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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 38 33 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 30 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.54% 5.45% 0.91%
As % of the General category 25.88% 18.52% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 29 0
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
85 162 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 21.41% 29.45% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 74 109 100
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £84,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 31 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (75.93%) C#
2 39 (72.22%) 3D Graphics
3 38 (70.37%) Degree
4 36 (66.67%) C++
5 34 (62.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 33 (61.11%) Mathematics
7 31 (57.41%) Computer Science
8 26 (48.15%) OpenGL
8 26 (48.15%) DirectX
8 26 (48.15%) HLSL
9 24 (44.44%) Software Engineering
10 20 (37.04%) Visualisation
11 19 (35.19%) Multithreading
12 18 (33.33%) Physics
12 18 (33.33%) PhD
12 18 (33.33%) 3D Programming
12 18 (33.33%) Algorithms
13 13 (24.07%) OO
14 9 (16.67%) Scrum
14 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (14.81%) GLSL
16 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
16 7 (12.96%) Coaching
16 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
16 7 (12.96%) .NET
16 7 (12.96%) Windows
16 7 (12.96%) WinForms
16 7 (12.96%) NUnit
16 7 (12.96%) Banking
16 7 (12.96%) Billing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) NUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (12.96%) Banking
1 7 (12.96%) Billing
2 2 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Software Engineer
1 24 (44.44%) C++ Software Engineer
2 20 (37.04%) Developer
3 12 (22.22%) Programmer
4 9 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C++ Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C++ Programmer
5 8 (14.81%) Software Programmer
5 8 (14.81%) Graphics Programmer
5 8 (14.81%) Graphics Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Agile C# Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (12.96%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (12.96%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Graduate
6 7 (12.96%) Software Developer
7 6 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (62.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 26 (48.15%) OpenGL
2 26 (48.15%) DirectX
3 7 (12.96%) .NET
3 7 (12.96%) WinForms
4 2 (3.70%) CSS
4 2 (3.70%) Cocoa
4 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.70%) HTML5
4 2 (3.70%) CSS3
4 2 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) Ember.js
5 1 (1.85%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.85%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (1.85%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) Django
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (72.22%) 3D Graphics
2 33 (61.11%) Mathematics
3 31 (57.41%) Computer Science
4 20 (37.04%) Visualisation
5 18 (33.33%) Physics
5 18 (33.33%) Algorithms
6 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.70%) Social Media
7 2 (3.70%) Kinect
8 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Software Engineering
2 19 (35.19%) Multithreading
3 18 (33.33%) 3D Programming
4 13 (24.07%) OO
5 9 (16.67%) Scrum
5 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
6 7 (12.96%) Coaching
7 6 (11.11%) Mobile Development
7 6 (11.11%) Android Development
7 6 (11.11%) OOP
8 2 (3.70%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.70%) 3D Visualisation
9 1 (1.85%) Content Management
9 1 (1.85%) Workflow
9 1 (1.85%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 41 (75.93%) C#
2 36 (66.67%) C++
3 26 (48.15%) HLSL
4 8 (14.81%) GLSL
5 5 (9.26%) Python
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (70.37%) Degree
2 18 (33.33%) PhD
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