The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 31 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 37 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.97% 0.78% 1.56%
As % of the General category 20.44% 2.96% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31 0 9
Average salary £42,500 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
181 135 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 29.19% 26.37% 30.28%
Number of salaries quoted 125 113 142
Average salary £35,000 £43,500 £36,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.54% +20.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £26,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
North East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +25 32 £40,000 - 3
Sunderland - 7 £45,000 -
Gateshead - 5 - -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 50 (70.42%) C#
2 46 (64.79%) TDD
3 40 (56.34%) .NET
4 38 (53.52%) MVC
5 32 (45.07%) ASP.NET
6 27 (38.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (36.62%) Dependency Injection
7 26 (36.62%) Node.js
7 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
8 25 (35.21%) Google
8 25 (35.21%) WCF
8 25 (35.21%) Ninject
8 25 (35.21%) KnockoutJS
8 25 (35.21%) Web Application Development
8 25 (35.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 25 (35.21%) Mobile App
8 25 (35.21%) Android
8 25 (35.21%) iPhone
8 25 (35.21%) Domain-Driven Design
9 24 (33.80%) C++
10 20 (28.17%) Scrum
11 19 (26.76%) Degree
12 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
13 15 (21.13%) Mathematics
13 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
13 15 (21.13%) OpenGL
14 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (19.72%) Visualisation
14 14 (19.72%) 3D Visualisation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (36.62%) Node.js
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 25 (35.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) VTune
2 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.23%) Grunt
2 3 (4.23%) JUnit
2 3 (4.23%) NUnit
2 3 (4.23%) Subversion
2 3 (4.23%) Selenium
2 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.23%) RSpec
2 3 (4.23%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (7.04%) Retail
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 53 (74.65%) Developer
2 35 (49.30%) .NET Developer
3 15 (21.13%) Software Developer
4 9 (12.68%) C++ Developer
4 9 (12.68%) C++ Software Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Programmer
6 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Principal Software Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Junior Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.41%) Senior Programmer
8 1 (1.41%) Administrator
8 1 (1.41%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (56.34%) .NET
2 32 (45.07%) ASP.NET
3 27 (38.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (35.21%) Ninject
4 25 (35.21%) WCF
4 25 (35.21%) KnockoutJS
4 25 (35.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 15 (21.13%) OpenGL
6 10 (14.08%) Web Services
7 9 (12.68%) Razor View Engine
8 6 (8.45%) DirectX
8 6 (8.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.04%) RESTful
10 4 (5.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.82%) Ember.js
11 2 (2.82%) Backbone.js
11 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.21%) iPhone
1 25 (35.21%) Mobile App
2 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
2 15 (21.13%) Mathematics
3 14 (19.72%) Visualisation
4 9 (12.68%) Physics
4 9 (12.68%) GIS
5 8 (11.27%) 3D Graphics
6 7 (9.86%) Online Games
7 5 (7.04%) Augmented Reality
8 4 (5.63%) Online Gambling
8 4 (5.63%) Open Source
8 4 (5.63%) Social Gaming
9 3 (4.23%) CUDA
10 1 (1.41%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Android
2 7 (9.86%) Windows
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) TDD
2 38 (53.52%) MVC
3 26 (36.62%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (35.21%) Web Application Development
4 25 (35.21%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (28.17%) Scrum
6 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
7 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.72%) 3D Visualisation
8 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
9 9 (12.68%) OO
9 9 (12.68%) Image Processing
10 6 (8.45%) Unit Testing
11 5 (7.04%) 3D Rendering
12 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.23%) Web Testing
12 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
12 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
12 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
12 3 (4.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 50 (70.42%) C#
2 24 (33.80%) C++
3 6 (8.45%) VB
3 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
3 6 (8.45%) Ruby
3 6 (8.45%) HLSL
4 5 (7.04%) Java
5 4 (5.63%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) Scala
7 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Google
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe
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