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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 93 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.26% 1.10% 0.86%
As % of the General category 3.29% 3.57% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 17
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
669 476 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.38% 30.87% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 476 406 448
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 26 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 22 (47.83%) PHP
3 21 (45.65%) Linux
4 20 (43.48%) HTML
4 20 (43.48%) Python
5 19 (41.30%) Web Services
5 19 (41.30%) NoSQL
6 18 (39.13%) Apache
6 18 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 10 (21.74%) CSS
8 10 (21.74%) OO
8 10 (21.74%) Publishing
9 9 (19.57%) Windows
9 9 (19.57%) OOD
9 9 (19.57%) Marketing
9 9 (19.57%) Online Games
9 9 (19.57%) HTML5
10 8 (17.39%) Java
10 8 (17.39%) MySQL
10 8 (17.39%) Adobe
10 8 (17.39%) Mac OS
10 8 (17.39%) WebKit
11 7 (15.22%) Budget Control
11 7 (15.22%) Software Architecture
11 7 (15.22%) Social Media
11 7 (15.22%) Twitter
11 7 (15.22%) Software Deployment
11 7 (15.22%) Campaign Management
11 7 (15.22%) Social Media Monitoring

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Application Platforms
1 18 (39.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) SAS
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Node.js
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Photoshop
2 4 (8.70%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) NoSQL
2 8 (17.39%) MySQL
3 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) SimpleDB
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Selenium
1 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) JMeter
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
2 2 (4.35%) WATIR
3 1 (2.17%) Maven
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.17%) Grunt
3 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 10 (21.74%) Publishing
2 9 (19.57%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (71.74%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Software Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Marketing Director
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.70%) GUI Developer
5 4 (8.70%) PHP Developer
5 4 (8.70%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Junior
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Junior Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Games Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Games Programmer
7 1 (2.17%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) HTML
2 19 (41.30%) Web Services
3 10 (21.74%) CSS
4 9 (19.57%) HTML5
5 8 (17.39%) WebKit
6 5 (10.87%) RESTful
7 2 (4.35%) jQuery
7 2 (4.35%) J2EE
8 1 (2.17%) JDBC
8 1 (2.17%) Swing
8 1 (2.17%) Flash
8 1 (2.17%) Spring
8 1 (2.17%) Java EE
8 1 (2.17%) Django
8 1 (2.17%) REST
8 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Online Games
2 7 (15.22%) Social Media
3 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.52%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
5 2 (4.35%) Open Source
5 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.17%) Physics
6 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.17%) 3D Printing
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.17%) Economics
6 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) Windows
3 8 (17.39%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) OO
2 9 (19.57%) OOD
3 7 (15.22%) Software Architecture
3 7 (15.22%) Budget Control
3 7 (15.22%) Software Deployment
3 7 (15.22%) Campaign Management
3 7 (15.22%) Social Media Monitoring
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.52%) Analytics
6 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.35%) Security Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Web Testing
7 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
8 1 (2.17%) SEO
8 1 (2.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (56.52%) JavaScript
2 22 (47.83%) PHP
3 20 (43.48%) Python
4 11 (23.91%) SQL
5 8 (17.39%) Java
6 4 (8.70%) Lua
6 4 (8.70%) ActionScript 3.0
6 4 (8.70%) ActionScript
7 3 (6.52%) C++
8 2 (4.35%) C
9 1 (2.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.17%) R
9 1 (2.17%) PHP5
9 1 (2.17%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Adobe
2 7 (15.22%) Twitter
3 1 (2.17%) Talend
3 1 (2.17%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.17%) Perforce
3 1 (2.17%) Omniture
3 1 (2.17%) Google
3 1 (2.17%) Tableau
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