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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 188 170 167
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 49 54 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 1.00% 1.25%
As % of the General category 2.26% 2.45% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 45 50 40
Average salary £45,000 £28,625 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.20% -4.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £22,036
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
2170 2207 2108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 35.92% 40.99% 37.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1748 1786 1798
Average salary £42,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Gloucestershire +3 17 £45,000 +36.36% 3
Bristol -25 14 £57,500 +109.09% 2
Wiltshire -3 8 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Somerset +5 7 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Devon - 2 £48,750 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 65 (44.83%) C#
2 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (38.62%) OO
4 54 (37.24%) .NET
5 52 (35.86%) TDD
6 45 (31.03%) SQL Server
6 45 (31.03%) WCF
7 41 (28.28%) HTML
8 38 (26.21%) RESTful
9 34 (23.45%) BDD
9 34 (23.45%) ASP.NET
10 33 (22.76%) Windows
11 30 (20.69%) Mobile App
12 29 (20.00%) C++
13 28 (19.31%) MVC
13 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (19.31%) Web Application Development
13 28 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (18.62%) OOP
15 26 (17.93%) Web Services
15 26 (17.93%) OOD
15 26 (17.93%) Microsoft
16 25 (17.24%) CSS
16 25 (17.24%) PHP
16 25 (17.24%) Android
16 25 (17.24%) Git (software)
16 25 (17.24%) Ruby
17 24 (16.55%) Degree
18 23 (15.86%) Internet
19 21 (14.48%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (11.72%) Node.js
2 10 (6.90%) CMS
3 9 (6.21%) WordPress
4 6 (4.14%) nginx
4 6 (4.14%) Apache
5 4 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.59%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.07%) Maya
3 3 (2.07%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.69%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.86%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) LAN
2 1 (0.69%) SMS
2 1 (0.69%) WAN
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 15 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (10.34%) Big Data
3 7 (4.83%) MySQL
3 7 (4.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.14%) SQLite
4 6 (4.14%) MS Access
4 6 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.34%) NUnit
2 15 (10.34%) CruiseControl
2 15 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 15 (10.34%) Rhino Mocks
2 15 (10.34%) Moq
2 15 (10.34%) SpecFlow
2 15 (10.34%) TeamCity
3 10 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.83%) MSBuild
5 3 (2.07%) Android Studio
5 3 (2.07%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.07%) JUnit
6 1 (0.69%) Subversion
6 1 (0.69%) Xcode
6 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 17 (11.72%) Marketing
2 15 (10.34%) Finance
3 12 (8.28%) Retail
4 6 (4.14%) Advertising
4 6 (4.14%) Military
5 3 (2.07%) Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 90 (62.07%) Developer
2 28 (19.31%) .NET Developer
3 20 (13.79%) Software Engineer
4 18 (12.41%) PHP Developer
5 15 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 12 (8.28%) Web Developer
6 12 (8.28%) Senior Developer
7 11 (7.59%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Junior
9 7 (4.83%) Graduate
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Installations Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Marketing Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Email Marketing Manager
11 5 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Games Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
12 4 (2.76%) SharePoint Developer
12 4 (2.76%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (37.24%) .NET
2 45 (31.03%) WCF
3 41 (28.28%) HTML
4 38 (26.21%) RESTful
5 34 (23.45%) ASP.NET
6 28 (19.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (17.93%) Web Services
8 25 (17.24%) CSS
9 21 (14.48%) HTML5
10 17 (11.72%) SOAP
11 16 (11.03%) JSON
12 15 (10.34%) MSMQ
12 15 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
12 15 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (10.34%) REST
12 15 (10.34%) Gherkin
13 12 (8.28%) LAMP
14 11 (7.59%) jQuery
15 9 (6.21%) Ninject
15 9 (6.21%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 28 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (13.10%) Computer Science
4 13 (8.97%) iPhone
5 7 (4.83%) Visualisation
5 7 (4.83%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.83%) Photography
6 6 (4.14%) Statistics
6 6 (4.14%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.45%) iPad
8 4 (2.76%) Animation
8 4 (2.76%) Physics
8 4 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.76%) User Experience
9 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.07%) SCORM
9 3 (2.07%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.38%) Social Media
11 1 (0.69%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.76%) Windows
2 25 (17.24%) Android
3 20 (13.79%) Linux
4 16 (11.03%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.21%) Mac OS X
6 8 (5.52%) Windows Phone
7 7 (4.83%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.07%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.38%) CentOS
10 2 (1.38%) Debian
11 1 (0.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (38.62%) OO
3 52 (35.86%) TDD
4 34 (23.45%) BDD
5 28 (19.31%) MVC
5 28 (19.31%) Web Application Development
6 27 (18.62%) OOP
7 26 (17.93%) OOD
8 21 (14.48%) Software Engineering
8 21 (14.48%) Domain-Driven Design
9 19 (13.10%) Game Development
9 19 (13.10%) Mobile Application Development
10 17 (11.72%) OOA/OOD
11 15 (10.34%) E-Commerce
11 15 (10.34%) Project Management
11 15 (10.34%) Workflow
11 15 (10.34%) Scrum
11 15 (10.34%) Automated Testing
11 15 (10.34%) MapReduce
12 12 (8.28%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 65 (44.83%) C#
2 29 (20.00%) C++
3 25 (17.24%) PHP
3 25 (17.24%) Ruby
4 20 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 14 (9.66%) SQL
6 11 (7.59%) Objective-C
7 10 (6.90%) Java
8 9 (6.21%) Python
9 8 (5.52%) C
10 3 (2.07%) Lisp
11 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.38%) XAML
12 1 (0.69%) VB
12 1 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 24 (16.55%) Degree
2 6 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.38%) OSCP
5 2 (1.38%) OSCE
5 2 (1.38%) CEH
6 1 (0.69%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.69%) XenApp
1 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.69%) vSphere
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.21%) Google
3 6 (4.14%) Alterian
4 5 (3.45%) Adobe
5 4 (2.76%) Intel
6 3 (2.07%) Kenexa
7 2 (1.38%) Facebook
7 2 (1.38%) Twitter
8 1 (0.69%) VMware
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) Appcelerator
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Dorset
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