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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 6 7 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 32.14% 22.86% 6.67%
As % of the General category 90.00% 61.54% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 3
Average salary £57,500 £45,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +85.56%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
10 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sunderland 35.71% 37.14% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 10
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +56.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £34,650 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sunderland

For the 6 months to 22 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 15 (75.00%) C#
1 15 (75.00%) 3D Graphics
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 14 (70.00%) Multithreading
2 14 (70.00%) PhD
2 14 (70.00%) Algorithms
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
5 9 (45.00%) Mathematics
5 9 (45.00%) Physics
5 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (45.00%) OpenGL
5 9 (45.00%) DirectX
5 9 (45.00%) C++
5 9 (45.00%) 3D Programming
5 9 (45.00%) Visualisation
5 9 (45.00%) HLSL
5 9 (45.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (30.00%) .NET
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) MVC
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) OOD
7 5 (25.00%) Internet
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (25.00%) Java
7 5 (25.00%) Ruby
7 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) Git (software)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sunderland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (25.00%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Software Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) OpenGL
1 9 (45.00%) DirectX
1 9 (45.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (30.00%) .NET
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (25.00%) RESTful
3 5 (25.00%) WCF
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) 3D Graphics
2 14 (70.00%) Algorithms
3 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 9 (45.00%) Mathematics
4 9 (45.00%) Physics
4 9 (45.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Multithreading
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (45.00%) 3D Programming
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) OOD
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (25.00%) Game Development
4 5 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) OO
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) C++
2 9 (45.00%) HLSL
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Degree
2 14 (70.00%) PhD
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago