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The median annual salary for a Virtual Reality Developer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 June 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Reality (VR) Developer
UK
6 months to
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1254 940 839
Rank change year-on-year -314 -101 +253
Permanent jobs requiring a Virtual Reality Developer 9 13 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.013% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 10
10th Percentile - £32,700 £24,625
25th Percentile £48,750 £37,500 £25,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +42.86% -30.00%
75th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £44,375
90th Percentile - £66,500 £50,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% +30.77% -3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 164,095 97,227 75,626
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.13% 91.69% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,931 69,690 61,573
10th Percentile £32,345 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Virtual Reality Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Virtual Reality Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Reality Developer in the UK

Virtual Reality Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Reality Developer.

Salary trend for Virtual Reality Developer in the UK

Virtual Reality Developer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Reality Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 29 June 2022. 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 -246 9 £52,500 +5.00% 2
London -234 8 - -
South West -25 1 £52,500 +5.00%
UK excluding London -147 1 £52,500 +23.53% 2
Work from Home -265 1 - - 2

Virtual Reality Developer Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, Virtual Reality Developer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Virtual Reality Developer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (88.89%) Unreal Engine
2 8 (88.89%) Games
3 7 (77.78%) WebXR
4 2 (22.22%) API Design
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) User Experience
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality Developer Skill Set
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:

General
1 8 (88.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (88.89%) Unreal Engine
3 7 (77.78%) WebXR
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) API Design
2 1 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#