The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 44 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 1.89% 1.28% 8.97%
As % of the General category 7.35% 3.51% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 14
Average salary £60,000 £22,050 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+172.10% -53.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
Essex

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

General Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
68 57 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 25.76% 36.54% 39.10%
Number of salaries quoted 61 50 50
Average salary £55,000 £38,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.73% -15.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,050 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,500 £78,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Games
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Games Salary Trend in Colchester

Games
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Colchester

Games
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) Online Games
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) Web Design
5 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
5 1 (11.11%) UX Design
5 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Colchester 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Head of Development
1 4 (44.44%) Head of Digital
2 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (11.11%) Product Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Product Owner
3 1 (11.11%) UX Designer
3 1 (11.11%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) CSS
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Development
3 2 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) UX Design
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe