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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 38 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.21% 0.79% 1.27%
As % of the General category 17.31% 3.23% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 7
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
156 124 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.30% 24.41% 30.13%
Number of salaries quoted 105 103 135
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £24,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £49,500 £66,500
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +17 22 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Gateshead - 5 - -
Sunderland - 2 £45,000 -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 53 (74.65%) C#
2 50 (70.42%) TDD
3 41 (57.75%) .NET
4 40 (56.34%) MVC
5 35 (49.30%) ASP.NET
6 29 (40.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (39.44%) Dependency Injection
7 28 (39.44%) Node.js
7 28 (39.44%) Ninject
7 28 (39.44%) KnockoutJS
7 28 (39.44%) Web Application Development
7 28 (39.44%) Domain-Driven Design
7 28 (39.44%) Mobile App
7 28 (39.44%) SQL Server
7 28 (39.44%) Google
7 28 (39.44%) WCF
7 28 (39.44%) Android
7 28 (39.44%) iPhone
8 27 (38.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 27 (38.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (35.21%) C++
10 20 (28.17%) Scrum
11 18 (25.35%) Degree
11 18 (25.35%) Multithreading
12 16 (22.54%) OpenGL
13 15 (21.13%) Mathematics
13 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
13 15 (21.13%) Visualisation
13 15 (21.13%) 3D Visualisation
14 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 28 (39.44%) Node.js
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 28 (39.44%) SQL Server
2 27 (38.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) VTune
2 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
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
3 2 (2.82%) Grunt
General
1 5 (7.04%) Retail
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 56 (78.87%) Developer
2 38 (53.52%) .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%) Programmer
5 7 (9.86%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Principal Software Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Software Programmer
8 1 (1.41%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Junior Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Designer
8 1 (1.41%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (57.75%) .NET
2 35 (49.30%) ASP.NET
3 29 (40.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (39.44%) Ninject
4 28 (39.44%) WCF
4 28 (39.44%) KnockoutJS
5 27 (38.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 16 (22.54%) OpenGL
7 10 (14.08%) Web Services
8 8 (11.27%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (8.45%) DirectX
9 6 (8.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (5.63%) RESTful
11 3 (4.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.82%) HTML
12 2 (2.82%) CSS
13 1 (1.41%) jQuery
13 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) iPhone
1 28 (39.44%) Mobile App
2 15 (21.13%) Computer Science
2 15 (21.13%) Visualisation
2 15 (21.13%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.68%) Physics
3 9 (12.68%) GIS
4 8 (11.27%) 3D Graphics
5 7 (9.86%) Online Games
6 5 (7.04%) Augmented Reality
7 4 (5.63%) Online Gambling
7 4 (5.63%) CUDA
7 4 (5.63%) Social Gaming
8 3 (4.23%) Open Source
9 1 (1.41%) GPGPU
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Android
2 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (70.42%) TDD
2 40 (56.34%) MVC
3 28 (39.44%) Domain-Driven Design
3 28 (39.44%) Dependency Injection
3 28 (39.44%) Web Application Development
4 20 (28.17%) Scrum
5 18 (25.35%) Multithreading
6 15 (21.13%) 3D Visualisation
7 14 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (18.31%) Software Engineering
9 10 (14.08%) Image Processing
10 9 (12.68%) OO
11 5 (7.04%) 3D Rendering
11 5 (7.04%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.23%) Web Testing
12 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
12 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
12 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
12 3 (4.23%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (74.65%) C#
2 25 (35.21%) C++
3 7 (9.86%) Ruby
4 6 (8.45%) VB
4 6 (8.45%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.45%) HLSL
5 5 (7.04%) Java
6 4 (5.63%) Python
7 3 (4.23%) Scala
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Google
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe
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