The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Games Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Game Programmer
UK / Scotland
Rank 129 153 155
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 2 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.089% 0.067% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.071% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Median salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £60,000 £31,250
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +92.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2163 2832 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.01% 95.48% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1862 1910
Median salary £42,500 £42,926 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.99% +1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Games Programmer in the job title.

Games Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer across the Scotland region.

Games Programmer Salary Trend in Scotland

Games Programmer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Games Programmer 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 Scotland region featuring Games Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Game Development
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Sony
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Xbox
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) Flash
3 1 (33.33%) Perforce
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) C#

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Flash
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Game Development
1 2 (66.67%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Perforce
1 1 (33.33%) Sony