The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 142 155 190
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 106 75 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.82% 1.23% 0.57%
As % of the General category 4.75% 3.22% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 84 62 28
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Games
England

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

General Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2232 2328 2197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 38.29% 38.11% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1787 1754 1783
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Games
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Games Salary Trend in the South West

Games
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in the South West

Games
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Bristol +18 52 £42,500 +77.08% 2
Devon -1 24 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Gloucestershire -11 18 £52,000 +42.46% 2
Wiltshire - 6 £25,000 -
Dorset -11 4 £30,000 -20.00%
Somerset +7 1 £30,000 -37.50% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 79 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.42%) Software Engineering
3 52 (28.57%) Linux
4 48 (26.37%) IBM
4 48 (26.37%) VMware
4 48 (26.37%) Xbox
5 45 (24.73%) Windows
6 44 (24.18%) Java
6 44 (24.18%) Google
7 43 (23.63%) C#
8 42 (23.08%) Degree
9 39 (21.43%) Cisco
10 36 (19.78%) RESTful
11 33 (18.13%) Computer Science
11 33 (18.13%) C++
12 32 (17.58%) JavaScript
13 31 (17.03%) HTML
14 30 (16.48%) TDD
15 28 (15.38%) Android
15 28 (15.38%) PHP
15 28 (15.38%) .NET
15 28 (15.38%) Apple iOS
15 28 (15.38%) AngularJS
16 25 (13.74%) HTML5
17 24 (13.19%) Windows Phone
17 24 (13.19%) SQL Server
17 24 (13.19%) Unit Testing
18 23 (12.64%) Retail
18 23 (12.64%) Windows 8
18 23 (12.64%) SDLC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 15 (8.24%) Node.js
2 12 (6.59%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.49%) IIS
4 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.65%) JBoss
5 3 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.10%) WordPress
7 1 (0.55%) Moodle
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.55%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.55%) Mule
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.24%) MS Visio
2 15 (8.24%) MS Project
3 5 (2.75%) MS Office
4 2 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.55%) Simulink
5 1 (0.55%) Maya
5 1 (0.55%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 14 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.20%) Google App Engine
3 3 (1.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) HTTP
2 10 (5.49%) DNS
3 7 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.69%) MySQL
3 11 (6.04%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.40%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.65%) SQLite
6 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.40%) Maven
4 6 (3.30%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.75%) JIRA
5 5 (2.75%) NetBeans
5 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.75%) Gradle
6 2 (1.10%) Selenium
6 2 (1.10%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.55%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.55%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.55%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.55%) Moq
7 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.55%) NUnit
7 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 23 (12.64%) Retail
2 19 (10.44%) Finance
3 16 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 16 (8.79%) Manufacturing
4 15 (8.24%) Marketing
5 14 (7.69%) Electronics
6 6 (3.30%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) Military
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 100 (54.95%) Developer
2 43 (23.63%) Software Developer
3 28 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 20 (10.99%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (10.99%) Administrator
5 17 (9.34%) JavaScript Developer
6 16 (8.79%) Applications Developer
7 15 (8.24%) Project Manager
8 13 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.14%) Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.49%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (5.49%) Windows Administrator
9 10 (5.49%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.95%) E-Commerce Manager
10 9 (4.95%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 9 (4.95%) Java Developer
11 8 (4.40%) Lead Developer
11 8 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (19.78%) RESTful
2 31 (17.03%) HTML
3 28 (15.38%) .NET
3 28 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 25 (13.74%) HTML5
5 22 (12.09%) CSS
6 20 (10.99%) Web Services
6 20 (10.99%) JSON
7 16 (8.79%) Ajax
7 16 (8.79%) CSS3
8 15 (8.24%) Backbone.js
8 15 (8.24%) KnockoutJS
8 15 (8.24%) React
9 10 (5.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 10 (5.49%) XML
9 10 (5.49%) ASP.NET
10 8 (4.40%) Qt
11 6 (3.30%) Spring
11 6 (3.30%) jQuery
11 6 (3.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (26.37%) Xbox
2 33 (18.13%) Computer Science
3 14 (7.69%) DTV
4 11 (6.04%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.85%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.75%) Mobile Games
8 5 (2.75%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.20%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.20%) User Experience
9 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.20%) Animation
9 4 (2.20%) iPad
9 4 (2.20%) Physics
10 3 (1.65%) Social Network
11 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.55%) Photography
12 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 52 (28.57%) Linux
2 45 (24.73%) Windows
3 28 (15.38%) Android
3 28 (15.38%) Apple iOS
4 24 (13.19%) Windows Phone
5 23 (12.64%) Windows 8
6 15 (8.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (4.95%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.20%) UNIX
10 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.42%) Software Engineering
3 30 (16.48%) TDD
4 24 (13.19%) Unit Testing
5 23 (12.64%) SDLC
6 21 (11.54%) Scrum
7 20 (10.99%) ITIL
7 20 (10.99%) E-Commerce
7 20 (10.99%) Configuration Management
8 18 (9.89%) Game Development
9 17 (9.34%) System Testing
9 17 (9.34%) iOS Development
10 16 (8.79%) Android Development
10 16 (8.79%) MVVM
11 15 (8.24%) Project Management
11 15 (8.24%) Programme Management
12 14 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
12 14 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (7.69%) DevOps
13 11 (6.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.18%) Java
2 43 (23.63%) C#
3 33 (18.13%) C++
4 32 (17.58%) JavaScript
5 28 (15.38%) PHP
6 20 (10.99%) Python
7 16 (8.79%) XAML
8 12 (6.59%) C
9 10 (5.49%) PowerShell
10 9 (4.95%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.40%) Ruby
11 8 (4.40%) SQL
12 7 (3.85%) Clojure
13 6 (3.30%) Scala
13 6 (3.30%) Perl
13 6 (3.30%) Haskell
14 4 (2.20%) Objective-C
14 4 (2.20%) Ada
15 3 (1.65%) Fortran
16 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (23.08%) Degree
2 7 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.24%) XenApp
3 10 (5.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (8.24%) Puppet
2 5 (2.75%) Graphite
Vendors
1 48 (26.37%) IBM
1 48 (26.37%) VMware
2 44 (24.18%) Google
3 39 (21.43%) Cisco
4 16 (8.79%) Citrix
4 16 (8.79%) Xamarin
4 16 (8.79%) Oracle
5 14 (7.69%) SAP
6 10 (5.49%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.49%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.95%) ATG
7 9 (4.95%) hybris
7 9 (4.95%) RedPrairie
7 9 (4.95%) Demandware
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe
8 1 (0.55%) Kenexa
8 1 (0.55%) MuleSoft
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