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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 90 92 100
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 35 31 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.95% 1.92% 0.56%
As % of the General category 4.89% 4.61% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 34 25 9
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
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
716 673 670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 39.98% 41.72% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 536 541 555
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,000
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 1 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Bristol

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 32 (59.26%) OO
2 30 (55.56%) C++
3 29 (53.70%) C#
4 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (44.44%) Computer Science
6 22 (40.74%) Windows
6 22 (40.74%) OOD
7 21 (38.89%) .NET
8 20 (37.04%) Web Services
8 20 (37.04%) TDD
9 18 (33.33%) RESTful
10 16 (29.63%) Software Engineering
10 16 (29.63%) Finance
10 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (27.78%) Degree
12 13 (24.07%) OOP
12 13 (24.07%) OOA/OOD
12 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
13 12 (22.22%) Photoshop
13 12 (22.22%) Mac OS X
13 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
14 11 (20.37%) Ruby
15 10 (18.52%) JSON
15 10 (18.52%) Retail
15 10 (18.52%) iOS SDK
15 10 (18.52%) WCF
15 10 (18.52%) Scrum
15 10 (18.52%) XML
16 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
16 9 (16.67%) Multithreading

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.81%) Big Data
2 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (14.81%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) SpecFlow
1 8 (14.81%) TeamCity
1 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
1 8 (14.81%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (14.81%) Moq
1 8 (14.81%) CruiseControl
1 8 (14.81%) NUnit
2 7 (12.96%) MSBuild
3 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.70%) JUnit
5 2 (3.70%) Android Studio
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) Developer
2 16 (29.63%) Software Engineer
3 13 (24.07%) C++ Software Engineer
4 12 (22.22%) C# Developer
5 10 (18.52%) Senior Developer
6 9 (16.67%) Graduate
7 8 (14.81%) iOS Developer
7 8 (14.81%) Junior
8 6 (11.11%) Junior Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
10 4 (7.41%) Analyst
10 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
10 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (7.41%) Senior C# Developer
10 4 (7.41%) Junior C# Developer
10 4 (7.41%) Junior .NET Developer
10 4 (7.41%) Trainee
10 4 (7.41%) Junior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 20 (37.04%) Web Services
3 18 (33.33%) RESTful
4 10 (18.52%) JSON
4 10 (18.52%) iOS SDK
4 10 (18.52%) WCF
4 10 (18.52%) XML
5 8 (14.81%) Gherkin
5 8 (14.81%) REST
5 8 (14.81%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (14.81%) MSMQ
5 8 (14.81%) SOAP
6 7 (12.96%) STL
7 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 5 (9.26%) Qt
8 5 (9.26%) HTML
8 5 (9.26%) DirectX
9 4 (7.41%) CSS
10 2 (3.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.96%) Data Structures
3 7 (12.96%) Algorithms
4 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 5 (9.26%) Physics
6 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Mac OS X
2 12 (22.22%) Apple iOS
3 8 (14.81%) Android
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (59.26%) OO
2 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (40.74%) OOD
4 20 (37.04%) TDD
5 16 (29.63%) Software Engineering
6 13 (24.07%) OOP
6 13 (24.07%) OOA/OOD
7 10 (18.52%) Scrum
8 9 (16.67%) Multithreading
8 9 (16.67%) Game Development
9 8 (14.81%) MapReduce
9 8 (14.81%) iOS Development
9 8 (14.81%) BDD
9 8 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Workflow
9 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
10 6 (11.11%) Memory Management
10 6 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
11 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
11 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (55.56%) C++
2 29 (53.70%) C#
3 11 (20.37%) Ruby
4 8 (14.81%) Objective-C
4 8 (14.81%) C
5 7 (12.96%) Java
6 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.26%) VB.NET
7 3 (5.56%) Lisp
7 3 (5.56%) SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Python
8 2 (3.70%) XAML
9 1 (1.85%) VB
9 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) vSphere
1 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.85%) XenApp
1 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Intel
3 3 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix