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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 91 81 93
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.06% 1.90% 1.13%
As % of the General category 3.87% 6.44% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 5 17 8
Median salary £52,500 £65,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-19.23% +85.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,600 £48,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £65,000 £42,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
310 419 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.34% 29.53% 31.41%
Number of salaries quoted 258 316 337
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,900 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,050 £60,000 £68,000
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 17 January 2017.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 15 (57.69%) CSS
2 15 (57.69%) HTML
2 15 (57.69%) HTML5
3 13 (50.00%) Python
4 11 (42.31%) Linux
5 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
6 8 (30.77%) Degree
6 8 (30.77%) Visualisation
6 8 (30.77%) User Experience
7 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) C++
8 6 (23.08%) C#
8 6 (23.08%) Java
8 6 (23.08%) Windows
8 6 (23.08%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) Web Development
8 6 (23.08%) jQuery
9 5 (19.23%) TDD
9 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
9 5 (19.23%) MVC
9 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
9 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
9 5 (19.23%) .NET
10 4 (15.38%) Product Management
10 4 (15.38%) Open Source

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
1 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) JMeter
2 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) UI Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
3 5 (19.23%) C# Web Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) UI Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Web Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Web UI Developer
4 4 (15.38%) C++ Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Data Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) CSS
1 15 (57.69%) HTML
1 15 (57.69%) HTML5
2 6 (23.08%) jQuery
3 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.69%) CSS3
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
5 1 (3.85%) Grails
5 1 (3.85%) Kafka
5 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.85%) React
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) User Experience
1 8 (30.77%) Visualisation
2 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.85%) Online Games
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Software Engineering
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Web Development
4 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
4 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
4 5 (19.23%) MVC
4 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
4 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Open Source
5 4 (15.38%) Product Management
6 2 (7.69%) Analytics
6 2 (7.69%) Game Development
6 2 (7.69%) Machine Learning
6 2 (7.69%) MapReduce
6 2 (7.69%) Microservices
6 2 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics
7 1 (3.85%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) Python
3 7 (26.92%) C++
4 6 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) Scala
6 1 (3.85%) Groovy
6 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Adobe
1 1 (3.85%) Vertica
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