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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 78 90 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.35% 0.26% 0.60%
As % of the General category 4.25% 0.97% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 6
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
306 308 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 31.78% 26.24% 32.11%
Number of salaries quoted 255 264 265
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £63,200 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram 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 1 September 2015. 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
Luton - 12 £40,000 -
Bedford +8 8 £37,500 +15.38%
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 14 (66.67%) C#
3 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Web Development
4 11 (52.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (52.38%) HTML
4 11 (52.38%) jQuery
4 11 (52.38%) HTML5
4 11 (52.38%) Xbox
5 9 (42.86%) Mathematics
5 9 (42.86%) Physics
5 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
5 9 (42.86%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) OO
5 9 (42.86%) Algorithms
6 6 (28.57%) Mobile Development
6 6 (28.57%) PhD
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 6 (28.57%) Degree
6 6 (28.57%) Google
6 6 (28.57%) WCF
6 6 (28.57%) WPF
6 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
6 6 (28.57%) Android
6 6 (28.57%) Android SDK
6 6 (28.57%) Android Development
6 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
7 5 (23.81%) Node.js
7 5 (23.81%) CSS3

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) Umbraco
1 5 (23.81%) WordPress
1 5 (23.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
1 5 (23.81%) Acrobat
1 5 (23.81%) InDesign
1 5 (23.81%) Adobe Premiere
1 5 (23.81%) Adobe After Effects
1 5 (23.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Subversion
1 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (23.81%) Grunt
General
1 11 (52.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (23.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Android Developer
2 6 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Front-End Web Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Web Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Graduate
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Development
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Web Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 11 (52.38%) jQuery
2 11 (52.38%) HTML5
2 11 (52.38%) HTML
3 6 (28.57%) Android SDK
3 6 (28.57%) WCF
3 6 (28.57%) WPF
3 6 (28.57%) Silverlight
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 5 (23.81%) CSS
4 5 (23.81%) XML
4 5 (23.81%) XSLT
4 5 (23.81%) Ajax
4 5 (23.81%) JSON
4 5 (23.81%) CSS3
4 5 (23.81%) Backbone.js
4 5 (23.81%) Ember.js
4 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
5 3 (14.29%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Xbox
2 9 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 9 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 9 (42.86%) Physics
2 9 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 5 (23.81%) User Experience
5 3 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (57.14%) Web Development
2 9 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (28.57%) Android Development
3 6 (28.57%) Mobile Development
4 5 (23.81%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (23.81%) Email Marketing
5 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 3 (14.29%) Image Processing
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Scrum
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) PhD
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Google
2 5 (23.81%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft