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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 50 28 57
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 42 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.55% 6.54% 0.75%
As % of the General category 23.76% 19.91% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24 39 0
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
101 211 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.17% 32.87% 29.21%
Number of salaries quoted 85 159 137
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,870 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,800 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 July 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 July 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 -9 24 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Gateshead -3 12 £45,000 -
Sunderland -5 9 £47,500 +5.55%
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 48 (73.85%) C#
2 37 (56.92%) 3D Graphics
2 37 (56.92%) Degree
3 34 (52.31%) C++
4 33 (50.77%) Mathematics
5 32 (49.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 26 (40.00%) Computer Science
7 25 (38.46%) OpenGL
7 25 (38.46%) DirectX
7 25 (38.46%) HLSL
8 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
10 20 (30.77%) PhD
10 20 (30.77%) Multithreading
10 20 (30.77%) Visualisation
10 20 (30.77%) Algorithms
11 17 (26.15%) 3D Programming
11 17 (26.15%) Physics
12 16 (24.62%) .NET
13 12 (18.46%) TDD
14 11 (16.92%) MVC
14 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
14 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET
14 11 (16.92%) Android
14 11 (16.92%) WCF
14 11 (16.92%) Web Application Development
14 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 11 (16.92%) Node.js
15 9 (13.85%) OO
16 8 (12.31%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 11 (16.92%) Node.js
2 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.69%) NUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.31%) Banking
1 8 (12.31%) Billing
2 3 (4.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Developer
2 21 (32.31%) C++ Software Engineer
2 21 (32.31%) Software Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Programmer
4 11 (16.92%) .NET Developer
5 8 (12.31%) C++ Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Graduate
5 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.31%) C++ Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) Software Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) Graphics Programmer
5 8 (12.31%) Graphics Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (7.69%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (6.15%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (49.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 25 (38.46%) OpenGL
2 25 (38.46%) DirectX
3 16 (24.62%) .NET
4 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET
4 11 (16.92%) WCF
4 11 (16.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (10.77%) Ninject
5 7 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (7.69%) RESTful
6 5 (7.69%) WinForms
7 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.08%) Django
8 2 (3.08%) Cocoa
8 2 (3.08%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.54%) CSS3
9 1 (1.54%) HTML
9 1 (1.54%) HTML5
9 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (56.92%) 3D Graphics
2 33 (50.77%) Mathematics
3 26 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 20 (30.77%) Visualisation
4 20 (30.77%) Algorithms
5 17 (26.15%) Physics
6 8 (12.31%) Mobile App
6 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
7 7 (10.77%) iPhone
8 3 (4.62%) Kinect
9 2 (3.08%) Social Media
10 1 (1.54%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Android
2 8 (12.31%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) Software Engineering
3 20 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 17 (26.15%) 3D Programming
5 12 (18.46%) TDD
6 11 (16.92%) MVC
6 11 (16.92%) Web Application Development
7 9 (13.85%) OO
8 7 (10.77%) Scrum
8 7 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (10.77%) Domain-Driven Design
9 5 (7.69%) BDD
9 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.69%) Coaching
10 4 (6.15%) Mobile Development
10 4 (6.15%) Android Development
10 4 (6.15%) OOP
11 3 (4.62%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.62%) Game Development
11 3 (4.62%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 48 (73.85%) C#
2 34 (52.31%) C++
3 25 (38.46%) HLSL
4 8 (12.31%) GLSL
5 7 (10.77%) VB
5 7 (10.77%) VB.NET
5 7 (10.77%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.15%) Ruby
7 3 (4.62%) Java
8 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) Degree
2 20 (30.77%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Google
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000
Posted: 5 days ago