The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 50 54 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.56% 2.38% 1.00%
As % of the General category 8.43% 11.02% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 5
Average salary £28,750 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.47% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £77,500 £63,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Games
West Midlands

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

General Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
166 127 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 30.35% 21.56% 26.25%
Number of salaries quoted 133 116 107
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Games
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 9 £50,000 - 1
Tamworth - 2 £25,000 -
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) Online Games
2 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (13.04%) People Management
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Open Source
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) LAN
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) PMP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Software Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Software Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Android Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Junior
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Online Games
2 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Android
2 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
2 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
2 4 (17.39%) Information Security
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Android Development
4 2 (8.70%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PMP
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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