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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 138 159 151
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 106 68 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.87% 1.15% 1.11%
As % of the General category 5.23% 2.93% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 68 61 54
Average salary £42,500 £36,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.43% +2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2028 2321 2105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 35.81% 39.11% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1565 1729 1737
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 May 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 May 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
Devon +21 39 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Bristol +2 30 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Gloucestershire -9 20 £65,000 +78.08% 4
Wiltshire - 10 £40,250 - 4
Dorset -1 6 £33,250 -16.87%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 54 (36.24%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.21%) Linux
3 39 (26.17%) IBM
4 37 (24.83%) Google
5 36 (24.16%) VMware
6 35 (23.49%) Degree
7 32 (21.48%) Software Engineering
7 32 (21.48%) C#
8 31 (20.81%) PHP
8 31 (20.81%) RESTful
9 30 (20.13%) Cisco
10 29 (19.46%) Windows
11 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
12 26 (17.45%) HTML
13 25 (16.78%) JavaScript
14 24 (16.11%) Java
14 24 (16.11%) TDD
15 22 (14.77%) Scrum
15 22 (14.77%) .NET
15 22 (14.77%) Xbox
16 21 (14.09%) AngularJS
16 21 (14.09%) E-Commerce
16 21 (14.09%) Computer Science
16 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
17 20 (13.42%) Git (software)
17 20 (13.42%) ITIL
17 20 (13.42%) HTML5
18 19 (12.75%) C++
18 19 (12.75%) Retail
19 18 (12.08%) JSON

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (8.05%) WebSphere
2 11 (7.38%) Node.js
3 10 (6.71%) IIS
4 4 (2.68%) CMS
4 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.68%) WordPress
5 3 (2.01%) JBoss
5 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) Mule
6 1 (0.67%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) Moodle
6 1 (0.67%) Drupal
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.67%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 17 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.38%) MS Project
2 11 (7.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.36%) MS Office
3 5 (3.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.68%) Maya
4 4 (2.68%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 10 (6.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.68%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.71%) HTTP
1 10 (6.71%) DNS
2 5 (3.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.71%) MySQL
3 6 (4.03%) NoSQL
3 6 (4.03%) Hadoop
3 6 (4.03%) Big Data
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.68%) SQLite
5 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (13.42%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.70%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (4.03%) Moq
4 6 (4.03%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.03%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.03%) CruiseControl
4 6 (4.03%) NUnit
4 6 (4.03%) Maven
4 6 (4.03%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.36%) Gradle
6 3 (2.01%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.34%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.67%) Selenium
8 1 (0.67%) Subversion
8 1 (0.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 19 (12.75%) Retail
2 15 (10.07%) Finance
3 14 (9.40%) Marketing
4 12 (8.05%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.05%) Manufacturing
5 11 (7.38%) Electronics
6 5 (3.36%) Advertising
6 5 (3.36%) Military
7 4 (2.68%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (53.02%) Developer
2 24 (16.11%) Software Developer
3 18 (12.08%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (12.08%) Administrator
4 16 (10.74%) PHP Developer
5 15 (10.07%) Software Engineer
6 13 (8.72%) Analyst
6 13 (8.72%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 10 (6.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.71%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (6.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 10 (6.71%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (6.04%) E-Commerce Manager
9 9 (6.04%) E-Commerce Project Manager
9 9 (6.04%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.37%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.70%) Java Developer
12 6 (4.03%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.81%) RESTful
2 26 (17.45%) HTML
3 22 (14.77%) .NET
4 21 (14.09%) AngularJS
5 20 (13.42%) HTML5
6 18 (12.08%) JSON
7 17 (11.41%) CSS
8 14 (9.40%) LAMP
9 12 (8.05%) Web Services
10 11 (7.38%) KnockoutJS
11 10 (6.71%) REST
11 10 (6.71%) CSS3
11 10 (6.71%) Ajax
12 9 (6.04%) ASP.NET
12 9 (6.04%) Backbone.js
12 9 (6.04%) React
13 8 (5.37%) SOAP
13 8 (5.37%) WCF
14 7 (4.70%) jQuery
15 6 (4.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.77%) Xbox
2 21 (14.09%) Computer Science
3 16 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.38%) Mathematics
5 10 (6.71%) Management Information System
5 10 (6.71%) DTV
6 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.03%) Animation
8 5 (3.36%) iPad
8 5 (3.36%) User Experience
9 4 (2.68%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.68%) Mobile Games
9 4 (2.68%) SCORM
9 4 (2.68%) Learning Management System
10 3 (2.01%) iPhone
10 3 (2.01%) Social Network
10 3 (2.01%) Physics
10 3 (2.01%) Visualisation
10 3 (2.01%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.21%) Linux
2 29 (19.46%) Windows
3 15 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (10.07%) Android
4 13 (8.72%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.04%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.04%) Windows Phone
6 8 (5.37%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.67%) UNIX
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.24%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (21.48%) Software Engineering
3 24 (16.11%) TDD
4 22 (14.77%) Scrum
5 21 (14.09%) E-Commerce
5 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
6 20 (13.42%) ITIL
7 18 (12.08%) Configuration Management
7 18 (12.08%) DevOps
8 16 (10.74%) Game Development
9 14 (9.40%) SDLC
10 13 (8.72%) HOOD
11 12 (8.05%) Project Management
11 12 (8.05%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (7.38%) Programme Management
13 10 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (6.71%) OO
14 9 (6.04%) Logistics
14 9 (6.04%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (6.04%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.48%) C#
2 31 (20.81%) PHP
3 25 (16.78%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.11%) Java
5 19 (12.75%) C++
6 15 (10.07%) Python
7 12 (8.05%) C
8 10 (6.71%) Ruby
9 9 (6.04%) SQL
10 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.03%) XAML
11 6 (4.03%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.36%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.01%) Perl
14 2 (1.34%) Clojure
15 1 (0.67%) Scala
15 1 (0.67%) Haskell
15 1 (0.67%) PHP5
15 1 (0.67%) Ada
15 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 35 (23.49%) Degree
2 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
2 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (10.07%) XenApp
2 12 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (8.72%) Puppet
2 3 (2.01%) Graphite
Vendors
1 39 (26.17%) IBM
2 37 (24.83%) Google
3 36 (24.16%) VMware
4 30 (20.13%) Cisco
5 16 (10.74%) Citrix
6 13 (8.72%) Oracle
7 10 (6.71%) SAP
7 10 (6.71%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.04%) ATG
8 9 (6.04%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.04%) Demandware
8 9 (6.04%) hybris
8 9 (6.04%) RedPrairie
9 6 (4.03%) Xamarin
10 4 (2.68%) Kenexa
10 4 (2.68%) Adobe
11 2 (1.34%) Facebook
11 2 (1.34%) Twitter
12 1 (0.67%) MuleSoft
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