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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 53 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.01% 0.43% 1.10%
As % of the General category 10.45% 0.99% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21 3 10
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £30,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £38,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
201 405 340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 28.84% 43.22% 37.49%
Number of salaries quoted 118 351 313
Median salary £40,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Northamptonshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

Games
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Northampton +21 14 £30,000 -
Kettering - 4 £18,500 -
Corby - 3 £75,000 -
Games
East Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 27 (71.05%) .NET
2 26 (68.42%) Software Engineering
3 24 (63.16%) Windows
3 24 (63.16%) Computer Science
4 23 (60.53%) Mathematics
4 23 (60.53%) Physics
4 23 (60.53%) C#
5 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 17 (44.74%) C++
6 17 (44.74%) PhD
6 17 (44.74%) Degree
7 12 (31.58%) OpenGL
8 11 (28.95%) HTML
8 11 (28.95%) Web Development
8 11 (28.95%) Image Processing
9 8 (21.05%) Scala
9 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
9 8 (21.05%) Selenium
9 8 (21.05%) WCF
9 8 (21.05%) Open Source
9 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
9 8 (21.05%) Ranorex
9 8 (21.05%) Line Management
9 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
9 8 (21.05%) Java
9 8 (21.05%) JUnit
9 8 (21.05%) Python
10 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
10 7 (18.42%) WPF
11 6 (15.79%) Prototyping

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JUnit
1 8 (21.05%) Ranorex
1 8 (21.05%) Selenium
1 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 5 (13.16%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Appium
3 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (15.79%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) C++ Software Engineer
1 17 (44.74%) Software Engineer
2 13 (34.21%) .NET Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 11 (28.95%) ASP.NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) C# .NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) C# Developer
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Consultant
4 8 (21.05%) Test Automation Consultant
4 8 (21.05%) Test Consultant
5 7 (18.42%) Graduate
5 7 (18.42%) WCF Developer
6 6 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (15.79%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (15.79%) C# WCF Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (71.05%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (31.58%) OpenGL
4 11 (28.95%) HTML
5 8 (21.05%) WCF
6 7 (18.42%) WPF
7 6 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 6 (15.79%) HTML5
7 6 (15.79%) jQuery
7 6 (15.79%) MFC
7 6 (15.79%) OpenCV
7 6 (15.79%) Silverlight
7 6 (15.79%) STL
7 6 (15.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (10.53%) CSS
10 1 (2.63%) Web Services
10 1 (2.63%) WinForms
10 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (63.16%) Computer Science
2 23 (60.53%) Mathematics
2 23 (60.53%) Physics
3 6 (15.79%) Artificial Intelligence
4 5 (13.16%) Algorithms
5 4 (10.53%) Graphic Design
5 4 (10.53%) iPad
6 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (63.16%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.95%) Image Processing
2 11 (28.95%) Web Development
3 8 (21.05%) Line Management
3 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 8 (21.05%) Open Source
3 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.79%) Machine Learning
4 6 (15.79%) Multithreading
4 6 (15.79%) OO
4 6 (15.79%) Prototyping
4 6 (15.79%) SDLC
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.16%) Computer Vision
6 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) MVC
8 1 (2.63%) BDD
8 1 (2.63%) OOP
8 1 (2.63%) TDD
8 1 (2.63%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 17 (44.74%) C++
3 8 (21.05%) Java
3 8 (21.05%) Python
3 8 (21.05%) Scala
4 5 (13.16%) C
4 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.63%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Degree
1 17 (44.74%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Adobe