The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 19 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.77% 8.70% 1.37%
As % of the General category 4.35% 17.98% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £35,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 Midlands region.

General Category
Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
46 89 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the Midlands 40.71% 48.37% 37.67%
Number of salaries quoted 38 65 34
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £62,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the Midlands region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Games Salary Trend in the Midlands

Games
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) C++

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Regression Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) UAT Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Games Producer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree