The 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 89 78 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Permanent jobs citing Games 37 36 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.09% 1.98% 1.18%
As % of the General category 5.91% 4.34% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19 36 17
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £59,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
West Midlands

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

General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
626 830 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.37% 45.55% 42.72%
Number of salaries quoted 470 758 553
Average salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 22 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) HTML
3 29 (46.03%) HTML5
4 27 (42.86%) CSS
5 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 17 (26.98%) jQuery
7 15 (23.81%) Subversion
8 14 (22.22%) Ajax
9 13 (20.63%) SQL
9 13 (20.63%) Project Management
10 12 (19.05%) PHP
10 12 (19.05%) MySQL
11 11 (17.46%) Open Source
11 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
11 11 (17.46%) CSS3
12 10 (15.87%) Scrum
13 9 (14.29%) Internet
13 9 (14.29%) Degree
13 9 (14.29%) Node.js
14 8 (12.70%) C++
15 7 (11.11%) MS Project
15 7 (11.11%) Client/Server
15 7 (11.11%) Game Development
15 7 (11.11%) Retail
16 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
16 6 (9.52%) Project Planning
16 6 (9.52%) QA
16 6 (9.52%) .NET
16 6 (9.52%) C#
16 6 (9.52%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (14.29%) Node.js
2 3 (4.76%) WordPress
3 2 (3.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Project
2 4 (6.35%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) MySQL
2 4 (6.35%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Subversion
2 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) Bower
4 4 (6.35%) JIRA
5 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.59%) WebStorm
6 1 (1.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.59%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.76%) Marketing
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Advertising
3 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) PHP Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Team Leader
4 7 (11.11%) Junior
5 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Digital Producer
6 4 (6.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) C++ Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Content Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) C++ Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Games Producer
8 2 (3.17%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) HTML
2 29 (46.03%) HTML5
3 27 (42.86%) CSS
4 17 (26.98%) jQuery
5 14 (22.22%) Ajax
6 11 (17.46%) CSS3
7 6 (9.52%) .NET
8 5 (7.94%) Sass
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.17%) WinForms
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
10 2 (3.17%) Web Services
10 2 (3.17%) XML
11 1 (1.59%) JMS
11 1 (1.59%) DirectX
11 1 (1.59%) Spring MVC
11 1 (1.59%) WCF
11 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Open Source
2 7 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.63%) Project Management
3 10 (15.87%) Scrum
4 7 (11.11%) Game Development
5 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.52%) Project Planning
6 5 (7.94%) Mobile Development
6 5 (7.94%) MVC
6 5 (7.94%) TDD
6 5 (7.94%) BDD
7 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.35%) OO
7 4 (6.35%) OOD
7 4 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.76%) SIEM
8 3 (4.76%) ITIL
8 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 13 (20.63%) SQL
3 12 (19.05%) PHP
4 8 (12.70%) C++
5 6 (9.52%) C#
6 3 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (1.59%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.35%) ISEB
3 3 (4.76%) CRISC
3 3 (4.76%) CISSP
3 3 (4.76%) CISA
3 3 (4.76%) CISM
3 3 (4.76%) PCI QSA
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
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