The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 97 91 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.16% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the General category 0.39% 0.97% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Games
Wales

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

General Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
519 412 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 41.79% 36.43% 26.63%
Number of salaries quoted 446 353 251
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,900 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Games
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Games Salary Trend in South Wales

Games
Top 22 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (100.00%) Military
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Multicast
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Multicast
General
1 2 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) C++ Team Leader
1 2 (100.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) DirectX
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (100.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft