The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 87 81 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.66% 1.57% 0.76%
As % of the General category 2.05% 3.44% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 7
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 Gloucestershire region.

General Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
293 465 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 32.16% 45.77% 40.33%
Number of salaries quoted 230 412 332
Average salary £60,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Games
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Games Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Games
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Games
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Cheltenham - 3 - -
Gloucester - 1 £60,000 -
Games
South West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (55.56%) Marketing
2 4 (44.44%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) Social Media
3 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (22.22%) DirectX
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) MS Project
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) PlayStation
4 2 (22.22%) Xbox
4 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (22.22%) Mathematics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (11.11%) Maya
2 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 1 (11.11%) Swift 3D
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 5 (55.56%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Training Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Games Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) C++ Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Games Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Games Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) DirectX
1 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 3 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (33.33%) Social Media
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) Physics
2 2 (22.22%) PlayStation
2 2 (22.22%) Xbox
3 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
3 1 (11.11%) Learning Management System
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Games
3 1 (11.11%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Game Development
2 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) Lua
1 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe