Period
to 22 November 2018

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 22 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 78 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 31 13 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.69% 1.36% 4.41%
As % of the General category 8.81% 4.56% 15.62%
Number of salaries quoted 31 16 28
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £17,750 £19,188 £35,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,500 £45,000
North East median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -15.79%

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 352 285 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.50% 29.84% 28.24%
Number of salaries quoted 306 249 257
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £17,500 £24,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,100 £64,250
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 November 2018.

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 22 November 2018. 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 -3 27 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Sunderland - 5 £40,000 - 1
Wallsend - 1 £30,000 -
Games
North East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2018, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Games.

1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (32.26%) Bash Shell
1 10 (32.26%) Puppet
1 10 (32.26%) DevOps
2 9 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (25.81%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) MySQL
3 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
4 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (22.58%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (19.35%) C++
5 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (19.35%) TDD
5 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
6 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
6 5 (16.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
7 4 (12.90%) Java SE
7 4 (12.90%) Physics
7 4 (12.90%) Redis
7 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
7 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.90%) Linux
7 4 (12.90%) Python
7 4 (12.90%) PhD
8 3 (9.68%) OO

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 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.90%) Redis
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) GIS
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.23%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Gradle
2 2 (6.45%) Grunt
2 2 (6.45%) gulp
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Bower
3 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) VTune
3 1 (3.23%) Yeoman
General
1 3 (9.68%) Advertising
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Recruitment Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Java SE
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (6.45%) AWT
3 2 (6.45%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) CSS3
3 2 (6.45%) DirectX
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) LESS
3 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
3 2 (6.45%) React
3 2 (6.45%) Sass
3 2 (6.45%) Swing
3 2 (6.45%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.45%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.45%) Online Games
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) CentOS
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (32.26%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
2 6 (19.35%) TDD
3 4 (12.90%) Physics
3 4 (12.90%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) BDD
4 3 (9.68%) Build Automation
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (9.68%) OO
4 3 (9.68%) Process Management
4 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
4 3 (9.68%) Web Development
5 2 (6.45%) Auto-Scaling
5 2 (6.45%) Code Optimisation
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) Bash Shell
2 8 (25.81%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 4 (12.90%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) HLSL
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) Ruby
7 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 5 (16.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (12.90%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 2 (6.45%) Terraform
4 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.23%) Tableau