 (10.96%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (10.96%) Prototyping
15 8 (10.96%) 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 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 2 (2.74%) CMS
2 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.74%) Moodle
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Photoshop
2 11 (15.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (12.33%) Blender
4 7 (9.59%) Maya
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (4.11%) 3ds Max
6 3 (4.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (2.74%) InDesign
7 2 (2.74%) Mudbox
7 2 (2.74%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.48%) Firebase
4 1 (1.37%) iTunes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) MySQL
2 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.48%) Grunt
3 4 (5.48%) gulp
3 4 (5.48%) webpack
4 3 (4.11%) Ant
4 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.74%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.74%) Maven
6 1 (1.37%) CMake
6 1 (1.37%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.37%) Selenium
6 1 (1.37%) Subversion
6 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 61 (83.56%) Games
2 5 (6.85%) Marketing
3 3 (4.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) Games Developer
3 17 (23.29%) Programmer
4 12 (16.44%) Games Programmer
5 11 (15.07%) C++ Developer
5 11 (15.07%) C++ Games Developer
5 11 (15.07%) Designer
6 9 (12.33%) Games Designer
6 9 (12.33%) Senior Programmer
7 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.59%) Senior Games Programmer
7 7 (9.59%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Games Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) C++ Programmer
9 5 (6.85%) Lead Programmer
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Designer
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Games Designer
9 5 (6.85%) Senior Games Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (80.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 14 (19.18%) HTML
3 13 (17.81%) HTML5
4 11 (15.07%) WebGL
5 9 (12.33%) CSS
6 6 (8.22%) AngularJS
6 6 (8.22%) CSS3
6 6 (8.22%) Node.js
7 5 (6.85%) CryEngine
8 4 (5.48%) D3.js
8 4 (5.48%) LESS
8 4 (5.48%) Sass
8 4 (5.48%) SVG
8 4 (5.48%) Vue.js
8 4 (5.48%) WebSockets
9 3 (4.11%) OpenGL
9 3 (4.11%) Three.js
10 2 (2.74%) Memcached
10 2 (2.74%) Middleware
10 2 (2.74%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Animation
2 11 (15.07%) User Experience
3 9 (12.33%) Mobile Games
4 8 (10.96%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (8.22%) Algorithms
5 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
6 5 (6.85%) Xbox
7 4 (5.48%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
7 4 (5.48%) iPhone
7 4 (5.48%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (5.48%) Oculus Rift
8 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
8 3 (4.11%) e-Learning
8 3 (4.11%) PlayStation
9 2 (2.74%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (2.74%) Graphic Design
9 2 (2.74%) Learning Management System
9 2 (2.74%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Android
2 16 (21.92%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.85%) Linux
4 4 (5.48%) Windows
5 2 (2.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) Game Development
2 18 (24.66%) Mathematics
3 13 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.07%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.96%) Android Development
5 8 (10.96%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (10.96%) iOS Development
5 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.96%) OOD
5 8 (10.96%) Prototyping
6 7 (9.59%) Performance Optimisation
6 7 (9.59%) Physics
6 7 (9.59%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (6.85%) OO
7 5 (6.85%) Rapid Prototyping
7 5 (6.85%) Web Development
8 4 (5.48%) API Design
8 4 (5.48%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.48%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 44 (60.27%) C++
2 33 (45.21%) C#
3 17 (23.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.07%) Python
5 7 (9.59%) Java
6 6 (8.22%) PHP
7 5 (6.85%) Perl
8 4 (5.48%) ES6
8 4 (5.48%) ES7
9 3 (4.11%) HLSL
9 3 (4.11%) Lua
10 2 (2.74%) C
10 2 (2.74%) ES8
10 2 (2.74%) Go
10 2 (2.74%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.74%) Ruby
10 2 (2.74%) SQL
11 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.37%) GLSL
11 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) Adobe
2 7 (9.59%) Google
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) Perforce
4 2 (2.74%) Sony
5 1 (1.37%) Apple
5 1 (1.37%) Autodesk
5 1 (1.37%) Facebook
5 1 (1.37%) Samsung
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter