The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 103 134 147
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +13
Permanent jobs citing Games 57 55 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.82% 1.51% 0.51%
As % of the General category 4.71% 4.73% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 55 50 14
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,350 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £42,600 £46,550
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Games
England

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

General Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1209 1163 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 38.65% 31.85% 35.16%
Number of salaries quoted 929 929 809
Average salary £40,000 £39,361 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Games Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Games
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Games
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
Nottinghamshire +23 26 £35,000 - 5
Derbyshire +35 20 £36,000 +20.00% 5
Northamptonshire -14 4 £70,000 +133.33%
Leicestershire +2 3 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Lincolnshire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 65 (58.56%) C#
2 61 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (51.35%) .NET
4 51 (45.95%) HTML
5 46 (41.44%) JavaScript
6 39 (35.14%) SQL Server
7 34 (30.63%) ASP.NET
7 34 (30.63%) CSS
8 33 (29.73%) MVC
9 31 (27.93%) Degree
10 28 (25.23%) SQL
11 27 (24.32%) .NET Framework
11 27 (24.32%) jQuery
12 26 (23.42%) HTML5
13 24 (21.62%) Scrum
14 23 (20.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 23 (20.72%) WPF
15 22 (19.82%) Java
16 21 (18.92%) Web Development
17 20 (18.02%) TDD
17 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
18 18 (16.22%) WCF
19 15 (13.51%) Web Application Development
19 15 (13.51%) Finance
20 14 (12.61%) WinForms
21 13 (11.71%) Web Services
22 12 (10.81%) T-SQL
22 12 (10.81%) PHP
23 11 (9.91%) Windows
23 11 (9.91%) XML

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 5 (4.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.70%) Maya
1 3 (2.70%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.70%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.80%) Big Data
4 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.80%) Impala
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.80%) Pentaho
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
1 10 (9.01%) Subversion
2 7 (6.31%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (6.31%) Moq
2 7 (6.31%) NUnit
3 6 (5.41%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.50%) Gradle
4 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.50%) Hudson
4 5 (4.50%) IntelliJ
4 5 (4.50%) NetBeans
4 5 (4.50%) Maven
5 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.80%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.90%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Multimedia
3 6 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (58.56%) Developer
2 15 (13.51%) C# Developer
3 14 (12.61%) Junior
4 13 (11.71%) Software Engineer
4 13 (11.71%) Software Developer
5 12 (10.81%) Graduate
5 12 (10.81%) .NET Developer
6 11 (9.91%) Programmer
7 10 (9.01%) Junior Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Web Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Applications Developer
9 7 (6.31%) Consultant
9 7 (6.31%) Junior .NET Developer
10 6 (5.41%) Team Leader
10 6 (5.41%) Games Programmer
10 6 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (5.41%) Lead Developer
10 6 (5.41%) Lead Software Developer
11 5 (4.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.50%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (51.35%) .NET
2 51 (45.95%) HTML
3 34 (30.63%) ASP.NET
3 34 (30.63%) CSS
4 27 (24.32%) .NET Framework
4 27 (24.32%) jQuery
5 26 (23.42%) HTML5
6 23 (20.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (20.72%) WPF
7 18 (16.22%) WCF
8 14 (12.61%) WinForms
9 13 (11.71%) Web Services
10 11 (9.91%) XML
11 10 (9.01%) Silverlight
11 10 (9.01%) CSS3
12 8 (7.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 8 (7.21%) LINQ
12 8 (7.21%) JSON
13 7 (6.31%) NHibernate
13 7 (6.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.01%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.01%) Open Source
3 6 (5.41%) User Experience
3 6 (5.41%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.50%) Physics
5 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.70%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.70%) Animation
7 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.80%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.90%) Statistics
8 1 (0.90%) EPoS
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.91%) Windows
2 7 (6.31%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.50%) Android
4 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (54.95%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.73%) MVC
3 24 (21.62%) Scrum
4 21 (18.92%) Web Development
5 20 (18.02%) TDD
5 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
6 15 (13.51%) Web Application Development
7 11 (9.91%) Mentoring
8 10 (9.01%) BDD
9 8 (7.21%) OO
9 8 (7.21%) Kanban
10 7 (6.31%) B2B
10 7 (6.31%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (5.41%) SOA
12 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (4.50%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (4.50%) ATDD
12 5 (4.50%) Build Automation
12 5 (4.50%) Workflow
12 5 (4.50%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (58.56%) C#
2 46 (41.44%) JavaScript
3 28 (25.23%) SQL
4 22 (19.82%) Java
5 12 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 12 (10.81%) PHP
6 4 (3.60%) C++
6 4 (3.60%) XPath
7 3 (2.70%) PHP5
7 3 (2.70%) MAXScript
8 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.80%) Python
8 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.80%) C
8 2 (1.80%) Scala
9 1 (0.90%) VBA
9 1 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (27.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) VCP4
3 5 (4.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.70%) Autodesk
3 2 (1.80%) Ab Initio
3 2 (1.80%) Teradata
3 2 (1.80%) Informatica
3 2 (1.80%) Talend
4 1 (0.90%) Facebook
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