The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Sunderland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 6 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 22.22% 12.82% 21.43%
As % of the General category 66.67% 55.56% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 12
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +85.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £45,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Games
Tyne and Wear

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

General Category
Sunderland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
12 9 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 33.33% 23.08% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 22
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Sunderland

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Sunderland

Games
Salary Trend in Sunderland

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

Games Salary Trend in Sunderland

Games
Salary Histogram in Sunderland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Sunderland region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Sunderland

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sunderland

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sunderland 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 13 (72.22%) PhD
1 13 (72.22%) 3D Graphics
1 13 (72.22%) Degree
1 13 (72.22%) Multithreading
1 13 (72.22%) Algorithms
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
4 7 (38.89%) Physics
4 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
4 7 (38.89%) 3D Programming
4 7 (38.89%) Visualisation
4 7 (38.89%) OpenGL
4 7 (38.89%) DirectX
4 7 (38.89%) C++
4 7 (38.89%) HLSL
4 7 (38.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (33.33%) Game Development
5 6 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (33.33%) OOD
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
6 5 (27.78%) RESTful
6 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
6 5 (27.78%) WCF

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sunderland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sunderland 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) NoSQL
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 6 (33.33%) Java Software Developer
4 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) OpenGL
1 7 (38.89%) DirectX
1 7 (38.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (27.78%) RESTful
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (27.78%) WCF
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) 3D Graphics
1 13 (72.22%) Algorithms
2 7 (38.89%) Mathematics
2 7 (38.89%) Physics
2 7 (38.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (38.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Multithreading
2 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
3 7 (38.89%) 3D Programming
4 6 (33.33%) Game Development
4 6 (33.33%) OOD
4 6 (33.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) BDD
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) MVC
5 5 (27.78%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) C++
2 7 (38.89%) HLSL
3 6 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) PhD
1 13 (72.22%) Degree