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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 171 171 153
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Permanent jobs citing Games 73 49 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.86% 1.32%
As % of the General category 3.22% 2.16% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 49 47 61
Average salary £43,750 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
2269 2266 2007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.70% 39.65% 37.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1668 1741 1631
Average salary £41,375 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.43% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 - 27 £45,000 - 8
Gloucestershire -4 21 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wiltshire +12 12 £38,250 +9.28% 1
Bristol -18 10 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Dorset -19 3 £36,500 -10.97% 1
Somerset +6 1 £26,000 +15.55%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 45 (36.29%) Linux
2 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (26.61%) Google
4 30 (24.19%) RESTful
4 30 (24.19%) C#
4 30 (24.19%) PHP
5 29 (23.39%) SQL Server
6 27 (21.77%) Windows
6 27 (21.77%) IBM
6 27 (21.77%) TDD
7 26 (20.97%) HTML
8 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
8 23 (18.55%) .NET
8 23 (18.55%) VMware
9 22 (17.74%) Cisco
9 22 (17.74%) Degree
10 20 (16.13%) Git (software)
10 20 (16.13%) OO
10 20 (16.13%) CSS
11 19 (15.32%) Scrum
11 19 (15.32%) JSON
11 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (13.71%) Unit Testing
13 16 (12.90%) LAMP
13 16 (12.90%) Android
13 16 (12.90%) WCF
13 16 (12.90%) Mobile App
14 15 (12.10%) DevOps
14 15 (12.10%) Marketing
14 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (9.68%) Node.js
2 10 (8.06%) WordPress
3 8 (6.45%) IIS
3 8 (6.45%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.84%) Apache
4 6 (4.84%) nginx
5 4 (3.23%) CMS
6 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.42%) JBoss
6 3 (2.42%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.81%) Moodle
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.81%) Drupal
7 1 (0.81%) Mule
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.65%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.65%) MS Project
3 5 (4.03%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.42%) Maya
5 3 (2.42%) 3ds Max
5 3 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.23%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) DNS
2 7 (5.65%) HTTP
3 3 (2.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) SMS
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) MySQL
3 7 (5.65%) Big Data
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.65%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.23%) SQLite
4 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 7 (5.65%) SpecFlow
3 7 (5.65%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (5.65%) Moq
3 7 (5.65%) NUnit
3 7 (5.65%) CruiseControl
3 7 (5.65%) TeamCity
4 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.81%) JUnit
7 1 (0.81%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.81%) PHPUnit
General
1 15 (12.10%) Marketing
2 12 (9.68%) Retail
3 10 (8.06%) Finance
4 7 (5.65%) Electronics
4 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.42%) Advertising
5 3 (2.42%) Military
5 3 (2.42%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 81 (65.32%) Developer
2 23 (18.55%) PHP Developer
3 17 (13.71%) Software Developer
4 12 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (9.68%) Administrator
5 10 (8.06%) Web Developer
6 9 (7.26%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
8 7 (5.65%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Installations Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) E-Commerce Manager
10 5 (4.03%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.19%) RESTful
2 26 (20.97%) HTML
3 23 (18.55%) .NET
4 20 (16.13%) CSS
5 19 (15.32%) JSON
6 16 (12.90%) WCF
6 16 (12.90%) LAMP
7 15 (12.10%) HTML5
8 14 (11.29%) AngularJS
9 13 (10.48%) ASP.NET
10 12 (9.68%) Web Services
11 11 (8.87%) REST
11 11 (8.87%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (8.06%) SOAP
13 7 (5.65%) MSMQ
13 7 (5.65%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (5.65%) CSS3
13 7 (5.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 14 (11.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.06%) iPhone
5 8 (6.45%) Mathematics
5 8 (6.45%) Management Information System
6 7 (5.65%) Xbox
6 7 (5.65%) iPad
7 6 (4.84%) DTV
8 5 (4.03%) Animation
9 4 (3.23%) Blackberry
9 4 (3.23%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.23%) User Experience
10 3 (2.42%) Mobile Games
10 3 (2.42%) SCORM
10 3 (2.42%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.61%) Social Network
11 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.61%) Social Media
12 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (36.29%) Linux
2 27 (21.77%) Windows
3 16 (12.90%) Android
4 13 (10.48%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (7.26%) Apple iOS
6 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.65%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.84%) Windows Phone
9 3 (2.42%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.77%) TDD
3 20 (16.13%) OO
4 19 (15.32%) Scrum
5 17 (13.71%) Unit Testing
6 15 (12.10%) DevOps
6 15 (12.10%) Software Engineering
6 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
6 15 (12.10%) HOOD
7 14 (11.29%) MVC
8 13 (10.48%) OOP
9 12 (9.68%) ITIL
9 12 (9.68%) Project Management
9 12 (9.68%) BDD
10 11 (8.87%) Game Development
11 9 (7.26%) Web Application Development
11 9 (7.26%) Domain-Driven Design
12 8 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
12 8 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (6.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.19%) C#
1 30 (24.19%) PHP
2 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.10%) Java
4 12 (9.68%) C++
5 10 (8.06%) C
6 9 (7.26%) Python
7 7 (5.65%) Ruby
7 7 (5.65%) SQL
8 6 (4.84%) Objective-C
9 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.61%) XAML
12 1 (0.81%) PHP5
12 1 (0.81%) Ada
12 1 (0.81%) Perl
12 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (17.74%) Degree
2 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) XenApp
2 9 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (26.61%) Google
2 27 (21.77%) IBM
3 23 (18.55%) VMware
4 22 (17.74%) Cisco
5 13 (10.48%) Citrix
6 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.26%) Oracle
8 8 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.84%) SAP
10 5 (4.03%) ATG
10 5 (4.03%) hybris
10 5 (4.03%) RedPrairie
10 5 (4.03%) Demandware
11 4 (3.23%) Adobe
12 3 (2.42%) Kenexa
13 2 (1.61%) Facebook
13 2 (1.61%) Twitter
13 2 (1.61%) Xamarin
14 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator
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