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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 61 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 20 37 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.60% 4.40% 1.52%
As % of the General category 7.43% 14.92% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 9
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +77.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
269 248 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 34.94% 29.52% 27.40%
Number of salaries quoted 234 171 153
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £29,700 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,150 £75,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 17 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Northumberland -4 2 £32,500 - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 45 (83.33%) C#
2 41 (75.93%) 3D Graphics
3 33 (61.11%) C++
3 33 (61.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 32 (59.26%) Degree
5 29 (53.70%) Computer Science
6 25 (46.30%) Mathematics
6 25 (46.30%) OpenGL
6 25 (46.30%) DirectX
7 24 (44.44%) HLSL
8 21 (38.89%) Software Engineering
9 18 (33.33%) Algorithms
10 17 (31.48%) Visualisation
11 16 (29.63%) Multithreading
12 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (27.78%) OO
12 15 (27.78%) PhD
13 14 (25.93%) Physics
13 14 (25.93%) 3D Programming
14 12 (22.22%) .NET
15 11 (20.37%) Android
16 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
16 10 (18.52%) Scrum
17 9 (16.67%) Windows
18 8 (14.81%) GLSL
18 8 (14.81%) Coaching
18 8 (14.81%) WinForms
18 8 (14.81%) NUnit
19 7 (12.96%) OOP
19 7 (12.96%) Mobile Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (7.41%) Node.js
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) NUnit
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.56%) Automotive
1 3 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (3.70%) Billing
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Developer
2 21 (38.89%) Software Engineer
2 21 (38.89%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Senior Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Programmer
4 9 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Graphics Programmer
5 8 (14.81%) Graphics Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Senior Software Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C# Software Developer
5 8 (14.81%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (14.81%) Agile C# Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C++ Developer
5 8 (14.81%) C# Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (12.96%) C# Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) C++ Programmer
7 6 (11.11%) Software Programmer
8 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.70%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (61.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 25 (46.30%) OpenGL
2 25 (46.30%) DirectX
3 12 (22.22%) .NET
4 8 (14.81%) WinForms
5 4 (7.41%) WCF
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.41%) Ninject
5 4 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.70%) CSS3
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) CSS
6 2 (3.70%) Cocoa
6 2 (3.70%) HTML
7 1 (1.85%) Ionic Framework
7 1 (1.85%) Django
7 1 (1.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (75.93%) 3D Graphics
2 29 (53.70%) Computer Science
3 25 (46.30%) Mathematics
4 18 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 17 (31.48%) Visualisation
6 14 (25.93%) Physics
7 5 (9.26%) Mobile App
8 4 (7.41%) iPhone
9 3 (5.56%) Kinect
10 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
10 2 (3.70%) Social Media
11 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Android
2 9 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 16 (29.63%) Multithreading
3 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.78%) OO
4 14 (25.93%) 3D Programming
5 10 (18.52%) Mentoring
5 10 (18.52%) Scrum
6 8 (14.81%) Coaching
7 7 (12.96%) Mobile Development
7 7 (12.96%) Android Development
7 7 (12.96%) OOP
8 4 (7.41%) MVC
8 4 (7.41%) TDD
8 4 (7.41%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (7.41%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (7.41%) Web Application Development
9 3 (5.56%) 3D Visualisation
10 2 (3.70%) iOS Development
11 1 (1.85%) Line Management
11 1 (1.85%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (83.33%) C#
2 33 (61.11%) C++
3 24 (44.44%) HLSL
4 8 (14.81%) GLSL
5 4 (7.41%) VB
5 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (59.26%) Degree
2 15 (27.78%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Google
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