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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 86 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 50 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.66% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the General category 6.78% 2.91% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 49 16 14
Average salary £42,500 £24,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+77.08% -36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £56,250 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
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
738 687 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 39.30% 37.77% 42.81%
Number of salaries quoted 618 469 574
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Bristol

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 49 (79.03%) Software Engineering
2 48 (77.42%) Xbox
3 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (41.94%) TDD
5 24 (38.71%) Android
5 24 (38.71%) RESTful
5 24 (38.71%) Windows
5 24 (38.71%) Windows Phone
5 24 (38.71%) Apple iOS
6 23 (37.10%) Windows 8
7 19 (30.65%) Linux
8 18 (29.03%) C#
8 18 (29.03%) .NET
9 17 (27.42%) HTML
9 17 (27.42%) HTML5
9 17 (27.42%) Degree
9 17 (27.42%) iOS Development
10 16 (25.81%) Android Development
10 16 (25.81%) Xamarin
10 16 (25.81%) MVVM
10 16 (25.81%) Unit Testing
10 16 (25.81%) System Testing
10 16 (25.81%) XAML
10 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
11 15 (24.19%) PHP
11 15 (24.19%) CSS
11 15 (24.19%) HTTP
11 15 (24.19%) Ajax
11 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
11 15 (24.19%) CSS3

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (24.19%) Node.js
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Kinematics
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.61%) Simulink
1 1 (1.61%) Maya
1 1 (1.61%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) MySQL
1 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
1 7 (11.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.61%) NUnit
1 1 (1.61%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.61%) Maven
1 1 (1.61%) Selenium
1 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.61%) Moq
1 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (8.06%) Advertising
2 1 (1.61%) Publishing
2 1 (1.61%) Military
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 45 (72.58%) Developer
2 20 (32.26%) Software Engineer
3 17 (27.42%) Software Developer
4 16 (25.81%) Applications Developer
5 15 (24.19%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Lead Software Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Lead Software Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Software Applications Engineer
6 8 (12.90%) Lead Developer
6 8 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Programmer
7 6 (9.68%) Graduate
7 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (8.06%) Administrator
9 4 (6.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
11 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.71%) RESTful
2 18 (29.03%) .NET
3 17 (27.42%) HTML
3 17 (27.42%) HTML5
4 15 (24.19%) CSS3
4 15 (24.19%) Backbone.js
4 15 (24.19%) KnockoutJS
4 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
4 15 (24.19%) React
4 15 (24.19%) Ajax
4 15 (24.19%) CSS
5 9 (14.52%) Web Services
6 8 (12.90%) JSON
7 4 (6.45%) DirectX
7 4 (6.45%) Qt
8 3 (4.84%) OpenGL
9 2 (3.23%) XML
9 2 (3.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (3.23%) OGRE
10 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 48 (77.42%) Xbox
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 4 (6.45%) Physics
4 2 (3.23%) Animation
5 1 (1.61%) Photography
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.61%) SCORM
5 1 (1.61%) Economics
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Windows
1 24 (38.71%) Android
1 24 (38.71%) Apple iOS
1 24 (38.71%) Windows Phone
2 23 (37.10%) Windows 8
3 19 (30.65%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (79.03%) Software Engineering
2 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (41.94%) TDD
4 17 (27.42%) iOS Development
5 16 (25.81%) Android Development
5 16 (25.81%) Unit Testing
5 16 (25.81%) System Testing
5 16 (25.81%) MVVM
6 9 (14.52%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.90%) Open Source
7 8 (12.90%) DevOps
7 8 (12.90%) SDLC
7 8 (12.90%) Pair Programming
8 5 (8.06%) OOD
8 5 (8.06%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.06%) Game Development
9 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 3 (4.84%) OO
11 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) C#
2 16 (25.81%) JavaScript
2 16 (25.81%) XAML
3 15 (24.19%) PHP
4 14 (22.58%) Java
5 10 (16.13%) C++
6 9 (14.52%) Python
7 8 (12.90%) Ruby
8 7 (11.29%) Clojure
9 6 (9.68%) Haskell
9 6 (9.68%) Scala
10 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.84%) C
11 3 (4.84%) Perl
12 2 (3.23%) SQL
12 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 2 (3.23%) GLSL
13 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Puppet
1 5 (8.06%) Graphite
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Xamarin
2 8 (12.90%) VMware
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe
3 1 (1.61%) Kenexa
3 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft
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