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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 41 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.72% 1.34% 0.71%
As % of the General category 14.19% 4.29% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 3
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
148 140 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 26.19% 31.18% 32.07%
Number of salaries quoted 111 120 114
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +30.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £48,000 £65,000
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
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 23 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 58 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (75.81%) TDD
3 44 (70.97%) C#
4 36 (58.06%) .NET
5 35 (56.45%) MVC
6 31 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 26 (41.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (40.32%) Dependency Injection
8 25 (40.32%) Domain-Driven Design
8 25 (40.32%) KnockoutJS
8 25 (40.32%) Web Application Development
8 25 (40.32%) Node.js
8 25 (40.32%) Ninject
8 25 (40.32%) Mobile App
8 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
8 25 (40.32%) Google
8 25 (40.32%) WCF
8 25 (40.32%) Android
8 25 (40.32%) iPhone
9 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 23 (37.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (33.87%) C++
11 15 (24.19%) Scrum
11 15 (24.19%) Multithreading
12 14 (22.58%) Degree
13 12 (19.35%) OpenGL
14 11 (17.74%) Image Processing
14 11 (17.74%) Visualisation
14 11 (17.74%) 3D Visualisation
15 10 (16.13%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 25 (40.32%) Node.js
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (40.32%) SQL Server
2 23 (37.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) JUnit
1 2 (3.23%) NUnit
1 2 (3.23%) Subversion
1 2 (3.23%) Selenium
1 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.23%) RSpec
1 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
1 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) Grunt
2 1 (1.61%) VTune
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (87.10%) Developer
2 33 (53.23%) .NET Developer
3 18 (29.03%) Software Developer
4 9 (14.52%) C++ Developer
4 9 (14.52%) C++ Software Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Principal Software Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Junior
9 1 (1.61%) Programmer
9 1 (1.61%) Junior Developer
9 1 (1.61%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Junior Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (58.06%) .NET
2 31 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 26 (41.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (40.32%) Ninject
4 25 (40.32%) WCF
4 25 (40.32%) KnockoutJS
5 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 12 (19.35%) OpenGL
7 8 (12.90%) Web Services
8 7 (11.29%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (4.84%) RESTful
9 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
10 2 (3.23%) HTML
10 2 (3.23%) CSS
11 1 (1.61%) DirectX
11 1 (1.61%) jQuery
11 1 (1.61%) HTML5
11 1 (1.61%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (40.32%) iPhone
1 25 (40.32%) Mobile App
2 11 (17.74%) Visualisation
3 10 (16.13%) Computer Science
3 10 (16.13%) Mathematics
4 9 (14.52%) Physics
4 9 (14.52%) GIS
5 6 (9.68%) Online Games
5 6 (9.68%) CUDA
6 3 (4.84%) Social Gaming
6 3 (4.84%) Online Gambling
6 3 (4.84%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Android
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (93.55%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (75.81%) TDD
3 35 (56.45%) MVC
4 25 (40.32%) Domain-Driven Design
4 25 (40.32%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (40.32%) Web Application Development
5 15 (24.19%) Multithreading
5 15 (24.19%) Scrum
6 11 (17.74%) Image Processing
6 11 (17.74%) 3D Visualisation
7 9 (14.52%) OO
8 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.84%) Game Development
10 3 (4.84%) OOD
11 2 (3.23%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.23%) User Stories
11 2 (3.23%) Automation Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (70.97%) C#
2 21 (33.87%) C++
3 8 (12.90%) Ruby
4 5 (8.06%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) VB
5 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.84%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) Scala
8 1 (1.61%) HLSL
8 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (40.32%) Google
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago