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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 126 105 119
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 32 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.29% 1.48% 1.21%
As % of the General category 0.81% 5.41% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5 23 35
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £31,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £72,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
865 591 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 35.38% 27.41% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 650 491 780
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,492 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -24 7 £40,000 -33.33% 8
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 15 (40.54%) PHP
3 14 (37.84%) HTML
3 14 (37.84%) Linux
4 13 (35.14%) NoSQL
5 12 (32.43%) Python
5 12 (32.43%) Web Services
6 11 (29.73%) Apache
6 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (21.62%) Marketing
7 8 (21.62%) CSS
7 8 (21.62%) Java
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Publishing
8 7 (18.92%) MySQL
8 7 (18.92%) Online Games
8 7 (18.92%) Budget Control
8 7 (18.92%) Social Media
8 7 (18.92%) Twitter
8 7 (18.92%) Campaign Management
8 7 (18.92%) Social Media Monitoring
9 6 (16.22%) Windows
10 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.51%) OOD
10 5 (13.51%) Adobe
10 5 (13.51%) OO
10 5 (13.51%) RESTful
10 5 (13.51%) HTML5
11 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.81%) Relational Database

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 11 (29.73%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (2.70%) Node.js
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
1 4 (10.81%) Fireworks
2 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) HTTP
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) FTP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) NoSQL
2 7 (18.92%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.70%) SimpleDB
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) JMeter
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) WATIR
2 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
2 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.70%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.70%) Grunt
3 1 (2.70%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.70%) Maven
3 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 8 (21.62%) Publishing
1 8 (21.62%) Marketing
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 7 (18.92%) Marketing Director
3 6 (16.22%) Web Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (10.81%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (10.81%) PHP Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
8 1 (2.70%) GUI Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Automated Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Data Scientist
8 1 (2.70%) Magento Developer
8 1 (2.70%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) HTML
2 12 (32.43%) Web Services
3 8 (21.62%) CSS
4 5 (13.51%) RESTful
4 5 (13.51%) HTML5
5 4 (10.81%) WebKit
6 2 (5.41%) J2EE
6 2 (5.41%) jQuery
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.70%) .NET
7 1 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) Swing
7 1 (2.70%) Spring
7 1 (2.70%) Ajax
7 1 (2.70%) Java EE
7 1 (2.70%) Django
7 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.70%) REST
7 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.70%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Online Games
1 7 (18.92%) Social Media
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.41%) Open Source
4 2 (5.41%) Statistics
4 2 (5.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.70%) 3D Printing
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.70%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.70%) Physics
5 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.70%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
5 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Budget Control
1 7 (18.92%) Campaign Management
1 7 (18.92%) Social Media Monitoring
2 5 (13.51%) OO
2 5 (13.51%) OOD
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) Software Deployment
3 4 (10.81%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (10.81%) Software Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (8.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) Machine Learning
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
6 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 15 (40.54%) PHP
3 12 (32.43%) Python
4 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) Lua
5 1 (2.70%) PHP5
5 1 (2.70%) Erlang
5 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Twitter
2 5 (13.51%) Adobe
3 1 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.70%) Tableau
3 1 (2.70%) Talend
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