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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 44 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 35 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.51% 5.58% 0.77%
As % of the General category 23.96% 19.77% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 0
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
96 177 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.82% 28.23% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 81 119 110
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £82,500
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 31 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 31 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 -5 22 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Sunderland -7 10 £47,500 +5.55%
Gateshead -11 8 £40,000 - 1
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 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 (77.42%) C#
2 39 (62.90%) 3D Graphics
3 38 (61.29%) Degree
4 36 (58.06%) C++
5 34 (54.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 33 (53.23%) Mathematics
7 31 (50.00%) Computer Science
8 26 (41.94%) OpenGL
8 26 (41.94%) DirectX
8 26 (41.94%) HLSL
9 24 (38.71%) Software Engineering
10 20 (32.26%) Visualisation
11 19 (30.65%) Multithreading
12 18 (29.03%) Physics
12 18 (29.03%) PhD
12 18 (29.03%) 3D Programming
12 18 (29.03%) Algorithms
13 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (22.58%) .NET
15 13 (20.97%) OO
16 12 (19.35%) Android
17 9 (14.52%) Scrum
18 8 (12.90%) GLSL
19 7 (11.29%) Node.js
19 7 (11.29%) Web Application Development
19 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
19 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
19 7 (11.29%) Coaching
19 7 (11.29%) WinForms

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 7 (11.29%) Node.js
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) NUnit
2 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (11.29%) Banking
1 7 (11.29%) Billing
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Developer
2 24 (38.71%) C++ Software Engineer
2 24 (38.71%) Software Engineer
3 12 (19.35%) Programmer
4 9 (14.52%) Senior Developer
5 8 (12.90%) C++ Developer
5 8 (12.90%) C++ Programmer
5 8 (12.90%) Software Programmer
5 8 (12.90%) Graphics Programmer
5 8 (12.90%) Graphics Developer
6 7 (11.29%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (11.29%) ScrumMaster
6 7 (11.29%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Agile C# Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Senior C# Developer
6 7 (11.29%) C# Developer
6 7 (11.29%) .NET Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Graduate
6 7 (11.29%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.68%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (54.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 26 (41.94%) OpenGL
2 26 (41.94%) DirectX
3 14 (22.58%) .NET
4 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET
4 7 (11.29%) WinForms
4 7 (11.29%) WCF
4 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (9.68%) Ninject
5 6 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (3.23%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) HTML5
6 2 (3.23%) HTML
6 2 (3.23%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) CSS
6 2 (3.23%) Cocoa
6 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.61%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (62.90%) 3D Graphics
2 33 (53.23%) Mathematics
3 31 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 20 (32.26%) Visualisation
5 18 (29.03%) Physics
5 18 (29.03%) Algorithms
6 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
6 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
7 6 (9.68%) iPhone
8 2 (3.23%) Social Media
8 2 (3.23%) Kinect
9 1 (1.61%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Android
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Software Engineering
2 19 (30.65%) Multithreading
3 18 (29.03%) 3D Programming
4 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.97%) OO
6 9 (14.52%) Scrum
7 7 (11.29%) TDD
7 7 (11.29%) MVC
7 7 (11.29%) Web Application Development
7 7 (11.29%) Mentoring
7 7 (11.29%) Coaching
8 6 (9.68%) Mobile Development
8 6 (9.68%) Android Development
8 6 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
8 6 (9.68%) OOP
9 2 (3.23%) 3D Visualisation
9 2 (3.23%) iOS Development
10 1 (1.61%) Line Management
10 1 (1.61%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 48 (77.42%) C#
2 36 (58.06%) C++
3 26 (41.94%) HLSL
4 8 (12.90%) GLSL
5 6 (9.68%) VB
5 6 (9.68%) VB.NET
6 5 (8.06%) Python
7 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.23%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.61%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (61.29%) Degree
2 18 (29.03%) PhD
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Google
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