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 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 92 88 93
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 35 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.90% 1.97% 0.75%
As % of the General category 4.83% 4.78% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 12
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
724 648 662
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 39.31% 41.09% 41.40%
Number of salaries quoted 534 531 546
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 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
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 23 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Bristol

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 31 (55.36%) OO
2 30 (53.57%) C++
2 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (48.21%) Computer Science
3 27 (48.21%) C#
4 22 (39.29%) Web Services
4 22 (39.29%) TDD
5 21 (37.50%) .NET
6 20 (35.71%) Windows
6 20 (35.71%) RESTful
7 19 (33.93%) OOD
7 19 (33.93%) Finance
7 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (32.14%) Degree
9 16 (28.57%) Photoshop
10 15 (26.79%) Mac OS X
10 15 (26.79%) Apple iOS
11 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 13 (23.21%) Retail
12 13 (23.21%) JSON
12 13 (23.21%) XML
12 13 (23.21%) iOS SDK
13 12 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
13 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
14 11 (19.64%) C
14 11 (19.64%) OOP
14 11 (19.64%) Objective-C
14 11 (19.64%) iOS Development
15 10 (17.86%) Scrum
16 9 (16.07%) Ruby

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (1.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 7 (12.50%) Big Data
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) NUnit
1 7 (12.50%) CruiseControl
1 7 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 7 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (12.50%) Moq
1 7 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 7 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 5 (8.93%) MSBuild
3 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.57%) Android Studio
4 2 (3.57%) JUnit
4 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 13 (23.21%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Software Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) iOS Developer
3 11 (19.64%) C# Developer
3 11 (19.64%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
5 9 (16.07%) Graduate
6 7 (12.50%) Junior
7 6 (10.71%) Junior Developer
8 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Junior C# .NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (7.14%) Analyst
9 4 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Junior C# Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Junior .NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) Web Services
2 21 (37.50%) .NET
3 20 (35.71%) RESTful
4 13 (23.21%) iOS SDK
4 13 (23.21%) XML
4 13 (23.21%) JSON
5 9 (16.07%) WCF
6 7 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (12.50%) MSMQ
6 7 (12.50%) SOAP
6 7 (12.50%) REST
6 7 (12.50%) Gherkin
6 7 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (10.71%) STL
7 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 6 (10.71%) HTML
8 5 (8.93%) Qt
8 5 (8.93%) CSS
8 5 (8.93%) DirectX
9 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (48.21%) Computer Science
2 19 (33.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Mobile App
4 5 (8.93%) Physics
5 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.79%) Xbox
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Mac OS X
2 15 (26.79%) Apple iOS
3 8 (14.29%) Android
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Phone
5 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) OO
2 30 (53.57%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (39.29%) TDD
4 19 (33.93%) OOD
5 14 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
7 11 (19.64%) OOP
7 11 (19.64%) iOS Development
8 10 (17.86%) Scrum
9 9 (16.07%) Memory Management
10 8 (14.29%) Game Development
11 7 (12.50%) MapReduce
11 7 (12.50%) BDD
11 7 (12.50%) Workflow
11 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
11 7 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Multithreading
12 6 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
13 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
13 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) C++
2 27 (48.21%) C#
3 11 (19.64%) C
3 11 (19.64%) Objective-C
4 9 (16.07%) Ruby
5 7 (12.50%) Java
6 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.93%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.36%) SQL
9 2 (3.57%) VB
9 2 (3.57%) Python
9 2 (3.57%) Lisp
9 2 (3.57%) XAML
10 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.79%) XenApp
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Intel
3 3 (5.36%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
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