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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 81 94 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -25
Permanent jobs citing Games 32 17 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.12% 1.03% 2.88%
As % of the General category 7.32% 3.41% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 41
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £72,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -48.27%
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
437 499 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.00% 30.11% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 325 331 475
Average salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,800 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 9 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 30 (53.57%) Java
1 30 (53.57%) Software Engineering
2 23 (41.07%) C#
3 22 (39.29%) Scrum
4 21 (37.50%) UML
4 21 (37.50%) Kanban
4 21 (37.50%) High Availability
4 21 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 19 (33.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 12 (21.43%) Python
7 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
8 8 (14.29%) Linux
9 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.50%) Web Services
9 7 (12.50%) C++
9 7 (12.50%) PHP
9 7 (12.50%) SQL
9 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
9 7 (12.50%) User Experience
10 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (10.71%) Ruby
10 6 (10.71%) Perl
10 6 (10.71%) OOP
10 6 (10.71%) OO
11 5 (8.93%) Degree
11 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (8.93%) SonarQube
12 4 (7.14%) Data Centre

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) DNS
1 3 (5.36%) Firewall
1 3 (5.36%) FTP
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
1 3 (5.36%) SSH
1 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.14%) MySQL
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) GIS
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (8.93%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) JUnit
2 1 (1.79%) Maven
2 1 (1.79%) Mockito
General
1 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 25 (44.64%) Systems Developer
3 20 (35.71%) Lead Developer
4 10 (17.86%) C# Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Games Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Java Developer
6 8 (14.29%) Java Games Developer
6 8 (14.29%) Lead C# Developer
6 8 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
7 7 (12.50%) Software Engineer
8 6 (10.71%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (10.71%) Ruby Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Games Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Android Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) iOS Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Linux Server Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (12.50%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (5.36%) HTML5
4 3 (5.36%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.36%) WebGL
5 2 (3.57%) Django
6 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) jQuery
6 1 (1.79%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.79%) RESTful
6 1 (1.79%) Sass
6 1 (1.79%) Spring
6 1 (1.79%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) User Experience
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.36%) Augmented Reality
3 3 (5.36%) Biology
3 3 (5.36%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.36%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.36%) GPGPU
3 3 (5.36%) Life Science
3 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) 3D Printing
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
5 1 (1.79%) IPTV
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) STB
5 1 (1.79%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) Android
2 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.36%) Unix
3 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (53.57%) Software Engineering
2 22 (39.29%) Scrum
3 21 (37.50%) High Availability
3 21 (37.50%) Kanban
3 21 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 21 (37.50%) UML
4 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.71%) OO
5 6 (10.71%) OOP
6 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Android Development
8 3 (5.36%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (5.36%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.36%) Parallel Computing
8 3 (5.36%) Test Planning
8 3 (5.36%) Validation
9 2 (3.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) Java
2 23 (41.07%) C#
3 12 (21.43%) Python
4 7 (12.50%) C++
4 7 (12.50%) PHP
4 7 (12.50%) SQL
5 6 (10.71%) Perl
5 6 (10.71%) Ruby
6 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.36%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.36%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.79%) C
8 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) PhD
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Puppet
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