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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 65 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.50% 0.72% 0.64%
As % of the General category 5.26% 2.45% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 2
Average salary £45,000 £22,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -37.93%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
209 204 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 28.47% 29.48% 31.36%
Number of salaries quoted 177 160 127
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 March 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) MVC
3 7 (46.67%) CSS
4 6 (40.00%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) .NET
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Google
4 6 (40.00%) Smartphone
4 6 (40.00%) Degree
4 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (40.00%) Physics
4 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (40.00%) Android
4 6 (40.00%) iPhone
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (26.67%) Subversion
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Xcode
6 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
6 3 (20.00%) Android Development
6 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
6 3 (20.00%) UIKit
6 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) Xcode
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Android Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) UIKit
3 3 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
4 1 (6.67%) Zend Framework
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) CSS3
4 1 (6.67%) Unreal Engine
4 1 (6.67%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Smartphone
1 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
1 6 (40.00%) Physics
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (40.00%) iPhone
1 6 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Android Development
3 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) C++
4 6 (40.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
7 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) VCP4
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Zend
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