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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 37 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 9 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.41% 1.77% 3.40%
As % of the General category 16.90% 7.26% 11.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 20
Average salary £27,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.11% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
142 124 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 31.98% 24.41% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 88 104 142
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +20 23 £26,250 -22.79%
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (66.67%) C#
2 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
2 19 (63.33%) HTML
2 19 (63.33%) CSS
3 18 (60.00%) HTML5
4 16 (53.33%) .NET
5 13 (43.33%) CSS3
5 13 (43.33%) OO
6 11 (36.67%) jQuery
7 7 (23.33%) Degree
8 6 (20.00%) Online Games
9 5 (16.67%) WebGL
9 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 5 (16.67%) WebSockets
9 5 (16.67%) WebKit
9 5 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
10 3 (10.00%) Bugzilla
10 3 (10.00%) JIRA
10 3 (10.00%) SQL
10 3 (10.00%) MS Office
10 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.00%) QA
11 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
11 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
11 2 (6.67%) HND
11 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) OLTP
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Developer
2 12 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Junior
4 8 (26.67%) Web Developer
4 8 (26.67%) Junior Developer
5 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Junior C# Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Junior Web Developer
6 3 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Architect
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Mobile Web Developer
7 2 (6.67%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) HTML
1 19 (63.33%) CSS
2 18 (60.00%) HTML5
3 16 (53.33%) .NET
4 13 (43.33%) CSS3
5 11 (36.67%) jQuery
6 5 (16.67%) WebSockets
6 5 (16.67%) WebKit
6 5 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
6 5 (16.67%) WebGL
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Online Games
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) OO
2 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.33%) MVC
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) C#
2 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) HND
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Sony