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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 102 75 101
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 41 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 2.26% 0.98%
As % of the General category 3.79% 5.04% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20 41 14
Average salary £33,125 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.05% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £59,000 £48,756
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
633 813 684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.76% 44.82% 39.33%
Number of salaries quoted 483 730 496
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,050 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 21 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 22 (50.00%) HTML
1 22 (50.00%) HTML5
2 21 (47.73%) CSS
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) jQuery
4 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 13 (29.55%) Ajax
6 11 (25.00%) SQL
7 10 (22.73%) PHP
7 10 (22.73%) MySQL
7 10 (22.73%) Project Management
7 10 (22.73%) Degree
8 9 (20.45%) CSS3
8 9 (20.45%) Internet
9 8 (18.18%) Node.js
10 6 (13.64%) Project Planning
10 6 (13.64%) Scrum
11 5 (11.36%) CISA
11 5 (11.36%) CISM
11 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
11 5 (11.36%) Information Security
11 5 (11.36%) Banking
11 5 (11.36%) Retail
11 5 (11.36%) Subversion
11 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
11 5 (11.36%) CISSP
11 5 (11.36%) ITIL
11 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
11 5 (11.36%) MS Project
11 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (18.18%) Node.js
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Project
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Subversion
2 4 (9.09%) Bower
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Manufacturing
1 5 (11.36%) Banking
1 5 (11.36%) Retail
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) PHP Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Team Leader
4 5 (11.36%) Digital Producer
4 5 (11.36%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Junior
6 2 (4.55%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Games Producer
6 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (4.55%) Principal Security Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) HTML
1 22 (50.00%) HTML5
2 21 (47.73%) CSS
3 15 (34.09%) jQuery
4 13 (29.55%) Ajax
5 9 (20.45%) CSS3
6 4 (9.09%) Sass
7 3 (6.82%) .NET
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (2.27%) Spring MVC
8 1 (2.27%) Web Services
8 1 (2.27%) JMS
8 1 (2.27%) DirectX
8 1 (2.27%) WinForms
8 1 (2.27%) Spring
8 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) Project Management
3 6 (13.64%) Scrum
3 6 (13.64%) Project Planning
4 5 (11.36%) Time Management
4 5 (11.36%) SIEM
4 5 (11.36%) Mobile Development
4 5 (11.36%) Information Security
4 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.82%) Game Development
6 3 (6.82%) Information Security Management
6 3 (6.82%) Security Management
6 3 (6.82%) MVC
6 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) PHP
4 4 (9.09%) C++
5 3 (6.82%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) Java
7 1 (2.27%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) PCI QSA
2 5 (11.36%) CRISC
2 5 (11.36%) CISSP
2 5 (11.36%) CISA
2 5 (11.36%) CISM
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
2 4 (9.09%) QA
3 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
Birmingham
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