Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 128 95
Rank change year-on-year +47 -33 +71
Permanent jobs citing Games 17 37 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.45% 1.46% 3.05%
As % of the General category 4.72% 4.55% 8.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 19 73
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £50,000 £41,500 £18,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,000 £76,250
East of England median annual salary £46,250 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -15.91% +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 360 814 1,562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 30.74% 32.12% 36.12%
Number of salaries quoted 193 565 954
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £23,875 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04% +6.67%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Cambridgeshire

Games
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Cambridgeshire.

Salary trend 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 6 June 2020. 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 +37 16 - - 7
Peterborough +37 1 £55,000 +7.32% 1
Games
East of England

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 12 (70.59%) C++
1 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 9 (52.94%) Python
2 9 (52.94%) Degree
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
3 8 (47.06%) Xcode
3 8 (47.06%) CruiseControl
3 8 (47.06%) Subversion
3 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (47.06%) Mac OS X
3 8 (47.06%) GCC
3 8 (47.06%) CMake
3 8 (47.06%) Clang
3 8 (47.06%) Lua
3 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) Buildbot
4 4 (23.53%) PhD
4 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
5 3 (17.65%) AWS
5 3 (17.65%) C
5 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
6 2 (11.76%) Vulkan
6 2 (11.76%) OpenGL ES
6 2 (11.76%) Data Structures

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (47.06%) Buildbot
2 8 (47.06%) Clang
2 8 (47.06%) CMake
2 8 (47.06%) CruiseControl
2 8 (47.06%) GCC
2 8 (47.06%) Subversion
2 8 (47.06%) Visual Studio
2 8 (47.06%) Xcode
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) GoCD
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Build Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Circuit Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) OpenGL ES
1 2 (11.76%) Vulkan
2 1 (5.88%) LLVM
2 1 (5.88%) OAuth
2 1 (5.88%) OpenCL
2 1 (5.88%) OpenGL
2 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
2 2 (11.76%) Video Editing
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Native
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Mac OS X
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
2 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) Validation
4 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Data Entry
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Android Development
6 1 (5.88%) Code Optimisation
6 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Functional Programming
6 1 (5.88%) Game Development
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) C++
2 9 (52.94%) Python
3 8 (47.06%) C#
3 8 (47.06%) Lua
4 3 (17.65%) C
5 2 (11.76%) Assembly Language
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Go
6 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Google