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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 150 179 187
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 93 48 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.50% 0.90% 0.54%
As % of the General category 4.10% 2.17% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 84 39 26
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £24,800 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2271 2217 2153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.51% 41.74% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1790 1834 1784
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 37 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Devon - 20 £40,000 - 1
Somerset -2 15 £25,000 -50.00% 2
Wiltshire +7 11 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Dorset 0 8 £41,000 +36.66%
Gloucestershire -9 1 £31,500 -21.25%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 79 (47.88%) C#
2 74 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (40.00%) .NET
4 54 (32.73%) TDD
5 51 (30.91%) SQL Server
6 49 (29.70%) ASP.NET
7 47 (28.48%) WCF
8 43 (26.06%) C++
9 41 (24.85%) HTML
9 41 (24.85%) OO
10 38 (23.03%) Mobile App
11 37 (22.42%) MVC
12 36 (21.82%) Android
13 35 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (21.21%) Web Application Development
14 33 (20.00%) Game Development
15 31 (18.79%) Software Engineering
15 31 (18.79%) Windows
16 30 (18.18%) Computer Science
17 28 (16.97%) HTML5
17 28 (16.97%) CSS
17 28 (16.97%) Internet
18 27 (16.36%) JavaScript
18 27 (16.36%) BDD
18 27 (16.36%) Node.js
19 26 (15.76%) Domain-Driven Design
19 26 (15.76%) RESTful
19 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
19 26 (15.76%) OOD
20 25 (15.15%) Ruby

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 27 (16.36%) Node.js
2 7 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.24%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (4.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (3.64%) CMS
4 2 (1.21%) WordPress
4 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (10.91%) Photoshop
2 14 (8.48%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.61%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.21%) SaaS
2 2 (1.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.97%) Internet
2 8 (4.85%) LAN
3 3 (1.82%) WAN
4 2 (1.21%) VLAN
4 2 (1.21%) IPv4
4 2 (1.21%) IPv6
4 2 (1.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) SMTP
5 1 (0.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (6.67%) SQLite
4 10 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (6.06%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.06%) Big Data
5 9 (5.45%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.64%) MS Access
7 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.21%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (8.48%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.06%) TeamCity
3 10 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.06%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (6.06%) Moq
3 10 (6.06%) NUnit
3 10 (6.06%) CruiseControl
3 10 (6.06%) SpecFlow
4 8 (4.85%) Axure RP
5 7 (4.24%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.21%) JUnit
6 2 (1.21%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.21%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.61%) Xcode
General
1 24 (14.55%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Marketing
3 9 (5.45%) Retail
4 7 (4.24%) Advertising
5 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.82%) Electronics
6 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.21%) Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Military
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 93 (56.36%) Developer
2 40 (24.24%) .NET Developer
3 31 (18.79%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 16 (9.70%) Graduate
5 15 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.48%) Senior Developer
7 12 (7.27%) Junior
8 11 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 11 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) UI Developer
9 8 (4.85%) UI Programmer
10 7 (4.24%) Programmer
10 7 (4.24%) Web Developer
10 7 (4.24%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Junior Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Marketing Manager
11 6 (3.64%) Senior Manager
11 6 (3.64%) Email Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (40.00%) .NET
2 49 (29.70%) ASP.NET
3 47 (28.48%) WCF
4 41 (24.85%) HTML
5 35 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (16.97%) HTML5
6 28 (16.97%) CSS
7 26 (15.76%) RESTful
8 22 (13.33%) jQuery
9 20 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
10 19 (11.52%) Web Services
11 18 (10.91%) Ninject
12 17 (10.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 15 (9.09%) CSS3
14 13 (7.88%) Ajax
14 13 (7.88%) AngularJS
15 11 (6.67%) Django
16 10 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
16 10 (6.06%) ActiveMQ
16 10 (6.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (23.03%) Mobile App
2 30 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 20 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (10.30%) iPhone
5 12 (7.27%) User Experience
6 10 (6.06%) Algorithms
7 9 (5.45%) Data Structures
8 8 (4.85%) Physics
9 7 (4.24%) Mobile Games
9 7 (4.24%) Mathematics
9 7 (4.24%) Photography
10 6 (3.64%) Visualisation
10 6 (3.64%) Statistics
11 3 (1.82%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.82%) DTV
12 2 (1.21%) Open Source
12 2 (1.21%) W3C
12 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.61%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.82%) Android
2 31 (18.79%) Windows
3 22 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.45%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.64%) Linux
6 5 (3.03%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.42%) CentOS
7 4 (2.42%) Debian
8 3 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.21%) Fedora
9 2 (1.21%) SUSE
9 2 (1.21%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (44.85%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (32.73%) TDD
3 41 (24.85%) OO
4 37 (22.42%) MVC
5 35 (21.21%) Web Application Development
6 33 (20.00%) Game Development
7 31 (18.79%) Software Engineering
8 27 (16.36%) BDD
9 26 (15.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 26 (15.76%) OOD
10 24 (14.55%) Scrum
11 23 (13.94%) Mobile Application Development
12 20 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
13 17 (10.30%) OOP
13 17 (10.30%) OOA/OOD
14 12 (7.27%) Project Management
15 10 (6.06%) Automated Testing
15 10 (6.06%) E-Commerce
15 10 (6.06%) Workflow
15 10 (6.06%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.88%) C#
2 43 (26.06%) C++
3 27 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 25 (15.15%) Ruby
5 24 (14.55%) SQL
6 17 (10.30%) Python
6 17 (10.30%) Objective-C
7 13 (7.88%) Java
8 9 (5.45%) PHP
9 5 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.03%) C
10 4 (2.42%) Lisp
11 3 (1.82%) VB
12 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.21%) Perl
12 2 (1.21%) XAML
12 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (13.94%) Degree
2 3 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.21%) CEH
3 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.21%) OSCP
3 2 (1.21%) OSCE
4 1 (0.61%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.70%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.21%) Xen
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
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 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.09%) Google
3 9 (5.45%) Adobe
4 6 (3.64%) Alterian
5 4 (2.42%) Intel
6 3 (1.82%) Twitter
6 3 (1.82%) VMware
6 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.82%) SAP
7 2 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.61%) Facebook
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix
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