Unreal Engine
UK

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 24 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 708 847 970
Rank change year-on-year +139 +123 -258
Permanent jobs citing Unreal Engine 110 172 172
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.49% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 81 100 71
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,125 £37,500
25th Percentile £39,720 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,250 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £82,500 £73,125 £81,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +60.00%

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 18,344 35,338 53,910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 23.56% 31.75% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14,289 21,591 31,199
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.89% +8.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £80,500 £87,500 £81,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 24 February 2024.

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 24 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +145 107 £60,000 +4.35% 57
UK excluding London +76 73 £57,500 -4.17% 38
Work from Home +116 43 £55,000 - 28
London +169 31 £83,750 +52.27% 20
North of England +88 21 £41,235 -34.02% 10
South East +66 20 £60,000 -4.00% 16
North West +76 16 £41,235 - 2
East of England - 14 £125,000 - 2
Midlands +48 12 £75,000 +57.89% 6
West Midlands +49 7 £75,000 +57.89% 6
South West +4 6 £37,500 -28.57% 4
Yorkshire +90 5 £57,500 -8.00% 8
East Midlands - 5 - -

Unreal Engine
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.64%) Confluence
1 4 (3.64%) nginx
2 2 (1.82%) CMS
2 2 (1.82%) IIS
2 2 (1.82%) Liferay
2 2 (1.82%) Magnolia
2 2 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (16.36%) AutoCAD
2 12 (10.91%) 3ds Max
2 12 (10.91%) Revit
3 10 (9.09%) Maya
4 9 (8.18%) Photoshop
5 8 (7.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (4.55%) Blender
7 4 (3.64%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (3.64%) MotionBuilder
7 4 (3.64%) Mudbox
7 4 (3.64%) ZBrush
8 2 (1.82%) Houdini
9 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.91%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (5.45%) AWS
3 5 (4.55%) Azure
4 4 (3.64%) GCP
5 2 (1.82%) Firebase
5 2 (1.82%) npm
5 2 (1.82%) PaaS
6 1 (0.91%) Figma
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (3.64%) MySQL
1 4 (3.64%) Redis
2 2 (1.82%) BigQuery
2 2 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.82%) DB2
2 2 (1.82%) DTS
2 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.91%) Big Data
3 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) Git
2 10 (9.09%) Subversion
3 5 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (2.73%) GitLab
5 2 (1.82%) Bower
5 2 (1.82%) git-flow
5 2 (1.82%) gulp
5 2 (1.82%) Moq
5 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
General
1 80 (72.73%) Games
2 20 (18.18%) Social Skills
3 18 (16.36%) Marketing
4 12 (10.91%) Legal
5 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.55%) Automotive
7 4 (3.64%) Advertising
8 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.82%) Electronics
9 2 (1.82%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.91%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (22.73%) Software Engineer
2 23 (20.91%) Developer
3 18 (16.36%) Graphics Engineer
3 18 (16.36%) Graphics Software Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) Head of IT
4 12 (10.91%) Lead
5 10 (9.09%) Development Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Games Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Senior
7 5 (4.55%) Programmer
8 4 (3.64%) Games Programmer
8 4 (3.64%) Junior
8 4 (3.64%) Product Specialist
9 3 (2.73%) 3D Modeller
9 3 (2.73%) Junior Developer
9 3 (2.73%) Lead Software Engineer
10 2 (1.82%) C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (1.82%) Junior Web Developer
10 2 (1.82%) Lead Software Developer
10 2 (1.82%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (53.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 21 (19.09%) Vulkan
3 20 (18.18%) OpenGL
3 20 (18.18%) V-Ray
4 18 (16.36%) OpenGL ES
4 18 (16.36%) WebAssembly
4 18 (16.36%) WebGPU
5 5 (4.55%) DirectX
6 4 (3.64%) Corona SDK
6 4 (3.64%) CSS
6 4 (3.64%) HTML
7 3 (2.73%) .NET
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.73%) CryEngine
7 3 (2.73%) Kafka
7 3 (2.73%) Node.js
8 2 (1.82%) Web Services
8 2 (1.82%) XML
8 2 (1.82%) XSD
8 2 (1.82%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.91%) Virtual Reality
2 21 (19.09%) Augmented Reality
2 21 (19.09%) Ray Tracing
3 18 (16.36%) Handset
3 18 (16.36%) Mali
3 18 (16.36%) SIMD
3 18 (16.36%) Smartphone
4 12 (10.91%) e-Learning
4 12 (10.91%) HoloLens
4 12 (10.91%) HTC Vive
4 12 (10.91%) Oculus
4 12 (10.91%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (7.27%) Algorithms
6 7 (6.36%) Animation
7 6 (5.45%) Mobile Games
8 4 (3.64%) Product Ownership
9 3 (2.73%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.73%) Onboarding
9 3 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.36%) Windows
2 25 (22.73%) Linux
3 21 (19.09%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.64%) Computer Science
2 34 (30.91%) Mathematics
3 31 (28.18%) Software Engineering
4 26 (23.64%) Agile
5 22 (20.00%) Physics
5 22 (20.00%) User Experience
6 21 (19.09%) Mentoring
7 20 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (17.27%) Scrum
9 16 (14.55%) Game Development
10 15 (13.64%) DevOps
10 15 (13.64%) Software Testing
11 12 (10.91%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (10.91%) IT Strategy
11 12 (10.91%) Multithreading
11 12 (10.91%) Technology Strategy
11 12 (10.91%) Use Case
12 10 (9.09%) Cross-Platform Development
13 8 (7.27%) 3D Modelling
14 7 (6.36%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 38 (34.55%) C++
2 25 (22.73%) C
3 21 (19.09%) Python
4 18 (16.36%) Rust
5 13 (11.82%) C#
6 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.55%) PHP
8 4 (3.64%) Java
8 4 (3.64%) SQL
9 3 (2.73%) Go
10 2 (1.82%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.82%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.82%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.82%) VB
10 2 (1.82%) XAML
11 1 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (46.36%) Degree
2 32 (29.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.45%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.91%) GDPR
2 6 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.64%) Prometheus
3 1 (0.91%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 22 (20.00%) Adobe
2 17 (15.45%) Autodesk
3 7 (6.36%) Atlassian
4 6 (5.45%) Vectorworks
5 5 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.73%) Sculptor
7 2 (1.82%) Apple
7 2 (1.82%) Google
7 2 (1.82%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.82%) OpenText
7 2 (1.82%) Pega
7 2 (1.82%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.91%) NVIDIA