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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 64 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 12 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.62% 2.36% 3.85%
As % of the General category 6.18% 7.74% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 19
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +18.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
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
178 155 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 26.29% 30.45% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 153 142 139
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £59,250
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
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 20 October 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 11 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Sunderland - 1 £45,000 -
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (74.00%) C#
3 33 (66.00%) TDD
4 26 (52.00%) .NET
5 25 (50.00%) MVC
6 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET
7 21 (42.00%) C++
8 19 (38.00%) Multithreading
9 18 (36.00%) Android
9 18 (36.00%) iPhone
9 18 (36.00%) WCF
9 18 (36.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 18 (36.00%) Google
9 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (36.00%) Dependency Injection
9 18 (36.00%) Node.js
9 18 (36.00%) Ninject
9 18 (36.00%) KnockoutJS
9 18 (36.00%) Web Application Development
9 18 (36.00%) Mobile App
10 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (32.00%) OpenGL
11 15 (30.00%) Degree
11 15 (30.00%) Visualisation
11 15 (30.00%) 3D Visualisation
12 11 (22.00%) Mathematics
12 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
13 10 (20.00%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 18 (36.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) VTune
2 2 (4.00%) Grunt
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (80.00%) Developer
2 24 (48.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (28.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Programmer
4 6 (12.00%) Principal Software Developer
5 5 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 5 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Junior
8 1 (2.00%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Junior Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Designer
8 1 (2.00%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (52.00%) .NET
2 23 (46.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (36.00%) WCF
3 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 18 (36.00%) Ninject
3 18 (36.00%) KnockoutJS
4 16 (32.00%) OpenGL
4 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (12.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (12.00%) DirectX
5 6 (12.00%) Web Services
6 5 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (4.00%) HTML
7 2 (4.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.00%) jQuery
8 1 (2.00%) RESTful
8 1 (2.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (2.00%) HTML5
8 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) iPhone
1 18 (36.00%) Mobile App
2 15 (30.00%) Visualisation
3 11 (22.00%) Computer Science
3 11 (22.00%) Mathematics
4 9 (18.00%) Algorithms
5 8 (16.00%) 3D Graphics
6 6 (12.00%) CUDA
7 5 (10.00%) GIS
7 5 (10.00%) Physics
7 5 (10.00%) Online Games
7 5 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (4.00%) Online Gambling
8 2 (4.00%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.00%) Android
2 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (66.00%) TDD
3 25 (50.00%) MVC
4 19 (38.00%) Multithreading
5 18 (36.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 18 (36.00%) Dependency Injection
5 18 (36.00%) Web Application Development
6 15 (30.00%) 3D Visualisation
7 10 (20.00%) Image Processing
7 10 (20.00%) Scrum
7 10 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.00%) OO
8 5 (10.00%) 3D Rendering
9 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.00%) OOD
10 3 (6.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (74.00%) C#
2 21 (42.00%) C++
3 6 (12.00%) Ruby
3 6 (12.00%) HLSL
4 3 (6.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Google
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £Excellent
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CCP Games
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago