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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 109 57 85
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +28
Permanent jobs citing Games 30 73 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.26% 3.44% 1.49%
As % of the General category 3.23% 7.30% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 26 70 23
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £39,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
930 1000 616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 39.11% 47.13% 36.64%
Number of salaries quoted 814 908 465
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 24 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 38 (69.09%) MVC
2 36 (65.45%) HTML
3 34 (61.82%) HTML5
4 31 (56.36%) CSS
4 31 (56.36%) Web Services
5 30 (54.55%) Game Development
5 30 (54.55%) Facebook
5 30 (54.55%) Twitter
5 30 (54.55%) Animation
5 30 (54.55%) JSON
5 30 (54.55%) Git (software)
6 29 (52.73%) Android
6 29 (52.73%) Android Development
7 28 (50.91%) OAuth
8 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (47.27%) Google
9 24 (43.64%) Xcode
9 24 (43.64%) Objective-C
9 24 (43.64%) iOS Development
9 24 (43.64%) Android SDK
9 24 (43.64%) Apple iOS
10 22 (40.00%) Java
11 15 (27.27%) Eclipse
12 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
12 14 (25.45%) TDD
13 12 (21.82%) Scrum
14 11 (20.00%) Multithreading
14 11 (20.00%) Spring
14 11 (20.00%) Hibernate
14 11 (20.00%) Tomcat

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (12.73%) JBoss
3 2 (3.64%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) PBX
2 2 (3.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (12.73%) JasperReports
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 24 (43.64%) Xcode
3 15 (27.27%) Eclipse
4 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
4 8 (14.55%) Selenium
5 7 (12.73%) FitNesse
5 7 (12.73%) Subversion
5 7 (12.73%) Maven
6 3 (5.45%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.82%) CMake
General
1 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Developer
2 24 (43.64%) iOS Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Android Developer
4 6 (10.91%) Java Team Leader
4 6 (10.91%) Team Leader
5 5 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Mobile Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Web Content Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Senior iOS Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.82%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.82%) Tester
8 1 (1.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (65.45%) HTML
2 34 (61.82%) HTML5
3 31 (56.36%) CSS
3 31 (56.36%) Web Services
4 30 (54.55%) JSON
5 28 (50.91%) OAuth
6 24 (43.64%) Android SDK
7 11 (20.00%) Hibernate
7 11 (20.00%) Spring
8 7 (12.73%) Ajax
8 7 (12.73%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (12.73%) Spring MVC
8 7 (12.73%) JMS
8 7 (12.73%) JMX
8 7 (12.73%) SOAP
8 7 (12.73%) J2EE
9 4 (7.27%) WebGL
9 4 (7.27%) REST
9 4 (7.27%) Spring Integration
10 3 (5.45%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 30 (54.55%) Animation
2 2 (3.64%) Online Games
2 2 (3.64%) iPhone
2 2 (3.64%) Social Media
2 2 (3.64%) iPad
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Android
2 24 (43.64%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.91%) Windows
4 4 (7.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (69.09%) MVC
2 30 (54.55%) Game Development
3 29 (52.73%) Android Development
4 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (43.64%) iOS Development
6 14 (25.45%) TDD
7 12 (21.82%) Scrum
8 11 (20.00%) Multithreading
9 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
9 7 (12.73%) OO
10 4 (7.27%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.27%) MVVM
11 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (5.45%) Web Development
11 3 (5.45%) Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) DevOps
12 1 (1.82%) BDD
12 1 (1.82%) OOD
12 1 (1.82%) SOA
12 1 (1.82%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Objective-C
2 22 (40.00%) Java
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.45%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.82%) VC++
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Facebook
1 30 (54.55%) Twitter
2 26 (47.27%) Google
3 7 (12.73%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
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