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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 182 185 173
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 63 50 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.86% 0.98%
As % of the General category 2.69% 2.08% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 59 49 37
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £25,000 £22,036
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £45,000 £40,000
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
2342 2401 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.30% 41.22% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1863 1930 1820
Average salary £40,223 £39,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.47% +1.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,540
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -16 25 £30,000 -2.43% 2
Wiltshire +3 13 £42,500 +41.66%
Gloucestershire -7 10 £46,250 +49.19% 2
Somerset +9 8 £30,500 +15.09%
Devon - 6 £46,250 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 74 (46.54%) C#
2 65 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (38.99%) .NET
4 58 (36.48%) TDD
5 57 (35.85%) OO
6 50 (31.45%) SQL Server
7 49 (30.82%) WCF
8 44 (27.67%) HTML
9 42 (26.42%) ASP.NET
10 39 (24.53%) C++
11 37 (23.27%) Windows
11 37 (23.27%) RESTful
12 35 (22.01%) BDD
12 35 (22.01%) Mobile App
13 33 (20.75%) MVC
13 33 (20.75%) Android
13 33 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (20.75%) Web Application Development
14 30 (18.87%) Microsoft
15 29 (18.24%) OOD
16 28 (17.61%) Software Engineering
16 28 (17.61%) Computer Science
17 27 (16.98%) CSS
17 27 (16.98%) OOP
17 27 (16.98%) Ruby
17 27 (16.98%) Degree
18 26 (16.35%) Web Services
19 25 (15.72%) Internet
19 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (15.09%) Domain-Driven Design

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (13.84%) Node.js
2 10 (6.29%) CMS
3 9 (5.66%) WordPress
4 6 (3.77%) nginx
4 6 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.77%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (3.77%) Apache
4 6 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.18%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.89%) Maya
3 3 (1.89%) 3ds Max
3 3 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.63%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
2 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (31.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (8.81%) Hadoop
2 14 (8.81%) Big Data
3 9 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.03%) SQLite
5 6 (3.77%) MS Access
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (3.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.81%) Rhino Mocks
2 14 (8.81%) Moq
2 14 (8.81%) NUnit
2 14 (8.81%) CruiseControl
2 14 (8.81%) TeamCity
2 14 (8.81%) Cucumber
2 14 (8.81%) SpecFlow
3 13 (8.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.40%) MSBuild
5 3 (1.89%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.89%) JUnit
5 3 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.63%) Xcode
6 1 (0.63%) Subversion
6 1 (0.63%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.63%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 17 (10.69%) Marketing
3 12 (7.55%) Retail
4 6 (3.77%) Advertising
4 6 (3.77%) Military
5 3 (1.89%) Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.26%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (59.75%) Developer
2 34 (21.38%) .NET Developer
3 27 (16.98%) Software Engineer
4 15 (9.43%) C# Developer
4 15 (9.43%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (8.18%) PHP Developer
5 13 (8.18%) Web Developer
5 13 (8.18%) Graduate
5 13 (8.18%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.92%) Junior
7 8 (5.03%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) Graduate Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Marketing Manager
8 6 (3.77%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) iOS Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Installations Engineer
8 6 (3.77%) Email Marketing Manager
9 5 (3.14%) PHP Web Developer
9 5 (3.14%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (38.99%) .NET
2 49 (30.82%) WCF
3 44 (27.67%) HTML
4 42 (26.42%) ASP.NET
5 37 (23.27%) RESTful
6 33 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (16.98%) CSS
8 26 (16.35%) Web Services
9 24 (15.09%) HTML5
10 15 (9.43%) SOAP
11 14 (8.81%) MSMQ
11 14 (8.81%) ActiveMQ
11 14 (8.81%) JSON
11 14 (8.81%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (8.81%) REST
11 14 (8.81%) Gherkin
12 12 (7.55%) jQuery
12 12 (7.55%) Ninject
12 12 (7.55%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.01%) Mobile App
2 28 (17.61%) Computer Science
3 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (10.06%) iPhone
5 9 (5.66%) Algorithms
6 8 (5.03%) Data Structures
6 8 (5.03%) Physics
7 7 (4.40%) Visualisation
7 7 (4.40%) Photography
7 7 (4.40%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.77%) Statistics
8 6 (3.77%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.52%) Animation
9 4 (2.52%) iPad
10 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.89%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.89%) SCORM
11 2 (1.26%) User Experience
12 1 (0.63%) Online Games
12 1 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (23.27%) Windows
2 33 (20.75%) Android
3 21 (13.21%) Apple iOS
4 15 (9.43%) Linux
5 11 (6.92%) Mac OS X
6 8 (5.03%) Windows Phone
7 7 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.89%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (1.26%) CentOS
10 2 (1.26%) Debian
10 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (36.48%) TDD
3 57 (35.85%) OO
4 35 (22.01%) BDD
5 33 (20.75%) Web Application Development
5 33 (20.75%) MVC
6 29 (18.24%) OOD
7 28 (17.61%) Software Engineering
8 27 (16.98%) OOP
9 24 (15.09%) Domain-Driven Design
10 23 (14.47%) Mobile Application Development
11 22 (13.84%) Game Development
12 20 (12.58%) OOA/OOD
13 15 (9.43%) Project Management
13 15 (9.43%) Scrum
13 15 (9.43%) Dependency Injection
14 14 (8.81%) Automated Testing
14 14 (8.81%) MapReduce
14 14 (8.81%) E-Commerce
14 14 (8.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 74 (46.54%) C#
2 39 (24.53%) C++
3 27 (16.98%) Ruby
4 22 (13.84%) JavaScript
5 21 (13.21%) PHP
6 16 (10.06%) SQL
7 15 (9.43%) Objective-C
8 12 (7.55%) Python
9 11 (6.92%) Java
10 9 (5.66%) C
11 4 (2.52%) Lisp
12 3 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.26%) XAML
14 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Degree
2 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.26%) CEH
5 2 (1.26%) OSCP
5 2 (1.26%) OSCE
6 1 (0.63%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.63%) XenApp
1 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Vendors
1 30 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.55%) Google
3 6 (3.77%) Alterian
4 5 (3.14%) Adobe
5 4 (2.52%) Intel
6 3 (1.89%) Kenexa
7 1 (0.63%) SAP
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.63%) Facebook
7 1 (0.63%) Twitter
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