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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 96 72 98
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 38 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.75% 2.58% 1.48%
As % of the General category 2.21% 7.38% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 7 34 27
Average salary £35,000 £72,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-51.72% +93.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £35,000 £35,300
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £72,500 £46,500
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
588 515 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 34.01% 34.92% 28.87%
Number of salaries quoted 406 418 417
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
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 December 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 10 (30.30%) Internet
3 9 (27.27%) HTML
4 8 (24.24%) Linux
5 7 (21.21%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) PHP
5 7 (21.21%) Python
5 7 (21.21%) Electronics
6 6 (18.18%) SQL
6 6 (18.18%) MS Project
6 6 (18.18%) CSS
6 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.18%) PMP
6 6 (18.18%) PMI Certification
6 6 (18.18%) Project Management
6 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 6 (18.18%) Publishing
6 6 (18.18%) Marketing
6 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
6 6 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
6 6 (18.18%) Internet of Things
7 5 (15.15%) MySQL
7 5 (15.15%) Web Services
7 5 (15.15%) Apache
7 5 (15.15%) Degree
7 5 (15.15%) Selenium
7 5 (15.15%) Online Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (15.15%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Project
2 3 (9.09%) Fireworks
2 3 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) Blender
3 1 (3.03%) Maya
3 1 (3.03%) 3ds Max
3 1 (3.03%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) FTP
2 3 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.15%) MySQL
3 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.03%) SimpleDB
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Selenium
2 2 (6.06%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) WATIR
2 2 (6.06%) JMeter
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Maven
3 1 (3.03%) JUnit
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (21.21%) Electronics
2 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 6 (18.18%) Publishing
2 6 (18.18%) Marketing
3 4 (12.12%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
2 5 (15.15%) Marketing Director
3 4 (12.12%) Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 3 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 3 (9.09%) PHP Web Developer
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) Web Services
4 4 (12.12%) RESTful
5 2 (6.06%) XML
6 1 (3.03%) OpenGL
6 1 (3.03%) Spring
6 1 (3.03%) Java EE
6 1 (3.03%) Django
6 1 (3.03%) jQuery
6 1 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (3.03%) WebKit
6 1 (3.03%) OpenGL ES
6 1 (3.03%) .NET
6 1 (3.03%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Internet of Things
2 5 (15.15%) Social Media
2 5 (15.15%) Online Games
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
4 2 (6.06%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.03%) Physics
5 1 (3.03%) Economics
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
5 1 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) 3D Printing
5 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
3 2 (6.06%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 6 (18.18%) Waterfall
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Improvement
3 5 (15.15%) Campaign Management
3 5 (15.15%) Social Media Monitoring
3 5 (15.15%) Budget Control
4 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
5 3 (9.09%) Time Management
5 3 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (6.06%) OOD
6 2 (6.06%) Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 7 (21.21%) PHP
2 7 (21.21%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) Python
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (6.06%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) Delphi
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Lua
5 1 (3.03%) PHP5
5 1 (3.03%) Erlang
5 1 (3.03%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) R
5 1 (3.03%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) PMP
1 6 (18.18%) PMI Certification
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Twitter
3 4 (12.12%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.03%) Tableau
4 1 (3.03%) Talend
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