Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Games Developer was £67,500 in advertised job vacancies in Work from Home during the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

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

Game Developer
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 459 216 277
Rank change year-on-year -243 +61 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 27 24 29
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.12% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.47% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 28
10th Percentile £43,750 " "
25th Percentile £48,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +68.75% - -
75th Percentile £77,500 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £86,750 £55,250 "
UK median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +27.78% +12.50% -13.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies with a WFH option. 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
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies in Work from Home with a recognized job title 21,400 5,156 7,872
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 95.18% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,267 4,513 6,850
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Games Developer
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option which featured Games Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Games Developer trend for jobs with a WFH option

Games Developer
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Games Developer.

Games Developer salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Games Developer
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Games Developer over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Games Developer salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Jobs with a WFH Option

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, Games Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (55.56%) Social Skills
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 10 (37.04%) Docker
5 9 (33.33%) Mobile Development
6 8 (29.63%) REST
6 8 (29.63%) Online Games
7 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
7 7 (25.93%) TypeScript
7 7 (25.93%) SOLID
8 6 (22.22%) gRPC
8 6 (22.22%) Go
8 6 (22.22%) Architectural Design
8 6 (22.22%) React
8 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
9 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
9 5 (18.52%) Android
9 5 (18.52%) HTML
9 5 (18.52%) CSS
9 5 (18.52%) User Experience
9 5 (18.52%) Data Privacy
9 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
9 5 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (18.52%) React Native
9 5 (18.52%) Full Stack Development
10 4 (14.81%) Legacy Code
10 4 (14.81%) Firebase
10 4 (14.81%) PHP 7

Games Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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:

Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) AppsFlyer
1 4 (14.81%) Firebase
1 4 (14.81%) Pushwoosh
2 1 (3.70%) Azure
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) Google Play
2 1 (3.70%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (11.11%) OLAP
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.70%) Hazelcast
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) Bitbucket
2 4 (14.81%) Mercurial
2 4 (14.81%) PHPUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Babel
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
3 1 (3.70%) Mockito
3 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.70%) webpack
General
1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (55.56%) Social Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Finance
4 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Back Office
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) REST
2 6 (22.22%) gRPC
2 6 (22.22%) React
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
3 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) React Native
4 4 (14.81%) Jest
4 4 (14.81%) jQuery
4 4 (14.81%) LAMP
4 4 (14.81%) Laravel
4 4 (14.81%) RESTful
5 3 (11.11%) MDX
6 1 (3.70%) .NET
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe AIR
6 1 (3.70%) DOM
6 1 (3.70%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) JSON
6 1 (3.70%) Kafka
6 1 (3.70%) Spring
6 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Online Games
2 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
2 5 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (18.52%) User Experience
3 4 (14.81%) Legacy Code
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.70%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (3.70%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Android
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 7 (25.93%) SOLID
3 6 (22.22%) Architectural Design
4 5 (18.52%) Data Privacy
4 5 (18.52%) Full Stack Development
4 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Android Development
5 4 (14.81%) B2B
5 4 (14.81%) Fintech
5 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
5 4 (14.81%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (14.81%) OO
5 4 (14.81%) OOP
5 4 (14.81%) Refactoring
5 4 (14.81%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.11%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) TypeScript
3 6 (22.22%) Go
4 4 (14.81%) PHP
4 4 (14.81%) PHP 7
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) Apple Swift
5 3 (11.11%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Java 8
6 1 (3.70%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe
2 1 (3.70%) Google