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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 89 86 107
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.13% 1.90% 0.35%
As % of the General category 3.51% 6.67% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4 23 6
Median salary £47,000 £60,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.66% +114.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £65,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
342 420 637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.17% 28.53% 36.76%
Number of salaries quoted 276 339 454
Median salary £47,000 £49,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.05% +16.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 15 (57.69%) HTML
2 15 (57.69%) CSS
2 15 (57.69%) HTML5
3 11 (42.31%) Python
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 8 (30.77%) Web Development
5 8 (30.77%) Degree
5 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 8 (30.77%) C#
5 8 (30.77%) C++
5 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
6 7 (26.92%) MVC
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) .NET
6 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
6 7 (26.92%) jQuery
6 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
6 7 (26.92%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
6 7 (26.92%) User Experience
6 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Java
9 4 (15.38%) Open Source
9 4 (15.38%) Product Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) C# Developer
2 7 (26.92%) C# Web Developer
2 7 (26.92%) UI Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Web Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Web UI Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) UI Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Graduate
5 2 (7.69%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.85%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) CSS
1 15 (57.69%) HTML
1 15 (57.69%) HTML5
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
2 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (26.92%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Grails
3 1 (3.85%) Kafka
3 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 7 (26.92%) User Experience
2 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
3 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 8 (30.77%) Web Development
3 7 (26.92%) Integration Testing
3 7 (26.92%) MVC
3 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
3 7 (26.92%) Unit Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Open Source
4 4 (15.38%) Product Management
5 1 (3.85%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Game Development
5 1 (3.85%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.85%) Texturing
5 1 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 11 (42.31%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Groovy
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe
1 1 (3.85%) Google
1 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
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