The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Programmer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Programmer
Rank 159 165 159
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 3 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.096% 0.031% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.032% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Average salary £32,500 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
Games Programmer
UK

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
2950 3096 3020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.82% 95.06% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1987 1974 2148
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Games Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Programmer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Programmer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee - 2 £32,500 -
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
Games Programmer
UK

Games Programmer
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Games Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Games Programmer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (71.43%) Mobile Games
2 5 (71.43%) Android Development
2 5 (71.43%) iOS Development
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Android
2 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Phone
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 2 (28.57%) Animation
4 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 2 (28.57%) Physics
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Publishing
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (28.57%) Unreal Engine
4 2 (28.57%) CryEngine

Games Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Games Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Games Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (28.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (28.57%) Unreal Engine
1 2 (28.57%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mobile Games
2 2 (28.57%) Animation
2 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 2 (28.57%) Physics
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Android
1 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Android Development
1 5 (71.43%) iOS Development
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree