The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 42 58 32
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26  
Permanent jobs citing Games 20 8 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.40% 1.63% 7.23%
As % of the General category 17.86% 4.65% 22.16%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 33
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 £24,950 £31,750 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 112 172 185
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.62% 34.96% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 96 147 150
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,000 £51,450
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Games
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for Games in Tyne and Wear

Games
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Tyne and Wear

Games
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Tyne and Wear 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 20 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Games
North East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Games.

1 22 (68.75%) C#
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) .NET
3 18 (56.25%) MVC
3 18 (56.25%) AngularJS
4 17 (53.13%) TDD
4 17 (53.13%) Ruby
5 16 (50.00%) WCF
5 16 (50.00%) RESTful
6 15 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (46.88%) Multithreading
6 15 (46.88%) KnockoutJS
6 15 (46.88%) Web Application Development
6 15 (46.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 15 (46.88%) BDD
6 15 (46.88%) MongoDB
6 15 (46.88%) Entity Framework
6 15 (46.88%) Web Development
6 15 (46.88%) .NET Framework
6 15 (46.88%) SQL Server
6 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
6 15 (46.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (43.75%) WPF
7 14 (43.75%) TeamCity
8 13 (40.63%) F#
8 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (40.63%) Dependency Injection
8 13 (40.63%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (40.63%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (9.38%) CMS
3 2 (6.25%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) MongoDB
1 15 (46.88%) SQL Server
1 15 (46.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (18.75%) MySQL
3 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) TeamCity
2 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.38%) JUnit
5 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.25%) RSpec
5 2 (6.25%) Selenium
5 2 (6.25%) Subversion
5 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (12.50%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) .NET Developer
2 15 (46.88%) Junior
2 15 (46.88%) Junior Developer
3 13 (40.63%) Graduate
3 13 (40.63%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 13 (40.63%) Graduate Developer
3 13 (40.63%) Junior .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Games Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (9.38%) MySQL Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Games Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior MySQL Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) AngularJS
3 16 (50.00%) RESTful
3 16 (50.00%) WCF
4 15 (46.88%) .NET Framework
4 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
4 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 15 (46.88%) Entity Framework
4 15 (46.88%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (46.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 14 (43.75%) WPF
6 13 (40.63%) MSMQ
7 10 (31.25%) CSS
7 10 (31.25%) HTML
8 9 (28.13%) HTML5
9 5 (15.63%) jQuery
9 5 (15.63%) JSON
10 4 (12.50%) CSS3
10 4 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.25%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (6.25%) HTC Vive
3 2 (6.25%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) MVC
3 17 (53.13%) TDD
4 15 (46.88%) BDD
4 15 (46.88%) Multithreading
4 15 (46.88%) Web Application Development
4 15 (46.88%) Web Development
5 13 (40.63%) Dependency Injection
5 13 (40.63%) Kanban
6 4 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) OOD
7 3 (9.38%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Content Management
7 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) Ruby
3 13 (40.63%) F#
3 13 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 4 (12.50%) PHP
6 4 (12.50%) Python
7 3 (9.38%) C++
8 2 (6.25%) ActionScript
8 2 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (6.25%) HLSL
8 2 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) WCAG
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (40.63%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Google
2 1 (3.13%) Zend
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X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 20 hours ago
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LGM Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland
LGM Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
mkodo
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum plus Pension and company bonus
Posted: 8 days ago