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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 71 98
Rank change year-on-year -23 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 42 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.13% 2.83% 0.89%
As % of the General category 3.73% 9.19% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 12 28 6
Median salary £77,500 £42,500 £38,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +82.35% +10.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £29,500 £34,075
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £39,282
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 375 457 444
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 30.14% 30.77% 30.33%
Number of salaries quoted 277 336 354
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 21 (77.78%) Python
2 16 (59.26%) Software Engineering
3 14 (51.85%) Linux
4 13 (48.15%) C++
4 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
5 12 (44.44%) Java
6 11 (40.74%) Scala
6 11 (40.74%) Machine Learning
7 9 (33.33%) Deep Learning
7 9 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 9 (33.33%) HTML5
7 9 (33.33%) Computer Vision
7 9 (33.33%) PhD
7 9 (33.33%) CSS
7 9 (33.33%) HTML
8 8 (29.63%) Reinforcement Learning
9 7 (25.93%) User Experience
9 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
9 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
10 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (22.22%) Theano
10 6 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (18.52%) OpenCV
11 5 (18.52%) Neural Network
11 5 (18.52%) Degree
11 5 (18.52%) DNN
11 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
12 4 (14.81%) Product Management
12 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
12 4 (14.81%) 3D Graphics

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 5 (18.52%) DNN
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
1 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) JMeter
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
2 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) NUnit
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Software Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) UI Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) C++ Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Algorithm Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Computer Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) 3D Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Data Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Development Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) CSS
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
1 9 (33.33%) HTML5
1 9 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (22.22%) Theano
3 5 (18.52%) OpenCV
4 3 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) RESTful
6 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) Ember.js
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (3.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) User Experience
2 6 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (14.81%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.70%) Online Games
5 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Software Engineering
2 11 (40.74%) Machine Learning
3 9 (33.33%) Computer Vision
3 9 (33.33%) Deep Learning
4 8 (29.63%) Reinforcement Learning
5 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
5 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
6 6 (22.22%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (18.52%) Neural Network
8 4 (14.81%) 3D Modelling
8 4 (14.81%) Bayesian Methods
8 4 (14.81%) Game Theory
8 4 (14.81%) Open Source
8 4 (14.81%) Product Management
9 2 (7.41%) Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) Game Development
9 2 (7.41%) MapReduce
9 2 (7.41%) Microservices
9 2 (7.41%) Predictive Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Python
2 13 (48.15%) C++
2 13 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) Scala
5 4 (14.81%) Fortran
6 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 3 (11.11%) C#
7 2 (7.41%) C
8 1 (3.70%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) PhD
2 5 (18.52%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CREST Certified
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe
1 1 (3.70%) Vertica
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