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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 48 46 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.78% 3.97% 6.32%
As % of the General category 8.96% 11.90% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 20
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,100 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £40,500
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
134 168 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.09% 33.33% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 116 134 61
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £21,952 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
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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 -4 12 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (84.62%) C#
2 15 (57.69%) C++
2 15 (57.69%) Automotive
2 15 (57.69%) Retail
2 15 (57.69%) Visualisation
2 15 (57.69%) Kinect
2 15 (57.69%) 3D Visualisation
2 15 (57.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 15 (57.69%) Oculus Rift
3 13 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
4 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
5 11 (42.31%) OpenGL
5 11 (42.31%) DirectX
5 11 (42.31%) HLSL
6 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) jQuery
7 7 (26.92%) HTML5
7 7 (26.92%) HTML
7 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) CSS
8 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
8 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
9 4 (15.38%) Python
9 4 (15.38%) Workflow
9 4 (15.38%) Scrum
10 3 (11.54%) Objective-C

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) NUnit
General
1 15 (57.69%) Automotive
1 15 (57.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Programmer
2 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) Graphics Programmer
3 6 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 6 (23.08%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) HTML Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Tools Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 2 (7.69%) iOS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Scrum Master
7 1 (3.85%) Angular Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead iOS Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Objective-C Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Agile Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 11 (42.31%) DirectX
2 11 (42.31%) OpenGL
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
3 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 7 (26.92%) HTML5
3 7 (26.92%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) Cocoa
4 2 (7.69%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.85%) Apache CXF
5 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.85%) Ember.js
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) JMS
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Kinect
1 15 (57.69%) Oculus Rift
1 15 (57.69%) Visualisation
2 13 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (11.54%) Mobile Games
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) 3D Visualisation
2 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Multithreading
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) Workflow
6 2 (7.69%) iOS Development
6 2 (7.69%) OO
6 2 (7.69%) OOD
7 1 (3.85%) Android Development
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (3.85%) Game Development
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Development
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile First
7 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) C#
2 15 (57.69%) C++
3 11 (42.31%) HLSL
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) Objective-C
7 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) PhD
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago