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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 44 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 96 23 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.77% 1.29% 1.76%
As % of the General category 12.55% 3.99% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72 13 26
Average salary £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
765 577 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 38.02% 32.40% 47.33%
Number of salaries quoted 640 494 593
Average salary £44,160 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.86% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £75,000
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 5 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 86 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (40.36%) Git (software)
3 51 (30.72%) Subversion
4 49 (29.52%) TDD
5 44 (26.51%) JavaScript
6 43 (25.90%) BDD
7 36 (21.69%) C#
7 36 (21.69%) MVC
8 35 (21.08%) C++
9 32 (19.28%) HTML
9 32 (19.28%) HTML5
10 31 (18.67%) .NET
11 30 (18.07%) Retail
11 30 (18.07%) Game Development
12 29 (17.47%) Finance
13 28 (16.87%) Open Source
14 27 (16.27%) MySQL
15 24 (14.46%) Degree
16 22 (13.25%) Java
17 21 (12.65%) Software Engineering
18 19 (11.45%) PHP
18 19 (11.45%) OOP
19 18 (10.84%) Node.js
20 17 (10.24%) NoSQL
20 17 (10.24%) .NET Framework
21 16 (9.64%) Ruby
21 16 (9.64%) Software Testing
21 16 (9.64%) Unit Testing
21 16 (9.64%) AngularJS
21 16 (9.64%) ASP.NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (10.84%) Node.js
2 4 (2.41%) Apache
3 3 (1.81%) Confluence
4 2 (1.20%) Facebook Platform
4 2 (1.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (2.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.41%) MS Office
3 4 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.81%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.83%) GitHub
2 5 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.01%) IaaS
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.01%) PaaS
3 3 (1.81%) Office 365
4 2 (1.20%) AdWords
4 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.61%) HTTP
2 2 (1.20%) Firewall
2 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) Broadband
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.27%) MySQL
2 17 (10.24%) NoSQL
3 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.61%) Redis
5 4 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (40.36%) Git (software)
2 51 (30.72%) Subversion
3 12 (7.23%) JUnit
4 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.61%) Ranorex
5 6 (3.61%) Selenium
5 6 (3.61%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.81%) JIRA
8 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.60%) JSUnit
9 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (18.07%) Retail
2 29 (17.47%) Finance
3 13 (7.83%) Billing
4 8 (4.82%) Banking
4 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.61%) Marketing
6 3 (1.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 100 (60.24%) Developer
2 28 (16.87%) C++ Developer
3 26 (15.66%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.64%) .NET Developer
4 16 (9.64%) Consultant
4 16 (9.64%) Software Developer
5 13 (7.83%) C# Developer
5 13 (7.83%) PHP Developer
6 12 (7.23%) Analyst
7 10 (6.02%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.02%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (6.02%) Senior C++ Developer
8 9 (5.42%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (4.82%) Graduate
9 8 (4.82%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.22%) C++ Software Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Junior
11 6 (3.61%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.28%) HTML
1 32 (19.28%) HTML5
2 31 (18.67%) .NET
3 17 (10.24%) .NET Framework
4 16 (9.64%) AngularJS
4 16 (9.64%) ASP.NET
5 15 (9.04%) CSS
6 14 (8.43%) WPF
7 13 (7.83%) WCF
7 13 (7.83%) XML
8 12 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 11 (6.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (6.63%) Entity Framework
9 11 (6.63%) JSON
9 11 (6.63%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (6.63%) REST
9 11 (6.63%) RESTful
9 11 (6.63%) Spring
9 11 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.61%) Animation
3 5 (3.01%) Blog
3 5 (3.01%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.01%) Social Media
4 4 (2.41%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.41%) Mobile Games
5 3 (1.81%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (1.81%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.81%) Motion Graphics
5 3 (1.81%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.20%) Oculus Rift
6 2 (1.20%) Physics
6 2 (1.20%) Statistics
6 2 (1.20%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.23%) Linux
2 8 (4.82%) Windows
3 5 (3.01%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (29.52%) TDD
3 43 (25.90%) BDD
4 36 (21.69%) MVC
5 30 (18.07%) Game Development
6 28 (16.87%) Open Source
7 21 (12.65%) Software Engineering
8 19 (11.45%) OOP
9 16 (9.64%) Project Management
9 16 (9.64%) Software Testing
9 16 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 15 (9.04%) Mentoring
10 15 (9.04%) OO
11 14 (8.43%) API Integration
11 14 (8.43%) Multithreading
11 14 (8.43%) OOD
12 13 (7.83%) MVVM
13 12 (7.23%) UML
14 11 (6.63%) Web Application Development
15 10 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.51%) JavaScript
2 36 (21.69%) C#
3 35 (21.08%) C++
4 22 (13.25%) Java
5 19 (11.45%) PHP
6 16 (9.64%) Ruby
7 13 (7.83%) PHP 5
8 12 (7.23%) SQL
9 11 (6.63%) Python
9 11 (6.63%) Scala
10 6 (3.61%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.01%) Groovy
12 1 (0.60%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) Degree
2 7 (4.22%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.01%) ISEB
3 5 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.01%) MCSE
3 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.81%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.83%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (5.42%) Adobe
1 9 (5.42%) Facebook
2 8 (4.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.22%) Twitter
4 5 (3.01%) Google
5 3 (1.81%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.60%) NEC
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