The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 57 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 57 16 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.17% 1.09% 2.24%
As % of the General category 12.53% 3.79% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 47 11 37
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £38,564 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Games
Cambridgeshire

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

General Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
455 422 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 33.31% 28.63% 35.76%
Number of salaries quoted 353 352 508
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Games
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Games Salary Trend in Cambridge

Games
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Games.

1 42 (50.00%) Java
2 27 (32.14%) C#
2 27 (32.14%) Scrum
3 22 (26.19%) Software Engineering
3 22 (26.19%) Life Science
4 21 (25.00%) High Availability
5 19 (22.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 19 (22.62%) Mentoring
5 19 (22.62%) UML
5 19 (22.62%) Kanban
6 18 (21.43%) Dynamics AX
6 18 (21.43%) HTML
6 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 18 (21.43%) CSS
7 14 (16.67%) Finance
7 14 (16.67%) Degree
8 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
8 13 (15.48%) Web Services
8 13 (15.48%) C++
8 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
8 13 (15.48%) ERP
9 11 (13.10%) Manufacturing
9 11 (13.10%) Selenium
10 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
10 10 (11.90%) SQL
11 9 (10.71%) Web Development
12 8 (9.52%) Ajax
12 8 (9.52%) Logistics
12 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (9.52%) Banking

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.19%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) Fireworks
2 2 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (21.43%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.76%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.57%) MySQL
3 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (15.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.10%) Selenium
3 8 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 8 (9.52%) JBehave
3 8 (9.52%) Ranorex
3 8 (9.52%) RSpec
3 8 (9.52%) Subversion
4 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.95%) JIRA
4 5 (5.95%) JUnit
4 5 (5.95%) Maven
4 5 (5.95%) Mockito
5 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.38%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Manufacturing
3 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.52%) Banking
4 8 (9.52%) Retail
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (63.10%) Developer
2 23 (27.38%) Systems Developer
3 21 (25.00%) Lead Developer
4 16 (19.05%) Java Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Dynamics AX Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Developer
6 8 (9.52%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Games Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Java Games Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Lead C# Developer
6 8 (9.52%) Lead Java Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Junior
7 6 (7.14%) Web Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.62%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 18 (21.43%) CSS
2 18 (21.43%) HTML
3 13 (15.48%) Web Services
4 8 (9.52%) Ajax
5 7 (8.33%) CSS3
5 7 (8.33%) HTML5
5 7 (8.33%) RESTful
6 5 (5.95%) Spring
7 3 (3.57%) Grails
7 3 (3.57%) HEVC
8 2 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.38%) OpenGL
9 1 (1.19%) DHTML
9 1 (1.19%) jQuery
9 1 (1.19%) JSON
9 1 (1.19%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Life Science
2 4 (4.76%) Biology
2 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) CCTV
3 3 (3.57%) STB
4 2 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.38%) GPGPU
4 2 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) DTV
5 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Linux
2 4 (4.76%) Unix
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
4 2 (2.38%) Android
4 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.14%) Scrum
2 22 (26.19%) Software Engineering
3 21 (25.00%) High Availability
4 19 (22.62%) Kanban
4 19 (22.62%) Mentoring
4 19 (22.62%) UML
5 13 (15.48%) ERP
6 9 (10.71%) Web Development
7 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.52%) API Testing
7 8 (9.52%) BDD
7 8 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (9.52%) Logistics
7 8 (9.52%) OOP
7 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.95%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.76%) Bioinformatics
9 4 (4.76%) Performance Testing
9 4 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.00%) Java
2 27 (32.14%) C#
3 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.48%) C++
5 10 (11.90%) SQL
6 4 (4.76%) Perl
7 3 (3.57%) C
7 3 (3.57%) Embedded C
7 3 (3.57%) Embedded C++
7 3 (3.57%) Groovy
7 3 (3.57%) PHP
8 2 (2.38%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.38%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.19%) Python
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (2.38%) Adobe
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