The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank - 73 77
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton - 2.23% 1.22%
As % of the General category - 8.08% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 9
Average salary - £33,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -21.17%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
Hampshire

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

General Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
182 260 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 23.36% 27.63% 35.47%
Number of salaries quoted 164 191 261
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Games
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Games Salary Trend in Southampton

Games
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
1 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) CQRS
1 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) IT Sales Executive
1 6 (75.00%) Sales Executive
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 2 (25.00%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) BDD
1 2 (25.00%) CQRS
1 2 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) TDD
1 2 (25.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#