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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 64 30 60
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +30
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 25 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.02% 5.80% 1.22%
As % of the General category 3.23% 22.32% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 24 6
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £24,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +44.32%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
186 112 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.58% 25.99% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 158 98 112
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £28,500 £23,175
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £56,961 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -34 5 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Sunderland - 4 £47,500 - 1
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (80.00%) C#
3 18 (60.00%) TDD
4 16 (53.33%) Multithreading
5 13 (43.33%) .NET
5 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
5 13 (43.33%) MVC
6 12 (40.00%) Windows
6 12 (40.00%) Linux
7 11 (36.67%) C++
7 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
7 11 (36.67%) OpenGL
7 11 (36.67%) WCF
7 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (36.67%) Node.js
7 11 (36.67%) Web Application Development
8 10 (33.33%) Google
8 10 (33.33%) Degree
8 10 (33.33%) Android
8 10 (33.33%) iPhone
8 10 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
8 10 (33.33%) Visualisation
8 10 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
8 10 (33.33%) Ninject
8 10 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 10 (33.33%) 3D Visualisation
9 9 (30.00%) Algorithms
10 8 (26.67%) 3D Graphics
10 8 (26.67%) Ruby

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (36.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) VTune
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Billing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) .NET Developer
3 12 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Principal Software Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
1 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (36.67%) OpenGL
2 11 (36.67%) WCF
2 11 (36.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (33.33%) Ninject
3 10 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
4 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (13.33%) DirectX
6 2 (6.67%) Web Services
6 2 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.33%) RESTful
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) iPhone
1 10 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 10 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 9 (30.00%) Algorithms
3 8 (26.67%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (23.33%) CUDA
5 5 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (6.67%) Online Games
9 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) TDD
3 16 (53.33%) Multithreading
4 13 (43.33%) MVC
5 11 (36.67%) Web Application Development
6 10 (33.33%) 3D Visualisation
6 10 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
6 10 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (23.33%) Image Processing
8 5 (16.67%) OOD
8 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Game Development
9 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
10 3 (10.00%) 3D Rendering
11 2 (6.67%) Scrum
12 1 (3.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 24 (80.00%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) C++
3 8 (26.67%) Ruby
4 5 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (13.33%) HLSL
6 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Google
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