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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 125 183 180
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 109 60 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.12% 1.05% 1.20%
As % of the General category 6.40% 2.51% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 79 58 74
Median salary £44,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1704 2391 2441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.15% 41.85% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1374 1889 1918
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +19 40 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Gloucestershire +12 35 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Devon -2 23 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Somerset +8 5 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Dorset +28 3 £37,000 -17.77% 1
Wiltshire +14 3 £35,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Games.

1 149 (67.73%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (58.18%) JavaScript
3 123 (55.91%) C#
4 100 (45.45%) HTML
5 83 (37.73%) HTML5
6 82 (37.27%) AngularJS
6 82 (37.27%) .NET
7 77 (35.00%) Mentoring
8 76 (34.55%) CSS
9 71 (32.27%) Node.js
10 68 (30.91%) Software Engineering
11 66 (30.00%) Coaching
12 64 (29.09%) Security Cleared
12 64 (29.09%) C
13 63 (28.64%) Java
13 63 (28.64%) Finance
13 63 (28.64%) Cybersecurity
14 59 (26.82%) ASP.NET
15 57 (25.91%) E-Commerce
15 57 (25.91%) TDD
15 57 (25.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 55 (25.00%) DV Cleared
17 54 (24.55%) C++
18 53 (24.09%) Python
19 52 (23.64%) Linux
20 49 (22.27%) SQL Server
20 49 (22.27%) Objective-C
21 47 (21.36%) Online Games
21 47 (21.36%) Online Betting
21 47 (21.36%) Retail

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (12.73%) WebLogic
2 17 (7.73%) Apache Pig
3 9 (4.09%) Apache
3 9 (4.09%) CMS
4 8 (3.64%) Drupal
4 8 (3.64%) WordPress
5 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.18%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (4.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (3.64%) 3ds Max
3 8 (3.64%) Maya
4 4 (1.82%) InDesign
4 4 (1.82%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.82%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.82%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.91%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Magento
2 3 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.27%) Firewall
2 14 (6.36%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.45%) HTTP
5 11 (5.00%) HTTPS
5 11 (5.00%) SSL
6 8 (3.64%) Intranet
7 4 (1.82%) SAN
7 4 (1.82%) Wireless
8 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.91%) Internet
10 1 (0.45%) Avaya Modular Messaging
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.27%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.82%) MongoDB
3 29 (13.18%) Big Data
4 17 (7.73%) Apache Hive
4 17 (7.73%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.64%) MySQL
5 8 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (5.45%) Git (software)
1 12 (5.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.73%) Subversion
3 4 (1.82%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.91%) GCC
5 1 (0.45%) Ant
5 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.45%) GitLab
5 1 (0.45%) JBehave
5 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.45%) Maven
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 63 (28.64%) Finance
2 47 (21.36%) Online Betting
2 47 (21.36%) Retail
3 9 (4.09%) Multimedia
4 7 (3.18%) Military
5 5 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.82%) Advertising
6 4 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.36%) Electronics
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (52.27%) Developer
2 47 (21.36%) C# Developer
3 39 (17.73%) .NET Developer
4 32 (14.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (10.91%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
5 24 (10.91%) E-Commerce Developer
5 24 (10.91%) Principal Developer
6 23 (10.45%) Full Stack Developer
7 22 (10.00%) Consultant
8 20 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 20 (9.09%) Software Consultant
9 19 (8.64%) Software Engineer
9 19 (8.64%) Test Engineer
10 18 (8.18%) Administrator
10 18 (8.18%) Software Test Engineer
10 18 (8.18%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (7.27%) Java Developer
11 16 (7.27%) Web Developer
12 15 (6.82%) Applications Developer
12 15 (6.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (45.45%) HTML
2 83 (37.73%) HTML5
3 82 (37.27%) .NET
3 82 (37.27%) AngularJS
4 76 (34.55%) CSS
5 71 (32.27%) Node.js
6 59 (26.82%) ASP.NET
7 57 (25.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 29 (13.18%) Hibernate
8 29 (13.18%) J2EE
8 29 (13.18%) Java EE
8 29 (13.18%) Spring
8 29 (13.18%) STL
9 28 (12.73%) EJB
10 20 (9.09%) React
11 15 (6.82%) Backbone.js
12 14 (6.36%) XML
13 12 (5.45%) CSS3
14 11 (5.00%) RESTful
15 10 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.36%) Online Games
2 25 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 23 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (6.82%) iPhone
4 15 (6.82%) Visualisation
5 10 (4.55%) Social Media
6 8 (3.64%) Animation
6 8 (3.64%) Learning Management System
6 8 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 8 (3.64%) SCORM
7 7 (3.18%) User Experience
7 7 (3.18%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.82%) Physics
9 3 (1.36%) Apple TV
9 3 (1.36%) iPad
9 3 (1.36%) Xbox
10 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.91%) Statistics
10 2 (0.91%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 52 (23.64%) Linux
2 44 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 41 (18.64%) Windows
4 29 (13.18%) Android
5 23 (10.45%) Mac OS X
6 15 (6.82%) Windows Server
7 12 (5.45%) Unix
8 11 (5.00%) Windows Phone
9 5 (2.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (67.73%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.00%) Mentoring
3 68 (30.91%) Software Engineering
4 66 (30.00%) Coaching
5 63 (28.64%) Cybersecurity
6 57 (25.91%) E-Commerce
6 57 (25.91%) TDD
7 36 (16.36%) Reverse Engineering
8 32 (14.55%) Time Management
9 30 (13.64%) User Stories
10 29 (13.18%) Multithreading
11 28 (12.73%) Mobile Development
12 26 (11.82%) Open Source
13 25 (11.36%) Ethical Hacking
13 25 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (10.00%) MVC
15 19 (8.64%) OO
16 18 (8.18%) iOS Development
16 18 (8.18%) Service Delivery
17 17 (7.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 128 (58.18%) JavaScript
2 123 (55.91%) C#
3 64 (29.09%) C
4 63 (28.64%) Java
5 54 (24.55%) C++
6 53 (24.09%) Python
7 49 (22.27%) Objective-C
8 15 (6.82%) SQL
9 12 (5.45%) Perl
9 12 (5.45%) VB
10 11 (5.00%) Ruby
11 10 (4.55%) Embedded C
12 9 (4.09%) PHP
13 6 (2.73%) Apple Swift
14 5 (2.27%) Lua
15 3 (1.36%) PHP 5
15 3 (1.36%) PHP 7
16 2 (0.91%) R
17 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 55 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 42 (19.09%) Degree
4 25 (11.36%) CCNA
4 25 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (11.36%) CISSP
4 25 (11.36%) CompTIA Security+
4 25 (11.36%) GIAC
4 25 (11.36%) Linux+ Certification
4 25 (11.36%) MCSE
4 25 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (11.36%) Network+ Certification
4 25 (11.36%) SANS
4 25 (11.36%) Security+ Certification
4 25 (11.36%) SSCP
5 9 (4.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.91%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.45%) ISEB
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 18 (8.18%) Active Directory
1 18 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (10.45%) Sitecore
2 18 (8.18%) VMware
3 13 (5.91%) Adobe
4 11 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 11 (5.00%) Cisco
5 8 (3.64%) Kenexa
6 5 (2.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.36%) Apple
7 3 (1.36%) SAP
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle
9 1 (0.45%) Avaya
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) Hitachi
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