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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 143 181 146
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -35
Permanent jobs citing Games 116 61 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 1.03% 1.55%
As % of the General category 6.18% 2.55% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 96 59 84
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £26,200 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,800 £55,000
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
1878 2394 2228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.07% 40.62% 36.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1496 1888 1743
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +8 43 £44,000 +0.57% 5
Gloucestershire +19 42 £45,750 +30.71% 2
Devon +9 18 £31,750 -20.62% 1
Dorset - 6 £35,000 -
Somerset -1 3 £45,000 +40.62% 1
Wiltshire 0 2 £41,250 -22.89%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 119 (64.32%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (54.59%) JavaScript
3 93 (50.27%) C#
4 77 (41.62%) HTML
5 72 (38.92%) Mentoring
6 67 (36.22%) AngularJS
6 67 (36.22%) .NET
7 64 (34.59%) HTML5
8 60 (32.43%) Java
9 58 (31.35%) Node.js
10 57 (30.81%) CSS
11 56 (30.27%) Coaching
12 55 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
12 55 (29.73%) C
12 55 (29.73%) Software Engineering
13 51 (27.57%) C++
14 49 (26.49%) Security Cleared
15 48 (25.95%) Finance
16 45 (24.32%) E-Commerce
16 45 (24.32%) DV Cleared
17 44 (23.78%) Python
17 44 (23.78%) Linux
17 44 (23.78%) Objective-C
18 43 (23.24%) Degree
19 41 (22.16%) ASP.NET
20 39 (21.08%) Apple iOS
21 38 (20.54%) TDD
22 37 (20.00%) Retail
22 37 (20.00%) Online Games
22 37 (20.00%) Online Betting

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 20 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 12 (6.49%) Apache Pig
3 7 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.78%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.78%) nginx
4 6 (3.24%) Apache
5 5 (2.70%) Drupal
5 5 (2.70%) WordPress
6 4 (2.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.54%) Mule
7 1 (0.54%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) 3ds Max
1 4 (2.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.16%) Maya
2 3 (1.62%) SPSS
3 2 (1.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Magento
2 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.89%) Firewall
2 13 (7.03%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.32%) HTTP
4 8 (4.32%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.32%) SSL
5 5 (2.70%) Intranet
6 3 (1.62%) Internet
6 3 (1.62%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.08%) DHCP
7 2 (1.08%) DNS
7 2 (1.08%) PBX
8 1 (0.54%) Avaya Modular Messaging
8 1 (0.54%) SAN
8 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (13.51%) Big Data
2 25 (13.51%) MongoDB
3 12 (6.49%) Apache Hive
3 12 (6.49%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.78%) SQLite
5 5 (2.70%) MySQL
6 2 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) BODI
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.54%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.54%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.24%) Subversion
2 4 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.08%) GCC
3 2 (1.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) Maven
4 1 (0.54%) Ant
4 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.54%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.54%) JBehave
4 1 (0.54%) JUnit
4 1 (0.54%) Mockito
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.54%) Toad
General
1 48 (25.95%) Finance
2 37 (20.00%) Online Betting
2 37 (20.00%) Retail
3 4 (2.16%) Military
3 4 (2.16%) Multimedia
3 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.08%) Electronics
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 102 (55.14%) Developer
2 45 (24.32%) C# Developer
3 31 (16.76%) .NET Developer
4 26 (14.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (12.97%) C# Developer - E-Commerce
5 24 (12.97%) E-Commerce Developer
5 24 (12.97%) Principal Developer
6 23 (12.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (10.81%) Consultant
7 20 (10.81%) Java Developer
7 20 (10.81%) Software Test Engineer
7 20 (10.81%) Test Engineer
8 18 (9.73%) Junior
8 18 (9.73%) Software Consultant
9 17 (9.19%) Junior Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Applications Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Senior Developer
