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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 80 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.52% 0.52% 1.06%
As % of the General category 2.02% 1.80% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 7
Average salary £35,000 £20,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+75.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
198 167 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.85% 28.99% 21.24%
Number of salaries quoted 171 139 126
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 24 December 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 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) COM
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Sony
3 4 (40.00%) Game Development
3 4 (40.00%) Twitter
3 4 (40.00%) Xbox
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) C++
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (30.00%) Physics
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) Zend
5 2 (20.00%) Zend Framework
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (20.00%) Doctrine
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) COM
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) Zend Framework
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) Doctrine
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) Yii
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) Laravel
5 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (10.00%) CakePHP
5 1 (10.00%) LAMP
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Flex
5 1 (10.00%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Xbox
2 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (30.00%) Physics
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Game Development
3 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Sony
1 4 (40.00%) Twitter
2 2 (20.00%) Zend
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
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