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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 57 41 66
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +25
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 25 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.74% 4.41% 1.38%
As % of the General category 7.95% 15.24% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 9
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +3.70%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
239 164 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 34.49% 28.92% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 191 117 150
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +22.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £28,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,300
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -21 18 £50,000 +42.85% 9
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (62.07%) C#
3 17 (58.62%) TDD
4 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 13 (44.83%) Linux
4 13 (44.83%) Multithreading
5 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (34.48%) Node.js
5 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
5 10 (34.48%) .NET
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
5 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 10 (34.48%) Ruby
5 10 (34.48%) WCF
6 9 (31.03%) Degree
7 8 (27.59%) C++
7 8 (27.59%) 3D Visualisation
7 8 (27.59%) Visualisation
8 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Game Development
8 7 (24.14%) Algorithms
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) PhD
8 7 (24.14%) OOD
8 7 (24.14%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (20.69%) Google
9 6 (20.69%) OpenGL
9 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
9 6 (20.69%) Ninject

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (34.48%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.90%) Banking
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
1 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (89.66%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) Software Developer
3 10 (34.48%) .NET Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Java Software Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Principal Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Programmer
6 2 (6.90%) Graduate
7 1 (3.45%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (34.48%) .NET
1 10 (34.48%) ASP.NET
1 10 (34.48%) WCF
2 6 (20.69%) OpenGL
2 6 (20.69%) Ninject
2 6 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (13.79%) RESTful
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (6.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.45%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Visualisation
2 7 (24.14%) Algorithms
2 7 (24.14%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
3 6 (20.69%) CUDA
3 6 (20.69%) iPhone
4 2 (6.90%) Kinect
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) TDD
3 13 (44.83%) Multithreading
4 10 (34.48%) Web Application Development
4 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 8 (27.59%) 3D Visualisation
6 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Game Development
6 7 (24.14%) OOD
7 6 (20.69%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (20.69%) Image Processing
7 6 (20.69%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (17.24%) BDD
9 1 (3.45%) Web Development
9 1 (3.45%) Product Management
9 1 (3.45%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) Ruby
3 8 (27.59%) C++
4 7 (24.14%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) VB
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) PhD
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Google
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