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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 46 33 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +29
Permanent jobs citing Games 34 49 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.61% 6.23% 0.90%
As % of the General category 17.44% 15.81% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32 44 3
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +49.53%
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
195 310 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 26.46% 39.44% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 165 249 173
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 £27,700 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,200 £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 3 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 3 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 -11 33 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 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 47 (70.15%) C#
2 36 (53.73%) Degree
3 35 (52.24%) C++
3 35 (52.24%) 3D Graphics
4 34 (50.75%) Mathematics
5 32 (47.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 26 (38.81%) OpenGL
7 25 (37.31%) DirectX
8 24 (35.82%) HLSL
9 23 (34.33%) Computer Science
10 22 (32.84%) Multithreading
10 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (31.34%) Software Engineering
11 21 (31.34%) PhD
11 21 (31.34%) Visualisation
11 21 (31.34%) Algorithms
12 17 (25.37%) 3D Programming
12 17 (25.37%) Physics
13 14 (20.90%) TDD
13 14 (20.90%) .NET
14 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
14 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
14 12 (17.91%) MVC
14 12 (17.91%) WCF
14 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (17.91%) Node.js
14 12 (17.91%) Web Application Development
15 11 (16.42%) Android
16 9 (13.43%) Banking
16 9 (13.43%) Billing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 12 (17.91%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) NUnit
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.43%) Banking
1 9 (13.43%) Billing
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Developer
2 21 (31.34%) C++ Software Engineer
2 21 (31.34%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.90%) Programmer
4 12 (17.91%) .NET Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Graduate
5 9 (13.43%) Graphics Programmer
6 8 (11.94%) Software Programmer
6 8 (11.94%) C++ Programmer
7 7 (10.45%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.45%) C++ Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Graphics Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (2.99%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 26 (38.81%) OpenGL
3 25 (37.31%) DirectX
4 14 (20.90%) .NET
5 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET
5 12 (17.91%) WCF
5 12 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (10.45%) Ninject
6 7 (10.45%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (8.96%) RESTful
8 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.99%) Cocoa Touch
9 2 (2.99%) Django
9 2 (2.99%) Cocoa
9 2 (2.99%) WinForms
10 1 (1.49%) JSON
10 1 (1.49%) CSS
10 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.49%) CSS3
10 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (52.24%) 3D Graphics
2 34 (50.75%) Mathematics
3 23 (34.33%) Computer Science
4 21 (31.34%) Visualisation
4 21 (31.34%) Algorithms
5 17 (25.37%) Physics
6 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
7 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
8 7 (10.45%) iPhone
9 3 (4.48%) Kinect
10 2 (2.99%) Social Media
11 1 (1.49%) CUDA
11 1 (1.49%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Android
2 7 (10.45%) Windows
3 5 (7.46%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (32.84%) Multithreading
2 21 (31.34%) Software Engineering
3 17 (25.37%) 3D Programming
4 14 (20.90%) TDD
5 12 (17.91%) MVC
5 12 (17.91%) Web Application Development
6 7 (10.45%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (10.45%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (8.96%) BDD
7 6 (8.96%) OO
8 4 (5.97%) OOD
8 4 (5.97%) Scrum
8 4 (5.97%) Game Development
8 4 (5.97%) Mobile Development
8 4 (5.97%) OOP
8 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.97%) 3D Visualisation
8 4 (5.97%) Android Development
9 2 (2.99%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (70.15%) C#
2 35 (52.24%) C++
3 24 (35.82%) HLSL
4 7 (10.45%) GLSL
4 7 (10.45%) VB
4 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
4 7 (10.45%) Python
5 6 (8.96%) Ruby
6 4 (5.97%) Java
6 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.49%) SQL
8 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Degree
2 21 (31.34%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Google
Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
IT Connections Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competetive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Competetive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cramlington, Northumberland
Central Employment
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £10000 - £60000 per annum + car, bonus, holidays
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Bede Gaming
Salary: Very competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago