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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 43 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 38 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.87% 4.79% 2.92%
As % of the General category 15.70% 13.83% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 21
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +49.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £23,375
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
242 253 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.03% 34.61% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 205 210 185
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -3 38 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (62.96%) C#
2 30 (55.56%) Degree
3 24 (44.44%) C++
4 23 (42.59%) 3D Graphics
5 22 (40.74%) Mathematics
6 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (37.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 19 (35.19%) Multithreading
9 17 (31.48%) PhD
10 16 (29.63%) Visualisation
11 15 (27.78%) Algorithms
11 15 (27.78%) OpenGL
11 15 (27.78%) Computer Science
11 15 (27.78%) TDD
11 15 (27.78%) Software Engineering
12 13 (24.07%) DirectX
12 13 (24.07%) HLSL
13 12 (22.22%) Web Application Development
13 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (22.22%) Node.js
13 12 (22.22%) MVC
13 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
13 12 (22.22%) .NET
13 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 12 (22.22%) WCF
14 11 (20.37%) Physics
14 11 (20.37%) Android
14 11 (20.37%) 3D Programming
15 9 (16.67%) Banking
15 9 (16.67%) Billing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (22.22%) Node.js
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 9 (16.67%) Banking
1 9 (16.67%) Billing
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Developer
2 15 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
2 15 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 12 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Programmer
4 9 (16.67%) Graduate
5 8 (14.81%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Software Programmer
7 4 (7.41%) C++ Programmer
7 4 (7.41%) Graphics Programmer
7 4 (7.41%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Graphics Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Principal Software Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Gameplay Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) Python Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Junior Programmer
9 1 (1.85%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 15 (27.78%) OpenGL
3 13 (24.07%) DirectX
4 12 (22.22%) .NET
4 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 12 (22.22%) WCF
4 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (12.96%) Ninject
5 7 (12.96%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (11.11%) RESTful
7 5 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.70%) Django
9 1 (1.85%) HTML
9 1 (1.85%) CSS
9 1 (1.85%) JSON
9 1 (1.85%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.85%) CSS3
9 1 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) 3D Graphics
2 22 (40.74%) Mathematics
3 16 (29.63%) Visualisation
4 15 (27.78%) Computer Science
4 15 (27.78%) Algorithms
5 11 (20.37%) Physics
6 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 8 (14.81%) Mobile App
8 7 (12.96%) iPhone
9 3 (5.56%) Kinect
10 2 (3.70%) CUDA
11 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Android
2 8 (14.81%) Windows
2 8 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) Multithreading
3 15 (27.78%) TDD
3 15 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 12 (22.22%) MVC
4 12 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 11 (20.37%) 3D Programming
6 7 (12.96%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (12.96%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 6 (11.11%) BDD
7 6 (11.11%) Game Development
7 6 (11.11%) OOD
8 5 (9.26%) 3D Visualisation
9 4 (7.41%) Android Development
9 4 (7.41%) Mobile Development
9 4 (7.41%) OOP
9 4 (7.41%) OO
10 2 (3.70%) Image Processing
11 1 (1.85%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (62.96%) C#
2 24 (44.44%) C++
3 13 (24.07%) HLSL
4 7 (12.96%) VB
4 7 (12.96%) VB.NET
4 7 (12.96%) Python
4 7 (12.96%) Ruby
5 6 (11.11%) Java
6 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.70%) GLSL
8 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (55.56%) Degree
2 17 (31.48%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Google
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Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
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IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Stock options + 10% bonus + benefi
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago