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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 147 173 186
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +13
Permanent jobs citing Games 81 35 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the General category 3.58% 1.63% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 68 31 30
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +18.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
2262 2152 2134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.67% 42.50% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1739 1720 1831
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 29 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 29 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 +4 32 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Dorset +7 14 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Somerset -8 13 £50,000 +42.85%
Devon - 13 £40,000 - 1
Wiltshire -10 7 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Gloucestershire -5 1 £55,000 +78.86% 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 64 (42.95%) C#
2 57 (38.26%) .NET
3 50 (33.56%) TDD
4 43 (28.86%) ASP.NET
5 40 (26.85%) Mobile App
6 37 (24.83%) SQL Server
6 37 (24.83%) C++
7 36 (24.16%) Android
8 34 (22.82%) WCF
8 34 (22.82%) HTML
9 32 (21.48%) Finance
9 32 (21.48%) OO
9 32 (21.48%) Computer Science
10 31 (20.81%) Apple iOS
11 30 (20.13%) JavaScript
11 30 (20.13%) MVC
12 28 (18.79%) Photoshop
12 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (18.79%) Web Application Development
13 27 (18.12%) Degree
13 27 (18.12%) CSS
14 26 (17.45%) RESTful
15 25 (16.78%) HTML5
16 24 (16.11%) Node.js
16 24 (16.11%) Scrum
17 23 (15.44%) Game Development
17 23 (15.44%) Domain-Driven Design
17 23 (15.44%) Software Engineering
18 22 (14.77%) Objective-C
18 22 (14.77%) Web Services

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 24 (16.11%) Node.js
2 9 (6.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.04%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.34%) CMS
3 2 (1.34%) WordPress
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) Drupal
4 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (18.79%) Photoshop
2 13 (8.72%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.67%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.34%) SaaS
2 2 (1.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.08%) Internet
2 8 (5.37%) LAN
3 3 (2.01%) WAN
4 2 (1.34%) Firewall
4 2 (1.34%) VLAN
4 2 (1.34%) IPv4
4 2 (1.34%) IPv6
5 1 (0.67%) SMTP
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.70%) SQLite
4 5 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.68%) Big Data
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.01%) MS Access
7 2 (1.34%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (6.71%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.04%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.37%) Axure RP
4 4 (2.68%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.68%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (2.68%) Moq
4 4 (2.68%) NUnit
4 4 (2.68%) CruiseControl
4 4 (2.68%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.68%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.01%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.34%) Android Studio
6 2 (1.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.67%) Xcode
General
1 32 (21.48%) Finance
2 18 (12.08%) Retail
3 11 (7.38%) Marketing
4 9 (6.04%) Advertising
5 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.01%) Electronics
6 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (61.74%) Developer
2 33 (22.15%) .NET Developer
3 21 (14.09%) Software Engineer
4 15 (10.07%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.07%) iOS Developer
5 14 (9.40%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.72%) Graduate
7 9 (6.04%) C# Developer
7 9 (6.04%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) SharePoint Developer
7 9 (6.04%) UI Developer
7 9 (6.04%) UI Programmer
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Junior
9 6 (4.03%) Senior Manager
9 6 (4.03%) Junior Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Programmer
10 5 (3.36%) Tester
10 5 (3.36%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.26%) .NET
2 43 (28.86%) ASP.NET
3 34 (22.82%) HTML
3 34 (22.82%) WCF
4 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (18.12%) CSS
6 26 (17.45%) RESTful
7 25 (16.78%) HTML5
8 22 (14.77%) Web Services
8 22 (14.77%) KnockoutJS
9 20 (13.42%) jQuery
10 19 (12.75%) JSON
10 19 (12.75%) Ninject
11 18 (12.08%) XML
11 18 (12.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 17 (11.41%) iOS SDK
12 17 (11.41%) CSS3
13 11 (7.38%) .NET Framework
14 9 (6.04%) Ajax
14 9 (6.04%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (26.85%) Mobile App
2 32 (21.48%) Computer Science
3 18 (12.08%) iPhone
4 9 (6.04%) Mobile Games
5 5 (3.36%) Physics
6 4 (2.68%) Photography
6 4 (2.68%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.01%) DTV
7 3 (2.01%) Statistics
8 2 (1.34%) W3C
8 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.34%) Open Source
8 2 (1.34%) Xbox
9 1 (0.67%) Social Network
9 1 (0.67%) Social Media
9 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.67%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.16%) Android
2 31 (20.81%) Apple iOS
3 20 (13.42%) Windows
4 19 (12.75%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.03%) Windows Phone
6 5 (3.36%) Linux
7 4 (2.68%) CentOS
7 4 (2.68%) Debian
7 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.01%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.34%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.34%) Fedora
9 2 (1.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (33.56%) TDD
2 32 (21.48%) OO
3 30 (20.13%) MVC
4 28 (18.79%) Web Application Development
5 24 (16.11%) Scrum
6 23 (15.44%) Software Engineering
6 23 (15.44%) Game Development
6 23 (15.44%) Domain-Driven Design
7 21 (14.09%) Dependency Injection
8 20 (13.42%) Mobile Application Development
9 18 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (10.07%) iOS Development
11 14 (9.40%) OOD
12 13 (8.72%) BDD
13 12 (8.05%) Memory Management
14 9 (6.04%) OOA/OOD
14 9 (6.04%) Project Management
15 7 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (4.70%) OOP
16 6 (4.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (42.95%) C#
2 37 (24.83%) C++
3 30 (20.13%) JavaScript
4 22 (14.77%) Objective-C
5 19 (12.75%) C
6 13 (8.72%) SQL
7 12 (8.05%) Ruby
8 10 (6.71%) Python
9 8 (5.37%) Java
10 5 (3.36%) PHP
11 4 (2.68%) VB
11 4 (2.68%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.68%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.34%) XAML
12 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.34%) Perl
13 1 (0.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 27 (18.12%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) OSCP
3 2 (1.34%) OSCE
3 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.34%) Xen
1 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.74%) Google
3 9 (6.04%) Adobe
4 3 (2.01%) Intel
4 3 (2.01%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.01%) SAP
4 3 (2.01%) Alterian
4 3 (2.01%) Twitter
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.34%) VMware
6 1 (0.67%) Facebook
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