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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 124 153 141
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 43 33 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.34% 0.93% 0.61%
As % of the General category 3.38% 3.05% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 40 30 18
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £15,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,250 £40,250 £41,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
1274 1083 1057
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 39.78% 30.65% 35.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 851 889
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +25 18 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Derbyshire - 18 £36,000 - 2
Northamptonshire -14 3 £70,000 +180.00%
Lincolnshire - 1 £30,000 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 75 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (56.67%) C#
3 58 (48.33%) HTML
3 58 (48.33%) .NET
4 50 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 39 (32.50%) CSS
6 36 (30.00%) HTML5
7 35 (29.17%) MVC
8 32 (26.67%) Degree
9 31 (25.83%) jQuery
9 31 (25.83%) Software Engineering
10 30 (25.00%) WPF
10 30 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 29 (24.17%) Scrum
12 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET
13 26 (21.67%) .NET Framework
14 25 (20.83%) Web Development
15 23 (19.17%) SQL
15 23 (19.17%) Java
16 19 (15.83%) TDD
17 18 (15.00%) Finance
18 17 (14.17%) WCF
19 15 (12.50%) CSS3
20 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
20 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
21 13 (10.83%) Web Services
21 13 (10.83%) Subversion
21 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
21 13 (10.83%) Mobile App
22 12 (10.00%) Silverlight

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (5.83%) CMS
2 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
2 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.83%) WordPress
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Maya
1 3 (2.50%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.67%) Big Data
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.67%) Pentaho
3 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (1.67%) Impala
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Subversion
1 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.67%) Maven
2 8 (6.67%) Hudson
2 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 7 (5.83%) NetBeans
3 7 (5.83%) IntelliJ
3 7 (5.83%) Gradle
4 4 (3.33%) Calabash
4 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.50%) NUnit
5 3 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (2.50%) Moq
5 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.83%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.83%) Ant
7 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Retail
2 7 (5.83%) Multimedia
3 6 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.00%) Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Law
6 2 (1.67%) Local Government
6 2 (1.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Back Office
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 62 (51.67%) Developer
2 22 (18.33%) Software Engineer
3 19 (15.83%) Software Developer
4 14 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 10 (8.33%) Programmer
6 9 (7.50%) Lead Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Web Developer
6 9 (7.50%) Graduate
6 9 (7.50%) Junior
6 9 (7.50%) Lead Software Developer
7 8 (6.67%) Games Programmer
7 8 (6.67%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.83%) Development Team Leader
8 7 (5.83%) Junior Developer
8 7 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Lead Software Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
9 6 (5.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (48.33%) HTML
1 58 (48.33%) .NET
2 39 (32.50%) CSS
3 36 (30.00%) HTML5
4 31 (25.83%) jQuery
5 30 (25.00%) WPF
6 27 (22.50%) ASP.NET
7 26 (21.67%) .NET Framework
8 17 (14.17%) WCF
9 15 (12.50%) CSS3
10 14 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (10.83%) Web Services
12 12 (10.00%) Silverlight
12 12 (10.00%) XML
12 12 (10.00%) WinForms
13 11 (9.17%) J2EE
13 11 (9.17%) Spring
14 10 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (7.50%) JSON
16 6 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.83%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.50%) User Experience
4 8 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 8 (6.67%) Open Source
5 7 (5.83%) Physics
6 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.50%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.50%) Animation
8 1 (0.83%) EPoS
8 1 (0.83%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.83%) Statistics
8 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Windows
2 9 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.17%) MVC
3 31 (25.83%) Software Engineering
4 29 (24.17%) Scrum
5 25 (20.83%) Web Development
6 19 (15.83%) TDD
7 11 (9.17%) B2B
7 11 (9.17%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.33%) Web Application Development
9 8 (6.67%) Kanban
10 7 (5.83%) Build Automation
10 7 (5.83%) BDD
10 7 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.00%) Content Management
11 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.00%) SOA
12 5 (4.17%) Workflow
12 5 (4.17%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.17%) ATDD
12 5 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (56.67%) C#
2 50 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 23 (19.17%) SQL
3 23 (19.17%) Java
4 11 (9.17%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.50%) PHP
6 5 (4.17%) C++
7 4 (3.33%) XPath
8 3 (2.50%) MAXScript
8 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.67%) PHP5
9 2 (1.67%) Scala
9 2 (1.67%) C
9 2 (1.67%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) XAML
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) Degree
2 7 (5.83%) PhD
3 1 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.50%) Autodesk
3 2 (1.67%) Talend
3 2 (1.67%) Informatica
3 2 (1.67%) Ab Initio
3 2 (1.67%) Teradata
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
4 1 (0.83%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.83%) Facebook
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 18-25k
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Executive Resource Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum flexitime and holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago