The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 68 96 81
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -15
Permanent jobs citing Games 41 16 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.28% 0.92% 1.24%
As % of the General category 5.07% 2.34% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 41 14 18
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £31,550
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £48,756 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
808 683 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.86% 39.39% 38.38%
Number of salaries quoted 723 493 491
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
West Midlands

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Games
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Games Salary Trend in Birmingham

Games
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 46 (61.33%) JavaScript
2 33 (44.00%) HTML
2 33 (44.00%) Java
3 32 (42.67%) HTML5
4 30 (40.00%) Android
5 29 (38.67%) CSS
5 29 (38.67%) Apple iOS
6 26 (34.67%) Windows
6 26 (34.67%) Tomcat
6 26 (34.67%) Hibernate
6 26 (34.67%) Multithreading
6 26 (34.67%) Spring
7 25 (33.33%) Subversion
7 25 (33.33%) Game Development
8 24 (32.00%) Ajax
8 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 21 (28.00%) Eclipse
9 21 (28.00%) MVC
9 21 (28.00%) TDD
10 20 (26.67%) ActiveMQ
10 20 (26.67%) Maven
10 20 (26.67%) JasperReports
10 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (26.67%) Unit Testing
10 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (26.67%) Selenium
10 20 (26.67%) FitNesse
10 20 (26.67%) JMX
10 20 (26.67%) JMS
10 20 (26.67%) JBoss

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 26 (34.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.00%) CMS
2 3 (4.00%) WordPress
3 2 (2.67%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (26.67%) JasperReports
2 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 20 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (22.67%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (22.67%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (6.67%) MySQL
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Subversion
2 21 (28.00%) Eclipse
3 20 (26.67%) Maven
3 20 (26.67%) Selenium
3 20 (26.67%) FitNesse
4 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (5.33%) NUnit
6 3 (4.00%) Xcode
6 3 (4.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.00%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (1.33%) Flash Builder
7 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (72.00%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Team Leader
2 19 (25.33%) Java Team Leader
3 14 (18.67%) Games Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 9 (12.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (12.00%) HTML Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Junior Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Lead Java Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Lead Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Junior
7 5 (6.67%) Programmer
8 4 (5.33%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Team Leader
9 3 (4.00%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (44.00%) HTML
2 32 (42.67%) HTML5
3 29 (38.67%) CSS
4 26 (34.67%) Hibernate
4 26 (34.67%) Spring
5 24 (32.00%) Ajax
6 20 (26.67%) JMX
6 20 (26.67%) ActiveMQ
6 20 (26.67%) JMS
6 20 (26.67%) SOAP
6 20 (26.67%) J2EE
7 17 (22.67%) Spring MVC
8 6 (8.00%) REST
8 6 (8.00%) Spring Integration
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (5.33%) CSS3
9 4 (5.33%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (5.33%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (5.33%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Xbox
3 3 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.67%) Online Games
5 1 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.33%) Open Source
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.33%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Android
2 29 (38.67%) Apple iOS
3 26 (34.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Multithreading
2 25 (33.33%) Game Development
3 21 (28.00%) MVC
3 21 (28.00%) TDD
4 20 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 17 (22.67%) OO
6 10 (13.33%) Scrum
7 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.33%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.33%) Web Application Development
10 3 (4.00%) User Stories
10 3 (4.00%) Android Development
10 3 (4.00%) iOS Development
10 3 (4.00%) OOD
10 3 (4.00%) Web Development
10 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (4.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (61.33%) JavaScript
2 33 (44.00%) Java
3 11 (14.67%) C++
4 8 (10.67%) C#
5 6 (8.00%) Objective-C
6 5 (6.67%) PHP
7 4 (5.33%) VB
7 4 (5.33%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.67%) ActionScript
8 2 (2.67%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.33%) SQL
9 1 (1.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.33%) PHP5
9 1 (1.33%) Python
9 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 20 (26.67%) JBoss
2 17 (22.67%) Oracle
3 6 (8.00%) Sony
4 3 (4.00%) Google
4 3 (4.00%) Apple
4 3 (4.00%) Symbian
4 3 (4.00%) Adobe
5 1 (1.33%) Nokia
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