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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 92 82 117
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 39 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.88% 2.16% 0.65%
As % of the General category 3.01% 5.96% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 35 13
Average salary £40,532 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.63% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,940 £26,920 £36,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £56,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
432 654 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.13% 36.29% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 360 516 410
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 24 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Internet
3 11 (36.67%) Project Management
3 11 (36.67%) HTML
3 11 (36.67%) Electronics
4 10 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 10 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 10 (33.33%) MS Project
4 10 (33.33%) PMP
4 10 (33.33%) PMI Certification
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (33.33%) Degree
4 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 10 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
4 10 (33.33%) Internet of Things
5 9 (30.00%) MySQL
5 9 (30.00%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) Java
6 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
7 7 (23.33%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) C
8 6 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (20.00%) Statistics
8 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
8 6 (20.00%) Physics
8 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (20.00%) Algorithms
8 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (16.67%) KVM
9 5 (16.67%) Go

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Project
2 2 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (6.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.33%) Blender
3 1 (3.33%) Maya
3 1 (3.33%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) MySQL
2 8 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 6 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (16.67%) CouchDB
4 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (16.67%) Neo4j
4 5 (16.67%) MariaDB
5 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 11 (36.67%) Electronics
2 10 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Developer
2 10 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Tester
6 3 (10.00%) PHP Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Graphic Designer
7 2 (6.67%) UI Designer
8 1 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
8 1 (3.33%) Programmer
8 1 (3.33%) Manual Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) HTML
2 5 (16.67%) POSIX
2 5 (16.67%) HTML5
2 5 (16.67%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 3 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (6.67%) Flash
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.33%) Spring
5 1 (3.33%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Internet of Things
2 6 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (20.00%) Statistics
2 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (20.00%) Physics
2 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (16.67%) Open Source
3 5 (16.67%) Informatics
3 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (13.33%) User Experience
5 2 (6.67%) 3D Printing
6 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
6 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Project Management
3 10 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 10 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 10 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (16.67%) Hidden Markov Model
4 5 (16.67%) Game Theory
4 5 (16.67%) Gibbs Sampling
4 5 (16.67%) Memory Management
4 5 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
4 5 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
4 5 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (16.67%) OOD
5 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Test Scripting
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (3.33%) 3D Programming
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) C
4 5 (16.67%) Ruby
4 5 (16.67%) Haskell
4 5 (16.67%) R
4 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 5 (16.67%) Go
5 4 (13.33%) PHP
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Delphi
7 1 (3.33%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) PMP
1 10 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Xen
1 5 (16.67%) KVM
1 5 (16.67%) Docker
1 5 (16.67%) LXC
1 5 (16.67%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Pegasus
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