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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 81 96 98
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 15 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.24% 1.09% 1.36%
As % of the General category 3.90% 4.40% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 16
Median salary £34,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £42,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
385 341 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.92% 24.87% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 310 274 516
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,660
10% offered a salary of more than £74,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Games.

1 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
1 26 (37.14%) HTML
1 26 (37.14%) CSS
2 23 (32.86%) Life Science
3 21 (30.00%) Web Development
4 19 (27.14%) Java
5 17 (24.29%) Degree
6 16 (22.86%) Finance
7 15 (21.43%) C++
7 15 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 15 (21.43%) HTML5
8 13 (18.57%) C#
8 13 (18.57%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (15.71%) Selenium
9 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
9 11 (15.71%) ERP
10 10 (14.29%) Web Services
10 10 (14.29%) Web Design
10 10 (14.29%) QA
10 10 (14.29%) Magento
10 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (14.29%) CSS3
10 10 (14.29%) DevOps
11 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
11 9 (12.86%) PHP
12 8 (11.43%) SQL
12 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
13 7 (10.00%) Scrum
13 7 (10.00%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 3 (4.29%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.14%) MySQL
2 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Selenium
2 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.57%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.57%) HP UFT
3 6 (8.57%) JBehave
3 6 (8.57%) Ranorex
3 6 (8.57%) RSpec
3 6 (8.57%) Subversion
4 3 (4.29%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 3 (4.29%) JUnit
4 3 (4.29%) Maven
4 3 (4.29%) Mockito
5 1 (1.43%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.43%) JMeter
5 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
2 6 (8.57%) Retail
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (61.43%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (8.57%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Junior
5 6 (8.57%) UI Developer
6 5 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Web UI Developer
7 4 (5.71%) C++ Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Magento Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.29%) C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Graduate
8 3 (4.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.14%) CSS
1 26 (37.14%) HTML
2 15 (21.43%) HTML5
3 10 (14.29%) CSS3
3 10 (14.29%) Web Services
4 7 (10.00%) jQuery
5 6 (8.57%) Ajax
5 6 (8.57%) RESTful
6 5 (7.14%) .NET
6 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (5.71%) Grails
8 3 (4.29%) HEVC
8 3 (4.29%) Spring
9 2 (2.86%) DHTML
9 2 (2.86%) JSON
9 2 (2.86%) Unreal Engine
9 2 (2.86%) XML
10 1 (1.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (1.43%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.86%) Life Science
2 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.29%) CCTV
3 3 (4.29%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.29%) STB
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Linux
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Web Development
2 15 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 11 (15.71%) ERP
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.29%) DevOps
4 10 (14.29%) Web Design
5 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.00%) Scrum
7 6 (8.57%) API Testing
7 6 (8.57%) BDD
7 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.57%) Front End Development
7 6 (8.57%) Logistics
7 6 (8.57%) OOP
7 6 (8.57%) TDD
7 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.14%) MVC
8 5 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
2 19 (27.14%) Java
3 15 (21.43%) C++
4 13 (18.57%) C#
5 9 (12.86%) PHP
6 8 (11.43%) SQL
7 4 (5.71%) Groovy
8 3 (4.29%) C
8 3 (4.29%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Google
1 4 (5.71%) Rackspace
2 3 (4.29%) Adobe
3 2 (2.86%) Perforce
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