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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 68 94 101
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 40 19 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.42% 1.31% 1.36%
As % of the General category 10.26% 4.76% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 36 16 18
Median salary £40,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.94% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £40,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £49,500
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
390 399 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 33.30% 27.46% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 333 329 458
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,577
% change year-on-year
- +3.26%

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 30 June 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 30 (36.14%) Life Science
2 26 (31.33%) Java
3 22 (26.51%) JavaScript
3 22 (26.51%) HTML
3 22 (26.51%) CSS
4 20 (24.10%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (21.69%) Degree
5 18 (21.69%) Finance
6 16 (19.28%) Scrum
6 16 (19.28%) C#
6 16 (19.28%) Web Development
7 15 (18.07%) ERP
8 14 (16.87%) C++
8 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
9 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
9 13 (15.66%) Web Services
9 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
10 11 (13.25%) Manufacturing
10 11 (13.25%) Selenium
10 11 (13.25%) High Availability
11 10 (12.05%) DevOps
11 10 (12.05%) QA
11 10 (12.05%) Magento
11 10 (12.05%) Web Design
11 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce
11 10 (12.05%) SQL
12 9 (10.84%) PHP
12 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
12 9 (10.84%) CSS3
12 9 (10.84%) HTML5

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 13 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.61%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (24.10%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (12.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.43%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
3 5 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.25%) Selenium
3 8 (9.64%) Cucumber
3 8 (9.64%) HP UFT
3 8 (9.64%) JBehave
3 8 (9.64%) Ranorex
3 8 (9.64%) RSpec
3 8 (9.64%) Subversion
4 5 (6.02%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.02%) JIRA
4 5 (6.02%) JUnit
4 5 (6.02%) Maven
4 5 (6.02%) Mockito
5 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 11 (13.25%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Retail
3 8 (9.64%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (60.24%) Developer
2 15 (18.07%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Web Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Lead Developer
4 8 (9.64%) Systems Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (7.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (7.23%) Junior
6 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Test Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.51%) CSS
1 22 (26.51%) HTML
2 13 (15.66%) Web Services
3 9 (10.84%) CSS3
3 9 (10.84%) HTML5
4 8 (9.64%) Ajax
4 8 (9.64%) RESTful
4 8 (9.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 5 (6.02%) Spring
6 3 (3.61%) Grails
6 3 (3.61%) HEVC
7 2 (2.41%) DHTML
7 2 (2.41%) jQuery
7 2 (2.41%) JSON
7 2 (2.41%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (2.41%) XML
8 1 (1.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.20%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (36.14%) Life Science
2 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.82%) Biology
4 3 (3.61%) CCTV
4 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) STB
5 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.20%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.20%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Unix
3 3 (3.61%) Windows
4 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) Scrum
1 16 (19.28%) Web Development
2 15 (18.07%) ERP
3 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.25%) High Availability
5 10 (12.05%) DevOps
5 10 (12.05%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.05%) Web Design
6 8 (9.64%) API Testing
6 8 (9.64%) BDD
6 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (9.64%) Kanban
6 8 (9.64%) Logistics
6 8 (9.64%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.64%) OOP
6 8 (9.64%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.64%) UML
7 6 (7.23%) Front End Development
8 5 (6.02%) Business Analysis
8 5 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.33%) Java
2 22 (26.51%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.28%) C#
4 14 (16.87%) C++
5 10 (12.05%) SQL
6 9 (10.84%) PHP
7 4 (4.82%) Perl
8 3 (3.61%) C
8 3 (3.61%) Embedded C
8 3 (3.61%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 18 (21.69%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (4.82%) Google
1 4 (4.82%) Rackspace
2 3 (3.61%) Adobe
3 2 (2.41%) Perforce
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