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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 73 103 84
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -19
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.13% 0.16% 0.34%
As % of the General category 4.84% 0.40% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 3
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
517 506 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 44.08% 41.71% 41.12%
Number of salaries quoted 421 449 297
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
Cardiff +18 24 £38,750 +0.64% 3
Bridgend - 1 £32,500 -
Games
Wales

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 22 (44.90%) Degree
2 21 (42.86%) Java
3 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.61%) TDD
4 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
4 15 (30.61%) SOAP
4 15 (30.61%) SoapUI
5 13 (26.53%) DevOps
5 13 (26.53%) User Experience
5 13 (26.53%) Finance
5 13 (26.53%) Scrum
6 12 (24.49%) C#
6 12 (24.49%) BDD
7 11 (22.45%) C++
8 10 (20.41%) Web Services
8 10 (20.41%) DB2
8 10 (20.41%) JUnit
8 10 (20.41%) Oracle
8 10 (20.41%) Subversion
8 10 (20.41%) Spring
8 10 (20.41%) Hibernate
8 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
9 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (16.33%) Ruby
10 8 (16.33%) Python
11 7 (14.29%) OOP
11 7 (14.29%) ISEB
11 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 7 (14.29%) PHP
11 7 (14.29%) TOWER Software

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (14.29%) Node.js
2 5 (10.20%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Dropbox
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
1 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) DB2
2 10 (20.41%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (14.29%) Big Data
3 7 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (30.61%) SoapUI
2 10 (20.41%) JUnit
2 10 (20.41%) Subversion
3 5 (10.20%) ClearQuest
4 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) French Language
2 5 (10.20%) Italian Language
2 5 (10.20%) Portuguese Language
2 5 (10.20%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Java Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Software Developer
3 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Pricing Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) Designer
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Scrum Master
5 3 (6.12%) Games Designer
5 3 (6.12%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.08%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Designer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Games Designer
6 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.04%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Digital Designer
7 1 (2.04%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.04%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) SOAP
2 10 (20.41%) Hibernate
2 10 (20.41%) Spring
2 10 (20.41%) Web Services
3 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (10.20%) WCF
3 5 (10.20%) XML
4 3 (6.12%) DirectX
5 2 (4.08%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) User Experience
2 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.08%) Statistics
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) Social Media
5 1 (2.04%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) TDD
3 13 (26.53%) DevOps
3 13 (26.53%) Scrum
4 12 (24.49%) BDD
5 7 (14.29%) OOP
6 6 (12.24%) OO
7 5 (10.20%) Analytics
7 5 (10.20%) CQRS
7 5 (10.20%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (10.20%) MVC
7 5 (10.20%) Web Application Development
8 3 (6.12%) ATDD
8 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.12%) User Stories
9 2 (4.08%) Project Management
10 1 (2.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 12 (24.49%) C#
3 11 (22.45%) C++
4 8 (16.33%) Python
4 8 (16.33%) Ruby
5 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (14.29%) PHP
6 5 (10.20%) SQL
7 2 (4.08%) Delphi
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) ISEB
3 5 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe
3 1 (2.04%) Google
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