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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 69 106 87
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -19
Permanent jobs citing Games 55 28 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.81% 1.31% 2.07%
As % of the General category 7.89% 3.02% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 51 24 43
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
697 926 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.62% 43.47% 50.70%
Number of salaries quoted 542 763 940
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,250 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 28 August 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (41.76%) Git (software)
3 37 (40.66%) Subversion
4 29 (31.87%) HTML
5 28 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 27 (29.67%) HTML5
7 25 (27.47%) Software Engineering
8 24 (26.37%) C++
9 22 (24.18%) Open Source
10 20 (21.98%) TDD
10 20 (21.98%) BDD
11 18 (19.78%) .NET
12 17 (18.68%) C#
13 15 (16.48%) CSS
14 14 (15.38%) SQL
14 14 (15.38%) Scrum
15 13 (14.29%) Finance
15 13 (14.29%) Retail
16 12 (13.19%) OO
17 11 (12.09%) OOD
17 11 (12.09%) PHP
17 11 (12.09%) MySQL
17 11 (12.09%) Unit Testing
18 10 (10.99%) MVC
19 9 (9.89%) WPF
20 8 (8.79%) jQuery
20 8 (8.79%) Dependency Injection
20 8 (8.79%) WinForms
20 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
20 8 (8.79%) Mentoring

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (6.59%) WordPress
2 3 (3.30%) Node.js
3 2 (2.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) CMS
4 1 (1.10%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Project
2 5 (5.49%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) PaaS
2 1 (1.10%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) MySQL
2 6 (6.59%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 38 (41.76%) Git (software)
2 37 (40.66%) Subversion
3 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.10%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.10%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.10%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.10%) WebStorm
5 1 (1.10%) Bower
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
1 13 (14.29%) Retail
2 3 (3.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) Billing
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (74.73%) Developer
2 19 (20.88%) C++ Developer
3 13 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (13.19%) .NET Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Senior Developer
5 11 (12.09%) Junior
6 10 (10.99%) Software Developer
7 9 (9.89%) PHP Developer
8 6 (6.59%) Team Leader
8 6 (6.59%) Junior Developer
9 5 (5.49%) C++ Team Leader
9 5 (5.49%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Junior C++ Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Digital Producer
10 4 (4.40%) Senior C++ Developer
10 4 (4.40%) C++ Software Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Programmer
11 3 (3.30%) Test Manager
11 3 (3.30%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.87%) HTML
2 27 (29.67%) HTML5
3 18 (19.78%) .NET
4 15 (16.48%) CSS
5 9 (9.89%) WPF
6 8 (8.79%) jQuery
6 8 (8.79%) WinForms
6 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET
7 6 (6.59%) Ajax
8 5 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (4.40%) OpenGL
9 4 (4.40%) DirectX
10 3 (3.30%) Web Services
10 3 (3.30%) XML
10 3 (3.30%) CSS3
11 2 (2.20%) WCF
12 1 (1.10%) Sass
12 1 (1.10%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.40%) Online Games
3 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.20%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.10%) Linux
2 1 (1.10%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.47%) Software Engineering
3 22 (24.18%) Open Source
4 20 (21.98%) BDD
4 20 (21.98%) TDD
5 14 (15.38%) Scrum
6 12 (13.19%) OO
7 11 (12.09%) OOD
7 11 (12.09%) Unit Testing
8 10 (10.99%) MVC
9 8 (8.79%) Dependency Injection
9 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
10 7 (7.69%) Game Development
10 7 (7.69%) Project Management
11 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.49%) MVVM
12 5 (5.49%) Multithreading
13 4 (4.40%) Automated Testing
13 4 (4.40%) Software Testing
14 3 (3.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 24 (26.37%) C++
3 17 (18.68%) C#
4 14 (15.38%) SQL
5 11 (12.09%) PHP
6 3 (3.30%) Java
7 2 (2.20%) PHP5
8 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (4.40%) ISEB
3 3 (3.30%) Postgraduate
4 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.20%) Google
2 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.10%) Facebook
3 1 (1.10%) Twitter
3 1 (1.10%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.10%) Sun
3 1 (1.10%) NEC
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