The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 65 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.16% 1.87% 1.21%
As % of the General category 4.42% 5.13% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 8
Average salary £42,500 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £36,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
East Midlands

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

General Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
430 312 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 48.86% 36.45% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 365 267 191
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,770 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Games
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Games
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Northampton -5 8 £40,000 +23.07%
Corby - 3 £42,500 -
Games
East Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) HTML
4 8 (36.36%) Web Development
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Project Management
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) Degree
5 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 6 (27.27%) HTML5
6 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 6 (27.27%) LDAP
6 6 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 6 (27.27%) DHCP
6 6 (27.27%) SAN
7 5 (22.73%) PhD
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
7 5 (22.73%) Physics
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
7 5 (22.73%) WPF
7 5 (22.73%) Silverlight

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 6 (27.27%) LDAP
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Pentaho
1 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
1 4 (18.18%) Impala
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
1 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 3 (13.64%) Android Studio
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# Software Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Technology Manager
4 4 (18.18%) Designer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Designer
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (9.09%) IT Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) .NET
3 6 (27.27%) HTML5
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) WPF
4 5 (22.73%) Silverlight
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 3 (13.64%) Android SDK
5 3 (13.64%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (22.73%) Mathematics
3 5 (22.73%) Physics
4 4 (18.18%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Web Development
2 7 (31.82%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Demand Management
4 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (13.64%) Android Development
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Feature Driven Development
7 1 (4.55%) ATDD
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) Scala
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) PhD
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Ab Initio
3 4 (18.18%) Talend
3 4 (18.18%) Teradata
3 4 (18.18%) Informatica
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix