The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 77 72 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.60% 1.99% 0.13%
As % of the General category 1.48% 4.80% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 1
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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 Dorset region.

General Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
271 375 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 40.75% 41.44% 41.02%
Number of salaries quoted 160 253 226
Average salary £35,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.60% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £29,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Games
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Games Salary Trend in Dorset

Games
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Dorset

Games
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 4 £30,000 -
Games
South West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) PHP
3 4 (57.14%) MySQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (28.57%) MVC
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Advertising
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) MySQL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Software Developer
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior MySQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) PHP
2 4 (57.14%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft