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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North East
Rank 52 67 38
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29  
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 8 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.30% 1.24% 5.90%
As % of the General category 12.50% 3.39% 16.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 34
Median salary £25,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.48% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £31,750 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +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 the North East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
North East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 168 236 248
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 26.37% 36.70% 34.83%
Number of salaries quoted 140 204 205
Median salary £34,000 £35,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.54% -6.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £21,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
Tyne and Wear +16 20 £25,000 -35.48% 5
Durham - 1 £22,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Games.

1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (64.71%) C#
3 19 (55.88%) .NET
4 18 (52.94%) TDD
4 18 (52.94%) Ruby
4 18 (52.94%) MVC
4 18 (52.94%) AngularJS
5 16 (47.06%) Web Development
5 16 (47.06%) WCF
5 16 (47.06%) RESTful
6 15 (44.12%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (44.12%) Multithreading
6 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
6 15 (44.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (44.12%) KnockoutJS
6 15 (44.12%) Web Application Development
6 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (44.12%) BDD
6 15 (44.12%) MongoDB
6 15 (44.12%) Entity Framework
6 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
6 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
6 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (44.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
7 14 (41.18%) WPF
7 14 (41.18%) TeamCity
8 13 (38.24%) Kanban
8 13 (38.24%) F#
8 13 (38.24%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related 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 13 (38.24%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.82%) CMS
3 2 (5.88%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
1 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) MongoDB
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (17.65%) MySQL
3 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (41.18%) TeamCity
2 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) JUnit
4 3 (8.82%) Subversion
5 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.88%) RSpec
5 2 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (11.76%) Automotive
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (88.24%) Developer
2 15 (44.12%) .NET Developer
2 15 (44.12%) Junior
2 15 (44.12%) Junior Developer
3 13 (38.24%) Graduate
3 13 (38.24%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 13 (38.24%) Graduate Developer
3 13 (38.24%) Junior .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Games Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.82%) MySQL Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Games Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior MySQL Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) .NET
2 18 (52.94%) AngularJS
3 16 (47.06%) RESTful
3 16 (47.06%) WCF
4 15 (44.12%) .NET Framework
4 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET
4 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (44.12%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (44.12%) Entity Framework
4 15 (44.12%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (44.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (41.18%) WPF
6 13 (38.24%) MSMQ
7 11 (32.35%) CSS
7 11 (32.35%) HTML
8 9 (26.47%) HTML5
9 5 (14.71%) jQuery
9 5 (14.71%) JSON
10 4 (11.76%) CSS3
10 4 (11.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.88%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (5.88%) HTC Vive
3 2 (5.88%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (2.94%) CCTV
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) MVC
2 18 (52.94%) TDD
3 16 (47.06%) Web Development
4 15 (44.12%) BDD
4 15 (44.12%) Multithreading
4 15 (44.12%) Web Application Development
5 13 (38.24%) Dependency Injection
5 13 (38.24%) Kanban
6 4 (11.76%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) OOD
7 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Content Management
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Visualisation
8 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.88%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) C#
2 18 (52.94%) Ruby
3 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 13 (38.24%) F#
5 7 (20.59%) Java
6 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 4 (11.76%) PHP
7 4 (11.76%) Python
8 3 (8.82%) C++
9 2 (5.88%) ActionScript
9 2 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (5.88%) HLSL
9 2 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) WCAG
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Google
2 1 (2.94%) Zend
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