The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 52 50 64
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.78% 3.28% 1.13%
As % of the General category 8.82% 13.89% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 6
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Games
North East

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

General Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
170 108 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.48% 23.58% 30.39%
Number of salaries quoted 137 79 164
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £58,700 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of job ads across the Tyne and Wear region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Games
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Games Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

Games
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 8 £40,000 -20.00% 5
Sunderland +6 4 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Gateshead - 3 £40,000 -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Games.

1 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (78.00%) JavaScript
3 31 (62.00%) TDD
4 27 (54.00%) Ruby
5 25 (50.00%) NoSQL
5 25 (50.00%) Node.js
5 25 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 24 (48.00%) RESTful
6 24 (48.00%) CSS
7 22 (44.00%) C#
7 22 (44.00%) Git (software)
8 20 (40.00%) Online Games
8 20 (40.00%) Java
8 20 (40.00%) Sun
9 19 (38.00%) BDD
10 17 (34.00%) MVC
11 16 (32.00%) Scrum
11 16 (32.00%) HTML
11 16 (32.00%) Front End Development
12 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 15 (30.00%) Code First Entity Framework
12 15 (30.00%) .NET
12 15 (30.00%) SQL Server
12 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
12 15 (30.00%) .NET Framework
12 15 (30.00%) WCF
12 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (30.00%) Entity Framework
12 15 (30.00%) Web Application Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 15 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (16.00%) Hazelcast
4 8 (16.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (44.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (16.00%) Ant
2 8 (16.00%) Gradle
2 8 (16.00%) Grunt
2 8 (16.00%) Maven
3 4 (8.00%) Appium
3 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.00%) Selenium
4 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.00%) Subversion
6 1 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.00%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (14.00%) Automotive
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (86.00%) Developer
2 15 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 11 (22.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (16.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Developer in Test
5 4 (8.00%) Games Developer
5 4 (8.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 25 (50.00%) Node.js
2 24 (48.00%) CSS
2 24 (48.00%) RESTful
3 16 (32.00%) HTML
4 15 (30.00%) .NET
4 15 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (30.00%) Code First Entity Framework
4 15 (30.00%) Entity Framework
4 15 (30.00%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (30.00%) WCF
5 14 (28.00%) HTML5
6 13 (26.00%) jQuery
7 12 (24.00%) CSS3
8 10 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.00%) Online Games
2 12 (24.00%) Mobile Games
3 8 (16.00%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (10.00%) Oculus Rift
4 5 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (6.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.00%) Kinect
6 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.00%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (4.00%) HTC Vive
6 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Android
2 4 (8.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (62.00%) TDD
3 19 (38.00%) BDD
4 17 (34.00%) MVC
5 16 (32.00%) Front End Development
5 16 (32.00%) Scrum
6 15 (30.00%) Web Application Development
7 14 (28.00%) Software Engineering
8 12 (24.00%) Coaching
8 12 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (24.00%) High Availability
8 12 (24.00%) OO
8 12 (24.00%) OOP
8 12 (24.00%) Refactoring
8 12 (24.00%) Test Automation
9 11 (22.00%) DevOps
10 8 (16.00%) API Design
10 8 (16.00%) Kanban
10 8 (16.00%) Microservices
10 8 (16.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (54.00%) Ruby
3 22 (44.00%) C#
4 20 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (12.00%) C++
5 6 (12.00%) SQL
6 2 (4.00%) ActionScript
6 2 (4.00%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (4.00%) HLSL
6 2 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) ISEB
1 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Sun
2 8 (16.00%) Apigee
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