The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 44 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 18 6 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.05% 1.09% 4.52%
As % of the General category 13.43% 4.32% 13.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 25
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £30,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
East of England

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

General Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
134 139 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 30.18% 25.36% 33.73%
Number of salaries quoted 101 123 191
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Games
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Games Salary Trend in Suffolk

Games
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Suffolk

Games
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
Ipswich +19 18 £35,000 +16.66%
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 12 (66.67%) C#
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 12 (66.67%) CSS
2 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) HTML5
3 8 (44.44%) CSS3
4 7 (38.89%) OO
5 6 (33.33%) jQuery
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 3 (16.67%) MS Office
6 3 (16.67%) Bugzilla
6 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Online Games
6 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) JIRA
6 3 (16.67%) QA
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
7 2 (11.11%) WebGL
7 2 (11.11%) WebSockets
7 2 (11.11%) WebKit
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
8 1 (5.56%) ISEB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Bugzilla
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Junior
4 3 (16.67%) Junior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Junior C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Mobile Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Junior Software Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
1 12 (66.67%) CSS
2 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) HTML5
3 8 (44.44%) CSS3
4 6 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (11.11%) WebGL
5 2 (11.11%) WebSockets
5 2 (11.11%) WebKit
5 2 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Online Games
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) OO
2 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) HND
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Sony