Period
to 27 November 2021

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 27 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North East
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 51 80
Rank change year-on-year -24 +29 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 30 26 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 2.35% 3.36% 1.31%
As % of the General category 4.69% 7.85% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 17 23 3
10th Percentile £30,700 £25,800 "
25th Percentile £37,750 £30,375 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £56,750 £46,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £59,050 £60,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% +4.76% +5.00%

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 the North East with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 640 331 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 50.12% 42.82% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 408 284 364
10th Percentile £24,500 £27,875 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £56,750 £56,250 £50,188
90th Percentile £66,075 £65,000 £64,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the North East.

Salary trend for Games in the North East

Games
Salary Histogram in the North East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the North East over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

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 27 November 2021. 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 -20 30 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 20 (66.67%) Legal
2 19 (63.33%) Banking
3 11 (36.67%) Social Skills
4 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) Decision-Making
5 8 (26.67%) Degree
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
6 7 (23.33%) QA
6 7 (23.33%) Analytics
7 6 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
7 6 (20.00%) JIRA
7 6 (20.00%) Retail
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) Economics
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) Psychology
8 5 (16.67%) Ergonomics
8 5 (16.67%) Human Factors
8 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Marketing
8 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 5 (16.67%) Confluence
8 5 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 5 (16.67%) Service Design
8 5 (16.67%) InVision
8 5 (16.67%) Marvel
8 5 (16.67%) UserZoom

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) InVision
1 5 (16.67%) Marvel
1 5 (16.67%) Sketch
1 5 (16.67%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) GitHub
1 5 (16.67%) Miro
2 4 (13.33%) SaaS
3 3 (10.00%) AWS
3 3 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (10.00%) Serverless
4 2 (6.67%) Azure
5 1 (3.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Axure RP
3 4 (13.33%) Cypress.io
3 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.00%) Postman
4 3 (10.00%) Travis CI
5 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 20 (66.67%) Legal
2 19 (63.33%) Banking
3 11 (36.67%) Social Skills
4 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 6 (20.00%) Retail
6 5 (16.67%) Marketing
7 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (6.67%) Law
8 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Principal Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Senior User Researcher
2 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 5 (16.67%) User Researcher
3 3 (10.00%) SaaS Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Fraud Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Product Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Jest
1 4 (13.33%) React
1 4 (13.33%) Redux
2 3 (10.00%) GraphQL
2 3 (10.00%) Node.js
2 3 (10.00%) TypeORM
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) MFC
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) Enzyme
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) JMS
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) Sass
4 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (3.33%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) HoloLens
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Oculus Rift
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 7 (23.33%) Analytics
3 6 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
4 5 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 5 (16.67%) Data Science
4 5 (16.67%) Design Thinking
4 5 (16.67%) Economics
4 5 (16.67%) Ergonomics
4 5 (16.67%) Human Factors
4 5 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 5 (16.67%) Psychology
4 5 (16.67%) Service Design
4 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Thought Leadership
4 5 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 5 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 5 (16.67%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) TypeScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Netlify
3 2 (6.67%) Broadcom
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) TSYS