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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 33 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 35 17 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.41% 3.35% 3.88%
As % of the General category 21.88% 17.17% 15.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15 17 20
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
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
160 99 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 29.30% 19.53% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 119 85 122
Median salary £36,250 £33,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.84% -22.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £18,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £82,500 £60,000
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 24 September 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 +9 24 £41,250 -13.15% 1
Gateshead +11 11 £40,000 +77.77% 1
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 40 (78.43%) TDD
4 36 (70.59%) Ruby
5 33 (64.71%) AngularJS
6 32 (62.75%) NoSQL
6 32 (62.75%) Node.js
6 32 (62.75%) RESTful
7 28 (54.90%) Git (software)
7 28 (54.90%) C#
7 28 (54.90%) BDD
8 25 (49.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (49.02%) KnockoutJS
8 25 (49.02%) .NET
8 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
8 25 (49.02%) ASP.NET
8 25 (49.02%) MVC
9 24 (47.06%) WCF
9 24 (47.06%) .NET Framework
9 24 (47.06%) Web Application Development
9 24 (47.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (47.06%) Entity Framework
9 24 (47.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 24 (47.06%) Code First Entity Framework
10 20 (39.22%) Online Games
10 20 (39.22%) Sun
10 20 (39.22%) Java
11 18 (35.29%) CSS

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (62.75%) NoSQL
2 25 (49.02%) SQL Server
3 24 (47.06%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (15.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (15.69%) Hazelcast
4 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
4 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (54.90%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.69%) Ant
2 8 (15.69%) Gradle
2 8 (15.69%) Grunt
2 8 (15.69%) Maven
3 4 (7.84%) Appium
3 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.84%) Selenium
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (5.88%) Automotive
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (88.24%) Developer
2 25 (49.02%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (15.69%) Java Developer
3 8 (15.69%) JavaScript Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Developer in Test
4 4 (7.84%) QA Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) QA Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) QA Test Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Angular Developer
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (1.96%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (1.96%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
6 1 (1.96%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (1.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (64.71%) AngularJS
2 32 (62.75%) Node.js
2 32 (62.75%) RESTful
3 25 (49.02%) .NET
3 25 (49.02%) ASP.NET
3 25 (49.02%) ASP.NET MVC
3 25 (49.02%) KnockoutJS
4 24 (47.06%) .NET Framework
4 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (47.06%) Code First Entity Framework
4 24 (47.06%) Entity Framework
4 24 (47.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 24 (47.06%) WCF
5 18 (35.29%) CSS
6 10 (19.61%) HTML
7 8 (15.69%) ActiveMQ
7 8 (15.69%) HTML5
7 8 (15.69%) jQuery
7 8 (15.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Online Games
2 12 (23.53%) Mobile Games
3 8 (15.69%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (5.88%) Kinect
4 3 (5.88%) Oculus Rift
4 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.84%) Android
1 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (78.43%) TDD
3 28 (54.90%) BDD
4 25 (49.02%) MVC
5 24 (47.06%) Web Application Development
6 16 (31.37%) Front End Development
6 16 (31.37%) Scrum
7 12 (23.53%) Coaching
7 12 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (23.53%) High Availability
7 12 (23.53%) OOP
7 12 (23.53%) Refactoring
7 12 (23.53%) Test Automation
8 11 (21.57%) DevOps
8 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
9 8 (15.69%) API Design
9 8 (15.69%) Kanban
9 8 (15.69%) Microservices
9 8 (15.69%) OO
9 8 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 42 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 36 (70.59%) Ruby
3 28 (54.90%) C#
4 20 (39.22%) Java
5 5 (9.80%) SQL
6 3 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) ISEB
1 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Sun
2 8 (15.69%) Apigee
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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