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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 186 139 174
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 56 106 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.05% 1.83% 1.06%
As % of the General category 2.88% 5.10% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 44 67 56
Median salary £43,750 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,950 £65,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1943 2078 2321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 36.42% 35.86% 39.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1602 1747
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 28 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Gloucestershire -6 16 £37,500 -38.77% 2
Wiltshire +5 4 £57,500 +38.55% 1
Devon -28 4 £32,000 -28.88%
Somerset - 2 £38,750 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Games.

1 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.33%) AngularJS
3 48 (40.00%) HTML
4 46 (38.33%) JavaScript
5 42 (35.00%) C#
6 41 (34.17%) HTML5
7 39 (32.50%) Degree
7 39 (32.50%) .NET
8 36 (30.00%) Node.js
9 35 (29.17%) Java
10 34 (28.33%) SQL
11 32 (26.67%) OO
12 30 (25.00%) C++
12 30 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 30 (25.00%) Backbone.js
13 29 (24.17%) Computer Science
14 27 (22.50%) Python
15 26 (21.67%) CSS
15 26 (21.67%) React
16 25 (20.83%) Open Source
17 20 (16.67%) PHP
18 19 (15.83%) C
18 19 (15.83%) Scrum
19 18 (15.00%) Objective-C
19 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
19 18 (15.00%) Android
20 17 (14.17%) Game Development
20 17 (14.17%) CMS
20 17 (14.17%) Mentoring
21 16 (13.33%) Cybersecurity

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (30.00%) Node.js
2 17 (14.17%) CMS
3 4 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.50%) Apache
4 3 (2.50%) IIS
4 3 (2.50%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.67%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.83%) Mule
6 1 (0.83%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (5.83%) Maya
3 6 (5.00%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.67%) SPSS
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.83%) MS Office
5 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Firewall
1 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.50%) LAN
2 3 (2.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (1.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.83%) DHCP
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.83%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) MPLS
4 1 (0.83%) PBX
4 1 (0.83%) SSL
4 1 (0.83%) VPN
4 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (10.00%) SQLite
2 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.00%) Big Data
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.33%) BODI
6 4 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (3.33%) Lumira
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.33%) SAP BI
6 4 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (3.33%) SQLPlus
7 3 (2.50%) MySQL
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.33%) Grunt
2 10 (8.33%) gulp
2 10 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.33%) Toad
4 2 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.83%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.83%) JUnit
5 1 (0.83%) Maven
5 1 (0.83%) Mockito
5 1 (0.83%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 8 (6.67%) Multimedia
2 7 (5.83%) Marketing
3 6 (5.00%) Military
4 4 (3.33%) Finance
4 4 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (55.83%) Developer
2 26 (21.67%) C# Developer
3 21 (17.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 14 (11.67%) Java Developer
6 12 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
7 11 (9.17%) Applications Developer
8 10 (8.33%) C# Application Developer
8 10 (8.33%) C# Web Applications Developer
8 10 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Consultant
8 10 (8.33%) Full Stack Web Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Java Applications Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Java Web Applications Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Java Web Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
8 10 (8.33%) Web Developer
9 9 (7.50%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (7.50%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (43.33%) AngularJS
2 48 (40.00%) HTML
3 41 (34.17%) HTML5
4 39 (32.50%) .NET
5 30 (25.00%) Backbone.js
6 26 (21.67%) CSS
6 26 (21.67%) React
7 12 (10.00%) Django
8 10 (8.33%) Ajax
9 7 (5.83%) ASP.NET
9 7 (5.83%) Flash
10 6 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (4.17%) Spring
12 4 (3.33%) Hibernate
12 4 (3.33%) J2EE
12 4 (3.33%) Java EE
12 4 (3.33%) STL
12 4 (3.33%) Symfony
12 4 (3.33%) XML
13 3 (2.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.17%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.83%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.83%) Learning Management System
3 7 (5.83%) SCORM
4 6 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
4 6 (5.00%) Animation
4 6 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (5.00%) Social Media
5 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.17%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.33%) iPad
6 4 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (3.33%) Xbox
7 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.67%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.67%) Physics
7 2 (1.67%) Statistics
7 2 (1.67%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.00%) Android
2 15 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 13 (10.83%) Linux
4 12 (10.00%) Windows
5 6 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.67%) Unix
6 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.67%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.83%) Fedora
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.67%) OO
3 30 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 25 (20.83%) Open Source
5 19 (15.83%) Scrum
6 17 (14.17%) Game Development
6 17 (14.17%) Mentoring
7 16 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (10.83%) Web Development
9 12 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 12 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
10 10 (8.33%) Analytics
10 10 (8.33%) Coaching
10 10 (8.33%) Data Analytics
10 10 (8.33%) MVC
10 10 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (8.33%) SDLC
11 7 (5.83%) Content Management
11 7 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (38.33%) JavaScript
2 42 (35.00%) C#
3 35 (29.17%) Java
4 34 (28.33%) SQL
5 30 (25.00%) C++
6 27 (22.50%) Python
7 20 (16.67%) PHP
8 19 (15.83%) C
9 18 (15.00%) Objective-C
10 6 (5.00%) Perl
10 6 (5.00%) Ruby
11 4 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.67%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.67%) Lua
12 2 (1.67%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.67%) R
12 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.67%) VB
12 2 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.83%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 39 (32.50%) Degree
2 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.83%) CCNA
5 7 (5.83%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.00%) MCSE
6 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.17%) CISSP
7 5 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (4.17%) GIAC
7 5 (4.17%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (4.17%) SANS
7 5 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (4.17%) SSCP
8 1 (0.83%) CCNP
8 1 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Ansible
1 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.83%) Graylog
1 1 (0.83%) Puppet
1 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.67%) Adobe
3 6 (5.00%) Cisco
3 6 (5.00%) Kenexa
3 6 (5.00%) Oracle
4 5 (4.17%) SAP
5 4 (3.33%) Dell
6 2 (1.67%) HP
6 2 (1.67%) VMware
7 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) Intel
7 1 (0.83%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.83%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.83%) Perforce
7 1 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.83%) Sencha
7 1 (0.83%) Sophos
7 1 (0.83%) Sybase
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