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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 75 39 56
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +17
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.92% 4.14% 2.69%
As % of the General category 2.78% 12.81% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 25 17
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
252 203 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 32.94% 32.32% 32.07%
Number of salaries quoted 212 183 174
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £23,225
10% offered a salary of more than £58,300 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
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 25 November 2014. 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 -32 7 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 38 (84.44%) C#
2 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (62.22%) Multithreading
4 25 (55.56%) C++
5 24 (53.33%) OpenGL
6 23 (51.11%) Visualisation
6 23 (51.11%) 3D Visualisation
7 22 (48.89%) TDD
8 20 (44.44%) Degree
9 19 (42.22%) Algorithms
10 18 (40.00%) 3D Graphics
11 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
12 16 (35.56%) .NET
12 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET
12 16 (35.56%) Mathematics
12 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
12 16 (35.56%) MVC
13 15 (33.33%) VTune
13 15 (33.33%) HLSL
13 15 (33.33%) DirectX
13 15 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 14 (31.11%) 3D Rendering
14 14 (31.11%) Augmented Reality
15 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
15 12 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
15 12 (26.67%) WCF
15 12 (26.67%) Android
15 12 (26.67%) iPhone
15 12 (26.67%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 (26.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) VTune
General
1 9 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) .NET Developer
3 12 (26.67%) Software Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Programmer
5 7 (15.56%) Principal Software Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.22%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) OpenGL
2 16 (35.56%) .NET
2 16 (35.56%) ASP.NET
3 15 (33.33%) DirectX
3 15 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 12 (26.67%) WCF
4 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (26.67%) Ninject
4 12 (26.67%) KnockoutJS
5 10 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
7 4 (8.89%) Web Services
7 4 (8.89%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 23 (51.11%) Visualisation
2 19 (42.22%) Algorithms
3 18 (40.00%) 3D Graphics
4 16 (35.56%) Mathematics
4 16 (35.56%) Computer Science
5 14 (31.11%) Augmented Reality
6 12 (26.67%) iPhone
6 12 (26.67%) Mobile App
7 7 (15.56%) CUDA
8 5 (11.11%) Animation
8 5 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (8.89%) Online Games
10 1 (2.22%) Physics
10 1 (2.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Android
2 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (62.22%) Multithreading
3 23 (51.11%) 3D Visualisation
4 22 (48.89%) TDD
5 17 (37.78%) Software Engineering
6 16 (35.56%) MVC
7 14 (31.11%) 3D Rendering
8 12 (26.67%) Dependency Injection
8 12 (26.67%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (26.67%) Web Application Development
9 9 (20.00%) Image Processing
9 9 (20.00%) OOD
10 6 (13.33%) Scrum
11 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Game Development
12 1 (2.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (84.44%) C#
2 25 (55.56%) C++
3 15 (33.33%) HLSL
4 10 (22.22%) Python
5 7 (15.56%) Ruby
6 4 (8.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (44.44%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Google
2 4 (8.89%) Twitter
Durham, County Durham
IT Connections
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: Competitive
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