The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 99 101 92
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 20 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.10% 0.99% 1.66%
As % of the General category 2.90% 2.32% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 23
Average salary £24,000 £37,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
690 691 581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 37.83% 42.71% 37.05%
Number of salaries quoted 478 575 490
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
South West

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 31 July 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Bristol

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (58.14%) C++
2 24 (55.81%) Computer Science
3 18 (41.86%) OO
4 15 (34.88%) Web Services
4 15 (34.88%) C#
4 15 (34.88%) Finance
4 15 (34.88%) RESTful
5 14 (32.56%) Degree
5 14 (32.56%) TDD
5 14 (32.56%) Apple iOS
6 13 (30.23%) Photoshop
7 12 (27.91%) .NET
7 12 (27.91%) C
7 12 (27.91%) XML
7 12 (27.91%) Objective-C
7 12 (27.91%) Mac OS X
7 12 (27.91%) JSON
7 12 (27.91%) iOS SDK
7 12 (27.91%) iOS Development
8 10 (23.26%) Retail
8 10 (23.26%) Memory Management
9 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.93%) OOD
10 8 (18.60%) Windows
10 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.28%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (16.28%) Scrum
12 5 (11.63%) Qt
12 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.65%) Big Data
4 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) QlikView
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.33%) OLAP
5 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
1 2 (4.65%) MSBuild
1 2 (4.65%) TeamCity
1 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.65%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (4.65%) Moq
1 2 (4.65%) NUnit
1 2 (4.65%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) iOS Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Graduate
4 7 (16.28%) Software Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.95%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Programmer
7 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Junior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Junior
7 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
7 4 (9.30%) VB.NET Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) ScrumMaster
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (9.30%) Junior Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.88%) Web Services
1 15 (34.88%) RESTful
2 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 12 (27.91%) XML
2 12 (27.91%) JSON
2 12 (27.91%) iOS SDK
3 5 (11.63%) Qt
3 5 (11.63%) DirectX
3 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) STL
4 3 (6.98%) REST
5 2 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (4.65%) MapReduce
5 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.65%) MSMQ
5 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) WCF
5 2 (4.65%) HTML5
5 2 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (55.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Physics
3 2 (4.65%) Xbox
4 1 (2.33%) Social Network
4 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Apple iOS
2 12 (27.91%) Mac OS X
3 8 (18.60%) Windows
4 3 (6.98%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) OO
2 14 (32.56%) TDD
3 12 (27.91%) iOS Development
4 10 (23.26%) Memory Management
5 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
5 9 (20.93%) OOD
6 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.28%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Game Development
9 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (9.30%) User Stories
9 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.98%) eTOM
10 3 (6.98%) OOP
10 3 (6.98%) ITIL
10 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.65%) Android Development
11 2 (4.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (58.14%) C++
2 15 (34.88%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) C
3 12 (27.91%) Objective-C
4 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
4 4 (9.30%) Java
4 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 3 (6.98%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Lisp
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.65%) Intel
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau
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