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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 42 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.88% 1.20% 2.55%
As % of the General category 15.43% 4.20% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 13
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
162 143 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.12% 28.60% 33.14%
Number of salaries quoted 122 122 142
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +32.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Games
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 21 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Gateshead - 4 - -
Sunderland - 2 £45,000 -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (73.13%) C#
3 47 (70.15%) TDD
4 36 (53.73%) .NET
5 35 (52.24%) MVC
6 31 (46.27%) ASP.NET
7 26 (38.81%) C++
7 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (37.31%) Dependency Injection
8 25 (37.31%) Node.js
8 25 (37.31%) Ninject
8 25 (37.31%) KnockoutJS
8 25 (37.31%) Web Application Development
8 25 (37.31%) Mobile App
8 25 (37.31%) SQL Server
8 25 (37.31%) Google
8 25 (37.31%) WCF
8 25 (37.31%) Android
8 25 (37.31%) iPhone
8 25 (37.31%) Domain-Driven Design
9 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 23 (34.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (29.85%) Multithreading
11 19 (28.36%) Degree
12 17 (25.37%) OpenGL
13 16 (23.88%) Visualisation
13 16 (23.88%) 3D Visualisation
14 15 (22.39%) Scrum
14 15 (22.39%) Mathematics
14 15 (22.39%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 25 (37.31%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (37.31%) SQL Server
2 23 (34.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) VTune
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Grunt
2 2 (2.99%) RSpec
2 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Selenium
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
2 2 (2.99%) NUnit
2 2 (2.99%) JUnit
General
1 5 (7.46%) Retail
2 2 (2.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (80.60%) Developer
2 33 (49.25%) .NET Developer
3 18 (26.87%) Software Developer
4 9 (13.43%) C++ Software Developer
4 9 (13.43%) C++ Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Principal Software Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Programmer
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.49%) Junior
9 1 (1.49%) Junior Developer
9 1 (1.49%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Junior Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.49%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (53.73%) .NET
2 31 (46.27%) ASP.NET
3 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (37.31%) Ninject
4 25 (37.31%) KnockoutJS
4 25 (37.31%) WCF
5 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 17 (25.37%) OpenGL
7 8 (11.94%) Web Services
8 7 (10.45%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (8.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 6 (8.96%) DirectX
10 3 (4.48%) RESTful
10 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.99%) CSS
11 2 (2.99%) HTML
12 1 (1.49%) jQuery
12 1 (1.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) Mobile App
1 25 (37.31%) iPhone
2 16 (23.88%) Visualisation
3 15 (22.39%) Mathematics
3 15 (22.39%) Computer Science
4 9 (13.43%) Physics
4 9 (13.43%) GIS
5 8 (11.94%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (8.96%) CUDA
6 6 (8.96%) Online Games
7 5 (7.46%) Augmented Reality
8 3 (4.48%) Online Gambling
8 3 (4.48%) Social Gaming
9 2 (2.99%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Android
2 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (86.57%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (70.15%) TDD
3 35 (52.24%) MVC
4 25 (37.31%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (37.31%) Web Application Development
4 25 (37.31%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (29.85%) Multithreading
6 16 (23.88%) 3D Visualisation
7 15 (22.39%) Scrum
8 11 (16.42%) Software Engineering
8 11 (16.42%) Image Processing
9 9 (13.43%) OO
10 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.46%) 3D Rendering
11 3 (4.48%) OOD
11 3 (4.48%) Game Development
12 2 (2.99%) User Stories
12 2 (2.99%) Automation Testing
12 2 (2.99%) Test Automation
12 2 (2.99%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (73.13%) C#
2 26 (38.81%) C++
3 8 (11.94%) Ruby
4 6 (8.96%) HLSL
5 5 (7.46%) Java
6 4 (5.97%) VB
6 4 (5.97%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.48%) Python
8 2 (2.99%) Scala
9 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (28.36%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Google
2 1 (1.49%) Adobe
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £24,000 to £38,000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 25 days ago