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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 37 32 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.23% 4.36% 1.39%
As % of the General category 16.20% 16.67% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16 12 6
Average salary £37,250 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.42% -22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
142 78 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.27% 26.17% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 110 65 105
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,760 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 5 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 19 (65.52%) Degree
2 16 (55.17%) Multithreading
3 15 (51.72%) C++
4 13 (44.83%) Mathematics
4 13 (44.83%) C#
4 13 (44.83%) Visualisation
5 12 (41.38%) PhD
5 12 (41.38%) 3D Graphics
6 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (34.48%) OpenGL
7 10 (34.48%) Windows
7 10 (34.48%) Linux
8 9 (31.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 9 (31.03%) Algorithms
9 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
9 7 (24.14%) Banking
9 7 (24.14%) Billing
9 7 (24.14%) 3D Visualisation
10 6 (20.69%) HLSL
10 6 (20.69%) Game Development
10 6 (20.69%) 3D Programming
10 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Java
10 6 (20.69%) Python
10 6 (20.69%) OOD
10 6 (20.69%) DirectX
10 6 (20.69%) Physics
10 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
10 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
11 5 (17.24%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
1 7 (24.14%) Billing
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Software Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Programmer
4 7 (24.14%) Graduate
5 6 (20.69%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Software Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
5 6 (20.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Principal Software Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Graphics Programmer
7 3 (10.34%) Software Programmer
7 3 (10.34%) C++ Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Gameplay Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Junior
8 1 (3.45%) Junior Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) OpenGL
2 9 (31.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (20.69%) DirectX
4 1 (3.45%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Mathematics
1 13 (44.83%) Visualisation
2 12 (41.38%) 3D Graphics
3 9 (31.03%) Algorithms
4 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
5 6 (20.69%) Physics
5 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
6 4 (13.79%) CUDA
7 3 (10.34%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Multithreading
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) 3D Visualisation
4 6 (20.69%) Game Development
4 6 (20.69%) 3D Programming
4 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
4 6 (20.69%) OOD
4 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) Image Processing
7 1 (3.45%) BDD
7 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) C++
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) HLSL
3 6 (20.69%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Ruby
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Degree
2 12 (41.38%) PhD
3 2 (6.90%) VCP4
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Excellent
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Gem Partnership
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £ Extremely Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Relocation + BUPA + Life + Flexi + Y
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £ negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
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