Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 136 122
Rank change year-on-year +71 -14 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 71 53 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.54% 1.67% 1.08%
As % of the General category 10.11% 4.88% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 52 27 15
Cambridge median annual salary £50,340 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.85% +14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,625 £27,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £69,000 £51,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -33.33%

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 702 1,087 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 35.00% 34.19% 32.74%
Number of salaries quoted 500 768 601
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,463 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £75,000
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -

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 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 36 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.89%) Java
3 29 (40.85%) Python
3 29 (40.85%) PhD
4 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
5 26 (36.62%) Software Engineering
6 24 (33.80%) Machine Learning
7 23 (32.39%) C#
7 23 (32.39%) User Experience
8 22 (30.99%) C++
9 21 (29.58%) Artificial Intelligence
9 21 (29.58%) Natural Language Processing
9 21 (29.58%) Deep Learning
9 21 (29.58%) TensorFlow
9 21 (29.58%) Reinforcement Learning
10 20 (28.17%) Mathematics
11 18 (25.35%) Decision-Making
12 17 (23.94%) MPhil
12 17 (23.94%) Smart City
12 17 (23.94%) Computational Linguistics
12 17 (23.94%) Computational Biology
12 17 (23.94%) Probabilistic Modelling
12 17 (23.94%) Algorithms
12 17 (23.94%) Biology
12 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
12 17 (23.94%) Robotics
12 17 (23.94%) Distributed Algorithms
12 17 (23.94%) Bayesian Methods
12 17 (23.94%) HTML
12 17 (23.94%) C

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 10 (14.08%) Drupal
2 6 (8.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (8.45%) GitHub
2 2 (2.82%) npm
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) DAB
2 1 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.45%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.45%) MySQL
2 6 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.45%) Axure RP
3 5 (7.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (5.63%) Subversion
5 2 (2.82%) gulp
General
1 16 (22.54%) Publishing
2 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.04%) Retail
4 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 33 (46.48%) Developer
2 24 (33.80%) Software Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) Software Developer
4 10 (14.08%) PHP Developer
5 9 (12.68%) Mobile Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Mathematical Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Junior
7 7 (9.86%) Junior Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Mathematical Modelling Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Mathematical Modelling Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Senior PHP Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Designer
8 6 (8.45%) Machine Learning Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Senior Manager
8 6 (8.45%) Software Manager
8 6 (8.45%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.58%) Natural Language Processing
1 21 (29.58%) TensorFlow
2 17 (23.94%) CSS
2 17 (23.94%) HTML
3 10 (14.08%) Laravel
3 10 (14.08%) OpenCL
3 10 (14.08%) Symfony
3 10 (14.08%) Vulkan
4 8 (11.27%) OpenGL ES
4 8 (11.27%) RESTful
4 8 (11.27%) Web Services
5 6 (8.45%) LESS
5 6 (8.45%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (8.45%) Sass
6 5 (7.04%) HTML5
7 2 (2.82%) .NET
7 2 (2.82%) jQuery
7 2 (2.82%) JSON
7 2 (2.82%) Node.js
7 2 (2.82%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) User Experience
2 17 (23.94%) Algorithms
2 17 (23.94%) Robotics
2 17 (23.94%) Smart City
3 8 (11.27%) 3D Graphics
4 6 (8.45%) Private Cloud
5 5 (7.04%) Mobile App
5 5 (7.04%) Smartphone
6 4 (5.63%) NHS
7 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.82%) Fintech
8 1 (1.41%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Linux
2 6 (8.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (36.62%) Software Engineering
3 24 (33.80%) Machine Learning
4 21 (29.58%) Artificial Intelligence
4 21 (29.58%) Deep Learning
4 21 (29.58%) Reinforcement Learning
5 20 (28.17%) Mathematics
6 18 (25.35%) Decision-Making
7 17 (23.94%) Bayesian Methods
7 17 (23.94%) Biology
7 17 (23.94%) Computational Biology
7 17 (23.94%) Computational Linguistics
7 17 (23.94%) Distributed Algorithms
7 17 (23.94%) Multithreading
7 17 (23.94%) Probabilistic Modelling
8 10 (14.08%) E-Commerce
8 10 (14.08%) High Availability
8 10 (14.08%) OO
8 10 (14.08%) Open Source
8 10 (14.08%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.89%) Java
2 29 (40.85%) Python
3 27 (38.03%) JavaScript
4 23 (32.39%) C#
5 22 (30.99%) C++
6 17 (23.94%) C
7 11 (15.49%) SQL
8 10 (14.08%) PHP
9 6 (8.45%) Ruby
10 4 (5.63%) Scala
10 4 (5.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) PhD
2 17 (23.94%) MPhil
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.41%) CISM
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.41%) NIST 800
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Ansible
1 6 (8.45%) Packer
1 6 (8.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (7.04%) WorldPay
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe
3 1 (1.41%) Apple