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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 74 59
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - 0.41% 2.05%
As % of the General category - 0.93% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 12
Average salary - £70,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +154.54%
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
221 322 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 29.43% 43.51% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 159 301 198
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (50.00%) Image Processing
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) PhD
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Ajax
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) LESS
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (25.00%) Grunt

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Bower
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) C Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Graduate
2 1 (25.00%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) LESS
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (50.00%) Physics
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Image Processing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) PhD
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