The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 88 94 90
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 20 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.49% 1.26% 1.39%
As % of the General category 4.10% 3.01% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 19
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% +14.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

General Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
659 664 611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 36.41% 41.73% 38.65%
Number of salaries quoted 470 539 507
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Games
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Bristol region.

Games Salary Trend in Bristol

Games
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Bristol

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 28 (57.14%) C++
1 28 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 24 (48.98%) OO
3 20 (40.82%) C#
4 19 (38.78%) Finance
5 18 (36.73%) Web Services
5 18 (36.73%) Degree
5 18 (36.73%) TDD
6 17 (34.69%) RESTful
7 16 (32.65%) Photoshop
8 15 (30.61%) .NET
8 15 (30.61%) Windows
8 15 (30.61%) Mac OS X
8 15 (30.61%) Apple iOS
9 14 (28.57%) iOS SDK
9 14 (28.57%) JSON
9 14 (28.57%) XML
10 13 (26.53%) C
10 13 (26.53%) Objective-C
10 13 (26.53%) Retail
10 13 (26.53%) iOS Development
11 12 (24.49%) OOD
12 11 (22.45%) Memory Management
12 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
13 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (16.33%) OOA/OOD
15 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
15 7 (14.29%) Scrum
16 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
16 6 (12.24%) Game Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Big Data
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MSBuild
1 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
1 3 (6.12%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (6.12%) Moq
1 3 (6.12%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
1 3 (6.12%) CruiseControl
1 3 (6.12%) NUnit
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Android Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 13 (26.53%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) iOS Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Graduate
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) C# Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) Junior
7 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Junior Developer
8 4 (8.16%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Programmer
8 4 (8.16%) Trainee
8 4 (8.16%) Junior VB.NET Developer
8 4 (8.16%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (8.16%) Junior C# Developer
8 4 (8.16%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) Web Services
2 17 (34.69%) RESTful
3 15 (30.61%) .NET
4 14 (28.57%) iOS SDK
4 14 (28.57%) JSON
4 14 (28.57%) XML
5 5 (10.20%) Qt
5 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (10.20%) STL
5 5 (10.20%) DirectX
6 4 (8.16%) WCF
7 3 (6.12%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.12%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (6.12%) REST
7 3 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (6.12%) MSMQ
7 3 (6.12%) CSS
7 3 (6.12%) SOAP
7 3 (6.12%) HTML
8 1 (2.04%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 28 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.20%) Physics
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Xbox
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
1 15 (30.61%) Mac OS X
1 15 (30.61%) Apple iOS
2 5 (10.20%) Android
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Phone
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) OO
2 18 (36.73%) TDD
3 13 (26.53%) iOS Development
4 12 (24.49%) OOD
5 11 (22.45%) Memory Management
5 11 (22.45%) Software Engineering
6 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (16.33%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (14.29%) Scrum
9 6 (12.24%) Game Development
10 5 (10.20%) Data Modelling
10 5 (10.20%) OOP
11 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
11 4 (8.16%) Software Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Multithreading
11 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (8.16%) User Stories
12 3 (6.12%) Mobile Application Development
12 3 (6.12%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) C++
2 20 (40.82%) C#
3 13 (26.53%) C
3 13 (26.53%) Objective-C
4 5 (10.20%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) VB.NET
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) SQL
7 2 (4.08%) VB
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) Lisp
8 1 (2.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Intel
2 3 (6.12%) Business Objects
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