The median annual salary for a Games Programmer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Dundee during the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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

Game Programmer
Scotland / Dundee
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Programmer 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dundee 5.41% 6.06% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 6.25% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £32,500 - £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £52,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year -23.80% +64.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dundee. 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
Dundee
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 36 32 60
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dundee 97.30% 96.97% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 28
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Games Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dundee

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dundee that featured Games Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Games Programmer in Dundee

Games Programmer
Salary Trend in Dundee

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

Salary trend for Games Programmer in Dundee

Games Programmer Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dundee

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Dundee region featuring Games Programmer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) JNI
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) 3D Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Games

Games Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dundee 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 2 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) 3D Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Game Development
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree