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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 98 83 81
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 45 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 2.10% 1.88%
As % of the General category 2.97% 4.16% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 24 44 28
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
944 1083 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 43.34% 50.65% 40.59%
Number of salaries quoted 775 941 545
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £66,750
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 29 August 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 35 (53.85%) MVC
2 32 (49.23%) Java
3 31 (47.69%) HTML
4 30 (46.15%) HTML5
5 29 (44.62%) CSS
6 28 (43.08%) Android
7 26 (40.00%) Game Development
8 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
9 22 (33.85%) Apple iOS
10 21 (32.31%) Android Development
10 21 (32.31%) Multithreading
10 21 (32.31%) Tomcat
10 21 (32.31%) Hibernate
10 21 (32.31%) Spring
10 21 (32.31%) Google
11 20 (30.77%) Web Services
12 19 (29.23%) Eclipse
12 19 (29.23%) Git (software)
12 19 (29.23%) Animation
12 19 (29.23%) JSON
12 19 (29.23%) Facebook
12 19 (29.23%) Twitter
13 18 (27.69%) OAuth
13 18 (27.69%) TDD
14 17 (26.15%) Scrum
15 16 (24.62%) Objective-C
15 16 (24.62%) Subversion
15 16 (24.62%) iOS Development
15 16 (24.62%) Android SDK
16 15 (23.08%) Ajax

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (32.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Internet
2 3 (4.62%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.08%) PBX
3 2 (3.08%) VoIP
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (16.92%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (16.92%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (16.92%) JasperReports
2 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (29.23%) Eclipse
1 19 (29.23%) Git (software)
2 16 (24.62%) Subversion
3 13 (20.00%) Xcode
4 12 (18.46%) Jenkins
5 11 (16.92%) Maven
5 11 (16.92%) Selenium
5 11 (16.92%) FitNesse
6 4 (6.15%) NUnit
6 4 (6.15%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (64.62%) Developer
2 16 (24.62%) Team Leader
2 16 (24.62%) Java Team Leader
3 14 (21.54%) iOS Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Android Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Junior Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Junior
7 3 (4.62%) Games Developer
7 3 (4.62%) HTML Developer
7 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Web Content Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Mobile Web Developer
9 1 (1.54%) Junior iOS Developer
9 1 (1.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (1.54%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (47.69%) HTML
2 30 (46.15%) HTML5
3 29 (44.62%) CSS
4 21 (32.31%) Hibernate
4 21 (32.31%) Spring
5 20 (30.77%) Web Services
6 19 (29.23%) JSON
7 18 (27.69%) OAuth
8 16 (24.62%) Android SDK
9 15 (23.08%) Ajax
10 11 (16.92%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (16.92%) SOAP
10 11 (16.92%) JMS
10 11 (16.92%) J2EE
10 11 (16.92%) JMX
10 11 (16.92%) Spring MVC
11 10 (15.38%) REST
11 10 (15.38%) Spring Integration
12 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.23%) Animation
2 3 (4.62%) Online Games
2 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) iPhone
3 1 (1.54%) Social Media
3 1 (1.54%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) Android
2 22 (33.85%) Apple iOS
3 9 (13.85%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.85%) MVC
2 26 (40.00%) Game Development
3 21 (32.31%) Multithreading
3 21 (32.31%) Android Development
4 18 (27.69%) TDD
5 17 (26.15%) Scrum
6 16 (24.62%) iOS Development
7 11 (16.92%) OO
7 11 (16.92%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.15%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.62%) MVVM
9 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.54%) Web Development
10 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.54%) SOA
10 1 (1.54%) Project Management
10 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.54%) Software Engineering
10 1 (1.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) Java
2 24 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 16 (24.62%) Objective-C
4 5 (7.69%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) C++
5 4 (6.15%) VB
5 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Google
2 19 (29.23%) Facebook
2 19 (29.23%) Twitter
3 11 (16.92%) Oracle
3 11 (16.92%) JBoss
4 3 (4.62%) Apple
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
5 1 (1.54%) Nokia
5 1 (1.54%) Rackspace
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