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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 96 63 81
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Permanent jobs citing Games 38 65 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.64% 3.02% 1.69%
As % of the General category 3.86% 5.95% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 34 61 27
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
985 1092 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.44% 50.81% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 820 963 501
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,375 £30,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £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 19 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (60.56%) MVC
2 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) HTML
4 35 (49.30%) HTML5
5 33 (46.48%) Java
6 31 (43.66%) CSS
7 30 (42.25%) Game Development
7 30 (42.25%) Android
8 28 (39.44%) Web Services
9 27 (38.03%) Animation
9 27 (38.03%) JSON
9 27 (38.03%) Git (software)
9 27 (38.03%) Facebook
9 27 (38.03%) Twitter
9 27 (38.03%) Android Development
10 26 (36.62%) OAuth
11 25 (35.21%) Google
12 24 (33.80%) Apple iOS
13 22 (30.99%) Objective-C
13 22 (30.99%) iOS Development
13 22 (30.99%) Android SDK
14 21 (29.58%) TDD
14 21 (29.58%) Hibernate
14 21 (29.58%) Scrum
14 21 (29.58%) Xcode
14 21 (29.58%) Tomcat
14 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
14 21 (29.58%) Spring
14 21 (29.58%) Multithreading
15 19 (26.76%) Eclipse

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (29.58%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.82%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Internet
2 3 (4.23%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.82%) PBX
3 2 (2.82%) VoIP
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (15.49%) JasperReports
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (38.03%) Git (software)
2 21 (29.58%) Xcode
3 19 (26.76%) Eclipse
4 16 (22.54%) Subversion
5 12 (16.90%) Selenium
5 12 (16.90%) Jenkins
6 11 (15.49%) FitNesse
6 11 (15.49%) Maven
7 4 (5.63%) NUnit
7 4 (5.63%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (4.23%) CruiseControl
9 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Developer
2 21 (29.58%) iOS Developer
3 16 (22.54%) Team Leader
3 16 (22.54%) Java Team Leader
4 9 (12.68%) Android Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.63%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Web Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Web Content Developer
8 2 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Mobile Web Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Senior iOS Developer
9 1 (1.41%) Visual Designer
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Visual Designer
9 1 (1.41%) Designer
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Designer
9 1 (1.41%) Build Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.70%) HTML
2 35 (49.30%) HTML5
3 31 (43.66%) CSS
4 28 (39.44%) Web Services
5 27 (38.03%) JSON
6 26 (36.62%) OAuth
7 22 (30.99%) Android SDK
8 21 (29.58%) Hibernate
8 21 (29.58%) Spring
9 15 (21.13%) Ajax
10 11 (15.49%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (15.49%) SOAP
10 11 (15.49%) JMS
10 11 (15.49%) J2EE
10 11 (15.49%) JMX
10 11 (15.49%) Spring MVC
11 10 (14.08%) REST
11 10 (14.08%) Spring Integration
12 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (38.03%) Animation
2 3 (4.23%) Online Games
2 3 (4.23%) iPhone
2 3 (4.23%) iPad
2 3 (4.23%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Social Media
3 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Android
2 24 (33.80%) Apple iOS
3 7 (9.86%) Windows
4 3 (4.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (60.56%) MVC
2 39 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (42.25%) Game Development
4 27 (38.03%) Android Development
5 22 (30.99%) iOS Development
6 21 (29.58%) Multithreading
6 21 (29.58%) TDD
6 21 (29.58%) Scrum
7 11 (15.49%) OO
7 11 (15.49%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.63%) Web Application Development
9 3 (4.23%) DevOps
9 3 (4.23%) Web Development
9 3 (4.23%) Project Management
9 3 (4.23%) MVVM
9 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.41%) BDD
10 1 (1.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 33 (46.48%) Java
2 22 (30.99%) Objective-C
3 21 (29.58%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.86%) C#
5 4 (5.63%) VB
5 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.82%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.82%) C++
7 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.41%) ISEB
2 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) Facebook
1 27 (38.03%) Twitter
2 25 (35.21%) Google
3 11 (15.49%) Oracle
3 11 (15.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe
4 1 (1.41%) Nokia
4 1 (1.41%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) Rackspace