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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North East
Rank 59 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.10% 1.78% 2.33%
As % of the General category 6.86% 5.29% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 14
Median salary £35,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +5.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
204 208 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 30.54% 33.71% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 160 174 186
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
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
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 20 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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 +6 14 £35,000 -33.33% 5
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (59.52%) JavaScript
3 24 (57.14%) C#
4 22 (52.38%) TDD
4 22 (52.38%) Ruby
5 20 (47.62%) AngularJS
6 19 (45.24%) Git (software)
6 19 (45.24%) RESTful
7 18 (42.86%) BDD
8 17 (40.48%) MVC
9 15 (35.71%) .NET Framework
9 15 (35.71%) .NET
9 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
9 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
9 15 (35.71%) CSS
9 15 (35.71%) NoSQL
9 15 (35.71%) Entity Framework
9 15 (35.71%) Node.js
9 15 (35.71%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (35.71%) Web Application Development
9 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (35.71%) WCF
9 15 (35.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 12 (28.57%) HTML
11 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
12 10 (23.81%) Java
12 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.76%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (35.71%) NoSQL
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 15 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 5 (11.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (9.52%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) Hazelcast
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (45.24%) Git (software)
2 6 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 5 (11.90%) Subversion
4 3 (7.14%) Ant
4 3 (7.14%) Appium
4 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.14%) Gradle
4 3 (7.14%) Grunt
4 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) Maven
4 3 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (16.67%) Automotive
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (83.33%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Graduate
4 5 (11.90%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Graduate Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Junior
4 5 (11.90%) Junior .NET Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Junior Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Games Developer
6 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.14%) QA Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) AngularJS
2 19 (45.24%) RESTful
3 15 (35.71%) .NET
3 15 (35.71%) .NET Framework
3 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
3 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (35.71%) CSS
3 15 (35.71%) Entity Framework
3 15 (35.71%) KnockoutJS
3 15 (35.71%) Node.js
3 15 (35.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 15 (35.71%) WCF
4 12 (28.57%) HTML
5 10 (23.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 10 (23.81%) Code First Entity Framework
6 9 (21.43%) HTML5
7 8 (19.05%) jQuery
8 7 (16.67%) CSS3
8 7 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Online Games
2 6 (14.29%) Mobile Games
2 6 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (11.90%) Oculus Rift
4 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (7.14%) Kinect
5 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.76%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (4.76%) HTC Vive
5 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.38%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Android
2 3 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (52.38%) TDD
3 18 (42.86%) BDD
4 17 (40.48%) MVC
5 15 (35.71%) Web Application Development
6 11 (26.19%) Software Engineering
7 8 (19.05%) Kanban
7 8 (19.05%) Web Development
8 7 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 7 (16.67%) OO
9 6 (14.29%) Coaching
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (14.29%) DevOps
9 6 (14.29%) Front End Development
9 6 (14.29%) High Availability
9 6 (14.29%) OOP
9 6 (14.29%) Refactoring
9 6 (14.29%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) JavaScript
2 24 (57.14%) C#
3 22 (52.38%) Ruby
4 10 (23.81%) Java
5 8 (19.05%) C++
6 5 (11.90%) F#
6 5 (11.90%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) ActionScript
7 2 (4.76%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.76%) HLSL
7 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ISEB
1 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Kibana
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Sun
2 5 (11.90%) Google
3 3 (7.14%) Apigee
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