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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 48 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 32 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.29% 2.51% 3.62%
As % of the General category 12.50% 8.38% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 26 13 24
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
256 167 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 34.32% 29.98% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 207 118 178
Average salary £37,500 £42,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% +23.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £29,977 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 0 31 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (57.50%) C#
3 17 (42.50%) TDD
3 17 (42.50%) Degree
4 16 (40.00%) Multithreading
5 14 (35.00%) C++
6 12 (30.00%) Windows
6 12 (30.00%) Linux
6 12 (30.00%) Visualisation
7 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (27.50%) Node.js
7 11 (27.50%) WCF
7 11 (27.50%) MVC
7 11 (27.50%) 3D Graphics
7 11 (27.50%) PhD
7 11 (27.50%) .NET
7 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
7 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
7 11 (27.50%) Web Application Development
8 10 (25.00%) Mathematics
8 10 (25.00%) Ruby
9 9 (22.50%) OpenGL
9 9 (22.50%) Algorithms
10 8 (20.00%) 3D Visualisation
11 7 (17.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 7 (17.50%) OOD
11 7 (17.50%) Java
11 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (17.50%) Game Development
12 6 (15.00%) BDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (27.50%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.00%) Banking
1 6 (15.00%) Billing
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 11 (27.50%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Programmer
4 7 (17.50%) Java Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Java Software Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Graduate
6 5 (12.50%) Principal Software Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Software Programmer
8 2 (5.00%) Graphics Programmer
8 2 (5.00%) C++ Programmer
9 1 (2.50%) Python Developer
9 1 (2.50%) Junior Programmer
9 1 (2.50%) Gameplay Programmer
9 1 (2.50%) Product Manager
9 1 (2.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
1 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
1 11 (27.50%) WCF
1 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (22.50%) OpenGL
3 7 (17.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (15.00%) Ninject
4 6 (15.00%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (12.50%) RESTful
6 4 (10.00%) DirectX
7 1 (2.50%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Visualisation
2 11 (27.50%) 3D Graphics
3 10 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 9 (22.50%) Algorithms
5 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (15.00%) iPhone
6 5 (12.50%) CUDA
7 4 (10.00%) Physics
7 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.50%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) TDD
3 16 (40.00%) Multithreading
4 11 (27.50%) MVC
4 11 (27.50%) Web Application Development
5 8 (20.00%) 3D Visualisation
6 7 (17.50%) OOD
6 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Game Development
7 6 (15.00%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (12.50%) Image Processing
9 4 (10.00%) 3D Programming
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.50%) Web Development
10 1 (2.50%) Product Marketing
10 1 (2.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) C#
2 14 (35.00%) C++
3 10 (25.00%) Ruby
4 7 (17.50%) Java
5 6 (15.00%) Python
6 5 (12.50%) VB
6 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 4 (10.00%) HLSL
8 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Degree
2 11 (27.50%) PhD
3 2 (5.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Google
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum Relocation + BUPA + Life + Flexi + Y
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Accenture
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum up to £28K pkus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North Shields
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago