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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 97 97 104
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 31 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.90% 1.62% 1.26%
As % of the General category 3.28% 4.75% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 11 27 14
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
396 652 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.54% 34.17% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 336 486 365
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) HTML
2 12 (36.36%) MySQL
3 11 (33.33%) Electronics
3 11 (33.33%) Internet
3 11 (33.33%) Project Management
3 11 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 10 (30.30%) Waterfall
4 10 (30.30%) Performance Improvement
4 10 (30.30%) Internet of Things
4 10 (30.30%) SDLC
4 10 (30.30%) Risk Management
4 10 (30.30%) Manufacturing
4 10 (30.30%) MS Project
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (30.30%) PMP
4 10 (30.30%) PMI Certification
5 9 (27.27%) Linux
5 9 (27.27%) Python
5 9 (27.27%) PHP
5 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
6 8 (24.24%) Degree
7 7 (21.21%) User Experience
7 7 (21.21%) Java
7 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
7 7 (21.21%) OOD
7 7 (21.21%) OO
8 6 (18.18%) C
8 6 (18.18%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (15.15%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Project
2 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) Blender
3 1 (3.03%) Maya
3 1 (3.03%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) MySQL
2 11 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
4 6 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 5 (15.15%) CouchDB
5 5 (15.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (15.15%) Neo4j
5 5 (15.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 11 (33.33%) Electronics
2 10 (30.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Project Manager
3 6 (18.18%) PHP Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Software Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) UI Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Graphics Programmer
6 1 (3.03%) Magento Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) HTML
2 6 (18.18%) CSS
3 5 (15.15%) HTML5
3 5 (15.15%) REST
3 5 (15.15%) POSIX
4 2 (6.06%) OpenGL
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) Flash
5 1 (3.03%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (3.03%) XML
5 1 (3.03%) .NET
5 1 (3.03%) Spring
5 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.03%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Internet of Things
2 7 (21.21%) User Experience
3 6 (18.18%) Algorithms
3 6 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 6 (18.18%) Physics
3 6 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 6 (18.18%) Statistics
4 5 (15.15%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (15.15%) Informatics
4 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.06%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (6.06%) 3D Printing
6 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.03%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (30.30%) Waterfall
3 10 (30.30%) Performance Improvement
3 10 (30.30%) SDLC
3 10 (30.30%) Risk Management
4 7 (21.21%) E-Commerce
4 7 (21.21%) OOD
4 7 (21.21%) OO
5 5 (15.15%) Bioinformatics
5 5 (15.15%) Open Source
5 5 (15.15%) Hidden Markov Model
5 5 (15.15%) Game Theory
5 5 (15.15%) Gibbs Sampling
5 5 (15.15%) Memory Management
5 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) Extreme Programming
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Python
1 9 (27.27%) PHP
1 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 7 (21.21%) Java
3 6 (18.18%) C
4 5 (15.15%) Ruby
4 5 (15.15%) Haskell
4 5 (15.15%) R
4 5 (15.15%) Go
4 5 (15.15%) Perl
5 4 (12.12%) C++
5 4 (12.12%) SQL
6 2 (6.06%) GLSL
7 1 (3.03%) HLSL
7 1 (3.03%) Delphi
7 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) PMP
1 10 (30.30%) PMI Certification
2 8 (24.24%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Xen
1 5 (15.15%) KVM
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
1 5 (15.15%) LXC
1 5 (15.15%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Pegasus
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