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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 41 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 36 24 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 5.14% 3.15% 3.78%
As % of the General category 18.37% 9.27% 12.35%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 20
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
196 259 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 28.00% 34.03% 30.61%
Number of salaries quoted 150 226 184
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £22,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £73,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of job ads across the North East region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +16 34 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Durham - 2 £35,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (79.25%) JavaScript
3 40 (75.47%) TDD
4 36 (67.92%) Ruby
5 33 (62.26%) AngularJS
6 32 (60.38%) NoSQL
6 32 (60.38%) Node.js
6 32 (60.38%) RESTful
7 30 (56.60%) Git (software)
7 30 (56.60%) C#
8 28 (52.83%) BDD
9 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (47.17%) KnockoutJS
9 25 (47.17%) .NET
9 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
9 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET
9 25 (47.17%) MVC
10 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
10 24 (45.28%) WCF
10 24 (45.28%) Web Application Development
10 24 (45.28%) Entity Framework
10 24 (45.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (45.28%) SQL Server 2014
10 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 24 (45.28%) Code First Entity Framework
11 20 (37.74%) Online Games
11 20 (37.74%) Sun
11 20 (37.74%) Java
12 18 (33.96%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (60.38%) NoSQL
2 25 (47.17%) SQL Server
3 24 (45.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (15.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (15.09%) Hazelcast
4 8 (15.09%) RDBMS
4 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (56.60%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.09%) Ant
2 8 (15.09%) Gradle
2 8 (15.09%) Grunt
2 8 (15.09%) Maven
3 4 (7.55%) Appium
3 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.55%) Selenium
4 2 (3.77%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.66%) Automotive
1 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 25 (47.17%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (15.09%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (9.43%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Developer in Test
5 4 (7.55%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) C# Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) AngularJS
2 32 (60.38%) Node.js
2 32 (60.38%) RESTful
3 25 (47.17%) .NET
3 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET
3 25 (47.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 25 (47.17%) KnockoutJS
4 24 (45.28%) .NET Framework
4 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 24 (45.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (45.28%) Code First Entity Framework
4 24 (45.28%) Entity Framework
4 24 (45.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 24 (45.28%) WCF
5 18 (33.96%) CSS
6 10 (18.87%) HTML
7 8 (15.09%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (15.09%) jQuery
7 8 (15.09%) React
7 8 (15.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Online Games
2 12 (22.64%) Mobile Games
3 8 (15.09%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (5.66%) Kinect
4 3 (5.66%) Oculus Rift
4 3 (5.66%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Android
2 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (88.68%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (75.47%) TDD
3 28 (52.83%) BDD
4 25 (47.17%) MVC
5 24 (45.28%) Web Application Development
6 16 (30.19%) Front End Development
6 16 (30.19%) Scrum
7 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
8 12 (22.64%) Coaching
8 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (22.64%) High Availability
8 12 (22.64%) OOP
8 12 (22.64%) Refactoring
8 12 (22.64%) Test Automation
9 11 (20.75%) DevOps
10 8 (15.09%) API Design
10 8 (15.09%) Kanban
10 8 (15.09%) Microservices
10 8 (15.09%) OO
10 8 (15.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (79.25%) JavaScript
2 36 (67.92%) Ruby
3 30 (56.60%) C#
4 20 (37.74%) Java
5 5 (9.43%) C++
5 5 (9.43%) SQL
6 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) ISEB
1 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
1 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Sun
2 8 (15.09%) Apigee
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
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