The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 57 33 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 48 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.26% 5.77% 0.59%
As % of the General category 11.85% 16.67% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25 39 0
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East region.

General Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
211 288 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 27.51% 34.62% 30.16%
Number of salaries quoted 178 216 180
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Games
Salary Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the North East region.

Games Salary Trend in the North East

Games
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in the North East

Games
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -17 24 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 49 (73.13%) C#
2 38 (56.72%) 3D Graphics
3 37 (55.22%) Degree
4 35 (52.24%) C++
5 34 (50.75%) Mathematics
6 33 (49.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 26 (38.81%) Computer Science
7 26 (38.81%) OpenGL
7 26 (38.81%) DirectX
8 25 (37.31%) HLSL
9 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (31.34%) Software Engineering
10 21 (31.34%) Algorithms
11 20 (29.85%) Multithreading
11 20 (29.85%) Visualisation
11 20 (29.85%) PhD
12 17 (25.37%) Physics
12 17 (25.37%) 3D Programming
13 16 (23.88%) .NET
14 12 (17.91%) TDD
15 11 (16.42%) MVC
15 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
15 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
15 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (16.42%) Node.js
15 11 (16.42%) Android
15 11 (16.42%) WCF
15 11 (16.42%) Web Application Development
16 9 (13.43%) OO
17 8 (11.94%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 11 (16.42%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) NUnit
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 8 (11.94%) Banking
1 8 (11.94%) Billing
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) C++ Software Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Programmer
4 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Graphics Programmer
6 8 (11.94%) Graphics Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Software Programmer
6 8 (11.94%) C++ Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Graduate
6 8 (11.94%) Software Developer
6 8 (11.94%) C++ Programmer
7 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (7.46%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (7.46%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (7.46%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (5.97%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (49.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 26 (38.81%) OpenGL
2 26 (38.81%) DirectX
3 16 (23.88%) .NET
4 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.42%) WCF
4 11 (16.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (10.45%) Ninject
5 7 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (7.46%) RESTful
6 5 (7.46%) WinForms
7 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (2.99%) Django
8 2 (2.99%) Cocoa
8 2 (2.99%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.49%) CSS3
9 1 (1.49%) HTML
9 1 (1.49%) HTML5
9 1 (1.49%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (56.72%) 3D Graphics
2 34 (50.75%) Mathematics
3 26 (38.81%) Computer Science
4 21 (31.34%) Algorithms
5 20 (29.85%) Visualisation
6 17 (25.37%) Physics
7 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
7 8 (11.94%) Management Information System
8 7 (10.45%) iPhone
9 3 (4.48%) Kinect
10 2 (2.99%) Social Media
11 1 (1.49%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Android
2 8 (11.94%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Software Engineering
3 20 (29.85%) Multithreading
4 17 (25.37%) 3D Programming
5 12 (17.91%) TDD
6 11 (16.42%) MVC
6 11 (16.42%) Web Application Development
7 9 (13.43%) OO
8 7 (10.45%) Scrum
8 7 (10.45%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (10.45%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (7.46%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.46%) Coaching
9 5 (7.46%) BDD
10 4 (5.97%) OOP
10 4 (5.97%) Mobile Development
10 4 (5.97%) Android Development
11 3 (4.48%) 3D Visualisation
11 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.48%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (73.13%) C#
2 35 (52.24%) C++
3 25 (37.31%) HLSL
4 8 (11.94%) GLSL
5 7 (10.45%) VB
5 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
5 7 (10.45%) Python
6 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.97%) Ruby
7 3 (4.48%) Java
8 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.49%) SQL
9 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (55.22%) Degree
2 20 (29.85%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Google
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago