The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 90 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.32% 0.43% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.26% 1.26% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 9
Average salary £32,500 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.90% +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

General Category
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
239 239 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 25.18% 33.95% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 203 175 227
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,244
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Games
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the South Yorkshire region.

Games Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

Games
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South Yorkshire 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
Sheffield -25 3 £32,500 -
Games
Yorkshire

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) COM
2 5 (41.67%) Sony
2 5 (41.67%) Game Development
2 5 (41.67%) Xbox
2 5 (41.67%) Twitter
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 2 (16.67%) Zend
4 2 (16.67%) Zend Framework
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) WordPress
5 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
5 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Animation
5 1 (8.33%) QA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 1 (8.33%) WordPress
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Change Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 1 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) COM
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (16.67%) Zend Framework
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
3 1 (8.33%) Symfony
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) Laravel
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) Yii
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Xbox
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Game Development
2 2 (16.67%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Sony
2 5 (41.67%) Twitter
3 2 (16.67%) Zend
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe