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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 176 161 181
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 67 80 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 1.29% 0.68%
As % of the General category 2.84% 3.50% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 57 67 31
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
2360 2283 2170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 40.49% 36.92% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1861 1747 1733
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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 -4 35 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Devon -6 13 £40,000 - 2
Gloucestershire -3 12 £45,750 -16.81%
Wiltshire 0 4 £25,000 -44.44% 3
Somerset -2 3 £30,000 -40.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 80 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 51 (29.14%) Xbox
4 48 (27.43%) IBM
5 47 (26.86%) VMware
6 46 (26.29%) C#
6 46 (26.29%) Windows
6 46 (26.29%) Linux
7 44 (25.14%) Google
8 42 (24.00%) Java
9 40 (22.86%) Degree
10 39 (22.29%) Cisco
11 34 (19.43%) .NET
12 32 (18.29%) JavaScript
12 32 (18.29%) Computer Science
12 32 (18.29%) RESTful
12 32 (18.29%) TDD
13 31 (17.71%) C++
13 31 (17.71%) HTML
14 30 (17.14%) Android
14 30 (17.14%) Apple iOS
15 27 (15.43%) SQL Server
15 27 (15.43%) Windows Phone
15 27 (15.43%) AngularJS
16 26 (14.86%) Windows 8
17 24 (13.71%) HTML5
17 24 (13.71%) SDLC
18 23 (13.14%) CSS
19 22 (12.57%) Retail
20 21 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (8.57%) Node.js
2 12 (6.86%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.71%) IIS
4 5 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.71%) JBoss
5 3 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.14%) CMS
6 2 (1.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.57%) Mule
7 1 (0.57%) Moodle
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.57%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.57%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 17 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 14 (8.00%) MS Project
3 5 (2.86%) MS Office
4 3 (1.71%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.14%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.57%) Simulink
6 1 (0.57%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (7.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (2.29%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.29%) HTTP
2 10 (5.71%) DNS
3 9 (5.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.00%) MySQL
3 12 (6.86%) NoSQL
4 9 (5.14%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.14%) SQLite
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.57%) Maven
4 6 (3.43%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.86%) JIRA
5 5 (2.86%) Gradle
6 4 (2.29%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.14%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.14%) Selenium
7 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.57%) Moq
8 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.57%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.57%) NUnit
8 1 (0.57%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 22 (12.57%) Retail
2 19 (10.86%) Finance
3 14 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 13 (7.43%) Electronics
4 13 (7.43%) Marketing
5 6 (3.43%) Advertising
6 2 (1.14%) Military
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 97 (55.43%) Developer
2 44 (25.14%) Software Developer
3 29 (16.57%) Software Engineer
4 20 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (11.43%) Administrator
5 18 (10.29%) Applications Developer
6 17 (9.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 14 (8.00%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.29%) Analyst
8 11 (6.29%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.71%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
10 9 (5.14%) E-Commerce Manager
10 9 (5.14%) E-Commerce Project Manager
10 9 (5.14%) Lead Software Engineer
10 9 (5.14%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.43%) .NET
2 32 (18.29%) RESTful
3 31 (17.71%) HTML
4 27 (15.43%) AngularJS
5 24 (13.71%) HTML5
6 23 (13.14%) CSS
7 21 (12.00%) Web Services
8 16 (9.14%) Ajax
8 16 (9.14%) JSON
8 16 (9.14%) CSS3
9 15 (8.57%) Backbone.js
9 15 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
9 15 (8.57%) React
10 13 (7.43%) ASP.NET
11 11 (6.29%) XML
12 9 (5.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 8 (4.57%) Qt
14 6 (3.43%) Spring
14 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
15 5 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (29.14%) Xbox
2 32 (18.29%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.43%) DTV
4 11 (6.29%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.00%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.86%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.86%) Mobile Games
7 5 (2.86%) Physics
7 5 (2.86%) Animation
8 4 (2.29%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.29%) User Experience
8 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.71%) iPad
9 3 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.71%) Social Network
10 1 (0.57%) iPhone
10 1 (0.57%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.57%) Photography
10 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 46 (26.29%) Windows
1 46 (26.29%) Linux
2 30 (17.14%) Android
2 30 (17.14%) Apple iOS
3 27 (15.43%) Windows Phone
4 26 (14.86%) Windows 8
5 15 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.29%) UNIX
9 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 32 (18.29%) TDD
4 24 (13.71%) SDLC
5 21 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 20 (11.43%) ITIL
6 20 (11.43%) Configuration Management
7 19 (10.86%) E-Commerce
7 19 (10.86%) Scrum
7 19 (10.86%) iOS Development
7 19 (10.86%) System Testing
8 18 (10.29%) MVVM
8 18 (10.29%) Android Development
9 16 (9.14%) Game Development
10 14 (8.00%) Programme Management
10 14 (8.00%) Project Management
11 13 (7.43%) OO
11 13 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (7.43%) Digital Marketing
12 10 (5.71%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 46 (26.29%) C#
2 42 (24.00%) Java
3 32 (18.29%) JavaScript
4 31 (17.71%) C++
5 21 (12.00%) PHP
6 18 (10.29%) Python
6 18 (10.29%) XAML
7 11 (6.29%) C
8 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.14%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.57%) Ruby
10 8 (4.57%) Clojure
11 7 (4.00%) Scala
11 7 (4.00%) Haskell
12 6 (3.43%) SQL
12 6 (3.43%) Perl
13 4 (2.29%) Ada
14 3 (1.71%) Fortran
14 3 (1.71%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.57%) XenApp
3 10 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (8.57%) Puppet
2 5 (2.86%) Graphite
Vendors
1 48 (27.43%) IBM
2 47 (26.86%) VMware
3 44 (25.14%) Google
4 39 (22.29%) Cisco
5 18 (10.29%) Xamarin
6 15 (8.57%) Citrix
6 15 (8.57%) Oracle
7 13 (7.43%) SAP
8 10 (5.71%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.14%) ATG
9 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
9 9 (5.14%) hybris
9 9 (5.14%) RedPrairie
9 9 (5.14%) Demandware
10 2 (1.14%) Adobe
11 1 (0.57%) Kenexa
11 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft
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