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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 88 95 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 62 36 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.61% 1.98% 1.96%
As % of the General category 7.05% 5.63% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 52 18 37
Median salary £33,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,500 £41,500 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
880 640 849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 37.01% 35.16% 44.94%
Number of salaries quoted 624 485 777
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of job ads across the Birmingham region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 83 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (45.83%) Git (software)
3 62 (36.90%) Degree
4 56 (33.33%) Subversion
5 46 (27.38%) C++
6 38 (22.62%) JavaScript
7 37 (22.02%) TDD
7 37 (22.02%) BDD
8 35 (20.83%) Game Development
9 33 (19.64%) XML
10 32 (19.05%) Linux
10 32 (19.05%) Retail
10 32 (19.05%) JSON
11 31 (18.45%) HTML
11 31 (18.45%) MySQL
12 26 (15.48%) Software Testing
12 26 (15.48%) REST
13 25 (14.88%) Computer Science
14 24 (14.29%) Open Source
14 24 (14.29%) Software Engineering
14 24 (14.29%) CSS
15 23 (13.69%) Apache
16 21 (12.50%) .NET
16 21 (12.50%) NoSQL
16 21 (12.50%) jQuery
17 19 (11.31%) Google
17 19 (11.31%) HTML5
17 19 (11.31%) Project Management
17 19 (11.31%) HTTP
18 18 (10.71%) OOD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (13.69%) Apache
2 13 (7.74%) Facebook Platform
3 10 (5.95%) nginx
4 7 (4.17%) Node.js
5 1 (0.60%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.36%) MS Office
2 9 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.98%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.36%) GitHub
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.31%) HTTP
2 4 (2.38%) Firewall
2 4 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.45%) MySQL
2 21 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 14 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (8.33%) Redis
4 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 77 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 56 (33.33%) Subversion
3 14 (8.33%) JUnit
4 13 (7.74%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.36%) Ranorex
5 9 (5.36%) Selenium
5 9 (5.36%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.98%) JIRA
7 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.38%) Grunt
8 4 (2.38%) gulp
9 1 (0.60%) Appium
9 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.60%) Gatling
9 1 (0.60%) JMeter
9 1 (0.60%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.60%) WebLOAD
General
1 32 (19.05%) Retail
2 18 (10.71%) Finance
3 9 (5.36%) Marketing
4 8 (4.76%) Banking
4 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.98%) Billing
6 4 (2.38%) Advertising
7 2 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (50.60%) Developer
2 28 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 19 (11.31%) Senior Developer
4 15 (8.93%) Software Engineer
5 14 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 14 (8.33%) Graduate
6 12 (7.14%) Analyst
6 12 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 11 (6.55%) Consultant
7 11 (6.55%) Test Consultant
8 10 (5.95%) Graduate Developer
8 10 (5.95%) PHP Developer
9 9 (5.36%) Junior
9 9 (5.36%) Test Automation Consultant
10 8 (4.76%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Junior Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.76%) Web Developer
11 7 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.64%) XML
2 32 (19.05%) JSON
3 31 (18.45%) HTML
4 26 (15.48%) REST
5 24 (14.29%) CSS
6 21 (12.50%) .NET
6 21 (12.50%) jQuery
7 19 (11.31%) HTML5
8 15 (8.93%) .NET Framework
9 11 (6.55%) AngularJS
9 11 (6.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 10 (5.95%) LAMP
10 10 (5.95%) LEMP Stack
10 10 (5.95%) Symfony
10 10 (5.95%) Zend Framework
11 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET
11 8 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (4.17%) Entity Framework
12 7 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.88%) Computer Science
2 13 (7.74%) Online Gambling
3 12 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.17%) Animation
5 4 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.38%) Motion Graphics
5 4 (2.38%) Social Media
6 3 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.79%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.79%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.19%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.60%) iPad
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.60%) Physics
8 1 (0.60%) Statistics
8 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.05%) Linux
2 18 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.55%) Windows
4 10 (5.95%) Debian
4 10 (5.95%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.38%) Android
5 4 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (49.40%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.02%) BDD
2 37 (22.02%) TDD
3 35 (20.83%) Game Development
4 26 (15.48%) Software Testing
5 24 (14.29%) Open Source
5 24 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 19 (11.31%) Project Management
7 18 (10.71%) OO
7 18 (10.71%) OOD
8 16 (9.52%) iOS Development
9 15 (8.93%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.33%) MVC
10 14 (8.33%) Web Development
11 13 (7.74%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.55%) SDLC
13 10 (5.95%) UML
14 8 (4.76%) Logistics
14 8 (4.76%) Multithreading
14 8 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.38%) C++
2 38 (22.62%) JavaScript
3 17 (10.12%) C#
3 17 (10.12%) PHP
4 16 (9.52%) Java
5 15 (8.93%) PHP 5
6 11 (6.55%) Python
7 10 (5.95%) Ruby
7 10 (5.95%) Scala
7 10 (5.95%) SQL
8 5 (2.98%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.38%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.38%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) F#
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) VC++
Qualifications
1 62 (36.90%) Degree
2 15 (8.93%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.38%) ISEB
3 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.74%) QA
2 4 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) Docker
Vendors
1 19 (11.31%) Google
2 13 (7.74%) Facebook
3 10 (5.95%) Zend
4 5 (2.98%) Adobe
5 4 (2.38%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.19%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.60%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.60%) Virgin Media
Birmingham
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Pension, healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago