The 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 102 125 81
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -44
Permanent jobs citing Games 32 17 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.53% 0.74% 2.87%
As % of the General category 5.48% 2.70% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 58
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,088 £35,000 £34,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

General Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
584 629 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.98% 27.28% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 447 455 610
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,600 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +14 32 £60,000 +60.00% 8
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (52.63%) Java
1 30 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 23 (40.35%) C#
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 21 (36.84%) UML
4 21 (36.84%) Kanban
4 21 (36.84%) High Availability
4 21 (36.84%) Mentoring
5 19 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 13 (22.81%) Python
7 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
8 8 (14.04%) Linux
9 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
9 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.28%) Web Services
9 7 (12.28%) C++
9 7 (12.28%) PHP
9 7 (12.28%) SQL
9 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (12.28%) User Experience
10 6 (10.53%) Perl
10 6 (10.53%) OOP
10 6 (10.53%) OO
10 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (10.53%) Ruby
11 5 (8.77%) Degree
11 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (8.77%) SonarQube
12 4 (7.02%) Data Centre

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DNS
1 3 (5.26%) Firewall
1 3 (5.26%) FTP
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
1 3 (5.26%) SSH
1 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.02%) MySQL
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.51%) GIS
6 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (8.77%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) JUnit
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) Mockito
General
1 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (66.67%) Developer
2 25 (43.86%) Systems Developer
3 20 (35.09%) Lead Developer
4 10 (17.54%) C# Developer
5 9 (15.79%) Games Developer
5 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
6 8 (14.04%) Java Games Developer
6 8 (14.04%) Lead C# Developer
6 8 (14.04%) Lead Java Developer
7 7 (12.28%) Software Engineer
8 6 (10.53%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (10.53%) Ruby Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Games Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Python Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
10 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
10 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
4 3 (5.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (5.26%) Django
4 3 (5.26%) HTML5
4 3 (5.26%) OpenGL
4 3 (5.26%) WebGL
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) jQuery
5 1 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) Sass
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) User Experience
2 4 (7.02%) Augmented Reality
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.26%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.26%) Biology
3 3 (5.26%) Digital Media
3 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.26%) GPGPU
3 3 (5.26%) Life Science
3 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.51%) 3D Printing
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) DTV
5 1 (1.75%) IPTV
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) STB
5 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.04%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Android
2 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Software Engineering
2 22 (38.60%) Scrum
3 21 (36.84%) High Availability
3 21 (36.84%) Kanban
3 21 (36.84%) Mentoring
3 21 (36.84%) UML
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.53%) OO
5 6 (10.53%) OOP
6 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Android Development
8 3 (5.26%) Bioinformatics
8 3 (5.26%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.26%) Parallel Computing
8 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
8 3 (5.26%) Validation
9 2 (3.51%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 23 (40.35%) C#
3 13 (22.81%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) C++
4 7 (12.28%) PHP
4 7 (12.28%) SQL
5 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 6 (10.53%) Ruby
6 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.26%) Apple Swift
7 3 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.75%) C
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) PhD
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
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