The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 159 183 174
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 74 28 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 0.54% 0.79%
As % of the General category 3.17% 1.28% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63 26 41
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2331 2183 2082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 38.01% 41.96% 37.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1771 1761 1794
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,472
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Bristol 0 20 £24,000 -36.00% 4
Dorset +13 18 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Gloucestershire +6 13 £36,500 +18.69% 4
Devon - 13 £45,000 - 3
Somerset -9 10 £48,000 +37.14% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 47 (38.84%) C#
2 42 (34.71%) .NET
3 34 (28.10%) TDD
4 33 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 32 (26.45%) C++
6 30 (24.79%) Android
6 30 (24.79%) Mobile App
7 28 (23.14%) Apple iOS
7 28 (23.14%) SQL Server
8 24 (19.83%) Computer Science
9 23 (19.01%) Scrum
9 23 (19.01%) Finance
9 23 (19.01%) JavaScript
10 22 (18.18%) MVC
10 22 (18.18%) WCF
10 22 (18.18%) Game Development
11 21 (17.36%) HTML
11 21 (17.36%) Photoshop
12 20 (16.53%) Objective-C
12 20 (16.53%) Node.js
12 20 (16.53%) KnockoutJS
12 20 (16.53%) Web Application Development
12 20 (16.53%) HTML5
12 20 (16.53%) RESTful
12 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 20 (16.53%) Software Engineering
13 19 (15.70%) CSS
14 18 (14.88%) OO
15 17 (14.05%) C
15 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 20 (16.53%) Node.js
2 7 (5.79%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (5.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.83%) WordPress
4 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (17.36%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
1 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) Internet
2 8 (6.61%) LAN
3 3 (2.48%) WAN
4 2 (1.65%) Firewall
4 2 (1.65%) IPv4
4 2 (1.65%) IPv6
4 2 (1.65%) VLAN
5 1 (0.83%) SMTP
5 1 (0.83%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (5.79%) SQLite
3 7 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.65%) MySQL
6 2 (1.65%) Big Data
6 2 (1.65%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.65%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) QlikView
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) OLAP
7 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
1 8 (6.61%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.65%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.65%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.65%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (1.65%) Moq
3 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.65%) CruiseControl
3 2 (1.65%) NUnit
4 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 23 (19.01%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Advertising
4 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.96%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (61.16%) Developer
2 25 (20.66%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Software Engineer
4 16 (13.22%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.74%) iOS Developer
6 12 (9.92%) Graduate
7 9 (7.44%) UI Developer
7 9 (7.44%) UI Programmer
8 7 (5.79%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (5.79%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Programmer
10 5 (4.13%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Games Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Project Manager
11 4 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (34.71%) .NET
2 33 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 22 (18.18%) WCF
4 21 (17.36%) HTML
5 20 (16.53%) KnockoutJS
5 20 (16.53%) HTML5
5 20 (16.53%) RESTful
5 20 (16.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (15.70%) CSS
7 17 (14.05%) jQuery
7 17 (14.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 17 (14.05%) Ninject
8 16 (13.22%) JSON
9 15 (12.40%) Web Services
9 15 (12.40%) CSS3
10 14 (11.57%) XML
11 13 (10.74%) iOS SDK
12 9 (7.44%) AngularJS
12 9 (7.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 8 (6.61%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.79%) Mobile App
2 24 (19.83%) Computer Science
3 16 (13.22%) iPhone
4 11 (9.09%) Mobile Games
5 5 (4.13%) Physics
6 3 (2.48%) DTV
7 2 (1.65%) W3C
7 2 (1.65%) Xbox
7 2 (1.65%) Open Source
7 2 (1.65%) Social Media
7 2 (1.65%) Social Network
8 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Android
2 28 (23.14%) Apple iOS
3 13 (10.74%) Mac OS X
4 10 (8.26%) Windows
5 4 (3.31%) Linux
6 2 (1.65%) Fedora
6 2 (1.65%) SUSE
6 2 (1.65%) Debian
6 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.65%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.65%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (28.10%) TDD
2 23 (19.01%) Scrum
3 22 (18.18%) MVC
3 22 (18.18%) Game Development
4 20 (16.53%) Web Application Development
4 20 (16.53%) Software Engineering
5 18 (14.88%) OO
6 17 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (14.05%) Dependency Injection
6 17 (14.05%) Domain-Driven Design
7 13 (10.74%) iOS Development
8 12 (9.92%) Mobile Application Development
9 10 (8.26%) Memory Management
10 9 (7.44%) OOD
11 8 (6.61%) Project Management
12 7 (5.79%) OOA/OOD
12 7 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.13%) BDD
13 5 (4.13%) Data Modelling
14 4 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (38.84%) C#
2 32 (26.45%) C++
3 23 (19.01%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.53%) Objective-C
5 17 (14.05%) C
6 13 (10.74%) SQL
7 10 (8.26%) Python
8 8 (6.61%) Ruby
9 6 (4.96%) Java
10 4 (3.31%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.31%) PHP
10 4 (3.31%) VB
10 4 (3.31%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.65%) Perl
11 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.83%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (12.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) Google
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.61%) Adobe
4 3 (2.48%) Twitter
4 3 (2.48%) SAP
4 3 (2.48%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.65%) VMware
5 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.65%) Intel
6 1 (0.83%) Facebook
6 1 (0.83%) Tableau
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
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