Period
to 22 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 74 182
Rank change year-on-year -9 +108 -64
Permanent jobs citing Games 65 134 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.85% 3.50% 0.59%
As % of the General category 9.27% 9.18% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21 83 21
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £21,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £82,500
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 701 1,460 1,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 30.75% 38.08% 31.75%
Number of salaries quoted 471 878 886
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -4.26%
10th Percentile £23,500 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £69,375
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Cambridgeshire

Games
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Games in Cambridgeshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Games in Cambridgeshire

Games
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +11 65 £52,500 -16.00% 12
Games
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 32 (49.23%) Smartphone
2 31 (47.69%) C++
3 26 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 25 (38.46%) Linux
4 25 (38.46%) User Experience
5 24 (36.92%) C
5 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (36.92%) Degree
6 23 (35.38%) Android
7 22 (33.85%) Python
8 20 (30.77%) Java
8 20 (30.77%) Analytics
9 18 (27.69%) OpenGL ES
9 18 (27.69%) OpenGL
9 18 (27.69%) Scrum
9 18 (27.69%) Vulkan
10 17 (26.15%) Game Development
11 16 (24.62%) Mobile App
12 15 (23.08%) DAB
12 15 (23.08%) Retail
12 15 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
12 15 (23.08%) Algorithms
12 15 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
12 15 (23.08%) WorldPay
12 15 (23.08%) Balsamiq
12 15 (23.08%) OmniGraffle
12 15 (23.08%) Axure RP
12 15 (23.08%) Git (software)
12 15 (23.08%) Computer Science
12 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) AWS
1 2 (3.08%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) DAB
2 6 (9.23%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Axure RP
1 15 (23.08%) Balsamiq
1 15 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.38%) JIRA
3 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 5 (7.69%) GoCD
3 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) JUnit
3 5 (7.69%) Maven
3 5 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 15 (23.08%) Retail
2 8 (12.31%) Marketing
3 6 (9.23%) Finance
4 5 (7.69%) Automotive
4 5 (7.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Designer
2 15 (23.08%) Digital Designer
2 15 (23.08%) Digital UX Designer
2 15 (23.08%) UI Designer
2 15 (23.08%) UI/UX Designer
2 15 (23.08%) UX Designer
3 12 (18.46%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Evangelist
4 5 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Performance Architect
4 5 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 5 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.15%) Games Producer
5 4 (6.15%) Junior
5 4 (6.15%) Junior Software Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Games Producer
5 4 (6.15%) Senior Producer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) OpenGL
1 18 (27.69%) OpenGL ES
1 18 (27.69%) Vulkan
2 8 (12.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (12.31%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (7.69%) LLVM
3 5 (7.69%) Wayland
4 3 (4.62%) Node.js
4 3 (4.62%) React
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (49.23%) Smartphone
2 25 (38.46%) User Experience
3 16 (24.62%) Mobile App
4 15 (23.08%) Algorithms
5 13 (20.00%) Virtual Team
6 10 (15.38%) Data Structures
6 10 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (12.31%) Mobile Games
7 8 (12.31%) SIMD
8 6 (9.23%) Online Games
8 6 (9.23%) Smart City
9 5 (7.69%) Blog
9 5 (7.69%) Internet of Things
9 5 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (4.62%) Animation
10 3 (4.62%) Handset
11 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (1.54%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Linux
2 23 (35.38%) Android
3 5 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Windows
5 1 (1.54%) CentOS
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.77%) Analytics
4 18 (27.69%) Scrum
5 17 (26.15%) Game Development
6 15 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 15 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
6 15 (23.08%) Performance Analysis
6 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (23.08%) Translating Business Requirements
6 15 (23.08%) Wireframes
7 13 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
7 13 (20.00%) Software Optimisation
8 7 (10.77%) Machine Learning
9 6 (9.23%) Logistics
9 6 (9.23%) Mobile Development
10 5 (7.69%) Android Development
10 5 (7.69%) Computer Architecture
10 5 (7.69%) SDLC
10 5 (7.69%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) C++
2 24 (36.92%) C
3 22 (33.85%) Python
4 20 (30.77%) Java
5 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.15%) C#
6 4 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.08%) Lua
9 1 (1.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 24 (36.92%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.54%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) WorldPay