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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 78 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.95% 0.91% 0.92%
As % of the General category 7.01% 2.67% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 5
Average salary £33,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.17% +13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
271 300 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 27.77% 34.17% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 198 243 176
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,874 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £55,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Southampton

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 22 (61.11%) Linux
2 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (44.44%) SSH
3 16 (44.44%) Apache
3 16 (44.44%) SMTP
3 16 (44.44%) FTP
3 16 (44.44%) Telnet
4 14 (38.89%) MySQL
5 12 (33.33%) HTML
6 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 8 (22.22%) DNS
6 8 (22.22%) Intel
6 8 (22.22%) Perl
6 8 (22.22%) VBScript
6 8 (22.22%) UNIX
6 8 (22.22%) IIS
6 8 (22.22%) IMAP
6 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 8 (22.22%) Migration
6 8 (22.22%) VMware
6 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 8 (22.22%) French Language
6 8 (22.22%) Postfix
6 8 (22.22%) Sendmail
6 8 (22.22%) nginx
6 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (19.44%) CSS3
7 7 (19.44%) HTML5
7 7 (19.44%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 16 (44.44%) Apache
2 8 (22.22%) IIS
2 8 (22.22%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 16 (44.44%) SSH
1 16 (44.44%) SMTP
1 16 (44.44%) FTP
1 16 (44.44%) Telnet
2 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) IMAP
3 6 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) MySQL
2 6 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (13.89%) Moq
1 5 (13.89%) NUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.22%) French Language
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (22.22%) Account Manager
2 8 (22.22%) Technical Manager
2 8 (22.22%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 8 (22.22%) Linux Administrator
2 8 (22.22%) Administrator
2 8 (22.22%) Technical Account Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 5 (13.89%) QA Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Software Tester
4 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Principal Security Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
2 7 (19.44%) CSS3
2 7 (19.44%) HTML5
2 7 (19.44%) CSS
3 6 (16.67%) LAMP
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (13.89%) LINQ
4 5 (13.89%) WCF
4 5 (13.89%) NHibernate
4 5 (13.89%) .NET
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) CakePHP
5 1 (2.78%) YUI
5 1 (2.78%) Semantic HTML
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Linux
2 8 (22.22%) UNIX
3 6 (16.67%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 8 (22.22%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
4 5 (13.89%) BDD
4 5 (13.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Kanban
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
4 5 (13.89%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security
5 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) Perl
1 8 (22.22%) VBScript
2 7 (19.44%) PHP
2 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.67%) Python
3 6 (16.67%) Golang
4 5 (13.89%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) CISSP
1 3 (8.33%) CISA
1 3 (8.33%) CISM
1 3 (8.33%) PCI QSA
1 3 (8.33%) CRISC
2 2 (5.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware ESX
1 8 (22.22%) Postfix
1 8 (22.22%) Sendmail
1 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Intel
1 8 (22.22%) VMware
2 6 (16.67%) Google