The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cambridgeshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 104 101 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 33 40 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.35% 1.67% 1.47%
As % of the General category 4.10% 5.46% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 21
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
805 733 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 32.98% 30.67% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 635 585 685
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
East of England

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Games
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Cambridgeshire region.

Games Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Games
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +1 30 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Peterborough -3 1 £28,500 -18.57%
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 41 (45.56%) JavaScript
2 38 (42.22%) PHP
3 36 (40.00%) Python
4 30 (33.33%) HTML
5 29 (32.22%) OO
6 28 (31.11%) Apache
6 28 (31.11%) Linux
7 27 (30.00%) SQL
8 25 (27.78%) Web Services
9 24 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (26.67%) NoSQL
10 20 (22.22%) OOD
11 17 (18.89%) CSS
12 14 (15.56%) Adobe
13 13 (14.44%) MySQL
13 13 (14.44%) Marketing
13 13 (14.44%) Degree
13 13 (14.44%) Lua
14 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
15 11 (12.22%) Windows
15 11 (12.22%) 3D Graphics
16 10 (11.11%) Mathematics
16 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
16 10 (11.11%) HTML5
17 9 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
17 9 (10.00%) Software Architecture
17 9 (10.00%) WebKit
17 9 (10.00%) Online Games
17 9 (10.00%) Mac OS
17 9 (10.00%) Publishing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 28 (31.11%) Apache
2 1 (1.11%) SAS
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) Node.js
2 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.44%) Fireworks
3 3 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Internet
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.67%) NoSQL
2 13 (14.44%) MySQL
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.33%) Selenium
3 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.22%) WATIR
3 2 (2.22%) JMeter
4 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.11%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.11%) Grunt
4 1 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.11%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (14.44%) Marketing
2 9 (10.00%) Publishing
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Finance
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 61 (67.78%) Developer
2 9 (10.00%) Junior
2 9 (10.00%) Junior Developer
3 8 (8.89%) Software Developer
3 8 (8.89%) GUI Developer
4 7 (7.78%) Marketing Director
5 5 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Games Developer
5 5 (5.56%) C++ Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.44%) PHP Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Graphics Developer
6 4 (4.44%) C++ Games Developer
6 4 (4.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.33%) HTML
2 25 (27.78%) Web Services
3 17 (18.89%) CSS
4 10 (11.11%) HTML5
5 9 (10.00%) WebKit
6 6 (6.67%) .NET
7 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.44%) RESTful
8 4 (4.44%) DirectX
8 4 (4.44%) WCF
8 4 (4.44%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (3.33%) Flash
10 2 (2.22%) XML
11 1 (1.11%) Swing
11 1 (1.11%) J2EE
11 1 (1.11%) JDBC
11 1 (1.11%) jQuery
11 1 (1.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) 3D Graphics
2 10 (11.11%) Mathematics
2 10 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.00%) Online Games
4 7 (7.78%) Social Media
5 5 (5.56%) Physics
6 4 (4.44%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.44%) Xbox
7 3 (3.33%) Digital Media
8 2 (2.22%) Statistics
9 1 (1.11%) Firmware
9 1 (1.11%) Economics
9 1 (1.11%) Streaming Video
9 1 (1.11%) 3D Printing
9 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) Linux
2 11 (12.22%) Windows
3 9 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.11%) UNIX
5 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) OO
2 20 (22.22%) OOD
3 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 9 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 8 (8.89%) Software Deployment
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.78%) Web Application Development
6 7 (7.78%) Budget Control
6 7 (7.78%) Campaign Management
6 7 (7.78%) Social Media Monitoring
7 6 (6.67%) Project Management
8 5 (5.56%) MVC
8 5 (5.56%) OOP
8 5 (5.56%) Web Development
9 4 (4.44%) TDD
9 4 (4.44%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.44%) SEO
9 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.44%) Multithreading
9 4 (4.44%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (45.56%) JavaScript
2 38 (42.22%) PHP
3 36 (40.00%) Python
4 27 (30.00%) SQL
5 13 (14.44%) Lua
6 9 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
6 9 (10.00%) ActionScript
7 8 (8.89%) C++
7 8 (8.89%) Java
8 5 (5.56%) C#
9 2 (2.22%) C
10 1 (1.11%) VBScript
10 1 (1.11%) VB
10 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.11%) R
10 1 (1.11%) Ruby
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) MCP
2 4 (4.44%) MCAD
2 4 (4.44%) MCSD
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.44%) MCTS
3 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) Adobe
2 7 (7.78%) Twitter
3 3 (3.33%) Google
4 2 (2.22%) Nokia
4 2 (2.22%) Symbian
5 1 (1.11%) Perforce
5 1 (1.11%) Omniture
5 1 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.11%) Tableau
5 1 (1.11%) Talend
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