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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 90 97 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.14% 1.31% 1.08%
As % of the General category 4.69% 3.42% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 16 15 8
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
341 701 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.24% 38.26% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 278 515 421
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £64,500
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 1 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (67.74%) PHP
1 21 (67.74%) MySQL
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
2 20 (64.52%) NoSQL
3 19 (61.29%) User Experience
3 19 (61.29%) E-Commerce
4 18 (58.06%) HTML
4 18 (58.06%) CSS
4 18 (58.06%) MongoDB
5 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 4 (12.90%) C++
6 4 (12.90%) Python
7 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 3 (9.68%) OO
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.45%) Firewall
8 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (6.45%) Degree
8 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.45%) STB
8 2 (6.45%) SSH
8 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.45%) Puppet
8 2 (6.45%) Apache
8 2 (6.45%) Flash
8 2 (6.45%) Web Services
8 2 (6.45%) Photoshop

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (6.45%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) FTP
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) MySQL
2 20 (64.52%) NoSQL
3 18 (58.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 18 (58.06%) PHP Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Server Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Graphic Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) UI Designer
3 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Development Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Programmer
4 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Magento Developer
4 1 (3.23%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (58.06%) CSS
1 18 (58.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) DirectX
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Flash
3 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (61.29%) User Experience
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) STB
2 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.23%) Xbox
3 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.23%) E-Learning
3 1 (3.23%) IPTV
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Physics
3 1 (3.23%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) E-Commerce
2 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
2 3 (9.68%) OO
3 2 (6.45%) Game Development
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) OOD
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Validation
4 1 (3.23%) TDD
4 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.23%) 3D Rendering
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) PHP
2 20 (64.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) Python
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) GLSL
6 1 (3.23%) HLSL
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.23%) Lua
6 1 (3.23%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
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