The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 34 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 33 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.06% 3.55% 2.07%
As % of the General category 17.37% 12.36% 8.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33 21 11
Average salary £40,000 £26,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+49.53% -10.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,375 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
190 178 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.86% 28.71% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 168 155 111
Average salary £35,232 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,983 £55,000 £47,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
North East

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 33 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Sunderland -2 4 £45,000 +85.56% 3
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (75.00%) C#
2 39 (69.64%) .NET
3 32 (57.14%) MVC
4 30 (53.57%) TDD
5 29 (51.79%) ASP.NET
6 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (39.29%) Scrum
8 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
9 18 (32.14%) Web Application Development
9 18 (32.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 18 (32.14%) WCF
10 16 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
11 14 (25.00%) Node.js
12 13 (23.21%) Ninject
12 13 (23.21%) Mobile App
12 13 (23.21%) Razor View Engine
12 13 (23.21%) KnockoutJS
12 13 (23.21%) Android
12 13 (23.21%) iPhone
12 13 (23.21%) Domain-Driven Design
12 13 (23.21%) Google
13 9 (16.07%) .NET Framework
13 9 (16.07%) C++
13 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (14.29%) QA
14 8 (14.29%) NUnit
15 7 (12.50%) Subversion
15 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 7 (12.50%) Web Services

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (3.57%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (32.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) NUnit
2 7 (12.50%) Subversion
3 5 (8.93%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (7.14%) Selenium
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) RSpec
5 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.36%) JUnit
5 3 (5.36%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.79%) Grunt
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (80.36%) Developer
2 33 (58.93%) .NET Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Senior Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Software Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Agile .NET Developer
7 4 (7.14%) C++ Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (5.36%) Software Programmer
9 2 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (69.64%) .NET
2 29 (51.79%) ASP.NET
3 23 (41.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (32.14%) WCF
4 18 (32.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 13 (23.21%) Ninject
5 13 (23.21%) Razor View Engine
5 13 (23.21%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (16.07%) .NET Framework
7 7 (12.50%) Web Services
7 7 (12.50%) RESTful
8 6 (10.71%) jQuery
8 6 (10.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (10.71%) HTML
8 6 (10.71%) CSS
9 5 (8.93%) OpenGL
9 5 (8.93%) Ajax
9 5 (8.93%) NHibernate
9 5 (8.93%) Castle Windsor
9 5 (8.93%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) iPhone
1 13 (23.21%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.71%) Online Gambling
2 6 (10.71%) Social Gaming
3 5 (8.93%) Open Source
3 5 (8.93%) Visualisation
4 4 (7.14%) GIS
4 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 4 (7.14%) Physics
4 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.14%) Online Games
5 3 (5.36%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (5.36%) GPGPU
5 3 (5.36%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Android
2 5 (8.93%) Windows
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) MVC
2 30 (53.57%) TDD
3 22 (39.29%) Scrum
4 18 (32.14%) Web Application Development
5 16 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
6 13 (23.21%) Domain-Driven Design
7 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.93%) Multithreading
9 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.93%) Image Processing
9 5 (8.93%) 3D Visualisation
10 4 (7.14%) OO
10 4 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Web Testing
11 3 (5.36%) Pair Programming
11 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (75.00%) C#
2 9 (16.07%) C++
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) Ruby
5 5 (8.93%) VB
5 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.36%) Python
6 3 (5.36%) SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Java
6 3 (5.36%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MCTS
2 5 (8.93%) MCP
2 5 (8.93%) MCAD
2 5 (8.93%) MCSD
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
3 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Google
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