The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 111 89 86
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.38% 0.87% 0.29%
As % of the General category 1.47% 2.98% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 3
Average salary £32,500 £43,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +59.09%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
339 336 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.49% 29.27% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 305 267 267
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,200 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,350 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
East of England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 2 £40,000 -
Games
East of England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Animation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) Game Development
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) 3ds Max
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) PhD
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (28.57%) 3ds Max
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (14.29%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) IT Graduate
1 2 (28.57%) Graduate
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Information Architect
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Information Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Animation
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Physics
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Game Development
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Information Management
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) hybris