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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 51 36 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Permanent jobs citing Games 17 28 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.35% 4.30% 0.80%
As % of the General category 16.50% 17.28% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 2
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £33,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,500 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
103 162 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 20.28% 24.88% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 88 110 102
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,500 £82,500
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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 16 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Sunderland -4 8 £47,500 +5.55%
Gateshead -8 4 £22,500 -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (82.35%) C#
2 40 (78.43%) 3D Graphics
3 33 (64.71%) Degree
4 32 (62.75%) C++
4 32 (62.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 29 (56.86%) Computer Science
6 25 (49.02%) Mathematics
7 24 (47.06%) HLSL
7 24 (47.06%) OpenGL
7 24 (47.06%) DirectX
8 21 (41.18%) Software Engineering
9 17 (33.33%) Visualisation
9 17 (33.33%) Algorithms
10 16 (31.37%) Multithreading
11 15 (29.41%) OO
11 15 (29.41%) PhD
12 14 (27.45%) Physics
12 14 (27.45%) 3D Programming
13 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (19.61%) Scrum
14 10 (19.61%) .NET
14 10 (19.61%) Mentoring
15 9 (17.65%) Android
15 9 (17.65%) Windows
16 8 (15.69%) WinForms
16 8 (15.69%) NUnit
16 8 (15.69%) GLSL
16 8 (15.69%) Coaching
17 7 (13.73%) Mobile Development
17 7 (13.73%) Android Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (3.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) NUnit
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (5.88%) Automotive
1 3 (5.88%) Banking
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
1 3 (5.88%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 21 (41.18%) Software Engineer
2 21 (41.18%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Senior Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Programmer
4 9 (17.65%) Software Developer
5 8 (15.69%) C++ Developer
5 8 (15.69%) C# Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Agile C# Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Graphics Programmer
5 8 (15.69%) Graphics Developer
5 8 (15.69%) C# Software Developer
5 8 (15.69%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (13.73%) C# Software Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) C++ Programmer
7 6 (11.76%) Software Programmer
8 3 (5.88%) Graduate
9 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 24 (47.06%) OpenGL
2 24 (47.06%) DirectX
3 10 (19.61%) .NET
4 8 (15.69%) WinForms
5 2 (3.92%) WCF
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) Cocoa
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) Ninject
5 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 2 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (3.92%) Cocoa Touch
5 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.92%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) Ionic Framework
6 1 (1.96%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (1.96%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (78.43%) 3D Graphics
2 29 (56.86%) Computer Science
3 25 (49.02%) Mathematics
4 17 (33.33%) Visualisation
4 17 (33.33%) Algorithms
5 14 (27.45%) Physics
6 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.88%) Kinect
6 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.92%) Social Media
7 2 (3.92%) iPhone
8 1 (1.96%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.65%) Windows
1 9 (17.65%) Android
2 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Software Engineering
2 16 (31.37%) Multithreading
3 15 (29.41%) OO
4 14 (27.45%) 3D Programming
5 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (19.61%) Scrum
6 10 (19.61%) Mentoring
7 8 (15.69%) Coaching
8 7 (13.73%) Mobile Development
8 7 (13.73%) Android Development
8 7 (13.73%) OOP
9 3 (5.88%) 3D Visualisation
10 2 (3.92%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.92%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (3.92%) iOS Development
10 2 (3.92%) MVC
10 2 (3.92%) TDD
10 2 (3.92%) Domain-Driven Design
11 1 (1.96%) Content Management
11 1 (1.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (82.35%) C#
2 32 (62.75%) C++
3 24 (47.06%) HLSL
4 8 (15.69%) GLSL
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.92%) Python
5 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.96%) SQL
6 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (64.71%) Degree
2 15 (29.41%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) Google
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