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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 149 169 190
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 87 43 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.41% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the General category 3.93% 2.01% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 74 35 30
Average salary £38,750 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.97% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £24,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
2216 2137 2182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.01% 42.12% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1718 1722 1848
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -9 32 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Devon - 16 £40,000 - 2
Somerset -6 15 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Dorset +7 13 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Wiltshire -4 8 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Gloucestershire -6 2 £43,250 +40.65% 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 81 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (43.56%) C#
3 64 (39.26%) .NET
4 54 (33.13%) TDD
5 48 (29.45%) ASP.NET
6 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
7 41 (25.15%) HTML
8 40 (24.54%) Mobile App
9 39 (23.93%) WCF
10 38 (23.31%) C++
11 37 (22.70%) Android
12 34 (20.86%) OO
12 34 (20.86%) Computer Science
13 33 (20.25%) MVC
14 32 (19.63%) Apple iOS
15 31 (19.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (19.02%) Finance
15 31 (19.02%) JavaScript
15 31 (19.02%) Web Application Development
16 30 (18.40%) CSS
17 29 (17.79%) RESTful
18 28 (17.18%) HTML5
18 28 (17.18%) Degree
18 28 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (16.56%) Photoshop
20 26 (15.95%) Node.js
21 25 (15.34%) Game Development
21 25 (15.34%) Scrum
22 24 (14.72%) Domain-Driven Design
23 23 (14.11%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 26 (15.95%) Node.js
2 10 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.13%) SharePoint Server
2 10 (6.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.45%) CMS
4 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.23%) WordPress
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
5 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (16.56%) Photoshop
2 17 (10.43%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.61%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.23%) SaaS
2 2 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.50%) Internet
2 8 (4.91%) LAN
3 3 (1.84%) WAN
4 2 (1.23%) Firewall
4 2 (1.23%) VLAN
4 2 (1.23%) IPv4
4 2 (1.23%) IPv6
5 1 (0.61%) SMTP
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.38%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.91%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.91%) SQLite
4 7 (4.29%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.68%) Big Data
5 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.68%) MS Access
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.23%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.75%) Visual Studio
1 11 (6.75%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.91%) Axure RP
3 6 (3.68%) Cucumber
3 6 (3.68%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (3.68%) Moq
3 6 (3.68%) NUnit
3 6 (3.68%) CruiseControl
3 6 (3.68%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.68%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.84%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.23%) Xcode
5 2 (1.23%) Android Studio
5 2 (1.23%) JUnit
General
1 31 (19.02%) Finance
2 17 (10.43%) Retail
3 14 (8.59%) Marketing
4 10 (6.13%) Advertising
5 6 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.84%) Electronics
6 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 100 (61.35%) Developer
2 36 (22.09%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.88%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.59%) Senior Developer
5 14 (8.59%) iOS Developer
6 13 (7.98%) Graduate
7 11 (6.75%) C# Developer
8 10 (6.13%) SharePoint Developer
9 9 (5.52%) UI Developer
9 9 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (5.52%) UI Programmer
10 8 (4.91%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (4.91%) Junior
11 7 (4.29%) Junior Developer
12 6 (3.68%) Marketing Manager
12 6 (3.68%) Programmer
12 6 (3.68%) Senior Manager
12 6 (3.68%) Email Marketing Manager
13 5 (3.07%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (39.26%) .NET
2 48 (29.45%) ASP.NET
3 41 (25.15%) HTML
4 39 (23.93%) WCF
5 31 (19.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (18.40%) CSS
7 29 (17.79%) RESTful
8 28 (17.18%) HTML5
9 23 (14.11%) jQuery
9 23 (14.11%) Web Services
10 22 (13.50%) KnockoutJS
11 19 (11.66%) Ninject
12 18 (11.04%) CSS3
12 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 18 (11.04%) JSON
13 17 (10.43%) iOS SDK
13 17 (10.43%) XML
14 12 (7.36%) .NET Framework
15 11 (6.75%) Ajax
16 10 (6.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (24.54%) Mobile App
2 34 (20.86%) Computer Science
3 28 (17.18%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.04%) iPhone
5 13 (7.98%) User Experience
6 9 (5.52%) Mobile Games
7 7 (4.29%) Photography
7 7 (4.29%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.68%) Physics
8 6 (3.68%) Statistics
9 4 (2.45%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.84%) DTV
11 2 (1.23%) W3C
11 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.23%) Open Source
11 2 (1.23%) Xbox
12 1 (0.61%) Social Network
12 1 (0.61%) Social Media
12 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.70%) Android
2 32 (19.63%) Apple iOS
3 21 (12.88%) Windows
4 18 (11.04%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.68%) Windows Phone
6 5 (3.07%) Linux
7 4 (2.45%) CentOS
7 4 (2.45%) Debian
7 4 (2.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.84%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.23%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (1.23%) Fedora
9 2 (1.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (33.13%) TDD
3 34 (20.86%) OO
4 33 (20.25%) MVC
5 31 (19.02%) Web Application Development
6 25 (15.34%) Game Development
6 25 (15.34%) Scrum
7 24 (14.72%) Domain-Driven Design
8 23 (14.11%) Software Engineering
9 21 (12.88%) Dependency Injection
9 21 (12.88%) Mobile Application Development
10 18 (11.04%) BDD
11 16 (9.82%) OOD
12 14 (8.59%) iOS Development
13 12 (7.36%) Project Management
14 11 (6.75%) OOA/OOD
14 11 (6.75%) Memory Management
15 9 (5.52%) OOP
16 7 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 6 (3.68%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.56%) C#
2 38 (23.31%) C++
3 31 (19.02%) JavaScript
4 23 (14.11%) Objective-C
5 17 (10.43%) C
5 17 (10.43%) SQL
6 16 (9.82%) Ruby
7 11 (6.75%) Python
7 11 (6.75%) Java
8 7 (4.29%) PHP
9 5 (3.07%) VB
9 5 (3.07%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.84%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.23%) XAML
11 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.23%) Perl
12 1 (0.61%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 28 (17.18%) Degree
2 3 (1.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) OSCP
3 2 (1.23%) OSCE
3 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) CEH
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Xen
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.61%) XenApp
3 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (13.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.82%) Google
3 9 (5.52%) Adobe
4 6 (3.68%) Alterian
5 3 (1.84%) Twitter
5 3 (1.84%) Intel
5 3 (1.84%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.84%) SAP
5 3 (1.84%) VMware
6 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Facebook
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + BONUS & BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
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Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum + Profit share & Flexi-time!
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
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Salary: Competitive salary / daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tavistock, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £34000 - £55000 per annum
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