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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 44 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 33 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 4.05% 1.98% 1.76%
As % of the General category 13.52% 6.47% 5.31%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 13
Average salary £40,000 £22,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.77% -18.18%
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
244 201 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 29.98% 30.64% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 174 175 207
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £50,000 £56,750
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +13 25 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Northumberland - 8 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 66 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (72.62%) C#
3 49 (58.33%) TDD
4 40 (47.62%) C++
5 39 (46.43%) .NET
6 38 (45.24%) MVC
7 34 (40.48%) Multithreading
8 33 (39.29%) ASP.NET
9 28 (33.33%) Degree
9 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (32.14%) Dependency Injection
10 27 (32.14%) Android
10 27 (32.14%) iPhone
10 27 (32.14%) Domain-Driven Design
10 27 (32.14%) Node.js
10 27 (32.14%) Ninject
10 27 (32.14%) KnockoutJS
10 27 (32.14%) Web Application Development
10 27 (32.14%) Mobile App
10 27 (32.14%) Google
10 27 (32.14%) WCF
10 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
11 26 (30.95%) OpenGL
12 25 (29.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 25 (29.76%) 3D Visualisation
12 25 (29.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 25 (29.76%) Visualisation
13 24 (28.57%) Computer Science
13 24 (28.57%) Mathematics
14 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (32.14%) Node.js
2 5 (5.95%) Tornado
2 5 (5.95%) nginx
3 1 (1.19%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (29.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.95%) Couchbase
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
3 5 (5.95%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.95%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (17.86%) VTune
2 3 (3.57%) NUnit
2 3 (3.57%) Subversion
2 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.38%) RSpec
3 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.38%) Selenium
3 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.38%) Grunt
3 2 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 9 (10.71%) Retail
2 2 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 66 (78.57%) Developer
2 36 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 16 (19.05%) Programmer
5 9 (10.71%) C++ Developer
5 9 (10.71%) C++ Software Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Principal Software Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Games Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) Junior
10 1 (1.19%) Junior Developer
10 1 (1.19%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.19%) Junior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (46.43%) .NET
2 33 (39.29%) ASP.NET
3 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (32.14%) WCF
4 27 (32.14%) Ninject
4 27 (32.14%) KnockoutJS
5 26 (30.95%) OpenGL
6 25 (29.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 15 (17.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 15 (17.86%) DirectX
8 9 (10.71%) Web Services
9 7 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (7.14%) Ember.js
11 5 (5.95%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (5.95%) ZeroMQ
11 5 (5.95%) gevent
11 5 (5.95%) CherryPy
11 5 (5.95%) Memcached
11 5 (5.95%) Twisted
12 4 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.14%) iPhone
1 27 (32.14%) Mobile App
2 25 (29.76%) Visualisation
3 24 (28.57%) Mathematics
3 24 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 17 (20.24%) 3D Graphics
5 14 (16.67%) Augmented Reality
6 9 (10.71%) GIS
6 9 (10.71%) Physics
7 6 (7.14%) Online Games
7 6 (7.14%) CUDA
8 5 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (5.95%) Animation
9 4 (4.76%) Online Gambling
9 4 (4.76%) Social Gaming
10 2 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Android
2 14 (16.67%) Linux
3 9 (10.71%) Windows
4 5 (5.95%) UNIX
4 5 (5.95%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (58.33%) TDD
3 38 (45.24%) MVC
4 34 (40.48%) Multithreading
5 27 (32.14%) Domain-Driven Design
5 27 (32.14%) Dependency Injection
5 27 (32.14%) Web Application Development
6 25 (29.76%) 3D Visualisation
7 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
8 16 (19.05%) Scrum
9 14 (16.67%) 3D Rendering
10 11 (13.10%) Image Processing
11 9 (10.71%) OO
12 8 (9.52%) OOD
13 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
14 3 (3.57%) Game Development
15 2 (2.38%) Web Testing
15 2 (2.38%) Test Scripting
15 2 (2.38%) Test Automation
15 2 (2.38%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (72.62%) C#
2 40 (47.62%) C++
3 17 (20.24%) Python
4 15 (17.86%) HLSL
5 8 (9.52%) Ruby
6 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.95%) SQL
7 5 (5.95%) VB
7 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.95%) Java
8 2 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (32.14%) Google
2 5 (5.95%) Twitter
3 1 (1.19%) Adobe
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 23 days ago