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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 134 167 176
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +9
Permanent jobs citing Games 114 68 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 1.11% 0.79%
As % of the General category 5.16% 2.93% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 75 57 38
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 £25,600 £24,000 £31,050
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
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
2210 2322 2179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.52% 38.07% 41.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1727 1710 1816
Average salary £41,250 £41,571 £38,472
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.77% +8.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,500
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 6 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 6 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 +10 43 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Devon +12 39 £45,000 -14.28%
Gloucestershire +2 19 £57,500 +57.53% 1
Wiltshire - 7 £26,500 -
Dorset -7 4 £30,000 -20.00%
Somerset +6 1 £30,000 -29.82%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 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 70 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.00%) Linux
3 48 (28.24%) IBM
3 48 (28.24%) VMware
4 45 (26.47%) Software Engineering
4 45 (26.47%) Google
5 39 (22.94%) Degree
5 39 (22.94%) Cisco
6 37 (21.76%) Java
7 36 (21.18%) C#
7 36 (21.18%) Windows
8 35 (20.59%) RESTful
8 35 (20.59%) Xbox
9 32 (18.82%) C++
9 32 (18.82%) Computer Science
10 30 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 29 (17.06%) HTML
12 28 (16.47%) PHP
13 26 (15.29%) SQL Server
13 26 (15.29%) TDD
14 25 (14.71%) AngularJS
15 24 (14.12%) .NET
16 22 (12.94%) Scrum
16 22 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (12.94%) HTML5
17 21 (12.35%) Retail
17 21 (12.35%) Web Services
17 21 (12.35%) E-Commerce
18 20 (11.76%) Python
18 20 (11.76%) ITIL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 13 (7.65%) Node.js
2 12 (7.06%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.88%) IIS
4 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.76%) JBoss
5 3 (1.76%) WordPress
5 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.59%) Moodle
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.59%) Kinematics
6 1 (0.59%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.59%) Drupal
6 1 (0.59%) Mule
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.65%) MS Visio
2 13 (7.65%) MS Project
3 5 (2.94%) MS Office
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.59%) Simulink
5 1 (0.59%) Maya
5 1 (0.59%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 12 (7.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.35%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.41%) HTTP
2 10 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) MySQL
3 8 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.35%) Big Data
5 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.35%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.76%) SQLite
6 3 (1.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.71%) Maven
4 5 (2.94%) JIRA
4 5 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 5 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.94%) Gradle
5 4 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.35%) NetBeans
5 4 (2.35%) NUnit
5 4 (2.35%) CruiseControl
5 4 (2.35%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (2.35%) Moq
6 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.59%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.59%) Selenium
7 1 (0.59%) PHPUnit
General
1 21 (12.35%) Retail
2 17 (10.00%) Finance
3 15 (8.82%) Marketing
4 14 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 14 (8.24%) Manufacturing
5 12 (7.06%) Electronics
6 7 (4.12%) Advertising
7 2 (1.18%) Military
8 1 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 92 (54.12%) Developer
2 37 (21.76%) Software Developer
3 21 (12.35%) Software Engineer
4 20 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (11.76%) Administrator
5 15 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 14 (8.24%) JavaScript Developer
7 13 (7.65%) Analyst
7 13 (7.65%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.88%) Applications Developer
8 10 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.88%) PHP Developer
8 10 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
8 10 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
9 9 (5.29%) E-Commerce Manager
9 9 (5.29%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 8 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.59%) RESTful
2 29 (17.06%) HTML
3 25 (14.71%) AngularJS
4 24 (14.12%) .NET
5 22 (12.94%) HTML5
6 21 (12.35%) Web Services
7 20 (11.76%) CSS
8 19 (11.18%) JSON
9 13 (7.65%) Ajax
9 13 (7.65%) CSS3
9 13 (7.65%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (7.06%) Backbone.js
10 12 (7.06%) React
11 10 (5.88%) XML
12 9 (5.29%) LAMP
12 9 (5.29%) ASP.NET
13 8 (4.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 8 (4.71%) Qt
13 8 (4.71%) REST
14 7 (4.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.59%) Xbox
2 32 (18.82%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.06%) DTV
4 11 (6.47%) Mathematics
4 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.12%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.94%) User Experience
7 5 (2.94%) iPad
7 5 (2.94%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.35%) Physics
8 4 (2.35%) Mobile Games
8 4 (2.35%) Animation
9 3 (1.76%) Social Network
10 2 (1.18%) iPhone
10 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.18%) Social Media
11 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.00%) Linux
2 36 (21.18%) Windows
3 20 (11.76%) Android
4 19 (11.18%) Apple iOS
5 15 (8.82%) Windows Phone
5 15 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (8.24%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.29%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.76%) UNIX
10 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (26.47%) Software Engineering
3 26 (15.29%) TDD
4 22 (12.94%) Scrum
5 21 (12.35%) E-Commerce
6 20 (11.76%) ITIL
6 20 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 20 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 20 (11.76%) SDLC
7 18 (10.59%) Game Development
8 16 (9.41%) DevOps
9 14 (8.24%) Project Management
10 13 (7.65%) Programme Management
10 13 (7.65%) OO
10 13 (7.65%) Digital Marketing
11 12 (7.06%) System Testing
11 12 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (6.47%) iOS Development
13 10 (5.88%) OOD
13 10 (5.88%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.76%) Java
2 36 (21.18%) C#
3 32 (18.82%) C++
4 30 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 28 (16.47%) PHP
6 20 (11.76%) Python
7 13 (7.65%) C
8 11 (6.47%) Ruby
9 10 (5.88%) XAML
9 10 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 9 (5.29%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.71%) SQL
12 7 (4.12%) Perl
13 4 (2.35%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.35%) Clojure
14 3 (1.76%) Scala
14 3 (1.76%) Haskell
14 3 (1.76%) Ada
14 3 (1.76%) Fortran
15 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (22.94%) Degree
2 7 (4.12%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.59%) QA
1 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.82%) XenApp
3 10 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (8.82%) Puppet
2 5 (2.94%) Graphite
Vendors
1 48 (28.24%) IBM
1 48 (28.24%) VMware
2 45 (26.47%) Google
3 39 (22.94%) Cisco
4 16 (9.41%) Citrix
4 16 (9.41%) Oracle
5 12 (7.06%) SAP
6 10 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.88%) Xamarin
7 9 (5.29%) ATG
7 9 (5.29%) hybris
7 9 (5.29%) RedPrairie
7 9 (5.29%) Demandware
8 2 (1.18%) Facebook
8 2 (1.18%) Twitter
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) Kenexa
9 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft
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