Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 156 83
Rank change year-on-year +84 -73 +43
Permanent jobs citing Games 94 17 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.60% 0.63% 3.03%
As % of the General category 11.20% 1.96% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 45 16 63
Cambridge median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £35,088
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% +56.75% -29.83%
10th Percentile £40,000 £21,625 £20,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,088
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.00% -29.83%

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 839 868 846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 32.10% 32.11% 34.14%
Number of salaries quoted 561 633 667
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,876 £71,250 £75,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Games.

1 57 (60.64%) Java
2 49 (52.13%) Python
3 45 (47.87%) Software Engineering
4 35 (37.23%) C#
5 33 (35.11%) PhD
6 32 (34.04%) Artificial Intelligence
7 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (31.91%) Machine Learning
8 30 (31.91%) Wireframes
9 29 (30.85%) WorldPay
9 29 (30.85%) C++
10 28 (29.79%) C
10 28 (29.79%) Decision-Making
11 26 (27.66%) Algorithms
11 26 (27.66%) Bayesian Methods
11 26 (27.66%) Distributed Algorithms
11 26 (27.66%) Deep Learning
11 26 (27.66%) Computational Linguistics
11 26 (27.66%) Computational Biology
11 26 (27.66%) Probabilistic Modelling
11 26 (27.66%) Reinforcement Learning
11 26 (27.66%) Smart City
11 26 (27.66%) TensorFlow
11 26 (27.66%) Web Services
11 26 (27.66%) Natural Language Processing
11 26 (27.66%) Biology
11 26 (27.66%) Multithreading
12 25 (26.60%) .NET
13 23 (24.47%) SQL
13 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration

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:

Applications
1 13 (13.83%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (17.02%) GitHub
2 16 (17.02%) OpenShift
3 4 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) DAB
2 7 (7.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) NoSQL
2 16 (17.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.32%) Big Data
5 2 (2.13%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.06%) Informix
6 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) MySQL
6 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Cucumber
1 16 (17.02%) Jenkins
1 16 (17.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (14.89%) Axure RP
3 13 (13.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.06%) GitLab
4 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Retail
3 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.19%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Publishing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Developer
2 23 (24.47%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 17 (18.09%) Java Developer
3 17 (18.09%) Senior Developer
4 16 (17.02%) Java Scala Developer
4 16 (17.02%) Scala Developer
4 16 (17.02%) Senior Java Developer
4 16 (17.02%) Senior Java Scala Developer
4 16 (17.02%) Senior Scala Developer
5 14 (14.89%) Designer
5 14 (14.89%) Python Engineer
5 14 (14.89%) UX Designer
6 13 (13.83%) Digital Designer
6 13 (13.83%) Digital UX Designer
6 13 (13.83%) UI Designer
6 13 (13.83%) UI/UX Designer
7 11 (11.70%) Software Engineer
8 9 (9.57%) Mobile Engineer
9 8 (8.51%) Java Engineer
10 7 (7.45%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.66%) Natural Language Processing
1 26 (27.66%) TensorFlow
1 26 (27.66%) Web Services
2 25 (26.60%) .NET
3 21 (22.34%) .NET Framework
4 19 (20.21%) AngularJS
4 19 (20.21%) RESTful
5 16 (17.02%) Akka
5 16 (17.02%) Spring
6 11 (11.70%) Vulkan
7 10 (10.64%) OpenCL
8 6 (6.38%) OpenGL
9 5 (5.32%) Apache Flex
9 5 (5.32%) Direct3D
9 5 (5.32%) HTML
9 5 (5.32%) OpenGL ES
9 5 (5.32%) WCF
9 5 (5.32%) XML
10 3 (3.19%) Django
10 3 (3.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.66%) Algorithms
1 26 (27.66%) Smart City
2 18 (19.15%) Smartphone
3 17 (18.09%) User Experience
4 16 (17.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (17.02%) Online Games
4 16 (17.02%) Private Cloud
5 15 (15.96%) Fintech
6 13 (13.83%) Mobile App
6 13 (13.83%) Robotics
7 5 (5.32%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (5.32%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.13%) iPad
9 2 (2.13%) iPhone
9 2 (2.13%) PlayStation
9 2 (2.13%) Xbox
10 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Android
2 16 (17.02%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.32%) Robot Operating System
4 1 (1.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Software Engineering
2 32 (34.04%) Artificial Intelligence
3 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (31.91%) Machine Learning
4 30 (31.91%) Wireframes
5 28 (29.79%) Decision-Making
6 26 (27.66%) Bayesian Methods
6 26 (27.66%) Biology
6 26 (27.66%) Computational Biology
6 26 (27.66%) Computational Linguistics
6 26 (27.66%) Deep Learning
6 26 (27.66%) Distributed Algorithms
6 26 (27.66%) Multithreading
6 26 (27.66%) Probabilistic Modelling
6 26 (27.66%) Reinforcement Learning
7 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (23.40%) TDD
9 21 (22.34%) DevOps
10 16 (17.02%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (17.02%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.64%) Java
2 49 (52.13%) Python
3 35 (37.23%) C#
4 29 (30.85%) C++
5 28 (29.79%) C
6 23 (24.47%) SQL
7 21 (22.34%) JavaScript
8 17 (18.09%) Ruby
9 16 (17.02%) Scala
10 2 (2.13%) PHP
10 2 (2.13%) R
11 1 (1.06%) Perl
11 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (35.11%) PhD
2 7 (7.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 29 (30.85%) WorldPay
2 6 (6.38%) Google
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.32%) Samsung
4 1 (1.06%) Adobe