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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 97 128
Rank change year-on-year -15 +31  
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 43 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.86% 1.99% 0.53%
As % of the General category 3.11% 6.81% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 13 29 6
Median salary £75,000 £42,500 £38,564
Median salary % change year-on-year +76.47% +10.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 482 631 555
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 27.65% 29.13% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 368 481 461
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £29,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -24 14 £77,500 +82.35% 5
Peterborough - 1 £30,000 - 1
Games
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 21 (75.00%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) C++
5 12 (42.86%) Java
6 11 (39.29%) Scala
6 11 (39.29%) Machine Learning
7 10 (35.71%) HTML5
7 10 (35.71%) HTML
7 10 (35.71%) CSS
8 9 (32.14%) PhD
8 9 (32.14%) Deep Learning
8 9 (32.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 9 (32.14%) Computer Vision
9 8 (28.57%) Reinforcement Learning
10 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
10 7 (25.00%) User Experience
10 7 (25.00%) Visualisation
11 6 (21.43%) Theano
11 6 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (17.86%) Neural Network
12 5 (17.86%) Degree
12 5 (17.86%) DNN
12 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
12 5 (17.86%) OpenCV
13 4 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
13 4 (14.29%) Game Theory
13 4 (14.29%) 3D Modelling

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 5 (17.86%) DNN
2 2 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
1 2 (7.14%) Data Mining
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) NUnit
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
3 6 (21.43%) UI Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) C++ Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Algorithm Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) 3D Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Data Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior C++ Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Data Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Trainee
6 2 (7.14%) Trainee Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Trainee Web Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) CSS
1 10 (35.71%) HTML
1 10 (35.71%) HTML5
2 9 (32.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (21.43%) Theano
4 5 (17.86%) OpenCV
5 3 (10.71%) CSS3
5 3 (10.71%) Unreal Engine
6 2 (7.14%) RESTful
7 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.57%) Ember.js
7 1 (3.57%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) User Experience
2 6 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (14.29%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.71%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.14%) e-Learning
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.57%) Online Games
6 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 11 (39.29%) Machine Learning
3 9 (32.14%) Computer Vision
3 9 (32.14%) Deep Learning
4 8 (28.57%) Reinforcement Learning
5 7 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 7 (25.00%) Visualisation
6 6 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (17.86%) Neural Network
8 4 (14.29%) 3D Modelling
8 4 (14.29%) Bayesian Methods
8 4 (14.29%) Game Theory
8 4 (14.29%) Open Source
8 4 (14.29%) Product Management
9 3 (10.71%) Web Development
10 2 (7.14%) Analytics
10 2 (7.14%) MapReduce
10 2 (7.14%) Microservices
10 2 (7.14%) Predictive Analytics
10 2 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) Python
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 13 (46.43%) C++
4 12 (42.86%) Java
5 11 (39.29%) Scala
6 4 (14.29%) Fortran
7 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
7 3 (10.71%) C#
8 2 (7.14%) C
9 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) PhD
2 5 (17.86%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) CREST Certified
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe
1 1 (3.57%) Vertica
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