Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 53 63
Rank change year-on-year -23 +10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 50 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.38% 4.35% 3.60%
As % of the General category 4.64% 16.03% 15.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 54
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £19,188 £35,000 £23,125
90th Percentile £62,500 £45,000 £65,000
North East median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -15.79% +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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 280 312 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 29.82% 27.13% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 246 241 182
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +6.94% -10.00%
10th Percentile £23,625 £25,000 £21,025
90th Percentile £65,250 £65,000 £58,750
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +7.78%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 13 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Games
North East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) PlayStation
2 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Maven
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Automotive
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) B2B
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) B2B Sales
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) Kibana
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking

Games
Co-occurring 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 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Java Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Recruitment Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Java Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Test Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
1 1 (7.69%) iOS SDK
1 1 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (7.69%) MSMQ
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
1 1 (7.69%) SpriteKit
1 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 3 (23.08%) PlayStation
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Software Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) B2B
3 2 (15.38%) B2B Sales
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (7.69%) Business Development
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Apple Swift
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) F#
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Google
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin