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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 189 203 173
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Permanent jobs citing Games 66 43 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.73% 1.06%
As % of the General category 2.94% 2.04% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 60 39 52
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £29,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,500 £45,000
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
2244 2108 2223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 39.41% 35.80% 41.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1775 1677 1805
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +10.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £28,840 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Bristol +20 33 £40,000 -34.69% 4
Devon +11 13 £45,000 -7.69% 2
Dorset - 8 £37,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -8 6 £60,000 +33.33%
Wiltshire +3 4 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Somerset -11 2 £45,000 +50.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.83%) AngularJS
3 40 (33.90%) .NET
4 38 (32.20%) C#
5 37 (31.36%) Software Engineering
6 36 (30.51%) JavaScript
7 33 (27.97%) HTML
7 33 (27.97%) Android
8 32 (27.12%) TDD
9 31 (26.27%) SQL
10 30 (25.42%) Apple iOS
10 30 (25.42%) Node.js
11 29 (24.58%) Java
11 29 (24.58%) MVC
12 28 (23.73%) HTML5
13 26 (22.03%) Windows
13 26 (22.03%) OO
14 25 (21.19%) C++
14 25 (21.19%) PHP
14 25 (21.19%) Xbox
15 22 (18.64%) CSS
16 21 (17.80%) SQL Server
17 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
17 19 (16.10%) Degree
17 19 (16.10%) NoSQL
18 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
18 18 (15.25%) Python
19 17 (14.41%) Open Source
19 17 (14.41%) Game Development
19 17 (14.41%) MongoDB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (25.42%) Node.js
2 15 (12.71%) CMS
3 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (3.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.54%) Maya
4 2 (1.69%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.69%) MS Project
4 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.85%) Swift 3D
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.17%) Internet
2 9 (7.63%) HTTP
3 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (1.69%) Firewall
4 2 (1.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.10%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.41%) MongoDB
4 15 (12.71%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (11.02%) SQLite
7 9 (7.63%) MySQL
8 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.69%) Big Data
9 2 (1.69%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.69%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.69%) Redis
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.85%) Lumira
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.85%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.85%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (15.25%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.47%) Grunt
2 10 (8.47%) gulp
3 9 (7.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.69%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.69%) NetBeans
4 2 (1.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 7 (5.93%) Marketing
2 6 (5.08%) Finance
3 5 (4.24%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.39%) Advertising
4 4 (3.39%) Electronics
4 4 (3.39%) Law
4 4 (3.39%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 73 (61.86%) Developer
2 21 (17.80%) Software Engineer
3 20 (16.95%) .NET Developer
4 15 (12.71%) JavaScript Developer
4 15 (12.71%) Software Developer
5 13 (11.02%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Applications Developer
6 10 (8.47%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Android Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Android Software Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) iOS Software Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Objective-C Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Programmer
7 7 (5.93%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (39.83%) AngularJS
2 40 (33.90%) .NET
3 33 (27.97%) HTML
4 28 (23.73%) HTML5
5 22 (18.64%) CSS
6 19 (16.10%) ASP.NET
7 15 (12.71%) Ajax
7 15 (12.71%) Backbone.js
8 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 14 (11.86%) WCF
9 13 (11.02%) Django
9 13 (11.02%) RESTful
10 12 (10.17%) React
11 10 (8.47%) JSON
12 9 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (6.78%) KnockoutJS
14 7 (5.93%) Web Services
15 5 (4.24%) .NET Framework
15 5 (4.24%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.19%) Xbox
2 13 (11.02%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.63%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.24%) Social Media
5 4 (3.39%) Blog
6 3 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.54%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.54%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.54%) SCORM
7 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.69%) Animation
7 2 (1.69%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.69%) FMCG
7 2 (1.69%) Physics
7 2 (1.69%) PlayStation
7 2 (1.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.85%) Online Games
8 1 (0.85%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.97%) Android
2 30 (25.42%) Apple iOS
3 26 (22.03%) Windows
4 15 (12.71%) Linux
5 12 (10.17%) Windows 8
5 12 (10.17%) Windows Phone
6 7 (5.93%) Windows Server
7 5 (4.24%) Windows CE
8 2 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.85%) CentOS
9 1 (0.85%) Fedora
9 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.36%) Software Engineering
3 32 (27.12%) TDD
4 29 (24.58%) MVC
5 26 (22.03%) OO
6 17 (14.41%) Game Development
6 17 (14.41%) Open Source
7 14 (11.86%) BDD
7 14 (11.86%) Web Application Development
8 13 (11.02%) Android Development
8 13 (11.02%) Mobile Application Development
8 13 (11.02%) Scrum
9 11 (9.32%) Analytics
9 11 (9.32%) CQRS
9 11 (9.32%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (8.47%) Data Analytics
10 10 (8.47%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (8.47%) Web Development
11 9 (7.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.20%) C#
2 36 (30.51%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.27%) SQL
4 29 (24.58%) Java
5 25 (21.19%) C++
5 25 (21.19%) PHP
6 18 (15.25%) Python
7 14 (11.86%) Objective-C
8 9 (7.63%) Ruby
8 9 (7.63%) Scala
9 7 (5.93%) XAML
10 6 (5.08%) Clojure
10 6 (5.08%) Haskell
11 4 (3.39%) C
11 4 (3.39%) Groovy
12 2 (1.69%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.69%) Lua
12 2 (1.69%) Perl
12 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (16.10%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.69%) CCNA
3 2 (1.69%) CCNP
3 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.69%) ISEB
3 2 (1.69%) MCSE
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.85%) Ansible
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (10.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.93%) Xamarin
3 5 (4.24%) Adobe
4 4 (3.39%) SAP
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle
6 2 (1.69%) Cisco
6 2 (1.69%) Dell
6 2 (1.69%) Google
6 2 (1.69%) HP
6 2 (1.69%) Intel
6 2 (1.69%) Kenexa
6 2 (1.69%) McAfee
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix
7 1 (0.85%) Perforce
7 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.85%) Sybase
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
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