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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 98 71 99
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 39 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.98% 2.75% 0.93%
As % of the General category 3.21% 7.10% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 39 16
Average salary £36,250 £72,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +74.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,900 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £72,500 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
499 549 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.58% 38.69% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 338 468 406
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £31,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £72,500
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 30 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (56.52%) Internet
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) Electronics
3 10 (43.48%) Risk Management
3 10 (43.48%) Manufacturing
3 10 (43.48%) PMP
3 10 (43.48%) PMI Certification
3 10 (43.48%) Project Management
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) MS Project
3 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
3 10 (43.48%) Performance Improvement
3 10 (43.48%) Internet of Things
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) Selenium
5 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) ISEB
6 3 (13.04%) FTP
6 3 (13.04%) Python
6 3 (13.04%) XML
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Project
2 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.35%) Maya
3 1 (4.35%) 3ds Max
3 1 (4.35%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) FTP
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (47.83%) Electronics
2 10 (43.48%) Manufacturing
3 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
4 3 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Magento Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Automated Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) OpenGL
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) Java EE
4 1 (4.35%) Django
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Internet of Things
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) 3D Printing
3 1 (4.35%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Risk Management
2 10 (43.48%) Project Management
2 10 (43.48%) Waterfall
2 10 (43.48%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.04%) Time Management
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.35%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Load Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) User Stories
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Delphi
4 1 (4.35%) PHP5
4 1 (4.35%) Erlang
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) PMP
1 10 (43.48%) PMI Certification
2 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
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