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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 99 74 95
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 32 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.15% 2.04% 1.14%
As % of the General category 3.45% 4.27% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 16
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
609 750 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.33% 47.74% 36.00%
Number of salaries quoted 534 633 457
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £68,650
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 26 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 37 (72.55%) HTML
2 36 (70.59%) HTML5
3 29 (56.86%) CSS
4 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (43.14%) Game Development
6 20 (39.22%) Android
7 19 (37.25%) Animation
7 19 (37.25%) JSON
7 19 (37.25%) Git (software)
7 19 (37.25%) Facebook
7 19 (37.25%) Twitter
7 19 (37.25%) Android Development
7 19 (37.25%) MVC
7 19 (37.25%) Web Services
8 18 (35.29%) Apple iOS
8 18 (35.29%) OAuth
9 17 (33.33%) iOS Development
9 17 (33.33%) Xcode
9 17 (33.33%) Objective-C
10 16 (31.37%) Google
10 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
10 16 (31.37%) Android SDK
11 13 (25.49%) Degree
12 10 (19.61%) Project Planning
13 7 (13.73%) jQuery
13 7 (13.73%) Windows
14 6 (11.76%) Node.js
14 6 (11.76%) CSS3
15 5 (9.80%) SIEM
15 5 (9.80%) CRISC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (3.92%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Git (software)
2 17 (33.33%) Xcode
3 4 (7.84%) Subversion
4 3 (5.88%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.92%) Bower
6 1 (1.96%) Selenium
6 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.96%) CMake
6 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
1 5 (9.80%) Banking
1 5 (9.80%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 17 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Security Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Consultant
4 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Android Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) PHP Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Web Content Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Principal Security Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile Web Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (3.92%) Development Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Games Producer
5 2 (3.92%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (3.92%) Test Manager
5 2 (3.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (72.55%) HTML
2 36 (70.59%) HTML5
3 29 (56.86%) CSS
4 19 (37.25%) Web Services
4 19 (37.25%) JSON
5 18 (35.29%) OAuth
6 16 (31.37%) Android SDK
7 7 (13.73%) jQuery
8 6 (11.76%) CSS3
9 4 (7.84%) Ajax
10 3 (5.88%) Django
11 2 (3.92%) Sass
12 1 (1.96%) WebGL
12 1 (1.96%) Qt
12 1 (1.96%) RESTful
12 1 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Animation
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) iPad
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.92%) Online Games
3 2 (3.92%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Android
2 18 (35.29%) Apple iOS
3 7 (13.73%) Windows
4 4 (7.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Game Development
3 19 (37.25%) Android Development
3 19 (37.25%) MVC
4 17 (33.33%) iOS Development
5 10 (19.61%) Project Planning
6 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.80%) Time Management
6 5 (9.80%) Scrum
6 5 (9.80%) Information Security
6 5 (9.80%) ITIL
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) SIEM
7 4 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (7.84%) TDD
7 4 (7.84%) Web Development
8 3 (5.88%) Information Security Management
8 3 (5.88%) Security Management
8 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 4 (7.84%) C#
5 3 (5.88%) C++
6 2 (3.92%) PHP
6 2 (3.92%) SQL
6 2 (3.92%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) PCI QSA
2 5 (9.80%) CRISC
2 5 (9.80%) CISSP
2 5 (9.80%) CISA
2 5 (9.80%) CISM
3 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (9.80%) QA
1 5 (9.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Facebook
1 19 (37.25%) Twitter
2 16 (31.37%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Parking + Flexi-working +
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago