The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset 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 64 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 3 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 1.37% 0.44% 2.24%
As % of the General category 3.92% 1.23% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 14
Average salary £30,500 £26,500 £27,268
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.09% -2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,300 £22,036
10% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £41,300 £35,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 Somerset region.

General Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
204 244 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 34.93% 35.83% 36.54%
Number of salaries quoted 180 198 216
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Games
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Games Salary Trend in Somerset

Games
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Somerset

Games
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Bath +15 8 £30,500 +18.44%
Games
South West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 13 (52.00%) HTML
2 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) Marketing
4 9 (36.00%) Revenue Management
5 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 7 (28.00%) Photography
6 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (24.00%) MS Access
7 6 (24.00%) Alterian
7 6 (24.00%) Statistics
7 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
7 6 (24.00%) Email Marketing
7 6 (24.00%) Campaign Management
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) HTML5
9 4 (16.00%) Game Development
9 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
9 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (12.00%) PHP
10 3 (12.00%) SQL
10 3 (12.00%) CSS
11 2 (8.00%) Electronics
11 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (8.00%) WordPress
11 2 (8.00%) Analytics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (8.00%) WordPress
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Installations Engineer
1 6 (24.00%) Marketing Manager
1 6 (24.00%) Email Marketing Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Graduate
3 4 (16.00%) Games Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Graduate Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Pre Sales Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Support
4 3 (12.00%) Support Technician
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) SEO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) HTML
2 4 (16.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Photography
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
2 6 (24.00%) Statistics
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Revenue Management
2 6 (24.00%) Email Marketing
2 6 (24.00%) Campaign Management
3 4 (16.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (16.00%) Game Development
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) SEO
5 1 (4.00%) Web Design
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (12.00%) PHP
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Alterian
3 1 (4.00%) Facebook
3 1 (4.00%) Twitter
3 1 (4.00%) SAP