The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 91 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 26 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.50% 1.58% 0.88%
As % of the General category 4.27% 5.14% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 16
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -5.40%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
633 506 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.21% 30.67% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 487 408 368
Average salary £44,250 £45,000 £40,526
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.66% +11.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,694 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
Cambridgeshire

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 30 July 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 33 (48.53%) JavaScript
2 30 (44.12%) PHP
3 28 (41.18%) Linux
3 28 (41.18%) Python
4 25 (36.76%) Web Services
4 25 (36.76%) HTML
5 24 (35.29%) Apache
5 24 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (35.29%) NoSQL
6 21 (30.88%) OO
7 18 (26.47%) SQL
8 16 (23.53%) OOD
9 13 (19.12%) Adobe
9 13 (19.12%) Lua
10 12 (17.65%) CSS
11 11 (16.18%) Windows
11 11 (16.18%) Marketing
12 10 (14.71%) Degree
12 10 (14.71%) 3D Graphics
12 10 (14.71%) HTML5
13 9 (13.24%) ActionScript 3.0
13 9 (13.24%) Software Architecture
13 9 (13.24%) WebKit
13 9 (13.24%) Publishing
13 9 (13.24%) Mac OS
13 9 (13.24%) Online Games
13 9 (13.24%) MySQL
13 9 (13.24%) ActionScript
14 8 (11.76%) C++
14 8 (11.76%) Software Deployment

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (35.29%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) SAS
2 1 (1.47%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.88%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) SPSS
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
3 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (35.29%) NoSQL
2 9 (13.24%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) WebDriver
1 3 (4.41%) Selenium
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (2.94%) WATIR
2 2 (2.94%) JMeter
2 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.47%) Grunt
3 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (16.18%) Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) Publishing
3 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (67.65%) Developer
2 8 (11.76%) Software Developer
2 8 (11.76%) GUI Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Marketing Director
4 5 (7.35%) Junior
4 5 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (7.35%) C++ Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Junior Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Games Developer
5 4 (5.88%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (5.88%) PHP Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Graphics Developer
5 4 (5.88%) C++ Games Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.94%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.76%) Web Services
1 25 (36.76%) HTML
2 12 (17.65%) CSS
3 10 (14.71%) HTML5
4 9 (13.24%) WebKit
5 4 (5.88%) RESTful
5 4 (5.88%) DirectX
6 3 (4.41%) Flash
7 2 (2.94%) XML
8 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.47%) iOS SDK
8 1 (1.47%) REST
8 1 (1.47%) JDBC
8 1 (1.47%) .NET
8 1 (1.47%) J2EE
8 1 (1.47%) Swing
8 1 (1.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) 3D Graphics
2 9 (13.24%) Online Games
3 7 (10.29%) Social Media
3 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (10.29%) Mathematics
4 5 (7.35%) Physics
5 4 (5.88%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (5.88%) Xbox
5 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.41%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.47%) Open Source
7 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.47%) 3D Printing
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) Statistics
7 1 (1.47%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.47%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Linux
2 11 (16.18%) Windows
3 9 (13.24%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.94%) Android
4 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.47%) UNIX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.88%) OO
2 16 (23.53%) OOD
3 9 (13.24%) Software Architecture
4 8 (11.76%) Software Deployment
5 7 (10.29%) Budget Control
5 7 (10.29%) Campaign Management
5 7 (10.29%) Social Media Monitoring
6 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.35%) Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) OOP
7 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.88%) Analytics
9 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.41%) SEO
9 3 (4.41%) Pay per click
9 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (48.53%) JavaScript
2 30 (44.12%) PHP
3 28 (41.18%) Python
4 18 (26.47%) SQL
5 13 (19.12%) Lua
6 9 (13.24%) ActionScript 3.0
6 9 (13.24%) ActionScript
7 8 (11.76%) C++
8 7 (10.29%) Java
9 2 (2.94%) C
10 1 (1.47%) R
10 1 (1.47%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) VB
10 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Adobe
2 7 (10.29%) Twitter
3 3 (4.41%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Symbian
4 2 (2.94%) Nokia
5 1 (1.47%) Talend
5 1 (1.47%) Tableau
5 1 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.47%) Perforce
5 1 (1.47%) Omniture
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