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

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 161 179 189
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 85 52 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.30% 0.92% 0.69%
As % of the General category 3.51% 2.20% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 80 47 31
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £25,000 £22,036
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £43,500 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
2422 2361 2085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.08% 41.81% 36.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1912 1961 1717
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -7 34 £34,750 +6.92%
Devon - 18 £32,500 -
Wiltshire +4 14 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Somerset +8 13 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Gloucestershire -10 4 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Dorset -6 2 £41,000 +36.66%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 80 (49.08%) C#
2 69 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (41.72%) .NET
4 60 (36.81%) TDD
5 54 (33.13%) SQL Server
6 53 (32.52%) OO
7 51 (31.29%) WCF
8 48 (29.45%) ASP.NET
9 44 (26.99%) C++
10 42 (25.77%) HTML
11 39 (23.93%) MVC
11 39 (23.93%) Mobile App
12 37 (22.70%) Web Application Development
12 37 (22.70%) Windows
12 37 (22.70%) Android
12 37 (22.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (20.25%) BDD
14 31 (19.02%) Computer Science
14 31 (19.02%) Software Engineering
15 29 (17.79%) Microsoft
15 29 (17.79%) RESTful
16 28 (17.18%) Domain-Driven Design
16 28 (17.18%) OOD
16 28 (17.18%) CSS
17 26 (15.95%) Internet
17 26 (15.95%) Ruby
17 26 (15.95%) Game Development
17 26 (15.95%) Node.js
18 25 (15.34%) Mobile Application Development
18 25 (15.34%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 26 (15.95%) Node.js
2 7 (4.29%) CMS
2 7 (4.29%) WordPress
3 6 (3.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (3.68%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.45%) Apache
4 4 (2.45%) nginx
5 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.59%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.61%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.95%) Internet
2 3 (1.84%) WAN
3 2 (1.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) VLAN
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.61%) IPv4
4 1 (0.61%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (33.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (7.36%) Hadoop
2 12 (7.36%) Big Data
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.13%) SQLite
3 10 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.52%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.68%) MS Access
6 4 (2.45%) MySQL
7 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 17 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.36%) Rhino Mocks
2 12 (7.36%) Moq
2 12 (7.36%) NUnit
2 12 (7.36%) CruiseControl
2 12 (7.36%) TeamCity
2 12 (7.36%) Cucumber
2 12 (7.36%) SpecFlow
3 10 (6.13%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.29%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.84%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.84%) JUnit
5 3 (1.84%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.23%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.61%) Xcode
7 1 (0.61%) Subversion
7 1 (0.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 21 (12.88%) Finance
2 16 (9.82%) Marketing
3 12 (7.36%) Retail
4 6 (3.68%) Advertising
5 5 (3.07%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Military
7 2 (1.23%) Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (57.67%) Developer
2 40 (24.54%) .NET Developer
3 30 (18.40%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.82%) C++ Software Engineer
4 16 (9.82%) Graduate
5 15 (9.20%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.59%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.98%) Junior
7 13 (7.98%) Web Developer
8 10 (6.13%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Junior Developer
9 7 (4.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Graduate Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Marketing Manager
10 6 (3.68%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.68%) Programmer
10 6 (3.68%) iOS Developer
10 6 (3.68%) Email Marketing Manager
11 5 (3.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (41.72%) .NET
2 51 (31.29%) WCF
3 48 (29.45%) ASP.NET
4 42 (25.77%) HTML
5 37 (22.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (17.79%) RESTful
7 28 (17.18%) CSS
8 24 (14.72%) Web Services
8 24 (14.72%) HTML5
9 18 (11.04%) KnockoutJS
10 16 (9.82%) Ninject
11 15 (9.20%) jQuery
12 13 (7.98%) SOAP
12 13 (7.98%) AngularJS
13 12 (7.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 12 (7.36%) MSMQ
13 12 (7.36%) ActiveMQ
13 12 (7.36%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (7.36%) REST
13 12 (7.36%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.93%) Mobile App
2 31 (19.02%) Computer Science
3 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.04%) iPhone
5 10 (6.13%) Algorithms
6 9 (5.52%) Data Structures
6 9 (5.52%) Physics
7 7 (4.29%) Visualisation
7 7 (4.29%) Photography
7 7 (4.29%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.68%) Statistics
8 6 (3.68%) Blackberry
9 5 (3.07%) User Experience
10 4 (2.45%) iPad
11 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.23%) DTV
12 2 (1.23%) W3C
13 1 (0.61%) Online Games
13 1 (0.61%) Open Source
13 1 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.70%) Windows
1 37 (22.70%) Android
2 23 (14.11%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.75%) Mac OS X
4 8 (4.91%) Linux
4 8 (4.91%) Windows Phone
5 6 (3.68%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.84%) CentOS
7 3 (1.84%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (1.84%) Debian
7 3 (1.84%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.61%) UNIX
8 1 (0.61%) Fedora
8 1 (0.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (36.81%) TDD
3 53 (32.52%) OO
4 39 (23.93%) MVC
5 37 (22.70%) Web Application Development
6 33 (20.25%) BDD
7 31 (19.02%) Software Engineering
8 28 (17.18%) OOD
8 28 (17.18%) Domain-Driven Design
9 26 (15.95%) Game Development
10 25 (15.34%) Mobile Application Development
11 23 (14.11%) OOP
12 19 (11.66%) OOA/OOD
12 19 (11.66%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (9.82%) Project Management
14 14 (8.59%) Scrum
15 12 (7.36%) Workflow
15 12 (7.36%) E-Commerce
15 12 (7.36%) Automated Testing
15 12 (7.36%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 80 (49.08%) C#
2 44 (26.99%) C++
3 26 (15.95%) Ruby
4 25 (15.34%) JavaScript
5 23 (14.11%) SQL
6 17 (10.43%) Objective-C
7 15 (9.20%) Python
8 13 (7.98%) PHP
8 13 (7.98%) Java
9 6 (3.68%) C
10 5 (3.07%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.45%) Lisp
12 3 (1.84%) VB
13 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.23%) XAML
14 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (15.34%) Degree
2 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) OSCP
3 2 (1.23%) OSCE
3 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) CEH
4 1 (0.61%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.36%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.61%) XenApp
2 1 (0.61%) vSphere
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.61%) Xen
Vendors
1 29 (17.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.59%) Google
3 6 (3.68%) Alterian
4 4 (2.45%) Intel
5 3 (1.84%) Adobe
5 3 (1.84%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.61%) Facebook
7 1 (0.61%) Twitter
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