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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 54 26 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +39
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 50 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.46% 6.05% 1.20%
As % of the General category 10.71% 19.16% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 4
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
252 261 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 32.27% 31.56% 28.70%
Number of salaries quoted 212 180 166
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,950 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -17 25 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 50 (76.92%) C#
2 40 (61.54%) 3D Graphics
3 38 (58.46%) Degree
4 37 (56.92%) C++
5 35 (53.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 34 (52.31%) Mathematics
7 31 (47.69%) Computer Science
8 27 (41.54%) OpenGL
8 27 (41.54%) DirectX
9 26 (40.00%) HLSL
10 24 (36.92%) Software Engineering
11 20 (30.77%) Visualisation
12 19 (29.23%) Multithreading
12 19 (29.23%) Algorithms
13 18 (27.69%) 3D Programming
13 18 (27.69%) Physics
13 18 (27.69%) PhD
14 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (23.08%) .NET
16 13 (20.00%) OO
16 13 (20.00%) Android
17 9 (13.85%) Scrum
18 8 (12.31%) TDD
18 8 (12.31%) WCF
18 8 (12.31%) MVC
18 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET
18 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
18 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
18 8 (12.31%) Node.js
18 8 (12.31%) GLSL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (12.31%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) NUnit
2 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (10.77%) Banking
1 7 (10.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (43.08%) Developer
2 24 (36.92%) C++ Software Engineer
2 24 (36.92%) Software Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Programmer
4 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
4 9 (13.85%) Graphics Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) Graphics Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Software Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) C++ Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.31%) C++ Developer
6 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Graduate
6 7 (10.77%) Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (10.77%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Agile C# Developer
7 6 (9.23%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (53.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 27 (41.54%) OpenGL
2 27 (41.54%) DirectX
3 15 (23.08%) .NET
4 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET
4 8 (12.31%) WCF
4 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (10.77%) Ninject
5 7 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (10.77%) WinForms
6 2 (3.08%) CSS
6 2 (3.08%) Cocoa
6 2 (3.08%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (3.08%) CSS3
6 2 (3.08%) HTML5
6 2 (3.08%) HTML
6 2 (3.08%) RESTful
6 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.54%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 40 (61.54%) 3D Graphics
2 34 (52.31%) Mathematics
3 31 (47.69%) Computer Science
4 20 (30.77%) Visualisation
5 19 (29.23%) Algorithms
6 18 (27.69%) Physics
7 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
8 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
8 7 (10.77%) iPhone
9 2 (3.08%) Social Media
9 2 (3.08%) Kinect
10 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Android
2 7 (10.77%) Windows
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Software Engineering
2 19 (29.23%) Multithreading
3 18 (27.69%) 3D Programming
4 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.00%) OO
6 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 8 (12.31%) TDD
7 8 (12.31%) MVC
7 8 (12.31%) Web Application Development
8 7 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (10.77%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.77%) Coaching
9 6 (9.23%) Mobile Development
9 6 (9.23%) Android Development
9 6 (9.23%) OOP
10 2 (3.08%) 3D Visualisation
10 2 (3.08%) iOS Development
11 1 (1.54%) Line Management
11 1 (1.54%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 50 (76.92%) C#
2 37 (56.92%) C++
3 26 (40.00%) HLSL
4 8 (12.31%) GLSL
5 7 (10.77%) VB
5 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
6 5 (7.69%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) SQL
9 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (58.46%) Degree
2 18 (27.69%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Google
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