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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 104 112 147
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 76 78 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.09% 1.97% 0.75%
As % of the General category 5.18% 5.79% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 75 57 23
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 £25,000 £27,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1468 1347 997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 40.33% 34.02% 32.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1085 836
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +20 37 £35,000 +12.00% 3
Derbyshire +31 18 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Northamptonshire -14 11 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Leicestershire +2 10 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 72 (59.50%) C#
2 58 (47.93%) .NET
3 53 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (38.02%) SQL Server
4 46 (38.02%) HTML
5 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
6 43 (35.54%) MVC
7 40 (33.06%) SQL
8 39 (32.23%) ASP.NET
9 33 (27.27%) CSS
10 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (23.97%) Java
12 28 (23.14%) TDD
12 28 (23.14%) .NET Framework
13 27 (22.31%) Degree
14 24 (19.83%) Web Application Development
15 21 (17.36%) BDD
16 19 (15.70%) WCF
16 19 (15.70%) jQuery
16 19 (15.70%) Microsoft
17 18 (14.88%) PHP
17 18 (14.88%) Scrum
18 15 (12.40%) LINQ
18 15 (12.40%) Open Source
18 15 (12.40%) HTML5
19 14 (11.57%) Moq
19 14 (11.57%) WPF
19 14 (11.57%) NHibernate
19 14 (11.57%) Software Engineering
19 14 (11.57%) NUnit

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (3.31%) CMS
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.48%) Maya
2 3 (2.48%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) Internet
2 5 (4.13%) LAN
2 5 (4.13%) WAN
3 4 (3.31%) DHCP
3 4 (3.31%) LDAP
3 4 (3.31%) SAN
4 3 (2.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (38.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.31%) MySQL
4 3 (2.48%) Impala
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.48%) Pentaho
4 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.48%) Big Data
4 3 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.83%) Riak
Development Applications
1 14 (11.57%) NUnit
1 14 (11.57%) Moq
2 11 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (4.96%) Subversion
3 6 (4.96%) Eclipse
3 6 (4.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.48%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.48%) NetBeans
5 3 (2.48%) Maven
5 3 (2.48%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (2.48%) Hudson
5 3 (2.48%) Gradle
5 3 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.48%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.48%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Law
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 72 (59.50%) Developer
2 25 (20.66%) .NET Developer
3 22 (18.18%) Junior
4 18 (14.88%) Junior Developer
5 15 (12.40%) Graduate
6 14 (11.57%) C# Developer
6 14 (11.57%) Junior .NET Developer
7 11 (9.09%) Programmer
7 11 (9.09%) Consultant
8 9 (7.44%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (6.61%) Applications Developer
9 8 (6.61%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Junior Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) Web Developer
11 6 (4.96%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.96%) Mobile Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Lead Software Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Junior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (47.93%) .NET
2 46 (38.02%) HTML
3 39 (32.23%) ASP.NET
4 33 (27.27%) CSS
5 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (23.14%) .NET Framework
7 19 (15.70%) WCF
7 19 (15.70%) jQuery
8 15 (12.40%) HTML5
8 15 (12.40%) LINQ
9 14 (11.57%) WPF
9 14 (11.57%) NHibernate
10 10 (8.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 10 (8.26%) Web Services
10 10 (8.26%) WinForms
11 9 (7.44%) JSON
12 6 (4.96%) XML
12 6 (4.96%) CSS3
13 5 (4.13%) Entity Framework
13 5 (4.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Open Source
2 10 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.79%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.31%) User Experience
5 4 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.48%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.48%) Animation
7 2 (1.65%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.83%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.09%) Windows
2 9 (7.44%) Android
2 9 (7.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (43.80%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.54%) MVC
3 28 (23.14%) TDD
4 24 (19.83%) Web Application Development
5 21 (17.36%) BDD
6 18 (14.88%) Scrum
7 14 (11.57%) Software Engineering
8 12 (9.92%) Kanban
8 12 (9.92%) OO
9 11 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
10 10 (8.26%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (8.26%) CQRS
11 9 (7.44%) Web Development
12 8 (6.61%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.96%) Android Development
13 6 (4.96%) Mobile Development
13 6 (4.96%) SOA
14 5 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (4.13%) B2B
14 5 (4.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (59.50%) C#
2 44 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 40 (33.06%) SQL
4 29 (23.97%) Java
5 18 (14.88%) PHP
6 8 (6.61%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.13%) C++
8 4 (3.31%) Python
9 3 (2.48%) MAXScript
9 3 (2.48%) PHP5
9 3 (2.48%) Scala
9 3 (2.48%) C
10 2 (1.65%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.83%) XAML
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
11 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (22.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.65%) XenApp
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.31%) VMware
3 3 (2.48%) Teradata
3 3 (2.48%) Talend
3 3 (2.48%) Informatica
3 3 (2.48%) Autodesk
3 3 (2.48%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.65%) Citrix
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) Facebook
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