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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 56 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.74% 2.87% 2.23%
As % of the General category 5.85% 8.67% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 9
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
171 150 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 29.69% 33.11% 33.66%
Number of salaries quoted 148 138 115
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) C#
2 30 (71.43%) TDD
3 24 (57.14%) .NET
4 23 (54.76%) MVC
5 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
6 16 (38.10%) Google
6 16 (38.10%) WCF
6 16 (38.10%) Android
6 16 (38.10%) iPhone
6 16 (38.10%) Domain-Driven Design
6 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (38.10%) Dependency Injection
6 16 (38.10%) KnockoutJS
6 16 (38.10%) Web Application Development
6 16 (38.10%) Node.js
6 16 (38.10%) Ninject
6 16 (38.10%) Mobile App
7 15 (35.71%) C++
8 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (30.95%) Multithreading
10 10 (23.81%) Degree
10 10 (23.81%) OpenGL
11 9 (21.43%) Windows
11 9 (21.43%) Linux
11 9 (21.43%) Scrum
11 9 (21.43%) Visualisation
11 9 (21.43%) Image Processing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 16 (38.10%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 14 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Grunt
2 1 (2.38%) NUnit
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) VTune
Job Titles
1 38 (90.48%) Developer
2 22 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 14 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Principal Software Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C++ Software Developer
5 5 (11.90%) C++ Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Designer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Junior
7 1 (2.38%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (57.14%) .NET
2 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (38.10%) WCF
3 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (38.10%) Ninject
3 16 (38.10%) KnockoutJS
4 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 10 (23.81%) OpenGL
6 6 (14.29%) Web Services
7 5 (11.90%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (4.76%) HTML
8 2 (4.76%) CSS
9 1 (2.38%) DirectX
9 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.38%) jQuery
9 1 (2.38%) RESTful
9 1 (2.38%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.38%) HTML5
9 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (2.38%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) iPhone
1 16 (38.10%) Mobile App
2 9 (21.43%) Visualisation
3 6 (14.29%) CUDA
3 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.90%) Online Games
4 5 (11.90%) Physics
4 5 (11.90%) GIS
5 4 (9.52%) Algorithms
6 3 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (4.76%) Social Gaming
7 2 (4.76%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Android
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (71.43%) TDD
3 23 (54.76%) MVC
4 16 (38.10%) Domain-Driven Design
4 16 (38.10%) Dependency Injection
4 16 (38.10%) Web Application Development
5 13 (30.95%) Multithreading
6 9 (21.43%) Image Processing
6 9 (21.43%) 3D Visualisation
6 9 (21.43%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) OO
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.14%) OOD
9 3 (7.14%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (71.43%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) C++
3 6 (14.29%) Ruby
4 3 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Google
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CCP Games
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago