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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 69 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.68% 2.02% 3.34%
As % of the General category 7.39% 7.05% 12.15%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 26
Median salary £25,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 203 227 214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 36.25% 28.70% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 171 192 182
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £24,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £58,000 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +19 15 £25,000 -37.50% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 25 (69.44%) .NET
1 25 (69.44%) Web Development
2 24 (66.67%) C#
3 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (63.89%) TDD
4 22 (61.11%) Ruby
4 22 (61.11%) WCF
4 22 (61.11%) WPF
4 22 (61.11%) MVC
4 22 (61.11%) AngularJS
5 20 (55.56%) Google
5 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
5 20 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 20 (55.56%) Multithreading
5 20 (55.56%) Kanban
5 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 20 (55.56%) MSMQ
5 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 20 (55.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
5 20 (55.56%) BDD
5 20 (55.56%) MongoDB
5 20 (55.56%) Entity Framework
5 20 (55.56%) F#
5 20 (55.56%) TeamCity
5 20 (55.56%) RESTful
5 20 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (55.56%) Dependency Injection

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 20 (55.56%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) ATM
1 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (55.56%) MongoDB
1 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 20 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) TeamCity
2 3 (8.33%) JUnit
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.56%) RSpec
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (91.67%) Developer
2 22 (61.11%) Junior
2 22 (61.11%) Junior Developer
3 21 (58.33%) Graduate
3 21 (58.33%) Graduate Developer
4 20 (55.56%) .NET Developer
4 20 (55.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 20 (55.56%) Junior .NET Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Trainee
5 5 (13.89%) Trainee Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Trainee Web Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Web Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.33%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior MySQL Developer
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) .NET
2 22 (61.11%) AngularJS
2 22 (61.11%) WCF
2 22 (61.11%) WPF
3 20 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (55.56%) Entity Framework
3 20 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
3 20 (55.56%) MSMQ
3 20 (55.56%) RESTful
3 20 (55.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 10 (27.78%) CSS
4 10 (27.78%) HTML
5 8 (22.22%) HTML5
6 5 (13.89%) CSS3
7 1 (2.78%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.78%) JSON
7 1 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.89%) e-Learning
3 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) CCTV
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Web Development
2 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) TDD
3 22 (61.11%) MVC
4 20 (55.56%) BDD
4 20 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
4 20 (55.56%) Kanban
4 20 (55.56%) Multithreading
4 20 (55.56%) Web Application Development
5 5 (13.89%) Web Design
6 3 (8.33%) Content Management
6 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.56%) User Stories
7 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) C#
2 22 (61.11%) Ruby
3 20 (55.56%) F#
4 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (11.11%) PHP
6 4 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (5.56%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) WCAG
2 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (55.56%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.78%) Zend
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