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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 93 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 17 27 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.22% 1.50% 1.58%
As % of the General category 4.52% 4.27% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 8
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
376 632 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.07% 35.21% 30.75%
Number of salaries quoted 301 487 408
Average salary £45,000 £44,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.55% -0.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,694 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 31 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (68.75%) MySQL
2 21 (65.63%) HTML
2 21 (65.63%) MongoDB
3 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
3 19 (59.38%) PHP
4 18 (56.25%) NoSQL
5 17 (53.13%) User Experience
5 17 (53.13%) E-Commerce
6 16 (50.00%) CSS
7 9 (28.13%) Linux
8 8 (25.00%) OO
9 7 (21.88%) C
9 7 (21.88%) OOD
9 7 (21.88%) Python
9 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.88%) Degree
10 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
10 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
10 6 (18.75%) Physics
10 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
10 6 (18.75%) Java
11 5 (15.63%) Perl
11 5 (15.63%) POSIX
11 5 (15.63%) Pegasus
11 5 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
11 5 (15.63%) Bioinformatics
11 5 (15.63%) Xen
11 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
11 5 (15.63%) Ruby
11 5 (15.63%) Statistics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 5 (15.63%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (68.75%) MySQL
2 21 (65.63%) MongoDB
3 18 (56.25%) NoSQL
4 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 5 (15.63%) Neo4j
5 5 (15.63%) MariaDB
5 5 (15.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (15.63%) CouchDB
6 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.13%) Electronics
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (81.25%) Developer
2 16 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (6.25%) UI Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Magento Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (65.63%) HTML
2 16 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (15.63%) POSIX
3 5 (15.63%) HTML5
3 5 (15.63%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) DirectX
4 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) Flash
5 1 (3.13%) .NET
5 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.13%) Spring
5 1 (3.13%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (53.13%) User Experience
2 6 (18.75%) Mathematics
2 6 (18.75%) Physics
2 6 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Algorithms
3 5 (15.63%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (15.63%) Statistics
3 5 (15.63%) Informatics
4 1 (3.13%) PlayStation
4 1 (3.13%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
4 1 (3.13%) STB
4 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.13%) 3D Printing
4 1 (3.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) E-Commerce
2 8 (25.00%) OO
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.88%) OOD
4 5 (15.63%) Extreme Programming
4 5 (15.63%) Data Analysis
4 5 (15.63%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) Memory Management
4 5 (15.63%) Hidden Markov Model
4 5 (15.63%) Game Theory
4 5 (15.63%) Gibbs Sampling
5 2 (6.25%) Game Development
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Validation
6 1 (3.13%) CAD
6 1 (3.13%) TDD
6 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.13%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) JavaScript
1 19 (59.38%) PHP
2 7 (21.88%) C
2 7 (21.88%) Python
3 6 (18.75%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) Go
4 5 (15.63%) Ruby
4 5 (15.63%) Haskell
4 5 (15.63%) R
4 5 (15.63%) Perl
5 4 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (9.38%) SQL
7 2 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (3.13%) Delphi
8 1 (3.13%) GLSL
8 1 (3.13%) HLSL
8 1 (3.13%) Lua
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Xen
1 5 (15.63%) KVM
1 5 (15.63%) Docker
1 5 (15.63%) LXC
1 5 (15.63%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Mesos
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Pegasus
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Share options, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
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Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Hands On Training!
Posted: 4 days ago
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ECM Selection
Salary: to c£65,000 (DoE) + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Arcus Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Central Cambridge
ECM Selection
Salary: to c£65k (DoE) + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arcus Global
Salary: up to £25k
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Arcus Global
Salary: From £21,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent + top benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
NetNames
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
NetNames
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridge
NetNames
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago