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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 95 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 31 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 1.54% 1.47%
As % of the General category 2.97% 3.15% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 24 30 22
Average salary £40,000 £47,147 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.15% +57.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
General Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
843 983 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.46% 48.93% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 720 837 586
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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 22 July 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 34 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 33 (50.00%) Java
3 31 (46.97%) CSS
4 30 (45.45%) HTML
4 30 (45.45%) MVC
5 29 (43.94%) HTML5
6 28 (42.42%) Android
7 26 (39.39%) Game Development
8 24 (36.36%) Apple iOS
8 24 (36.36%) Multithreading
8 24 (36.36%) Spring
8 24 (36.36%) Hibernate
8 24 (36.36%) Tomcat
9 21 (31.82%) TDD
10 20 (30.30%) Eclipse
11 19 (28.79%) Subversion
12 18 (27.27%) Ajax
12 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
13 17 (25.76%) Scrum
14 16 (24.24%) Windows
15 14 (21.21%) OO
15 14 (21.21%) JBoss
15 14 (21.21%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (21.21%) SOAP
15 14 (21.21%) Oracle
15 14 (21.21%) J2EE
15 14 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (21.21%) JMX
15 14 (21.21%) JMS
15 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 24 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.55%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) WordPress
3 2 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) PBX
2 2 (3.03%) VoIP
2 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 14 (21.21%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (21.21%) JasperReports
2 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.06%) MySQL
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Eclipse
2 19 (28.79%) Subversion
3 14 (21.21%) Maven
3 14 (21.21%) Selenium
3 14 (21.21%) FitNesse
3 14 (21.21%) Jenkins
4 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 7 (10.61%) Xcode
6 4 (6.06%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (6.06%) NUnit
7 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (66.67%) Developer
2 19 (28.79%) Java Team Leader
2 19 (28.79%) Team Leader
3 8 (12.12%) iOS Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Android Developer
4 7 (10.61%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Games Developer
4 7 (10.61%) HTML Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Junior Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Junior
7 2 (3.03%) PHP Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Flash Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Installations Engineer
8 1 (1.52%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.52%) Programmer
8 1 (1.52%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.97%) CSS
2 30 (45.45%) HTML
3 29 (43.94%) HTML5
4 24 (36.36%) Spring
4 24 (36.36%) Hibernate
5 18 (27.27%) Ajax
6 14 (21.21%) SOAP
6 14 (21.21%) J2EE
6 14 (21.21%) JMX
6 14 (21.21%) JMS
6 14 (21.21%) ActiveMQ
6 14 (21.21%) Spring MVC
7 12 (18.18%) Web Services
8 11 (16.67%) JSON
9 10 (15.15%) Spring Integration
9 10 (15.15%) OAuth
9 10 (15.15%) REST
10 8 (12.12%) Android SDK
11 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.58%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Animation
2 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.55%) Xbox
4 1 (1.52%) Online Games
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) IPTV
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) Open Source
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Android
2 24 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 16 (24.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) MVC
2 26 (39.39%) Game Development
3 24 (36.36%) Multithreading
4 21 (31.82%) TDD
5 17 (25.76%) Scrum
6 14 (21.21%) OO
6 14 (21.21%) Unit Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Android Development
8 10 (15.15%) iOS Development
9 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.06%) Web Application Development
11 3 (4.55%) Content Management
11 3 (4.55%) Web Development
11 3 (4.55%) MVVM
12 1 (1.52%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (1.52%) SOA
12 1 (1.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) JavaScript
2 33 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (15.15%) Objective-C
4 5 (7.58%) C#
5 4 (6.06%) C++
5 4 (6.06%) PHP
5 4 (6.06%) VB
5 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.52%) SQL
6 1 (1.52%) Perl
6 1 (1.52%) PHP5
6 1 (1.52%) Ruby
6 1 (1.52%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.52%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) JBoss
1 14 (21.21%) Oracle
2 13 (19.70%) Google
3 11 (16.67%) Facebook
3 11 (16.67%) Twitter
4 3 (4.55%) Sony
4 3 (4.55%) Apple
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.52%) Nokia
6 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
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