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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 12 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 5.00% - 18.75%
As % of the General category 28.57% - 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 6
Average salary £45,000 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
7 0 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 17.50% - 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 15
Average salary £45,000 - £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 - £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,000 -
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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Sunderland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (100.00%) Degree
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) Mathematics
2 9 (81.82%) Physics
2 9 (81.82%) Computer Science
2 9 (81.82%) OO
2 9 (81.82%) GIS
2 9 (81.82%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (18.18%) PhD
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) Game Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sunderland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) C++ Developer
2 9 (81.82%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) GIS
1 9 (81.82%) Mathematics
1 9 (81.82%) Physics
1 9 (81.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) TDD
2 9 (81.82%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) PhD