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 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 13 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 8.16% - 3.45%
As % of the General category 25.00% - 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Average salary £47,500 - £18,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
16 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 32.65% 8.51% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 15 1 4
Average salary £32,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £42,500 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £34,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 19 December 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Sunderland

Games
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Sunderland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (83.33%) OOD
2 5 (83.33%) PhD
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Game Development
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (83.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sunderland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Software Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (83.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) OOD
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (83.33%) Game Development
3 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) PhD
1 5 (83.33%) Degree