The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 30 29 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +32
Permanent jobs citing Games 30 42 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.82% 7.84% 0.62%
As % of the General category 28.04% 18.92% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 27 42 1
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
Tyne and Wear

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

General Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
107 222 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 24.32% 41.42% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 86 189 113
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,750 £45,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,624 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +0.29%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Games Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 35 (68.63%) Degree
2 33 (64.71%) C#
2 33 (64.71%) C++
2 33 (64.71%) 3D Graphics
3 32 (62.75%) Mathematics
4 30 (58.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 24 (47.06%) OpenGL
6 23 (45.10%) DirectX
6 23 (45.10%) HLSL
7 22 (43.14%) Computer Science
8 21 (41.18%) Multithreading
9 20 (39.22%) Visualisation
9 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
9 20 (39.22%) PhD
9 20 (39.22%) Algorithms
10 16 (31.37%) 3D Programming
10 16 (31.37%) Physics
11 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
11 9 (17.65%) Billing
11 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (17.65%) Banking
12 7 (13.73%) Windows
12 7 (13.73%) Python
12 7 (13.73%) GLSL
13 6 (11.76%) OO
14 5 (9.80%) Linux
15 4 (7.84%) OOP
15 4 (7.84%) Java
15 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
15 4 (7.84%) OOD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) NUnit
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 9 (17.65%) Banking
1 9 (17.65%) Billing
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Software Engineer
1 20 (39.22%) Developer
1 20 (39.22%) C++ Software Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Programmer
3 9 (17.65%) Graduate
4 7 (13.73%) Software Developer
4 7 (13.73%) C++ Developer
4 7 (13.73%) C++ Programmer
4 7 (13.73%) Software Programmer
4 7 (13.73%) Graphics Programmer
4 7 (13.73%) Graphics Developer
5 4 (7.84%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (3.92%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (58.82%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 24 (47.06%) OpenGL
3 23 (45.10%) DirectX
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) Django
4 2 (3.92%) WinForms
5 1 (1.96%) JSON
5 1 (1.96%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
5 1 (1.96%) RESTful
5 1 (1.96%) HTML5
5 1 (1.96%) CSS3
5 1 (1.96%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 33 (64.71%) 3D Graphics
2 32 (62.75%) Mathematics
3 22 (43.14%) Computer Science
4 20 (39.22%) Visualisation
4 20 (39.22%) Algorithms
5 16 (31.37%) Physics
6 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (5.88%) Kinect
8 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.96%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.96%) CUDA
8 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Multithreading
2 20 (39.22%) Software Engineering
3 16 (31.37%) 3D Programming
4 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.76%) OO
6 4 (7.84%) OOD
6 4 (7.84%) OOP
6 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Game Development
6 4 (7.84%) 3D Visualisation
6 4 (7.84%) Android Development
6 4 (7.84%) Mobile Development
7 3 (5.88%) Scrum
8 2 (3.92%) TDD
8 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.92%) Coaching
9 1 (1.96%) Content Management
9 1 (1.96%) Web Development
9 1 (1.96%) iOS Development
9 1 (1.96%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) C#
1 33 (64.71%) C++
2 23 (45.10%) HLSL
3 7 (13.73%) GLSL
3 7 (13.73%) Python
4 4 (7.84%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) Degree
2 20 (39.22%) PhD
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tech
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Bede Gaming
Salary: Very competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago