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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 83 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 49 23 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.42% 1.16% 1.66%
As % of the General category 6.94% 2.61% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 33 22 33
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
706 880 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.81% 44.20% 49.93%
Number of salaries quoted 536 746 872
Average salary £48,500 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.02% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 31 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (39.73%) Subversion
2 29 (39.73%) Git (software)
3 27 (36.99%) HTML
4 25 (34.25%) HTML5
5 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
6 20 (27.40%) C++
7 19 (26.03%) Software Engineering
8 18 (24.66%) CSS
9 15 (20.55%) TDD
9 15 (20.55%) BDD
10 14 (19.18%) Open Source
10 14 (19.18%) SQL
11 11 (15.07%) Retail
11 11 (15.07%) PHP
11 11 (15.07%) MySQL
11 11 (15.07%) Scrum
12 10 (13.70%) Project Management
12 10 (13.70%) .NET
12 10 (13.70%) jQuery
13 9 (12.33%) Ajax
13 9 (12.33%) Finance
14 8 (10.96%) MVC
14 8 (10.96%) C#
15 7 (9.59%) MS Project
15 7 (9.59%) OO
15 7 (9.59%) OOD
15 7 (9.59%) Internet
15 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
16 6 (8.22%) Mentoring

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (5.48%) WordPress
2 3 (4.11%) Node.js
3 2 (2.74%) Confluence
4 1 (1.37%) CMS
4 1 (1.37%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Project
2 4 (5.48%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
1 1 (1.37%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) MySQL
2 6 (8.22%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 29 (39.73%) Git (software)
1 29 (39.73%) Subversion
2 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.74%) Bower
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.37%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.37%) WebStorm
General
1 11 (15.07%) Retail
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (71.23%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) C++ Developer
3 13 (17.81%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (15.07%) Junior
5 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
5 9 (12.33%) PHP Developer
6 8 (10.96%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Junior Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.85%) Digital Producer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Junior C++ Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Programmer
10 3 (4.11%) Lead Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.11%) C++ Team Leader
10 3 (4.11%) C++ Programmer
10 3 (4.11%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) HTML
2 25 (34.25%) HTML5
3 18 (24.66%) CSS
4 10 (13.70%) .NET
4 10 (13.70%) jQuery
5 9 (12.33%) Ajax
6 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.85%) WinForms
7 5 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (5.48%) CSS3
8 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (5.48%) DirectX
9 3 (4.11%) OpenGL
9 3 (4.11%) WPF
10 2 (2.74%) Sass
10 2 (2.74%) Web Services
10 2 (2.74%) XML
11 1 (1.37%) JMS
11 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Online Games
3 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) Software Engineering
3 15 (20.55%) TDD
3 15 (20.55%) BDD
4 14 (19.18%) Open Source
5 11 (15.07%) Scrum
6 10 (13.70%) Project Management
7 8 (10.96%) MVC
8 7 (9.59%) OO
8 7 (9.59%) OOD
9 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.22%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.48%) Game Development
12 2 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.74%) Automated Testing
12 2 (2.74%) Test Scripting
12 2 (2.74%) Software Testing
12 2 (2.74%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.88%) JavaScript
2 20 (27.40%) C++
3 14 (19.18%) SQL
4 11 (15.07%) PHP
5 8 (10.96%) C#
6 4 (5.48%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.74%) ISEB
2 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.37%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.37%) Sun
3 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
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