Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 148 107
Rank change year-on-year +79 -41 +19
Permanent jobs citing Games 76 31 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.51% 1.14% 1.71%
As % of the General category 10.73% 3.49% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 32
Cambridge median annual salary £57,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.75% +14.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £21,625 £25,600
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,875 £58,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -30.00%

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 708 889 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 32.66% 32.59% 33.76%
Number of salaries quoted 507 682 621
Cambridge median annual salary £49,352 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,600 £27,650 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £77,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 41 (53.95%) Software Engineering
2 40 (52.63%) Java
3 36 (47.37%) PhD
4 33 (43.42%) Python
4 33 (43.42%) C#
4 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (42.11%) Artificial Intelligence
6 31 (40.79%) Machine Learning
7 30 (39.47%) C++
8 26 (34.21%) C
8 26 (34.21%) Biology
8 26 (34.21%) Multithreading
8 26 (34.21%) Natural Language Processing
8 26 (34.21%) Distributed Algorithms
8 26 (34.21%) Deep Learning
8 26 (34.21%) Bayesian Methods
8 26 (34.21%) Algorithms
8 26 (34.21%) TensorFlow
8 26 (34.21%) Computational Linguistics
8 26 (34.21%) Computational Biology
8 26 (34.21%) Reinforcement Learning
8 26 (34.21%) Probabilistic Modelling
8 26 (34.21%) Smart City
8 26 (34.21%) Decision-Making
8 26 (34.21%) MPhil
9 22 (28.95%) Robotics
10 17 (22.37%) Mathematics
11 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
12 14 (18.42%) User Experience
13 13 (17.11%) Vulkan

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 4 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.26%) GitHub
3 4 (5.26%) OpenShift
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) DAB
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
3 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.63%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.32%) Informix
5 1 (1.32%) MySQL
5 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Axure RP
2 4 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) gulp
3 2 (2.63%) Subversion
4 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 12 (15.79%) Publishing
2 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 28 (36.84%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) Software Engineer
3 17 (22.37%) Machine Learning Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 11 (14.47%) Mobile Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Python Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Mathematical Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Machine Learning Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Mathematical Modelling Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Mathematical Modelling Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Designer
9 5 (6.58%) Research Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) UX Designer
10 4 (5.26%) Digital Designer
10 4 (5.26%) Java Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.21%) Natural Language Processing
1 26 (34.21%) TensorFlow
2 13 (17.11%) Vulkan
3 12 (15.79%) OpenCL
4 9 (11.84%) .NET
4 9 (11.84%) CSS
4 9 (11.84%) HTML
5 8 (10.53%) Web Services
6 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
6 7 (9.21%) OpenGL ES
6 7 (9.21%) RESTful
7 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.89%) OpenGL
8 5 (6.58%) Direct3D
8 5 (6.58%) Sass
9 4 (5.26%) Akka
9 4 (5.26%) Laravel
9 4 (5.26%) LESS
9 4 (5.26%) Spring
9 4 (5.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.21%) Algorithms
1 26 (34.21%) Smart City
2 22 (28.95%) Robotics
3 14 (18.42%) User Experience
4 7 (9.21%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (9.21%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.89%) Smartphone
6 4 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (5.26%) Fintech
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 4 (5.26%) Online Games
6 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.63%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.32%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.58%) Robot Operating System
2 4 (5.26%) Android
2 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.95%) Software Engineering
2 33 (43.42%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (42.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 31 (40.79%) Machine Learning
5 26 (34.21%) Bayesian Methods
5 26 (34.21%) Biology
5 26 (34.21%) Computational Biology
5 26 (34.21%) Computational Linguistics
5 26 (34.21%) Decision-Making
5 26 (34.21%) Deep Learning
5 26 (34.21%) Distributed Algorithms
5 26 (34.21%) Multithreading
5 26 (34.21%) Probabilistic Modelling
5 26 (34.21%) Reinforcement Learning
6 17 (22.37%) Mathematics
7 12 (15.79%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (13.16%) TDD
9 9 (11.84%) Wireframes
10 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) Java
2 33 (43.42%) C#
2 33 (43.42%) Python
3 30 (39.47%) C++
4 26 (34.21%) C
5 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 11 (14.47%) SQL
7 5 (6.58%) PHP
8 4 (5.26%) Ruby
8 4 (5.26%) Scala
9 3 (3.95%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (47.37%) PhD
2 26 (34.21%) MPhil
3 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) WorldPay
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.95%) Google
4 2 (2.63%) Samsung
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe
5 1 (1.32%) Apple