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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 75 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 25 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.76% 3.97% 1.65%
As % of the General category 2.29% 13.81% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 11
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
262 181 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 33.16% 28.78% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 216 153 166
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £23,475
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,750 £52,500
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 December 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 December 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 -32 6 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (84.62%) C#
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (64.10%) Multithreading
3 20 (51.28%) C++
3 20 (51.28%) OpenGL
4 19 (48.72%) Visualisation
4 19 (48.72%) 3D Visualisation
4 19 (48.72%) Degree
5 18 (46.15%) TDD
5 18 (46.15%) Algorithms
6 17 (43.59%) 3D Graphics
7 14 (35.90%) Mathematics
8 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
8 13 (33.33%) DirectX
8 13 (33.33%) .NET
8 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 13 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 13 (33.33%) VTune
8 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 13 (33.33%) MVC
8 13 (33.33%) HLSL
9 12 (30.77%) Windows
9 12 (30.77%) Linux
9 12 (30.77%) 3D Rendering
9 12 (30.77%) Augmented Reality
10 11 (28.21%) Node.js
10 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (28.21%) WCF
10 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
10 11 (28.21%) Web Application Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (28.21%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) VTune
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (20.51%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Billing
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 12 (30.77%) Software Developer
4 9 (23.08%) Programmer
5 7 (17.95%) Principal Software Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (12.82%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) OpenGL
2 13 (33.33%) DirectX
2 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 13 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (28.21%) WCF
4 10 (25.64%) Ninject
4 10 (25.64%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (10.26%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.13%) Web Services
8 1 (2.56%) RESTful
8 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (48.72%) Visualisation
2 18 (46.15%) Algorithms
3 17 (43.59%) 3D Graphics
4 14 (35.90%) Mathematics
5 13 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 12 (30.77%) Augmented Reality
7 10 (25.64%) iPhone
7 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
8 7 (17.95%) CUDA
9 4 (10.26%) Animation
9 4 (10.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (5.13%) Online Games
11 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
1 12 (30.77%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (64.10%) Multithreading
2 19 (48.72%) 3D Visualisation
3 18 (46.15%) TDD
4 13 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 13 (33.33%) MVC
5 12 (30.77%) 3D Rendering
6 11 (28.21%) Web Application Development
7 10 (25.64%) Dependency Injection
7 10 (25.64%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (23.08%) OOD
9 7 (17.95%) Image Processing
10 5 (12.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Game Development
11 2 (5.13%) Scrum
12 1 (2.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) C#
2 20 (51.28%) C++
3 13 (33.33%) HLSL
4 9 (23.08%) Python
5 8 (20.51%) Ruby
6 5 (12.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Google
2 4 (10.26%) Twitter
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