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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 51 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 26 14 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.18% 2.12% 2.23%
As % of the General category 10.20% 6.70% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 16
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
255 209 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.17% 31.62% 34.54%
Number of salaries quoted 189 185 210
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £50,000 £55,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +3 20 £42,500 +21.42%
Northumberland - 6 - -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (71.43%) C#
3 43 (55.84%) TDD
4 39 (50.65%) C++
5 34 (44.16%) .NET
5 34 (44.16%) Multithreading
6 33 (42.86%) MVC
7 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET
8 27 (35.06%) Degree
9 26 (33.77%) OpenGL
10 25 (32.47%) Visualisation
10 25 (32.47%) 3D Visualisation
11 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (29.87%) Dependency Injection
12 23 (29.87%) Domain-Driven Design
12 23 (29.87%) Android
12 23 (29.87%) iPhone
12 23 (29.87%) Mobile App
12 23 (29.87%) Node.js
12 23 (29.87%) Ninject
12 23 (29.87%) KnockoutJS
12 23 (29.87%) Web Application Development
12 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
12 23 (29.87%) Mathematics
12 23 (29.87%) Google
12 23 (29.87%) Computer Science
12 23 (29.87%) WCF
13 21 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 20 (25.97%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (29.87%) Node.js
2 5 (6.49%) nginx
2 5 (6.49%) Tornado
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.87%) SQL Server
2 21 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.49%) Couchbase
3 5 (6.49%) Redis
3 5 (6.49%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (19.48%) VTune
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.60%) Grunt
2 2 (2.60%) NUnit
2 2 (2.60%) Subversion
3 1 (1.30%) JUnit
3 1 (1.30%) Selenium
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.30%) RSpec
3 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (11.69%) Retail
2 1 (1.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 60 (77.92%) Developer
2 31 (40.26%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.08%) Software Developer
4 16 (20.78%) Programmer
5 8 (10.39%) C++ Software Developer
5 8 (10.39%) C++ Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Principal Software Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Games Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Java Software Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Junior
9 1 (1.30%) Junior Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Junior Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.30%) Designer
9 1 (1.30%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.16%) .NET
2 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET
3 26 (33.77%) OpenGL
4 24 (31.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (29.87%) Ninject
5 23 (29.87%) KnockoutJS
5 23 (29.87%) WCF
6 21 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 15 (19.48%) DirectX
7 15 (19.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (10.39%) Web Services
9 7 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (7.79%) Ember.js
11 5 (6.49%) Memcached
11 5 (6.49%) Twisted
11 5 (6.49%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (6.49%) gevent
11 5 (6.49%) ZeroMQ
11 5 (6.49%) CherryPy
12 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.47%) Visualisation
2 23 (29.87%) iPhone
2 23 (29.87%) Mobile App
2 23 (29.87%) Mathematics
2 23 (29.87%) Computer Science
3 18 (23.38%) Algorithms
4 17 (22.08%) 3D Graphics
5 14 (18.18%) Augmented Reality
6 8 (10.39%) GIS
6 8 (10.39%) Physics
7 6 (7.79%) Online Games
7 6 (7.79%) CUDA
8 5 (6.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (6.49%) Animation
9 3 (3.90%) Online Gambling
9 3 (3.90%) Social Gaming
10 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Android
2 14 (18.18%) Linux
3 9 (11.69%) Windows
4 5 (6.49%) UNIX
4 5 (6.49%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (55.84%) TDD
3 34 (44.16%) Multithreading
4 33 (42.86%) MVC
5 25 (32.47%) 3D Visualisation
6 23 (29.87%) Dependency Injection
6 23 (29.87%) Domain-Driven Design
6 23 (29.87%) Web Application Development
7 20 (25.97%) Software Engineering
8 14 (18.18%) 3D Rendering
8 14 (18.18%) Scrum
9 11 (14.29%) Image Processing
10 8 (10.39%) OO
10 8 (10.39%) OOD
11 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
12 3 (3.90%) Game Development
13 1 (1.30%) Automated Testing
13 1 (1.30%) Software Testing
13 1 (1.30%) Web Testing
13 1 (1.30%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 55 (71.43%) C#
2 39 (50.65%) C++
3 16 (20.78%) Python
4 15 (19.48%) HLSL
5 7 (9.09%) Ruby
6 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.49%) SQL
8 4 (5.19%) Java
9 3 (3.90%) VB
9 3 (3.90%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (35.06%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Google
2 5 (6.49%) Twitter
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe