The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £20,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Game Developer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 237 211
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 13 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.016% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.017% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 10
Median salary £20,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.46% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median salary £28,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -32.94% +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4945 5959 5550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.30% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4190 4681 4627
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Games Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Games Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Games Developer in the West Midlands

Games Developer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Games Developer in the West Midlands

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games Developer in the West Midlands

Games Developer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 7 £20,000 -
Coventry - 3 £40,000 -
Halesowen - 2 £20,000 -
Wolverhampton +8 1 - -
Games Developer
England

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Games Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Games
2 19 (82.61%) C#
2 19 (82.61%) Game Development
3 18 (78.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 18 (78.26%) Degree
4 16 (69.57%) Mobile Games
5 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
7 4 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
7 4 (17.39%) Mobile Development
7 4 (17.39%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (17.39%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (13.04%) C++
9 2 (8.70%) BBC
9 2 (8.70%) OpenGL
9 2 (8.70%) DirectX
9 2 (8.70%) HTML
9 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (8.70%) QA
9 2 (8.70%) Animation
9 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
9 2 (8.70%) Subversion
9 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
9 2 (8.70%) HTML5
9 2 (8.70%) User Experience
10 1 (4.35%) SDLC
10 1 (4.35%) Front End Development
10 1 (4.35%) Social Media
10 1 (4.35%) BDD
10 1 (4.35%) Open Source

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 23 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (78.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (17.39%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (8.70%) DirectX
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (4.35%) LESS
4 1 (4.35%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Mobile Games
2 4 (17.39%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (8.70%) Animation
3 2 (8.70%) BBC
3 2 (8.70%) User Experience
4 1 (4.35%) Online Games
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Game Development
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
4 4 (17.39%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Mobile Development
5 1 (4.35%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (78.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA