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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 40 38 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.99% 3.96% 0.92%
As % of the General category 17.39% 15.60% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 16 21 2
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
92 141 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 22.94% 25.41% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 81 95 96
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £44,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £67,500 £82,500
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 28 August 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (83.33%) C#
1 40 (83.33%) 3D Graphics
2 33 (68.75%) Degree
3 32 (66.67%) C++
3 32 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 29 (60.42%) Computer Science
5 25 (52.08%) Mathematics
6 24 (50.00%) OpenGL
6 24 (50.00%) DirectX
6 24 (50.00%) HLSL
7 21 (43.75%) Software Engineering
8 17 (35.42%) Visualisation
8 17 (35.42%) Algorithms
9 16 (33.33%) Multithreading
10 15 (31.25%) OO
10 15 (31.25%) PhD
11 14 (29.17%) Physics
11 14 (29.17%) 3D Programming
12 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (20.83%) Scrum
13 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
14 9 (18.75%) Windows
15 8 (16.67%) .NET
15 8 (16.67%) WinForms
15 8 (16.67%) NUnit
15 8 (16.67%) Coaching
15 8 (16.67%) GLSL
16 7 (14.58%) Mobile Development
16 7 (14.58%) Android Development
16 7 (14.58%) Android

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.25%) Automotive
1 3 (6.25%) Banking
1 3 (6.25%) Retail
1 3 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Software Engineer
1 21 (43.75%) Developer
1 21 (43.75%) C++ Software Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Senior Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Programmer
3 9 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Senior C# Developer
4 8 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 8 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
4 8 (16.67%) Agile C# Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Graphics Programmer
4 8 (16.67%) Graphics Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C# Software Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) C++ Programmer
6 6 (12.50%) Software Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Graduate
8 2 (4.17%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (66.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 24 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 24 (50.00%) DirectX
3 8 (16.67%) .NET
3 8 (16.67%) WinForms
4 2 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) Cocoa
4 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.17%) HTML5
4 2 (4.17%) CSS3
4 2 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
5 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (2.08%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) Django
5 1 (2.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (83.33%) 3D Graphics
2 29 (60.42%) Computer Science
3 25 (52.08%) Mathematics
4 17 (35.42%) Visualisation
4 17 (35.42%) Algorithms
5 14 (29.17%) Physics
6 3 (6.25%) Kinect
6 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (4.17%) Social Media
8 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 1 (2.08%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 16 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 15 (31.25%) OO
4 14 (29.17%) 3D Programming
5 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.83%) Scrum
6 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
7 8 (16.67%) Coaching
8 7 (14.58%) Mobile Development
8 7 (14.58%) Android Development
8 7 (14.58%) OOP
9 3 (6.25%) 3D Visualisation
10 2 (4.17%) iOS Development
11 1 (2.08%) Game Development
11 1 (2.08%) Mobile First
11 1 (2.08%) OOD
11 1 (2.08%) Workflow
11 1 (2.08%) Content Management
11 1 (2.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (83.33%) C#
2 32 (66.67%) C++
3 24 (50.00%) HLSL
4 8 (16.67%) GLSL
5 2 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) Degree
2 15 (31.25%) PhD
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