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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 38 30 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +29
Permanent jobs citing Games 34 44 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.37% 7.09% 0.91%
As % of the General category 28.81% 18.18% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 31 44 3
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +49.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
118 242 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 22.10% 38.97% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 96 203 134
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £46,983
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +1 32 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Gateshead - 17 £30,000 - 1
Sunderland 0 9 £57,500 +27.77%
North Shields - 2 £37,500 -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 46 (70.77%) C#
2 36 (55.38%) Degree
3 34 (52.31%) C++
3 34 (52.31%) 3D Graphics
4 33 (50.77%) Mathematics
5 31 (47.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 25 (38.46%) OpenGL
7 24 (36.92%) DirectX
7 24 (36.92%) HLSL
8 23 (35.38%) Computer Science
9 22 (33.85%) Multithreading
9 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
10 21 (32.31%) PhD
10 21 (32.31%) Visualisation
11 20 (30.77%) Algorithms
12 17 (26.15%) 3D Programming
12 17 (26.15%) Physics
13 14 (21.54%) TDD
13 14 (21.54%) .NET
14 12 (18.46%) MVC
14 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
14 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
14 12 (18.46%) WCF
14 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (18.46%) Node.js
14 12 (18.46%) Web Application Development
15 11 (16.92%) Android
16 9 (13.85%) Billing
16 9 (13.85%) Banking

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (18.46%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) NUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 9 (13.85%) Billing
1 9 (13.85%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (50.77%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) C++ Software Engineer
2 21 (32.31%) Software Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Programmer
4 12 (18.46%) .NET Developer
5 9 (13.85%) Graduate
6 8 (12.31%) C++ Programmer
6 8 (12.31%) Software Programmer
6 8 (12.31%) Graphics Programmer
7 7 (10.77%) Graphics Developer
7 7 (10.77%) C++ Developer
7 7 (10.77%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.15%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.08%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (47.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 25 (38.46%) OpenGL
3 24 (36.92%) DirectX
4 14 (21.54%) .NET
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET
5 12 (18.46%) WCF
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (10.77%) Ninject
7 6 (9.23%) RESTful
8 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.08%) Cocoa
9 2 (3.08%) WinForms
9 2 (3.08%) Django
9 2 (3.08%) Cocoa Touch
10 1 (1.54%) Ionic Framework
10 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.54%) HTML5
10 1 (1.54%) CSS3
10 1 (1.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (52.31%) 3D Graphics
2 33 (50.77%) Mathematics
3 23 (35.38%) Computer Science
4 21 (32.31%) Visualisation
5 20 (30.77%) Algorithms
6 17 (26.15%) Physics
7 9 (13.85%) Management Information System
8 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
9 7 (10.77%) iPhone
10 3 (4.62%) Kinect
11 2 (3.08%) Social Media
12 1 (1.54%) CUDA
12 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Android
2 7 (10.77%) Windows
3 5 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Multithreading
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
3 17 (26.15%) 3D Programming
4 14 (21.54%) TDD
5 12 (18.46%) MVC
5 12 (18.46%) Web Application Development
6 7 (10.77%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
7 6 (9.23%) OO
7 6 (9.23%) BDD
8 4 (6.15%) OOD
8 4 (6.15%) OOP
8 4 (6.15%) Scrum
8 4 (6.15%) 3D Visualisation
8 4 (6.15%) Android Development
8 4 (6.15%) Mobile Development
8 4 (6.15%) Game Development
8 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.08%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (70.77%) C#
2 34 (52.31%) C++
3 24 (36.92%) HLSL
4 7 (10.77%) GLSL
4 7 (10.77%) Python
4 7 (10.77%) VB
4 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
5 6 (9.23%) Ruby
6 4 (6.15%) Java
6 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) Degree
2 21 (32.31%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Google
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
IT Connections Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £10000 - £60000 per annum + car, bonus, holidays
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tech
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 20000-37000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Bede Gaming
Salary: Very competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago