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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 107 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 30 38 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.22% 1.59% 1.46%
As % of the General category 3.64% 5.01% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 20
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -5.40%
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
825 759 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 33.41% 31.73% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 641 609 709
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,400 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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 0 27 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Peterborough +3 1 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 39 (49.37%) JavaScript
2 36 (45.57%) PHP
3 34 (43.04%) Python
4 28 (35.44%) HTML
5 26 (32.91%) Apache
6 25 (31.65%) OO
6 25 (31.65%) Linux
7 24 (30.38%) SQL
8 23 (29.11%) Web Services
8 23 (29.11%) NoSQL
9 22 (27.85%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (22.78%) OOD
11 16 (20.25%) CSS
12 12 (15.19%) MySQL
12 12 (15.19%) Adobe
12 12 (15.19%) Lua
13 11 (13.92%) Marketing
13 11 (13.92%) Degree
14 10 (12.66%) 3D Graphics
14 10 (12.66%) Windows
14 10 (12.66%) HTML5
15 9 (11.39%) WebKit
15 9 (11.39%) Online Games
15 9 (11.39%) Mac OS
15 9 (11.39%) Software Architecture
15 9 (11.39%) Publishing
15 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
16 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
16 8 (10.13%) C++
16 8 (10.13%) ActionScript

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 26 (32.91%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.06%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.27%) SPSS
4 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) NoSQL
2 12 (15.19%) MySQL
3 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.27%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
1 3 (3.80%) Selenium
1 3 (3.80%) JIRA
2 2 (2.53%) JMeter
2 2 (2.53%) WATIR
2 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.27%) Grunt
3 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (13.92%) Marketing
2 9 (11.39%) Publishing
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Finance
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (69.62%) Developer
2 8 (10.13%) Junior Developer
2 8 (10.13%) Junior
2 8 (10.13%) Software Developer
3 7 (8.86%) Marketing Director
3 7 (8.86%) GUI Developer
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (6.33%) C++ Developer
4 5 (6.33%) Games Developer
4 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.06%) PHP Developer
5 4 (5.06%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (5.06%) Graphics Developer
5 4 (5.06%) C++ Games Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Development Manager
7 2 (2.53%) Tester
7 2 (2.53%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.44%) HTML
2 23 (29.11%) Web Services
3 16 (20.25%) CSS
4 10 (12.66%) HTML5
5 9 (11.39%) WebKit
6 4 (5.06%) .NET
6 4 (5.06%) DirectX
6 4 (5.06%) RESTful
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.80%) Flash
7 3 (3.80%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.53%) XML
8 2 (2.53%) WCF
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (2.53%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (1.27%) iOS SDK
9 1 (1.27%) REST
9 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.27%) jQuery
9 1 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) 3D Graphics
2 9 (11.39%) Online Games
2 9 (11.39%) Mathematics
3 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
4 7 (8.86%) Social Media
5 5 (6.33%) Physics
6 4 (5.06%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (5.06%) Xbox
6 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.53%) Statistics
7 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.27%) 3D Printing
8 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.27%) Open Source
8 1 (1.27%) Economics
8 1 (1.27%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.27%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.65%) Linux
2 10 (12.66%) Windows
3 9 (11.39%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.53%) Android
4 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) OO
2 18 (22.78%) OOD
3 9 (11.39%) Software Architecture
4 8 (10.13%) Software Deployment
5 7 (8.86%) Budget Control
5 7 (8.86%) Campaign Management
5 7 (8.86%) Social Media Monitoring
6 6 (7.59%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.33%) Web Development
7 5 (6.33%) Project Management
7 5 (6.33%) OOP
8 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.06%) Web Application Development
8 4 (5.06%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (3.80%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.80%) Analytics
9 3 (3.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (49.37%) JavaScript
2 36 (45.57%) PHP
3 34 (43.04%) Python
4 24 (30.38%) SQL
5 12 (15.19%) Lua
6 8 (10.13%) C++
6 8 (10.13%) ActionScript
6 8 (10.13%) Java
6 8 (10.13%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (3.80%) C#
8 2 (2.53%) C
9 1 (1.27%) R
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) VBScript
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (13.92%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) MCP
2 2 (2.53%) MCAD
2 2 (2.53%) MCSD
2 2 (2.53%) ISEB
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.53%) MCTS
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Adobe
2 7 (8.86%) Twitter
3 2 (2.53%) Symbian
3 2 (2.53%) Nokia
3 2 (2.53%) Google
4 1 (1.27%) Tableau
4 1 (1.27%) Talend
4 1 (1.27%) Omniture
4 1 (1.27%) Perforce
4 1 (1.27%) MicroStrategy
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