The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 34 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.64% 2.37% 5.45%
As % of the General category 4.62% 8.33% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Average salary - £16,750 £19,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.98%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
UK

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

General Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
65 48 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.52% 28.40% 64.59%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 74
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,249 £16,750 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Games
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Games Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Games
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Finance

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Italian Language
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
1 3 (60.00%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (60.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA