The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 71 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 9 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.80% 1.67% 3.27%
As % of the General category 3.70% 4.57% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 19
Average salary £29,000 £29,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.70%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

General Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
162 197 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 21.69% 36.55% 33.22%
Number of salaries quoted 147 155 148
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Games
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Games Salary Trend in Sheffield

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Sony
2 5 (35.71%) HTML
2 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) PHP
2 5 (35.71%) COM
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) Game Development
2 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 5 (35.71%) Twitter
2 5 (35.71%) Xbox
3 4 (28.57%) WordPress
3 4 (28.57%) Magento
3 4 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) XHTML
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Retail
5 1 (7.14%) Subversion
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Social Media
5 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (28.57%) WordPress
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Executive
4 1 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 1 (7.14%) PHP LAMP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) COM
1 5 (35.71%) CSS
1 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) XHTML
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) Symfony
4 1 (7.14%) Zend Framework
4 1 (7.14%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (7.14%) CakePHP
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Yii
4 1 (7.14%) Laravel
4 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Xbox
2 1 (7.14%) Blog
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Game Development
2 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Email Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
1 5 (35.71%) PHP
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Sony
2 5 (35.71%) Twitter
3 1 (7.14%) Zend