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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 87 96 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.093% 0.48% 1.01%
As % of the General category 0.34% 1.76% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 12
Average salary - £27,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +27.90%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
298 284 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.72% 27.23% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 247 249 274
Average salary £45,000 £40,958 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.86% -8.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) PhD
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (66.67%) Web Development
2 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 6 (66.67%) Physics
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (66.67%) WCF
2 6 (66.67%) WPF
2 6 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 6 (66.67%) jQuery
2 6 (66.67%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Development
4 1 (11.11%) Finance

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
1 6 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 6 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 6 (66.67%) C# Software Developer
1 6 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Recruitment Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Recruitment Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) HTML
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 6 (66.67%) WCF
1 6 (66.67%) WPF
1 6 (66.67%) Silverlight
1 6 (66.67%) jQuery
1 6 (66.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 6 (66.67%) Physics
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) PhD
1 6 (66.67%) Degree