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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 79 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.99% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the General category 4.10% 1.87% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 4
Average salary £22,000 £22,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
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
195 267 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 24.16% 29.44% 30.22%
Number of salaries quoted 151 222 205
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,624 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +0.29%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (57.69%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Apache
3 10 (38.46%) SMTP
3 10 (38.46%) FTP
3 10 (38.46%) HTML
3 10 (38.46%) MySQL
3 10 (38.46%) Telnet
3 10 (38.46%) SSH
4 6 (23.08%) CISSP
4 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 6 (23.08%) Marketing
4 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (23.08%) Project Planning
4 6 (23.08%) Banking
4 6 (23.08%) Retail
4 6 (23.08%) Information Security
4 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
4 6 (23.08%) PCI QSA
4 6 (23.08%) Resource Management
4 6 (23.08%) SIEM
4 6 (23.08%) CRISC
4 6 (23.08%) CISA
4 6 (23.08%) CISM
4 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 5 (19.23%) UNIX
5 5 (19.23%) IIS
5 5 (19.23%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (38.46%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) nginx
2 5 (19.23%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) SMTP
1 10 (38.46%) FTP
1 10 (38.46%) Telnet
1 10 (38.46%) SSH
2 5 (19.23%) IMAP
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 5 (19.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) MySQL
2 5 (19.23%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
1 6 (23.08%) Marketing
2 5 (19.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Principal Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Security Consultant
1 6 (23.08%) Principal Security Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Software Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Account Manager
2 5 (19.23%) QA Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Account Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Tester
2 5 (19.23%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) CSS
2 5 (19.23%) LAMP
2 5 (19.23%) HTML5
2 5 (19.23%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) FreeBSD
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) TOGAF
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 6 (23.08%) Resource Management
2 6 (23.08%) Project Planning
2 6 (23.08%) SIEM
2 6 (23.08%) Information Security
3 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Integration Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
1 5 (19.23%) PHP
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
1 5 (19.23%) VBScript
1 5 (19.23%) Python
1 5 (19.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) CISSP
1 6 (23.08%) CISA
1 6 (23.08%) CISM
1 6 (23.08%) PCI QSA
1 6 (23.08%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
2 5 (19.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
1 5 (19.23%) Postfix
1 5 (19.23%) Sendmail
1 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Intel
1 5 (19.23%) VMware
1 5 (19.23%) Google