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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 38 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 39 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.57% 1.66% 1.51%
As % of the General category 15.42% 6.15% 4.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 12
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £23,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £28,500 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
253 179 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 29.66% 27.08% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 173 151 201
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +27.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £52,500 £56,400
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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 +16 29 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Northumberland - 10 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 62 (72.94%) C#
2 50 (58.82%) TDD
3 41 (48.24%) .NET
4 40 (47.06%) MVC
5 39 (45.88%) C++
6 35 (41.18%) ASP.NET
7 32 (37.65%) Multithreading
8 29 (34.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (32.94%) Dependency Injection
9 28 (32.94%) Domain-Driven Design
9 28 (32.94%) Android
9 28 (32.94%) iPhone
9 28 (32.94%) WCF
9 28 (32.94%) Node.js
9 28 (32.94%) Ninject
9 28 (32.94%) KnockoutJS
9 28 (32.94%) Web Application Development
9 28 (32.94%) Mobile App
9 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
9 28 (32.94%) Google
10 27 (31.76%) Degree
10 27 (31.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 27 (31.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (29.41%) OpenGL
12 24 (28.24%) Mathematics
12 24 (28.24%) Computer Science
12 24 (28.24%) 3D Visualisation
12 24 (28.24%) Visualisation
13 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
14 20 (23.53%) Scrum

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (32.94%) Node.js
2 5 (5.88%) nginx
2 5 (5.88%) Tornado
3 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (31.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.88%) Couchbase
3 5 (5.88%) Redis
3 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (17.65%) VTune
2 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.53%) Selenium
2 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.53%) RSpec
2 3 (3.53%) WebDriver
2 3 (3.53%) NUnit
2 3 (3.53%) Subversion
2 3 (3.53%) JUnit
3 2 (2.35%) Grunt
General
1 9 (10.59%) Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 65 (76.47%) Developer
2 38 (44.71%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.00%) Programmer
4 15 (17.65%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.59%) C++ Developer
5 9 (10.59%) C++ Software Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Software Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Games Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Principal Software Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.35%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.35%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.18%) Designer
10 1 (1.18%) Junior Designer
10 1 (1.18%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.18%) Junior Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.18%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.24%) .NET
2 35 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 29 (34.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (32.94%) WCF
4 28 (32.94%) Ninject
4 28 (32.94%) KnockoutJS
5 27 (31.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 25 (29.41%) OpenGL
7 15 (17.65%) DirectX
7 15 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 10 (11.76%) Web Services
9 8 (9.41%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (7.06%) Ember.js
11 5 (5.88%) ZeroMQ
11 5 (5.88%) Twisted
11 5 (5.88%) Memcached
11 5 (5.88%) CherryPy
11 5 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (5.88%) gevent
12 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.94%) iPhone
1 28 (32.94%) Mobile App
2 24 (28.24%) Mathematics
2 24 (28.24%) Computer Science
2 24 (28.24%) Visualisation
3 17 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
4 14 (16.47%) Augmented Reality
5 9 (10.59%) Physics
5 9 (10.59%) GIS
6 7 (8.24%) Online Games
7 5 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (5.88%) Animation
8 4 (4.71%) CUDA
8 4 (4.71%) Online Gambling
8 4 (4.71%) Social Gaming
9 3 (3.53%) Open Source
10 1 (1.18%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.94%) Android
2 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Windows
4 5 (5.88%) UNIX
4 5 (5.88%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.82%) TDD
2 40 (47.06%) MVC
3 32 (37.65%) Multithreading
4 28 (32.94%) Dependency Injection
4 28 (32.94%) Domain-Driven Design
4 28 (32.94%) Web Application Development
5 24 (28.24%) 3D Visualisation
6 22 (25.88%) Software Engineering
7 20 (23.53%) Scrum
8 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (16.47%) 3D Rendering
10 10 (11.76%) Image Processing
11 9 (10.59%) OO
12 7 (8.24%) OOD
13 5 (5.88%) Unit Testing
14 3 (3.53%) User Stories
14 3 (3.53%) Automation Testing
14 3 (3.53%) Web Testing
14 3 (3.53%) Test Scripting
14 3 (3.53%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.94%) C#
2 39 (45.88%) C++
3 18 (21.18%) Python
4 15 (17.65%) HLSL
5 7 (8.24%) Ruby
6 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.06%) VB
6 6 (7.06%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.88%) SQL
7 5 (5.88%) Java
8 3 (3.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 28 (32.94%) Google
2 5 (5.88%) Twitter
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe
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