Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 65 83
Rank change year-on-year -31 +18 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 55 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.15% 3.60% 2.60%
As % of the General category 3.18% 12.47% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17 31 55
North East median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £19,600 £35,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £45,000 £65,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 the North East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 503 441 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.16% 28.90% 33.38%
Number of salaries quoted 407 352 434
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,025 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,115 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.74% +4.23% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North East

Games
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Games in the North East

Games
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the North East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the North East

Games
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Tyne and Wear -21 13 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Durham -11 3 £40,000 +14.29%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
3 4 (25.00%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Automotive
3 4 (25.00%) PlayStation
3 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Maven
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) B2B
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) B2B Sales
6 1 (6.25%) Microservices
6 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (6.25%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Maven
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Software Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Test Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Recruitment Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) iOS SDK
1 1 (6.25%) Servlets
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) SpriteKit
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (25.00%) PlayStation
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) B2B
2 2 (12.50%) B2B Sales
2 2 (12.50%) Coaching
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (6.25%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (6.25%) Business Development
3 1 (6.25%) CAD
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (6.25%) Disruptive Innovation
3 1 (6.25%) Innovative Thinking
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Microservices
3 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) Xamarin