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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 94 61 88
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +27
Permanent jobs citing Games 38 66 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.64% 3.11% 1.66%
As % of the General category 3.91% 6.14% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 34 63 27
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
972 1075 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.99% 50.64% 38.40%
Number of salaries quoted 808 953 509
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 £31,500 £30,000 £26,650
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 23 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 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 44 (61.11%) MVC
2 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.78%) HTML
3 37 (51.39%) HTML5
4 33 (45.83%) Java
4 33 (45.83%) CSS
5 32 (44.44%) Game Development
5 32 (44.44%) Android
6 30 (41.67%) Web Services
7 29 (40.28%) Animation
7 29 (40.28%) JSON
7 29 (40.28%) Git (software)
7 29 (40.28%) Facebook
7 29 (40.28%) Twitter
7 29 (40.28%) Android Development
8 28 (38.89%) OAuth
9 27 (37.50%) Google
10 26 (36.11%) Apple iOS
11 24 (33.33%) Objective-C
11 24 (33.33%) iOS Development
11 24 (33.33%) Android SDK
12 23 (31.94%) Xcode
13 21 (29.17%) Spring
13 21 (29.17%) Multithreading
13 21 (29.17%) Hibernate
13 21 (29.17%) Tomcat
13 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
14 20 (27.78%) Scrum
14 20 (27.78%) TDD
15 19 (26.39%) Eclipse

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (29.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.39%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) PBX
2 2 (2.78%) VoIP
2 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (15.28%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (15.28%) JasperReports
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (40.28%) Git (software)
2 23 (31.94%) Xcode
3 19 (26.39%) Eclipse
4 15 (20.83%) Subversion
5 12 (16.67%) Selenium
5 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (15.28%) FitNesse
6 11 (15.28%) Maven
7 3 (4.17%) NUnit
7 3 (4.17%) CruiseControl
7 3 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (63.89%) Developer
2 23 (31.94%) iOS Developer
3 16 (22.22%) Team Leader
3 16 (22.22%) Java Team Leader
4 9 (12.50%) Android Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Web Content Developer
7 2 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Mobile Web Developer
8 1 (1.39%) Senior iOS Developer
8 1 (1.39%) Visual Designer
8 1 (1.39%) Senior Visual Designer
8 1 (1.39%) Designer
8 1 (1.39%) Senior Designer
8 1 (1.39%) Build Engineer
8 1 (1.39%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (52.78%) HTML
2 37 (51.39%) HTML5
3 33 (45.83%) CSS
4 30 (41.67%) Web Services
5 29 (40.28%) JSON
6 28 (38.89%) OAuth
7 24 (33.33%) Android SDK
8 21 (29.17%) Hibernate
8 21 (29.17%) Spring
9 14 (19.44%) Ajax
10 11 (15.28%) ActiveMQ
10 11 (15.28%) SOAP
10 11 (15.28%) JMS
10 11 (15.28%) J2EE
10 11 (15.28%) JMX
10 11 (15.28%) Spring MVC
11 10 (13.89%) REST
11 10 (13.89%) Spring Integration
12 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.28%) Animation
2 3 (4.17%) Online Games
2 3 (4.17%) iPhone
2 3 (4.17%) iPad
2 3 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) Social Media
3 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.39%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Android
2 26 (36.11%) Apple iOS
3 7 (9.72%) Windows
4 3 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (61.11%) MVC
2 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (44.44%) Game Development
4 29 (40.28%) Android Development
5 24 (33.33%) iOS Development
6 21 (29.17%) Multithreading
7 20 (27.78%) TDD
7 20 (27.78%) Scrum
8 11 (15.28%) OO
8 11 (15.28%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.56%) Project Planning
10 3 (4.17%) Web Development
10 3 (4.17%) Project Management
10 3 (4.17%) MVVM
10 3 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (4.17%) Web Application Development
10 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.17%) DevOps
11 1 (1.39%) SOA
11 1 (1.39%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (4.17%) VB
5 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.78%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.39%) ISEB
2 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (40.28%) Facebook
1 29 (40.28%) Twitter
2 27 (37.50%) Google
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle
3 11 (15.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe
4 1 (1.39%) Nokia
4 1 (1.39%) Apple
4 1 (1.39%) Rackspace