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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 36 27 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 30 34 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.93% 7.07% 1.12%
As % of the General category 19.61% 17.99% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 23 34 5
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
153 189 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 30.24% 39.29% 24.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119 168 113
Average salary £39,500 £35,232 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.11% -6.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £46,983
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 24 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (72.09%) Degree
2 26 (60.47%) C++
3 25 (58.14%) 3D Graphics
4 24 (55.81%) C#
4 24 (55.81%) Mathematics
5 22 (51.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 20 (46.51%) Multithreading
7 18 (41.86%) PhD
8 17 (39.53%) OpenGL
8 17 (39.53%) Visualisation
9 16 (37.21%) Computer Science
9 16 (37.21%) Software Engineering
9 16 (37.21%) Algorithms
10 15 (34.88%) DirectX
10 15 (34.88%) HLSL
11 12 (27.91%) Physics
11 12 (27.91%) 3D Programming
12 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
12 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (20.93%) Banking
12 9 (20.93%) Billing
13 8 (18.60%) Windows
13 8 (18.60%) Linux
14 7 (16.28%) Python
15 6 (13.95%) Java
15 6 (13.95%) OOD
15 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
15 6 (13.95%) Game Development
16 5 (11.63%) 3D Visualisation
17 4 (9.30%) Android Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 9 (20.93%) Banking
1 9 (20.93%) Billing
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Software Engineer
1 16 (37.21%) Developer
1 16 (37.21%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Programmer
3 9 (20.93%) Graduate
4 8 (18.60%) Software Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Software Programmer
6 5 (11.63%) C++ Programmer
6 5 (11.63%) Graphics Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) C++ Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Graphics Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Principal Software Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Gameplay Programmer
10 1 (2.33%) Python Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Junior Programmer
10 1 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (2.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 17 (39.53%) OpenGL
3 15 (34.88%) DirectX
4 2 (4.65%) Django
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) CSS3
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) HTML
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (58.14%) 3D Graphics
2 24 (55.81%) Mathematics
3 17 (39.53%) Visualisation
4 16 (37.21%) Computer Science
4 16 (37.21%) Algorithms
5 12 (27.91%) Physics
6 9 (20.93%) Management Information System
7 3 (6.98%) Kinect
8 2 (4.65%) CUDA
9 1 (2.33%) Mobile Games
9 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Windows
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Multithreading
2 16 (37.21%) Software Engineering
3 12 (27.91%) 3D Programming
4 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.95%) OOD
5 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Game Development
6 5 (11.63%) 3D Visualisation
7 4 (9.30%) Android Development
7 4 (9.30%) Mobile Development
7 4 (9.30%) OOP
7 4 (9.30%) OO
8 3 (6.98%) TDD
9 2 (4.65%) Image Processing
10 1 (2.33%) BDD
10 1 (2.33%) Content Management
10 1 (2.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (60.47%) C++
2 24 (55.81%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) HLSL
4 7 (16.28%) Python
5 6 (13.95%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.98%) GLSL
8 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (72.09%) Degree
2 18 (41.86%) PhD
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