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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 64 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.16% 1.26% 0.71%
As % of the General category 0.37% 2.87% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 3
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
South Wales

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

General Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
267 209 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 43.13% 43.72% 48.57%
Number of salaries quoted 221 180 187
Average salary £35,000 £43,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.54% +18.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,626 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Games
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Games Salary Trend in Cardiff

Games
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 2 (50.00%) CQRS
2 2 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Game Development
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Market Research
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Interactive TV
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Market Research Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Research Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Interactive TV
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (50.00%) BDD
1 2 (50.00%) CQRS
1 2 (50.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (25.00%) Market Research
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java