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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 59 27 50
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +23
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 25 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.99% 6.72% 1.63%
As % of the General category 2.89% 22.94% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 24 7
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +18.64%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
173 109 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 34.33% 29.30% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 146 99 112
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £23,225
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,730 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (76.92%) C#
3 17 (65.38%) TDD
4 13 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 12 (46.15%) Linux
5 12 (46.15%) MVC
5 12 (46.15%) .NET
5 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
6 10 (38.46%) WCF
6 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (38.46%) Ninject
6 10 (38.46%) Google
6 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 10 (38.46%) Android
6 10 (38.46%) Web Application Development
6 10 (38.46%) Domain-Driven Design
6 10 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
6 10 (38.46%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (38.46%) Node.js
6 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
6 10 (38.46%) iPhone
7 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 8 (30.77%) OpenGL
7 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (30.77%) C++
8 7 (26.92%) Ruby
8 7 (26.92%) Degree
8 7 (26.92%) Image Processing
8 7 (26.92%) 3D Visualisation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (38.46%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VTune
General
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (92.31%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) Software Developer
2 12 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Principal Software Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Graduate
5 1 (3.85%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
1 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 10 (38.46%) WCF
2 10 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (38.46%) Ninject
2 10 (38.46%) KnockoutJS
3 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 8 (30.77%) OpenGL
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (3.85%) DirectX
5 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) iPhone
1 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
2 7 (26.92%) CUDA
3 6 (23.08%) Algorithms
4 5 (19.23%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
5 2 (7.69%) Online Games
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) TDD
3 13 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 12 (46.15%) MVC
5 10 (38.46%) Domain-Driven Design
5 10 (38.46%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (38.46%) Web Application Development
6 7 (26.92%) 3D Visualisation
6 7 (26.92%) Image Processing
7 5 (19.23%) OOD
7 5 (19.23%) Unit Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Game Development
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) C++
3 7 (26.92%) Ruby
4 5 (19.23%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Google
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