Period
to 24 February 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unreal Engine
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 688 1003 1084
Rank change year-on-year +315 +81 +21
Permanent jobs citing Unreal Engine 131 21 47
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.017% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.044% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 102 18 27
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,500 £24,700 £26,400
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year -18.89% +2.86% +10.76%

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 30,692 47,727 59,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.58% 38.89% 39.73%
Number of salaries quoted 25,588 39,589 49,129
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 2021. 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 +313 122 £55,000 +22.22% 32
London +239 69 £61,250 +11.36% 8
UK excluding London +202 55 £36,500 -18.89% 24
North of England +103 34 £36,500 -27.00% 4
Work from Home -67 20 £40,000 +53.85% 2
North West +84 16 £35,750 +37.50% 3
Yorkshire +41 12 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Midlands +72 9 £55,000 +10.00% 7
West Midlands +65 7 £55,000 +22.22% 5
North East - 6 £39,500 -
South East +124 5 £57,500 +41.98% 9
South West - 4 £35,500 - 1
Scotland +38 3 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands +43 2 £47,400 -5.20% 2

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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.

1 102 (77.86%) Games
2 83 (63.36%) C++
3 57 (43.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 38 (29.01%) Python
5 30 (22.90%) C#
5 30 (22.90%) Animation
6 27 (20.61%) Test Automation
7 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (17.56%) DevOps
9 19 (14.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 19 (14.50%) SDET
10 18 (13.74%) Mobile App
11 16 (12.21%) Maya
11 16 (12.21%) Windows
12 15 (11.45%) Game Development
12 15 (11.45%) Visual Effects
13 13 (9.92%) 3ds Max
14 11 (8.40%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (8.40%) Mathematics
14 11 (8.40%) Xbox
15 10 (7.63%) C
15 10 (7.63%) Visual Studio
15 10 (7.63%) DirectX
16 9 (6.87%) Autodesk
16 9 (6.87%) ETL
16 9 (6.87%) QA
17 8 (6.11%) Configuration Management
17 8 (6.11%) API Testing
17 8 (6.11%) Post-Production
17 8 (6.11%) Problem-Solving

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 (0.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (12.21%) Maya
2 13 (9.92%) 3ds Max
3 5 (3.82%) MotionBuilder
4 2 (1.53%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.53%) Houdini
4 2 (1.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.76%) Blender
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) AWS
2 3 (2.29%) Azure
3 2 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.76%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) DHCP
1 3 (2.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.63%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.11%) Postman
3 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.53%) FumeFX
5 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 102 (77.86%) Games
2 2 (1.53%) Electronics
2 2 (1.53%) Legal
2 2 (1.53%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.76%) Automotive
3 1 (0.76%) Finance
3 1 (0.76%) Interactive Media
3 1 (0.76%) Law
3 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Marketing
3 1 (0.76%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (29.01%) Developer
2 29 (22.14%) Programmer
3 14 (10.69%) Games Programmer
3 14 (10.69%) Senior Programmer
4 12 (9.16%) C++ Programmer
4 12 (9.16%) Designer
4 12 (9.16%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.40%) Developer in Test
5 11 (8.40%) Games Designer
5 11 (8.40%) Senior Games Programmer
6 8 (6.11%) C++ Games Programmer
6 8 (6.11%) Character Rigger
6 8 (6.11%) Software Developer
7 7 (5.34%) 3D Artist
7 7 (5.34%) Senior C++ Programmer
8 6 (4.58%) Network Programmer
8 6 (4.58%) Senior Network Programmer
8 6 (4.58%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Technical Designer
9 5 (3.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (43.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 10 (7.63%) DirectX
3 7 (5.34%) Pyramid
3 7 (5.34%) Unity DI Container
4 6 (4.58%) REST
5 3 (2.29%) CSS
5 3 (2.29%) HTML
5 3 (2.29%) Node.js
5 3 (2.29%) OGRE
5 3 (2.29%) OpenGL
6 2 (1.53%) Babylonjs
6 2 (1.53%) CryEngine
6 2 (1.53%) HTML5
6 2 (1.53%) WebRTC
6 2 (1.53%) XML
7 1 (0.76%) Caffe
7 1 (0.76%) PyTorch
7 1 (0.76%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.76%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.76%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.90%) Animation
2 18 (13.74%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.40%) Xbox
4 7 (5.34%) Mobile Games
4 7 (5.34%) Replication
5 6 (4.58%) Augmented Reality
6 5 (3.82%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.05%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (3.05%) State Machine
7 4 (3.05%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (1.53%) Acoustics
8 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.53%) Media Streaming
8 2 (1.53%) PlayStation
8 2 (1.53%) Robotics
8 2 (1.53%) SCORM
8 2 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.53%) SIMD
8 2 (1.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.21%) Windows
2 7 (5.34%) Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Android
3 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.61%) Test Automation
2 26 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.56%) DevOps
4 19 (14.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 19 (14.50%) SDET
5 15 (11.45%) Game Development
5 15 (11.45%) Visual Effects
6 11 (8.40%) Artificial Intelligence
6 11 (8.40%) Mathematics
7 9 (6.87%) ETL
8 8 (6.11%) API Testing
8 8 (6.11%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.11%) Post-Production
8 8 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.34%) 3D Modelling
9 7 (5.34%) BDD
9 7 (5.34%) Open Source
9 7 (5.34%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.34%) TDD
9 7 (5.34%) Texturing
Programming Languages
1 83 (63.36%) C++
2 38 (29.01%) Python
3 30 (22.90%) C#
4 10 (7.63%) C
5 4 (3.05%) Groovy
6 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.29%) Java
6 3 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.53%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.76%) GLSL
8 1 (0.76%) HLSL
8 1 (0.76%) R
8 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (5.34%) Degree
2 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Ansible
1 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (6.87%) Autodesk
2 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.82%) Perforce
4 2 (1.53%) Adobe
5 1 (0.76%) Apple
5 1 (0.76%) Citrix
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle
5 1 (0.76%) SAP
5 1 (0.76%) Sony
5 1 (0.76%) Twitter
5 1 (0.76%) VMware