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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 192 167 154
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 48 51 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.97% 1.29%
As % of the General category 2.16% 2.36% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 43 47 53
Average salary £45,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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
2225 2160 1974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.13% 40.90% 36.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1694 1737 1609
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 March 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 March 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 +5 18 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wiltshire +14 10 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Devon - 9 £48,750 - 10
Bristol -25 7 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Dorset -25 3 £36,500 -10.97% 3
Somerset -4 2 £28,000 +24.44% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 39 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.97%) C#
3 29 (27.10%) PHP
3 29 (27.10%) Linux
3 29 (27.10%) RESTful
4 28 (26.17%) OO
5 27 (25.23%) TDD
6 25 (23.36%) HTML
6 25 (23.36%) .NET
7 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
8 21 (19.63%) Git (software)
9 20 (18.69%) WCF
9 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
9 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (17.76%) Mobile App
10 19 (17.76%) JSON
11 18 (16.82%) C++
11 18 (16.82%) Windows
11 18 (16.82%) CSS
12 17 (15.89%) OOP
12 17 (15.89%) Android
13 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
13 16 (14.95%) LAMP
13 16 (14.95%) Scrum
14 15 (14.02%) MVC
14 15 (14.02%) HOOD
14 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET
14 15 (14.02%) Web Services
14 15 (14.02%) Google
14 15 (14.02%) Unit Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (9.35%) WordPress
2 9 (8.41%) Node.js
3 6 (5.61%) nginx
3 6 (5.61%) Apache
4 5 (4.67%) CMS
5 4 (3.74%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.93%) Drupal
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.61%) Photoshop
3 4 (3.74%) MS Project
3 4 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.80%) Maya
4 3 (2.80%) 3ds Max
4 3 (2.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.80%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) Internet
2 4 (3.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) SMS
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (8.41%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.41%) Big Data
2 9 (8.41%) MySQL
3 6 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.61%) SQLite
4 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (19.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
3 9 (8.41%) SpecFlow
3 9 (8.41%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (8.41%) Moq
3 9 (8.41%) NUnit
3 9 (8.41%) CruiseControl
3 9 (8.41%) TeamCity
4 6 (5.61%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.87%) Subversion
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
7 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.93%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.93%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
General
1 12 (11.21%) Marketing
2 9 (8.41%) Retail
2 9 (8.41%) Finance
3 4 (3.74%) Electronics
3 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.74%) Military
4 3 (2.80%) Advertising
4 3 (2.80%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 70 (65.42%) Developer
2 23 (21.50%) PHP Developer
3 11 (10.28%) Software Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) .NET Developer
4 10 (9.35%) Web Developer
5 9 (8.41%) C# Developer
6 8 (7.48%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.54%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Installations Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) PHP Web Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Graduate
10 4 (3.74%) Senior PHP Developer
10 4 (3.74%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.74%) Web Team Leader
10 4 (3.74%) Development Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Software Development Analyst
11 3 (2.80%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.10%) RESTful
2 25 (23.36%) HTML
2 25 (23.36%) .NET
3 20 (18.69%) WCF
4 19 (17.76%) JSON
5 18 (16.82%) CSS
6 16 (14.95%) LAMP
7 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET
7 15 (14.02%) Web Services
8 14 (13.08%) HTML5
9 12 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
10 11 (10.28%) REST
10 11 (10.28%) SOAP
11 9 (8.41%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (8.41%) MSMQ
11 9 (8.41%) Gherkin
11 9 (8.41%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (7.48%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (5.61%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (17.76%) Mobile App
3 13 (12.15%) Computer Science
4 11 (10.28%) iPhone
5 7 (6.54%) iPad
6 5 (4.67%) Visualisation
6 5 (4.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (3.74%) Animation
8 3 (2.80%) SCORM
8 3 (2.80%) DTV
8 3 (2.80%) Physics
8 3 (2.80%) Learning Management System
8 3 (2.80%) User Experience
9 2 (1.87%) Xbox
9 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.87%) Social Media
9 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.87%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.10%) Linux
2 18 (16.82%) Windows
3 17 (15.89%) Android
4 10 (9.35%) Apple iOS
5 9 (8.41%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.67%) Windows Phone
6 5 (4.67%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.74%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.93%) UNIX
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.17%) OO
3 27 (25.23%) TDD
4 17 (15.89%) OOP
5 16 (14.95%) Scrum
5 16 (14.95%) Software Engineering
6 15 (14.02%) HOOD
6 15 (14.02%) MVC
6 15 (14.02%) Unit Testing
6 15 (14.02%) BDD
6 15 (14.02%) DevOps
7 13 (12.15%) Game Development
7 13 (12.15%) E-Commerce
8 12 (11.21%) OOD
8 12 (11.21%) Project Management
9 11 (10.28%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (10.28%) Domain-Driven Design
9 11 (10.28%) Web Application Development
9 11 (10.28%) Mobile Application Development
10 9 (8.41%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.97%) C#
2 29 (27.10%) PHP
3 20 (18.69%) JavaScript
4 18 (16.82%) C++
5 12 (11.21%) Java
6 11 (10.28%) SQL
7 10 (9.35%) C
7 10 (9.35%) Ruby
8 9 (8.41%) Objective-C
9 8 (7.48%) Python
10 1 (0.93%) Lisp
10 1 (0.93%) PHP5
10 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.93%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (13.08%) Degree
2 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (14.02%) Google
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.54%) IBM
4 6 (5.61%) VMware
5 5 (4.67%) Cisco
5 5 (4.67%) Oracle
6 4 (3.74%) Adobe
7 3 (2.80%) SAP
7 3 (2.80%) Kenexa
8 2 (1.87%) Demandware
8 2 (1.87%) Facebook
8 2 (1.87%) Twitter
8 2 (1.87%) hybris
8 2 (1.87%) RedPrairie
8 2 (1.87%) ATG
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix
9 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator
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