Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 117 113
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +34
Permanent jobs citing Games 48 30 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.57% 1.33% 1.50%
As % of the General category 4.70% 3.99% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 25 19 37
Cambridge median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -30.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £21,625 £29,800 £40,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £55,250 £69,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.21%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1022 751 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 33.40% 33.17% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 751 596 627
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,875 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Cambridge

Games
Salary Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Cambridge.

Salary trend for Games in Cambridge

Games
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Games.

1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) C#
3 18 (37.50%) Web Services
3 18 (37.50%) OO
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (37.50%) Google
4 16 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 16 (33.33%) Apache Flex
4 16 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
4 16 (33.33%) Samsung
5 15 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 15 (31.25%) Scrum
5 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 13 (27.08%) Multithreading
7 13 (27.08%) CSS
7 13 (27.08%) HTML
7 13 (27.08%) Multithreaded Programming
8 12 (25.00%) React
8 12 (25.00%) Front End Development
8 12 (25.00%) MVC
8 12 (25.00%) Web Development
8 12 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 11 (22.92%) OpenCL
9 11 (22.92%) C++
9 11 (22.92%) OpenGL
9 11 (22.92%) Vulkan
10 10 (20.83%) Python
10 10 (20.83%) Degree
11 9 (18.75%) Direct3D

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.08%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (4.17%) ATM
3 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Big Data
2 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Buildbot
1 2 (4.17%) CruiseControl
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) JMeter
1 2 (4.17%) JUnit
1 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.17%) NUnit
1 2 (4.17%) Selenium
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (8.33%) Advertising
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) C# Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Angular Developer
3 12 (25.00%) C# Web Developer
3 12 (25.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 12 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 11 (22.92%) Mobile Engineer
5 9 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
7 5 (10.42%) C++ Developer
7 5 (10.42%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
8 4 (8.33%) C++ Games Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Games Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate C++ Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Graduate Games Developer
8 4 (8.33%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (37.50%) Web Services
2 16 (33.33%) Apache Flex
3 13 (27.08%) CSS
3 13 (27.08%) HTML
4 12 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 12 (25.00%) React
5 11 (22.92%) OpenCL
5 11 (22.92%) OpenGL
5 11 (22.92%) Vulkan
6 9 (18.75%) Direct3D
7 5 (10.42%) .NET
7 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.33%) Velocity
8 4 (8.33%) WCF
8 4 (8.33%) XML
9 2 (4.17%) Natural Language Processing
10 1 (2.08%) Django
10 1 (2.08%) RESTful
10 1 (2.08%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (2.08%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
1 16 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.42%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 4 (8.33%) Animation
5 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.17%) EPoS
6 2 (4.17%) Robotics
7 1 (2.08%) 3D Printing
7 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) HoloLens
7 1 (2.08%) Kinect
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile Games
7 1 (2.08%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) OO
3 15 (31.25%) Scrum
3 15 (31.25%) Software Engineering
4 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 13 (27.08%) Multithreaded Programming
5 13 (27.08%) Multithreading
6 12 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 12 (25.00%) MVC
6 12 (25.00%) Web Development
7 9 (18.75%) Performance Optimisation
8 7 (14.58%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (10.42%) Machine Learning
10 4 (8.33%) Mobile Development
10 4 (8.33%) Physics
11 3 (6.25%) OOP
12 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
12 2 (4.17%) DNA
12 2 (4.17%) ETL
12 2 (4.17%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C#
2 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.92%) C++
4 10 (20.83%) Python
5 8 (16.67%) SQL
6 7 (14.58%) Java
7 3 (6.25%) Ruby
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) Lua
8 2 (4.17%) Scala
9 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Degree
2 7 (14.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) PhD
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Google
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (33.33%) Samsung
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Intel