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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 90 98 74
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.35% 0.52% 0.78%
As % of the General category 0.85% 1.29% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 7
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
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
470 466 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 41.48% 40.63% 34.34%
Number of salaries quoted 411 417 288
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,129 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £60,000
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 19 December 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 19 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
Torfaen - 2 £46,250 -
Cardiff -1 1 £27,500 -31.25%
Monmouthshire - 1 £37,500 -
Games
Wales

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Degree
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Time Management
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Change Management
5 5 (41.67%) Sage
5 5 (41.67%) CRM
5 5 (41.67%) ERP
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) VB
5 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 3 (25.00%) Big Data
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (25.00%) Java
6 3 (25.00%) Android
7 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 2 (16.67%) PHP
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) CQRS
7 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
7 2 (16.67%) Mobile Marketing
7 2 (16.67%) Android Development
7 2 (16.67%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

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