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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 91 91 111
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 19 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.32% 1.21% 0.88%
As % of the General category 3.52% 3.75% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 17
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -14.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,025 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,550 £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
682 506 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.64% 32.13% 26.53%
Number of salaries quoted 502 420 414
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,660 £31,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £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 28 August 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (52.73%) JavaScript
2 26 (47.27%) PHP
3 24 (43.64%) Linux
4 23 (41.82%) Python
4 23 (41.82%) HTML
5 22 (40.00%) Web Services
6 21 (38.18%) Apache
6 21 (38.18%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (38.18%) NoSQL
7 14 (25.45%) OO
8 13 (23.64%) SQL
9 11 (20.00%) OOD
9 11 (20.00%) CSS
9 11 (20.00%) Adobe
10 10 (18.18%) Publishing
10 10 (18.18%) Windows
10 10 (18.18%) Marketing
10 10 (18.18%) HTML5
11 9 (16.36%) WebKit
11 9 (16.36%) Mac OS
11 9 (16.36%) Lua
11 9 (16.36%) Online Games
11 9 (16.36%) Java
12 8 (14.55%) MySQL
12 8 (14.55%) Software Deployment
12 8 (14.55%) Software Architecture
13 7 (12.73%) ActionScript 3.0
13 7 (12.73%) Social Media
13 7 (12.73%) Twitter
13 7 (12.73%) Campaign Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (38.18%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
2 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.27%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.82%) SPSS
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (38.18%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.55%) MySQL
3 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.82%) SimpleDB
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Selenium
1 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.64%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) WATIR
2 2 (3.64%) JMeter
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.82%) Grunt
3 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) JUnit
3 1 (1.82%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Maven
General
1 10 (18.18%) Publishing
1 10 (18.18%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Software Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Marketing Director
4 6 (10.91%) GUI Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (7.27%) PHP Developer
6 4 (7.27%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Junior
7 3 (5.45%) Games Developer
7 3 (5.45%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Graphics Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Programmer
8 2 (3.64%) C++ Games Developer
9 1 (1.82%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.82%) HTML
2 22 (40.00%) Web Services
3 11 (20.00%) CSS
4 10 (18.18%) HTML5
5 9 (16.36%) WebKit
6 5 (9.09%) RESTful
7 3 (5.45%) Flash
8 2 (3.64%) J2EE
8 2 (3.64%) DirectX
9 1 (1.82%) REST
9 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.82%) .NET
9 1 (1.82%) JDBC
9 1 (1.82%) Swing
9 1 (1.82%) jQuery
9 1 (1.82%) Java EE
9 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Online Games
2 7 (12.73%) Social Media
3 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.91%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
4 4 (7.27%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.45%) Physics
6 2 (3.64%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (3.64%) Xbox
6 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.82%) 3D Printing
7 1 (1.82%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.82%) Open Source
7 1 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.82%) Statistics
7 1 (1.82%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Windows
3 9 (16.36%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) OO
2 11 (20.00%) OOD
3 8 (14.55%) Software Deployment
3 8 (14.55%) Software Architecture
4 7 (12.73%) Campaign Management
4 7 (12.73%) Social Media Monitoring
4 7 (12.73%) Budget Control
5 4 (7.27%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (7.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (5.45%) Analytics
6 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.45%) OOP
6 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.64%) Pay per click
7 2 (3.64%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.64%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.64%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (52.73%) JavaScript
2 26 (47.27%) PHP
3 23 (41.82%) Python
4 13 (23.64%) SQL
5 9 (16.36%) Lua
5 9 (16.36%) Java
6 7 (12.73%) ActionScript 3.0
6 7 (12.73%) ActionScript
7 6 (10.91%) C++
8 2 (3.64%) C
9 1 (1.82%) R
9 1 (1.82%) VBScript
9 1 (1.82%) VB
9 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.82%) PHP5
9 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) ISEB
3 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Adobe
2 7 (12.73%) Twitter
3 2 (3.64%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) Talend
4 1 (1.82%) Tableau
4 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.82%) Perforce
4 1 (1.82%) Omniture
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