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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 79 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.74% 0.66% 1.27%
As % of the General category 2.16% 1.91% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 13
Average salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
371 418 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 34.23% 34.43% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 331 368 286
Average salary £37,000 £37,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in South Wales

Games
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Monmouthshire - 6 £30,000 -
Cardiff -10 1 £27,500 -14.06%
Torfaen - 1 £45,000 -
Games
Wales

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 9 (75.00%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 8 (66.67%) Internet
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) Time Management
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) ERP
5 5 (41.67%) CRM
5 5 (41.67%) Change Management
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) VB
5 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (41.67%) Sage
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) MVC
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) PHP
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) WCF
7 2 (16.67%) Marketing
7 2 (16.67%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Programmer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Programmer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mac Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Research Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Market Research Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) WCF
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Interactive TV
1 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (41.67%) ERP
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (16.67%) CQRS
4 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Game Development
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) Market Research
5 1 (8.33%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Sage