The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 96 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.53% 0.11% 0.59%
As % of the General category 2.07% 0.32% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 6
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Games
East of England

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

General Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
290 309 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.57% 33.51% 29.97%
Number of salaries quoted 231 262 249
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,800 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Games
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 6 £32,500 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) PhD
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Web Development
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (60.00%) Physics
2 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (60.00%) WCF
2 6 (60.00%) WPF
2 6 (60.00%) Silverlight
2 6 (60.00%) jQuery
2 6 (60.00%) HTML5
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Analytics
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Software Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
1 6 (60.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 6 (60.00%) C# Software Developer
1 6 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Head of Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) WCF
1 6 (60.00%) WPF
1 6 (60.00%) Silverlight
1 6 (60.00%) jQuery
1 6 (60.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (60.00%) Physics
1 6 (60.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) PhD
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) VMware