The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 21 44 80
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +36
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 8.11% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the General category 28.85% 4.08% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 2
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Games
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

General Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
52 49 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 28.11% 17.19% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 35 31 50
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Games
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Bedford region.

Games Salary Trend in Bedford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 15 (93.75%) C#
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
1 15 (93.75%) ASP.NET
1 15 (93.75%) WCF
2 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (87.50%) TDD
2 14 (87.50%) MVC
2 14 (87.50%) OO
2 14 (87.50%) Internet
2 14 (87.50%) Domain-Driven Design
2 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 14 (87.50%) CQRS
2 14 (87.50%) Web Application Development
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 14 (87.50%) BDD
2 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) PhD
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Physics
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Linux

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) .NET Developer
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) .NET
1 15 (93.75%) ASP.NET
1 15 (93.75%) WCF
2 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 14 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) MFC
3 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
3 1 (6.25%) STL
3 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 2 (12.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (87.50%) BDD
1 14 (87.50%) CQRS
1 14 (87.50%) Domain-Driven Design
1 14 (87.50%) MVC
1 14 (87.50%) OO
1 14 (87.50%) TDD
1 14 (87.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
2 1 (6.25%) SDLC
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) PhD
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago