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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 110 89 96
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 22 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.34% 1.46% 1.34%
As % of the General category 0.87% 5.19% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 28
Average salary £31,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £71,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
690 424 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.07% 28.21% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 479 346 526
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,026
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,900
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 24 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 18 (50.00%) PHP
3 16 (44.44%) Linux
4 15 (41.67%) Python
4 15 (41.67%) Web Services
4 15 (41.67%) NoSQL
5 14 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (38.89%) HTML
5 14 (38.89%) Apache
6 9 (25.00%) SQL
7 8 (22.22%) CSS
7 8 (22.22%) MySQL
7 8 (22.22%) Publishing
7 8 (22.22%) Marketing
8 7 (19.44%) OO
8 7 (19.44%) OOD
8 7 (19.44%) Windows
8 7 (19.44%) Online Games
8 7 (19.44%) Budget Control
8 7 (19.44%) Social Media
8 7 (19.44%) Twitter
8 7 (19.44%) Campaign Management
8 7 (19.44%) Social Media Monitoring
9 6 (16.67%) Java
9 6 (16.67%) HTML5
10 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.89%) Adobe
10 5 (13.89%) WebKit
10 5 (13.89%) Software Deployment
10 5 (13.89%) RESTful

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 14 (38.89%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) SAS
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Photoshop
1 4 (11.11%) Fireworks
2 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) NoSQL
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.78%) SimpleDB
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) JIRA
1 2 (5.56%) WATIR
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
1 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
1 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.78%) Grunt
2 1 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (22.22%) Publishing
1 8 (22.22%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Marketing Director
3 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Web Developer
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 4 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Junior
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Junior Java Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) Web Services
2 14 (38.89%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) CSS
4 6 (16.67%) HTML5
5 5 (13.89%) RESTful
5 5 (13.89%) WebKit
6 2 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (5.56%) J2EE
7 1 (2.78%) JDBC
7 1 (2.78%) Swing
7 1 (2.78%) Spring
7 1 (2.78%) Java EE
7 1 (2.78%) Django
7 1 (2.78%) REST
7 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Online Games
1 7 (19.44%) Social Media
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.56%) Open Source
4 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.78%) Physics
5 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.78%) Economics
5 1 (2.78%) Statistics
5 1 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.78%) 3D Printing
5 1 (2.78%) User Experience
5 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 7 (19.44%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) OOD
1 7 (19.44%) OO
1 7 (19.44%) Budget Control
1 7 (19.44%) Campaign Management
1 7 (19.44%) Social Media Monitoring
2 5 (13.89%) Software Deployment
2 5 (13.89%) Software Architecture
2 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.56%) Analytics
4 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 2 (5.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (2.78%) Regression Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 18 (50.00%) PHP
3 15 (41.67%) Python
4 9 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) Lua
6 1 (2.78%) PHP5
6 1 (2.78%) Erlang
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Twitter
2 5 (13.89%) Adobe
3 1 (2.78%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau
3 1 (2.78%) Talend
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