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 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 88 75 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 29 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.55% 1.95% 0.90%
As % of the General category 4.67% 4.10% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 14
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
599 707 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.11% 47.42% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 494 603 433
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 2 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 28 (60.87%) HTML
2 27 (58.70%) HTML5
3 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (50.00%) CSS
5 14 (30.43%) Game Development
6 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
7 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
7 12 (26.09%) Android
8 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
8 11 (23.91%) Degree
8 11 (23.91%) Animation
8 11 (23.91%) JSON
8 11 (23.91%) Web Services
8 11 (23.91%) MVC
8 11 (23.91%) Xcode
8 11 (23.91%) Objective-C
8 11 (23.91%) Android Development
8 11 (23.91%) iOS Development
8 11 (23.91%) Facebook
8 11 (23.91%) Twitter
9 10 (21.74%) OAuth
10 9 (19.57%) jQuery
11 8 (17.39%) Ajax
11 8 (17.39%) Google
11 8 (17.39%) CSS3
11 8 (17.39%) Node.js
11 8 (17.39%) Project Management
11 8 (17.39%) Android SDK
12 7 (15.22%) Scrum
12 7 (15.22%) Project Planning

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (17.39%) Node.js
2 2 (4.35%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Xcode
1 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) Subversion
3 4 (8.70%) Bower
4 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.17%) Selenium
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) CMake
General
1 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
1 5 (10.87%) Banking
1 5 (10.87%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) iOS Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Team Leader
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (4.35%) Principal Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Games Producer
7 2 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Junior
8 1 (2.17%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Tester
8 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (60.87%) HTML
2 27 (58.70%) HTML5
3 23 (50.00%) CSS
4 11 (23.91%) Web Services
4 11 (23.91%) JSON
5 10 (21.74%) OAuth
6 9 (19.57%) jQuery
7 8 (17.39%) Ajax
7 8 (17.39%) CSS3
7 8 (17.39%) Android SDK
8 4 (8.70%) Sass
9 2 (4.35%) Django
10 1 (2.17%) DirectX
10 1 (2.17%) WebGL
10 1 (2.17%) Qt
10 1 (2.17%) RESTful
10 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Animation
2 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) iPad
4 2 (4.35%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Android
1 12 (26.09%) Apple iOS
2 6 (13.04%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Game Development
3 11 (23.91%) Android Development
3 11 (23.91%) iOS Development
3 11 (23.91%) MVC
4 8 (17.39%) Project Management
5 7 (15.22%) Scrum
5 7 (15.22%) Project Planning
6 5 (10.87%) Time Management
6 5 (10.87%) SIEM
6 5 (10.87%) Information Security
6 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.70%) TDD
7 4 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Web Development
8 3 (6.52%) Information Security Management
8 3 (6.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
2 11 (23.91%) Objective-C
3 5 (10.87%) C++
4 4 (8.70%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) C#
4 4 (8.70%) PHP
4 4 (8.70%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) PCI QSA
2 5 (10.87%) CRISC
2 5 (10.87%) CISSP
2 5 (10.87%) CISA
2 5 (10.87%) CISM
3 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (10.87%) QA
1 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Facebook
1 11 (23.91%) Twitter
2 8 (17.39%) Google
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
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