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 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 115 111 156
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +45
Permanent jobs citing Games 63 71 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.71% 1.89% 0.35%
As % of the General category 4.04% 5.17% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 60 30 6
Average salary £33,750 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
1558 1373 1092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 42.26% 36.55% 34.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1233 1071 919
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 3 August 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 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
Nottinghamshire -26 29 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Derbyshire +3 17 £25,000 -42.85% 2
Leicestershire +23 9 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire -4 8 £40,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 99 (67.35%) C#
2 71 (48.30%) .NET
3 58 (39.46%) ASP.NET
4 56 (38.10%) MVC
5 55 (37.41%) SQL Server
6 52 (35.37%) HTML
7 50 (34.01%) JavaScript
8 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (32.65%) BDD
10 47 (31.97%) SQL
11 45 (30.61%) TDD
12 44 (29.93%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (29.25%) Degree
14 41 (27.89%) Java
15 35 (23.81%) Web Application Development
16 33 (22.45%) .NET Framework
17 30 (20.41%) WCF
17 30 (20.41%) CSS
18 26 (17.69%) NUnit
18 26 (17.69%) LINQ
18 26 (17.69%) NHibernate
18 26 (17.69%) Moq
19 24 (16.33%) Scrum
19 24 (16.33%) jQuery
20 22 (14.97%) Rhino Mocks
20 22 (14.97%) Kanban
20 22 (14.97%) Windows
21 21 (14.29%) Computer Science
22 18 (12.24%) HTML5
22 18 (12.24%) PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
2 1 (0.68%) Node.js
2 1 (0.68%) WildFly
2 1 (0.68%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) JBoss
2 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP SD
1 2 (1.36%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.36%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.84%) Internet
2 7 (4.76%) LAN
2 7 (4.76%) WAN
3 6 (4.08%) DHCP
3 6 (4.08%) LDAP
3 6 (4.08%) SAN
4 3 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (37.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.72%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.04%) MySQL
4 3 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.36%) Impala
5 2 (1.36%) Riak
5 2 (1.36%) Big Data
5 2 (1.36%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.36%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.68%) Redis
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) NUnit
1 26 (17.69%) Moq
2 22 (14.97%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (5.44%) SpecFlow
3 8 (5.44%) WebDriver
3 8 (5.44%) Selenium
4 6 (4.08%) HP UFT
5 4 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.04%) Android Studio
6 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.36%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 11 (7.48%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Retail
3 2 (1.36%) Back Office
3 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
3 2 (1.36%) Legal
3 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 97 (65.99%) Developer
2 46 (31.29%) .NET Developer
3 37 (25.17%) Junior
4 29 (19.73%) Junior Developer
5 26 (17.69%) Junior .NET Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Graduate
7 17 (11.56%) Consultant
8 15 (10.20%) C# Developer
9 13 (8.84%) Software Developer
10 12 (8.16%) Java Developer
11 11 (7.48%) Senior Developer
12 10 (6.80%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (6.12%) Software Engineer
13 9 (6.12%) Junior Consultant
13 9 (6.12%) Programmer
14 8 (5.44%) Technical Consultant
15 7 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
15 7 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
16 6 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
16 6 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (48.30%) .NET
2 58 (39.46%) ASP.NET
3 52 (35.37%) HTML
4 44 (29.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (22.45%) .NET Framework
6 30 (20.41%) WCF
6 30 (20.41%) CSS
7 26 (17.69%) NHibernate
7 26 (17.69%) LINQ
8 24 (16.33%) jQuery
9 18 (12.24%) HTML5
10 13 (8.84%) WPF
11 11 (7.48%) Web Services
12 8 (5.44%) Android SDK
13 7 (4.76%) JSON
14 6 (4.08%) CSS3
14 6 (4.08%) Silverlight
14 6 (4.08%) XML
15 5 (3.40%) Ajax
15 5 (3.40%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.44%) Mathematics
3 8 (5.44%) Physics
4 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.36%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.36%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Online Games
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.97%) Windows
2 16 (10.88%) Android
3 9 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.10%) MVC
2 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (32.65%) BDD
4 45 (30.61%) TDD
5 35 (23.81%) Web Application Development
6 24 (16.33%) Scrum
7 22 (14.97%) Kanban
8 17 (11.56%) OO
9 16 (10.88%) Software Engineering
9 16 (10.88%) Open Source
10 14 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
11 13 (8.84%) CQRS
11 13 (8.84%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (7.48%) Android Development
13 10 (6.80%) Web Development
14 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (6.12%) Project Management
15 8 (5.44%) B2B
15 8 (5.44%) Test Automation
16 7 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (67.35%) C#
2 50 (34.01%) JavaScript
3 47 (31.97%) SQL
4 41 (27.89%) Java
5 18 (12.24%) PHP
6 6 (4.08%) C++
6 6 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.40%) C
7 5 (3.40%) Python
8 2 (1.36%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.36%) Scala
8 2 (1.36%) R
9 1 (0.68%) PHP5
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (29.25%) Degree
2 8 (5.44%) PhD
3 2 (1.36%) SAP Certification
3 2 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.36%) XenApp
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.08%) VMware
3 3 (2.04%) Oracle
4 2 (1.36%) SAP
4 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.36%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.36%) Citrix
4 2 (1.36%) Informatica
4 2 (1.36%) Teradata
4 2 (1.36%) Talend
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
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