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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 36 30 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 39 37 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.52% 6.37% 3.41%
As % of the General category 23.64% 17.79% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32 37 19
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +49.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
165 208 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 27.59% 35.80% 28.79%
Number of salaries quoted 134 182 146
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,100 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,050 £46,983
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
(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 -7 32 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Gateshead - 14 £30,000 - 2
Sunderland +3 8 £50,000 +11.11%
North Shields - 6 £37,500 - 1
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 38 (66.67%) C#
2 32 (56.14%) Degree
3 28 (49.12%) C++
4 27 (47.37%) 3D Graphics
5 26 (45.61%) Mathematics
6 24 (42.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 21 (36.84%) Multithreading
7 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (33.33%) OpenGL
8 19 (33.33%) PhD
9 18 (31.58%) Visualisation
10 17 (29.82%) Algorithms
10 17 (29.82%) HLSL
10 17 (29.82%) DirectX
10 17 (29.82%) Software Engineering
10 17 (29.82%) Computer Science
11 15 (26.32%) TDD
12 13 (22.81%) Physics
12 13 (22.81%) 3D Programming
13 12 (21.05%) WCF
13 12 (21.05%) MVC
13 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET
13 12 (21.05%) .NET
13 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
13 12 (21.05%) Web Application Development
13 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (21.05%) Node.js
14 11 (19.30%) Android
15 9 (15.79%) Banking
15 9 (15.79%) Billing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 12 (21.05%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.79%) Banking
1 9 (15.79%) Billing
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Software Engineer
2 17 (29.82%) C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 11 (19.30%) Programmer
5 9 (15.79%) Graduate
6 8 (14.04%) Software Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Software Programmer
7 6 (10.53%) Java Software Developer
7 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
7 6 (10.53%) C++ Programmer
7 6 (10.53%) Graphics Programmer
8 4 (7.02%) C++ Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# Software Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Graphics Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Principal Software Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Gameplay Programmer
10 1 (1.75%) Front-End Developer
10 1 (1.75%) Junior Programmer
10 1 (1.75%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 19 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 17 (29.82%) DirectX
4 12 (21.05%) WCF
4 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 12 (21.05%) .NET
4 12 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (12.28%) Ninject
5 7 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (10.53%) RESTful
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.51%) Django
9 1 (1.75%) HTML5
9 1 (1.75%) CSS3
9 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.75%) Ionic Framework
9 1 (1.75%) JSON
9 1 (1.75%) HTML
9 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (47.37%) 3D Graphics
2 26 (45.61%) Mathematics
3 18 (31.58%) Visualisation
4 17 (29.82%) Algorithms
4 17 (29.82%) Computer Science
5 13 (22.81%) Physics
6 9 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 8 (14.04%) Mobile App
8 7 (12.28%) iPhone
9 3 (5.26%) Kinect
10 2 (3.51%) CUDA
11 1 (1.75%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Android
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Multithreading
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.82%) Software Engineering
3 15 (26.32%) TDD
4 13 (22.81%) 3D Programming
5 12 (21.05%) MVC
5 12 (21.05%) Web Application Development
6 7 (12.28%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (12.28%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.53%) OOD
7 6 (10.53%) BDD
7 6 (10.53%) Game Development
8 5 (8.77%) 3D Visualisation
9 4 (7.02%) OOP
9 4 (7.02%) OO
9 4 (7.02%) Mobile Development
9 4 (7.02%) Android Development
10 2 (3.51%) Image Processing
11 1 (1.75%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (66.67%) C#
2 28 (49.12%) C++
3 17 (29.82%) HLSL
4 7 (12.28%) Python
4 7 (12.28%) VB
4 7 (12.28%) VB.NET
4 7 (12.28%) Ruby
5 6 (10.53%) Java
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.02%) GLSL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (56.14%) Degree
2 19 (33.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Google
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