Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Unreal Engine
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1122 1129 1296
Rank change year-on-year +7 +167 +3
Permanent jobs citing Unreal Engine 79 93 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.051% 0.003%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.13% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 48 60 5
UK median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% - -5.88%
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.63% - -5.88%

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 71539 71898 81483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.15% 39.12% 37.95%
Number of salaries quoted 59600 62262 69928
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Unreal Engine in the UK

Unreal Engine
Top 10 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 17 December 2017. 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 +8 63 £39,500 -1.25% 5
UK excluding London +3 53 £39,750 -0.63% 4
London +13 25 £33,750 -48.08% 1
South East +49 22 £42,500 +21.43% 2
Scotland -10 15 £40,000 +6.67%
Midlands +18 8 £39,500 +5.33% 1
West Midlands +7 8 £39,500 +35.04% 1
North of England -17 4 £42,500 +6.25%
North West -18 4 £42,500 +6.25%
South West - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Unreal Engine also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Unreal Engine.

1 67 (84.81%) Games
2 49 (62.03%) C++
3 46 (58.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 26 (32.91%) C#
5 25 (31.65%) Software Engineering
5 25 (31.65%) Xbox
6 23 (29.11%) PlayStation
7 22 (27.85%) Visual Studio
8 21 (26.58%) Visual Effects
9 15 (18.99%) Mathematics
10 12 (15.19%) Oculus Rift
11 11 (13.92%) Game Development
12 10 (12.66%) Legal
13 9 (11.39%) Client/Server
13 9 (11.39%) Physics
13 9 (11.39%) Computer Science
13 9 (11.39%) Animation
13 9 (11.39%) HoloLens
14 8 (10.13%) Augmented Reality
15 7 (8.86%) HTML5
15 7 (8.86%) Visualisation
15 7 (8.86%) Automotive
15 7 (8.86%) NHS
15 7 (8.86%) Python
15 7 (8.86%) HTML
15 7 (8.86%) HTC Vive
16 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
16 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
17 5 (6.33%) Workflow
17 5 (6.33%) Blender

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 3 (3.80%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Blender
2 4 (5.06%) 3ds Max
3 3 (3.80%) Maya
4 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.27%) Houdini
5 1 (1.27%) InVision
5 1 (1.27%) MotionBuilder
5 1 (1.27%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) MySQL
2 2 (2.53%) Big Data
2 2 (2.53%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.53%) Ant
3 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.27%) CMake
4 1 (1.27%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.27%) Xcode
General
1 67 (84.81%) Games
2 10 (12.66%) Legal
3 7 (8.86%) Automotive
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Programmer
2 30 (37.97%) Developer
3 21 (26.58%) Senior Programmer
4 12 (15.19%) Games Developer
5 11 (13.92%) C# Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Senior C# Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Senior Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Designer
8 6 (7.59%) Games Designer
9 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Lead Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Games Programmer
11 3 (3.80%) Junior
11 3 (3.80%) Lead Programmer
11 3 (3.80%) Technical Director
12 2 (2.53%) Blockchain Engineer
12 2 (2.53%) Gameplay Programmer
12 2 (2.53%) Graphics Programmer
12 2 (2.53%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (58.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (8.86%) HTML
2 7 (8.86%) HTML5
3 2 (2.53%) Angular 2
3 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.53%) DirectX
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (1.27%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.27%) LAMP
4 1 (1.27%) Middleware
4 1 (1.27%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (31.65%) Xbox
2 23 (29.11%) PlayStation
3 12 (15.19%) Oculus Rift
4 9 (11.39%) Animation
4 9 (11.39%) Client/Server
4 9 (11.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (11.39%) HoloLens
5 8 (10.13%) Augmented Reality
6 7 (8.86%) HTC Vive
6 7 (8.86%) NHS
7 2 (2.53%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (2.53%) User Experience
8 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.27%) Blog
8 1 (1.27%) Fintech
8 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) Android
1 5 (6.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) Software Engineering
2 21 (26.58%) Visual Effects
3 15 (18.99%) Mathematics
4 11 (13.92%) Game Development
5 9 (11.39%) Physics
6 7 (8.86%) Visualisation
7 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.33%) Workflow
9 4 (5.06%) 3D Animation
9 4 (5.06%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.80%) Multithreaded Programming
10 3 (3.80%) Multithreading
10 3 (3.80%) Prototyping
11 2 (2.53%) Analytics
11 2 (2.53%) Cryptocurrency
11 2 (2.53%) Front End Development
11 2 (2.53%) Machine Learning
11 2 (2.53%) Performance Optimisation
11 2 (2.53%) Scrum
11 2 (2.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (62.03%) C++
2 26 (32.91%) C#
3 7 (8.86%) Python
4 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.06%) Java
5 4 (5.06%) PHP
6 3 (3.80%) HLSL
7 2 (2.53%) Go
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.27%) MAXScript
8 1 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.53%) Perforce
2 2 (2.53%) Sony