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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 67 63 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 26 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.02% 3.31% 5.79%
As % of the General category 7.02% 12.21% 16.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 41
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
228 213 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 28.79% 27.10% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 193 180 235
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -10 16 £40,000 -15.78% 5
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (73.91%) AngularJS
4 16 (69.57%) NoSQL
4 16 (69.57%) KnockoutJS
4 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET
4 16 (69.57%) .NET
4 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
4 16 (69.57%) MVC
4 16 (69.57%) Ruby
4 16 (69.57%) RESTful
4 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (69.57%) Node.js
5 15 (65.22%) BDD
5 15 (65.22%) Git (software)
5 15 (65.22%) .NET Framework
5 15 (65.22%) WCF
5 15 (65.22%) Web Application Development
5 15 (65.22%) Entity Framework
5 15 (65.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (65.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 15 (65.22%) Code First Entity Framework
6 5 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (21.74%) Oculus Rift
6 5 (21.74%) 3D Visualisation
6 5 (21.74%) Retail

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) NoSQL
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.35%) Hazelcast
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Gradle
2 1 (4.35%) Grunt
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 5 (21.74%) Automotive
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 16 (69.57%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Programmer
4 3 (13.04%) Tools Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Graphics Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) AngularJS
2 16 (69.57%) .NET
2 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET
2 16 (69.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (69.57%) KnockoutJS
2 16 (69.57%) Node.js
2 16 (69.57%) RESTful
3 15 (65.22%) .NET Framework
3 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (65.22%) Code First Entity Framework
3 15 (65.22%) Entity Framework
3 15 (65.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 15 (65.22%) WCF
4 5 (21.74%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) DirectX
5 2 (8.70%) OpenGL
6 1 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Kinect
1 5 (21.74%) Oculus Rift
1 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
2 2 (8.70%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (8.70%) Online Games
3 1 (4.35%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) TDD
3 16 (69.57%) MVC
4 15 (65.22%) BDD
4 15 (65.22%) Web Application Development
5 5 (21.74%) 3D Visualisation
6 3 (13.04%) Multithreading
6 3 (13.04%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (4.35%) API Design
8 1 (4.35%) Coaching
8 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.35%) DevOps
8 1 (4.35%) High Availability
8 1 (4.35%) Microservices
8 1 (4.35%) OOP
8 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C#
2 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
3 16 (69.57%) Ruby
4 5 (21.74%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) Python
6 2 (8.70%) HLSL
6 2 (8.70%) Java
7 1 (4.35%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Sun
2 1 (4.35%) Apigee
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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