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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 68 74 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -35
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.18% 0.74% 3.89%
As % of the General category 0.54% 1.81% 9.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 22
Average salary £26,000 £22,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
185 276 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 32.92% 41.07% 41.17%
Number of salaries quoted 147 235 245
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £24,600 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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
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 27 April 2015. 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 +5 1 £26,000 +15.55%
Games
South West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Revenue Management
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 8
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Electronics
4 1 (12.50%) LAMP
4 1 (12.50%) Yii
4 1 (12.50%) Facebook
4 1 (12.50%) Twitter
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) IPTV
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (12.50%) Social Network
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Flex
4 1 (12.50%) PHP5
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) WordPress
4 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) Perl

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Installations Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) Flash
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Flex
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IPTV
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Social Network
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
1 5 (62.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Revenue Management
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) PHP5
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter