The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 157 181 172
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 67 32 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 0.61% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.92% 1.46% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 55 30 41
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +54.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £34,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
General Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2294 2199 2018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 37.89% 41.88% 36.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1693 1815 1702
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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
Bristol +3 17 £24,000 -38.06% 3
Dorset - 17 £37,500 - 2
Gloucestershire +15 16 £36,500 +21.66% 1
Devon - 10 £55,000 - 2
Somerset -19 7 £42,750 +22.14%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 41 (35.04%) C#
2 36 (30.77%) C++
3 32 (27.35%) .NET
4 28 (23.93%) TDD
5 27 (23.08%) Android
5 27 (23.08%) Apple iOS
6 25 (21.37%) ASP.NET
6 25 (21.37%) Mobile App
7 23 (19.66%) Software Engineering
8 22 (18.80%) Computer Science
8 22 (18.80%) Game Development
8 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
8 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
8 22 (18.80%) OO
8 22 (18.80%) Finance
8 22 (18.80%) Scrum
9 21 (17.95%) Photoshop
10 19 (16.24%) HTML
10 19 (16.24%) Objective-C
10 19 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
11 18 (15.38%) HTML5
12 17 (14.53%) MVC
12 17 (14.53%) C
12 17 (14.53%) CSS
12 17 (14.53%) RESTful
13 16 (13.68%) WCF
13 16 (13.68%) JSON
14 15 (12.82%) Degree
14 15 (12.82%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (12.82%) Node.js
2 5 (4.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.27%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.85%) WordPress
4 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (17.95%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) LAN
1 8 (6.84%) Internet
2 3 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (1.71%) Firewall
3 2 (1.71%) VLAN
3 2 (1.71%) IPv4
3 2 (1.71%) IPv6
4 1 (0.85%) SMTP
4 1 (0.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.13%) SQLite
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.71%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.71%) MySQL
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.71%) QlikView
6 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.71%) OLAP
6 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.85%) Big Data
7 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Axure RP
2 7 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.71%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.85%) Xcode
4 1 (0.85%) NUnit
4 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.85%) Moq
General
1 22 (18.80%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Retail
3 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.27%) Advertising
4 3 (2.56%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 72 (61.54%) Developer
2 19 (16.24%) .NET Developer
3 18 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 15 (12.82%) Project Manager
5 13 (11.11%) iOS Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Graduate
7 9 (7.69%) UI Programmer
7 9 (7.69%) UI Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Programmer
9 6 (5.13%) Games Developer
9 6 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (4.27%) C# Developer
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.27%) ScrumMaster
10 5 (4.27%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (3.42%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 4 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.35%) .NET
2 25 (21.37%) ASP.NET
3 19 (16.24%) HTML
4 18 (15.38%) HTML5
4 18 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
5 17 (14.53%) RESTful
5 17 (14.53%) CSS
6 16 (13.68%) JSON
6 16 (13.68%) WCF
7 15 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (12.82%) jQuery
7 15 (12.82%) Ninject
7 15 (12.82%) Web Services
7 15 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 14 (11.97%) iOS SDK
8 14 (11.97%) XML
9 13 (11.11%) CSS3
10 9 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 8 (6.84%) AngularJS
11 8 (6.84%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.37%) Mobile App
2 22 (18.80%) Computer Science
3 15 (12.82%) iPhone
4 11 (9.40%) Mobile Games
5 5 (4.27%) Physics
6 4 (3.42%) Xbox
7 2 (1.71%) Social Network
7 2 (1.71%) W3C
7 2 (1.71%) DTV
7 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.71%) Open Source
7 2 (1.71%) Social Media
8 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 27 (23.08%) Android
1 27 (23.08%) Apple iOS
2 14 (11.97%) Windows
3 13 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.42%) Linux
4 4 (3.42%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.42%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.71%) CentOS
5 2 (1.71%) SUSE
5 2 (1.71%) Debian
5 2 (1.71%) Fedora
6 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.93%) TDD
2 23 (19.66%) Software Engineering
3 22 (18.80%) OO
3 22 (18.80%) Scrum
3 22 (18.80%) Game Development
4 19 (16.24%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (14.53%) MVC
6 15 (12.82%) Domain-Driven Design
6 15 (12.82%) Web Application Development
6 15 (12.82%) Dependency Injection
7 13 (11.11%) iOS Development
8 11 (9.40%) OOD
9 10 (8.55%) Memory Management
10 9 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (6.84%) Project Management
12 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.27%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (4.27%) Android Development
14 4 (3.42%) User Stories
14 4 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.04%) C#
2 36 (30.77%) C++
3 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
4 19 (16.24%) Objective-C
5 17 (14.53%) C
6 13 (11.11%) SQL
7 9 (7.69%) Python
8 7 (5.98%) Java
9 6 (5.13%) VB
10 4 (3.42%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.42%) Ruby
10 4 (3.42%) PHP
11 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.56%) VC++
12 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.71%) Perl
13 1 (0.85%) GLSL
13 1 (0.85%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (12.82%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.71%) Xen
1 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Google
2 9 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.84%) Adobe
4 3 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.56%) Twitter
5 2 (1.71%) SAP
5 2 (1.71%) Cognos
5 2 (1.71%) Tableau
5 2 (1.71%) Intel
5 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Facebook
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