The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 30 25
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast - 2.94% 6.14%
As % of the General category - 10.26% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £16,750 £19,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.98%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Games
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

General Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
29 39 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 22.66% 28.68% 64.04%
Number of salaries quoted 11 33 64
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £16,750 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £51,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Games
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Games Salary Trend in Belfast

Games
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Games also 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 that cited Games.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Finance

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Games also 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 that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL