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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 64 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 24 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.99% 3.41% 3.58%
As % of the General category 5.71% 9.84% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 18
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,750 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
210 244 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 34.83% 34.71% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 182 195 123
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £22,000 £29,689
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,750 £67,000
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(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 -7 12 £45,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 26 (86.67%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) C++
2 15 (50.00%) Automotive
2 15 (50.00%) Retail
2 15 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 15 (50.00%) Kinect
2 15 (50.00%) 3D Visualisation
2 15 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 15 (50.00%) Oculus Rift
3 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (43.33%) 3D Graphics
5 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 11 (36.67%) HLSL
6 11 (36.67%) OpenGL
6 11 (36.67%) DirectX
6 11 (36.67%) .NET
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (23.33%) CSS
8 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 7 (23.33%) HTML
8 7 (23.33%) jQuery
8 7 (23.33%) HTML5
9 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
10 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
10 5 (16.67%) Android
10 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (13.33%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) NUnit
General
1 15 (50.00%) Automotive
1 15 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
1 15 (50.00%) Programmer
2 11 (36.67%) Graphics Programmer
3 9 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (16.67%) HTML Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Digital Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Tools Programmer
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Developer
7 2 (6.67%) iOS Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Games Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Junior
8 1 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) DirectX
2 11 (36.67%) OpenGL
3 7 (23.33%) CSS
3 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) HTML5
3 7 (23.33%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 4 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (13.33%) Ninject
4 4 (13.33%) WCF
5 2 (6.67%) Cocoa
5 2 (6.67%) Cocoa Touch
5 2 (6.67%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.33%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Kinect
1 15 (50.00%) Oculus Rift
1 15 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 13 (43.33%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (13.33%) iPhone
5 3 (10.00%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Android
2 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) 3D Visualisation
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 4 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (13.33%) MVC
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
5 4 (13.33%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) iOS Development
6 2 (6.67%) OO
6 2 (6.67%) OOD
7 1 (3.33%) Android Development
7 1 (3.33%) Coaching
7 1 (3.33%) Game Development
7 1 (3.33%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.33%) Mobile First
7 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) C#
2 15 (50.00%) C++
3 11 (36.67%) HLSL
4 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) Python
5 4 (13.33%) VB
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (10.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Google