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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 48 28 58
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Permanent jobs citing Games 17 24 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.37% 6.69% 1.20%
As % of the General category 10.56% 28.92% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 6
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
161 83 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.88% 23.12% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 131 66 109
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,880 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,884 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -21 13 £50,000 +42.85% 8
Sunderland - 10 £47,500 - 2
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (64.29%) C#
3 17 (60.71%) TDD
4 13 (46.43%) Windows
4 13 (46.43%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) Multithreading
5 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (35.71%) Node.js
5 10 (35.71%) Web Application Development
5 10 (35.71%) .NET
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (35.71%) MVC
5 10 (35.71%) Ruby
5 10 (35.71%) WCF
6 9 (32.14%) Degree
7 8 (28.57%) C++
7 8 (28.57%) 3D Visualisation
7 8 (28.57%) Visualisation
8 7 (25.00%) Game Development
8 7 (25.00%) Algorithms
8 7 (25.00%) Java
8 7 (25.00%) PhD
8 7 (25.00%) OOD
8 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (21.43%) Google
9 6 (21.43%) OpenGL
9 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
9 6 (21.43%) Image Processing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (35.71%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
1 2 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) Software Developer
3 10 (35.71%) .NET Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Java Software Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (21.43%) Principal Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Programmer
6 2 (7.14%) Graduate
7 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
1 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
1 10 (35.71%) WCF
2 6 (21.43%) OpenGL
2 6 (21.43%) Ninject
2 6 (21.43%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (14.29%) RESTful
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.57%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 7 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 7 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
3 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 6 (21.43%) CUDA
3 6 (21.43%) iPhone
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.14%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) TDD
3 13 (46.43%) Multithreading
4 10 (35.71%) Web Application Development
4 10 (35.71%) MVC
5 8 (28.57%) 3D Visualisation
6 7 (25.00%) Game Development
6 7 (25.00%) OOD
6 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Image Processing
7 6 (21.43%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (17.86%) BDD
9 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) Ruby
3 8 (28.57%) C++
4 7 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 7 (25.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Google
Newcastle, County Down
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Betting Appointments
Salary: £16000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Negotiable upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £16,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum / Circa £30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £10000 - £60000 per annum + car, bonus, holidays
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago