The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 61 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.53% 2.64% 0.22%
As % of the General category 1.21% 8.61% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 1
Average salary £70,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+180.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Games
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

General Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
248 151 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 43.97% 30.69% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 238 127 145
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £29,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Games
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Northampton region.

Games Salary Trend in Northampton

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 8 (57.14%) .NET
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) HTML5
2 7 (50.00%) WCF
2 7 (50.00%) WPF
2 7 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 7 (50.00%) jQuery
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) PhD
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) Web Development
2 7 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 7 (50.00%) Physics
2 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) Kanban
4 4 (28.57%) Android
4 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 4 (28.57%) Calabash
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) Retail
4 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Northampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) Pentaho
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) Impala
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 4 (28.57%) Calabash
2 2 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Retail
1 4 (28.57%) Retail Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 7 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 7 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
1 7 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (28.57%) ScrumMaster
2 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) HTML5
2 7 (50.00%) WCF
2 7 (50.00%) WPF
2 7 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 7 (50.00%) jQuery
2 7 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 7 (50.00%) Physics
1 7 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Web Development
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
2 5 (35.71%) Kanban
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Demand Management
5 1 (7.14%) ATDD
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Feature Driven Development
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Degree
2 7 (50.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Informatica
1 2 (14.29%) Ab Initio
1 2 (14.29%) Teradata
1 2 (14.29%) Talend