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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 65 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 32 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.67% 6.35% 7.19%
As % of the General category 2.21% 21.05% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3 25 35
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £54,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
136 152 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.16% 30.16% 40.04%
Number of salaries quoted 122 119 174
Average salary £35,250 £40,000 £35,232
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% +13.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,470 £23,400 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,450 £46,983 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 1 May 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) C++
2 9 (64.29%) Retail
2 9 (64.29%) Automotive
2 9 (64.29%) Visualisation
2 9 (64.29%) Kinect
2 9 (64.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 9 (64.29%) 3D Visualisation
2 9 (64.29%) Oculus Rift
3 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
3 5 (35.71%) HLSL
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (35.71%) OpenGL
3 5 (35.71%) DirectX
4 4 (28.57%) Workflow
4 4 (28.57%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile Games
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Cocoa
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (64.29%) Automotive
1 9 (64.29%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Programmer
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Graphics Programmer
3 4 (28.57%) Tools Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (35.71%) DirectX
2 5 (35.71%) OpenGL
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) Cocoa
4 2 (14.29%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
5 1 (7.14%) Apache CXF
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
5 1 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (7.14%) JMS
5 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (7.14%) OpenLayers
5 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Kinect
1 9 (64.29%) Oculus Rift
1 9 (64.29%) Visualisation
2 5 (35.71%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (21.43%) Mobile Games
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) 3D Visualisation
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
3 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
3 4 (28.57%) Workflow
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 1 (7.14%) Android Development
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) HLSL
4 4 (28.57%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft