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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 57 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.26% 2.28% 0.76%
As % of the General category 7.62% 7.20% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 6
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
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
210 236 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 29.66% 31.68% 32.70%
Number of salaries quoted 168 193 212
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £59,400 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 7 December 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 +1 15 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Durham - 1 £37,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) JavaScript
3 32 (60.38%) TDD
4 28 (52.83%) Ruby
5 25 (47.17%) CSS
5 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
5 25 (47.17%) NoSQL
5 25 (47.17%) Node.js
5 25 (47.17%) AngularJS
6 24 (45.28%) RESTful
6 24 (45.28%) C#
7 21 (39.62%) Java
8 20 (37.74%) Sun
8 20 (37.74%) Online Games
9 19 (35.85%) BDD
10 17 (32.08%) HTML
10 17 (32.08%) MVC
11 16 (30.19%) Scrum
11 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
11 16 (30.19%) Front End Development
12 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 15 (28.30%) Code First Entity Framework
12 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
12 15 (28.30%) .NET
12 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
12 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
12 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (28.30%) WCF
12 15 (28.30%) Twitter Bootstrap

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.77%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (47.17%) NoSQL
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (18.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (16.98%) RDBMS
4 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
5 8 (15.09%) Hazelcast
6 2 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (47.17%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Ant
2 8 (15.09%) Gradle
2 8 (15.09%) Grunt
2 8 (15.09%) Maven
3 5 (9.43%) Subversion
4 4 (7.55%) Appium
4 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.55%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (13.21%) Automotive
2 3 (5.66%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (86.79%) Developer
2 15 (28.30%) .NET Developer
3 11 (20.75%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (15.09%) Java Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Developer in Test
7 4 (7.55%) Games Developer
7 4 (7.55%) QA Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) QA Test Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Programmer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Games Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) AngularJS
1 25 (47.17%) CSS
1 25 (47.17%) Node.js
2 24 (45.28%) RESTful
3 17 (32.08%) HTML
4 15 (28.30%) .NET
4 15 (28.30%) .NET Framework
4 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET
4 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 15 (28.30%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (28.30%) Code First Entity Framework
4 15 (28.30%) Entity Framework
4 15 (28.30%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (28.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (28.30%) WCF
5 14 (26.42%) HTML5
6 13 (24.53%) jQuery
7 12 (22.64%) CSS3
8 10 (18.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Online Games
2 12 (22.64%) Mobile Games
3 8 (15.09%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (11.32%) Visualisation
5 5 (9.43%) Oculus Rift
6 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
6 3 (5.66%) Kinect
7 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
7 2 (3.77%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (3.77%) HTC Vive
7 2 (3.77%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.89%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Android
2 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (60.38%) TDD
3 19 (35.85%) BDD
4 17 (32.08%) MVC
5 16 (30.19%) Front End Development
5 16 (30.19%) Scrum
5 16 (30.19%) Software Engineering
6 15 (28.30%) Web Application Development
7 12 (22.64%) Coaching
7 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (22.64%) High Availability
7 12 (22.64%) OO
7 12 (22.64%) OOP
7 12 (22.64%) Refactoring
7 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
8 11 (20.75%) DevOps
9 9 (16.98%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (15.09%) API Design
10 8 (15.09%) Kanban
10 8 (15.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 40 (75.47%) JavaScript
2 28 (52.83%) Ruby
3 24 (45.28%) C#
4 21 (39.62%) Java
5 8 (15.09%) C++
6 6 (11.32%) SQL
7 2 (3.77%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.77%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.77%) HLSL
7 2 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
1 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
1 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Sun
2 8 (15.09%) Apigee
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