10 13 (7.03%) Software Engineer
10 13 (7.03%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (6.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (41.62%) HTML
2 67 (36.22%) .NET
2 67 (36.22%) AngularJS
3 64 (34.59%) HTML5
4 58 (31.35%) Node.js
5 57 (30.81%) CSS
6 41 (22.16%) ASP.NET
7 37 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 27 (14.59%) React
9 23 (12.43%) Java EE
9 23 (12.43%) STL
10 22 (11.89%) Spring
11 21 (11.35%) Hibernate
12 20 (10.81%) Backbone.js
12 20 (10.81%) EJB
12 20 (10.81%) J2EE
13 12 (6.49%) XML
14 8 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
14 8 (4.32%) Web Services
15 7 (3.78%) Pixi.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.00%) Online Games
2 33 (17.84%) Computer Science
3 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.95%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.41%) iPhone
6 9 (4.86%) Visualisation
7 8 (4.32%) Physics
8 7 (3.78%) Social Media
9 6 (3.24%) User Experience
10 5 (2.70%) iPad
11 4 (2.16%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (2.16%) Animation
11 4 (2.16%) Learning Management System
11 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
11 4 (2.16%) SCORM
12 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.62%) Statistics
12 3 (1.62%) Video on Demand
13 2 (1.08%) Apple TV
13 2 (1.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.78%) Linux
2 39 (21.08%) Apple iOS
3 25 (13.51%) Windows
4 21 (11.35%) Android
5 18 (9.73%) Mac OS X
6 11 (5.95%) Unix
6 11 (5.95%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.32%) Windows Phone
8 7 (3.78%) Debian
9 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (64.32%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (38.92%) Mentoring
3 56 (30.27%) Coaching
4 55 (29.73%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (29.73%) Software Engineering
5 45 (24.32%) E-Commerce
6 38 (20.54%) TDD
7 29 (15.68%) Reverse Engineering
8 26 (14.05%) OO
9 25 (13.51%) Open Source
10 23 (12.43%) Multithreading
10 23 (12.43%) User Stories
11 21 (11.35%) Ethical Hacking
11 21 (11.35%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (10.81%) Mobile Development
13 19 (10.27%) Time Management
14 16 (8.65%) iOS Development
15 15 (8.11%) Automated Testing
15 15 (8.11%) SDLC
16 14 (7.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 101 (54.59%) JavaScript
2 93 (50.27%) C#
3 60 (32.43%) Java
4 55 (29.73%) C
5 51 (27.57%) C++
6 44 (23.78%) Objective-C
6 44 (23.78%) Python
7 16 (8.65%) SQL
8 11 (5.95%) Perl
8 11 (5.95%) VB
9 10 (5.41%) Lua
10 8 (4.32%) Apple Swift
11 6 (3.24%) Embedded C
11 6 (3.24%) PHP
11 6 (3.24%) Ruby
12 3 (1.62%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.62%) R
13 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.54%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (26.49%) Security Cleared
2 45 (24.32%) DV Cleared
3 43 (23.24%) Degree
4 23 (12.43%) CCNA
4 23 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (11.35%) CISSP
5 21 (11.35%) CompTIA Security+
5 21 (11.35%) GIAC
5 21 (11.35%) Linux+ Certification
5 21 (11.35%) MCSE
5 21 (11.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (11.35%) Network+ Certification
5 21 (11.35%) SANS
5 21 (11.35%) Security+ Certification
5 21 (11.35%) SSCP
6 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) MCP
8 1 (0.54%) ISEB
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.08%) Docker
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (0.54%) Graylog
2 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (7.03%) Sitecore
1 13 (7.03%) VMware
2 10 (5.41%) Cisco
3 8 (4.32%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.16%) Adobe
4 4 (2.16%) Kenexa
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle
5 3 (1.62%) SAP
6 2 (1.08%) Apple
6 2 (1.08%) HP
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.08%) Panasonic
6 2 (1.08%) Sophos
7 1 (0.54%) Avaya
7 1 (0.54%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
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Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + 10% Pension* and wider benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Fuse
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Nigel Frank International
Salary: benefits + relocation!
Posted: 3 days ago
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + negotiable
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Gloucester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday - private healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago