The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 48 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.90% 1.43% 1.41%
As % of the General category 17.69% 7.27% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 8
Average salary £50,000 £75,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +93.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £41,600 £18,450
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
130 110 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 22.03% 19.61% 26.81%
Number of salaries quoted 95 99 129
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +10 23 £50,000 -33.33% 7
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 24 (63.16%) .NET
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET
3 18 (47.37%) SQL
4 17 (44.74%) C#
5 14 (36.84%) T-SQL
6 12 (31.58%) VB.NET
7 11 (28.95%) Web Application Development
8 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
9 9 (23.68%) TDD
9 9 (23.68%) MVC
10 7 (18.42%) Cisco
11 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
11 6 (15.79%) Web Development
11 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
11 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
11 6 (15.79%) LAN
11 6 (15.79%) WAN
11 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.79%) CCNP
11 6 (15.79%) CCNA
11 6 (15.79%) Citrix
11 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (15.79%) NetScaler
11 6 (15.79%) F5
11 6 (15.79%) Online Games
11 6 (15.79%) Security Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Android
11 6 (15.79%) PCI DSS
12 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (13.16%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) BIG-IP
1 6 (15.79%) Wireshark
1 6 (15.79%) LAN
1 6 (15.79%) WAN
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 6 (15.79%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.63%) BGP
2 1 (2.63%) IPv4
2 1 (2.63%) IPv6
2 1 (2.63%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) NUnit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) C# Developer
3 8 (21.05%) Web Developer
4 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
4 7 (18.42%) C# Web Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Security Specialist
5 6 (15.79%) Platform Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Application Security Specialist
6 5 (13.16%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Development Manager
7 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) CAD Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.63%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) .NET
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (13.16%) WCF
3 5 (13.16%) jQuery
3 5 (13.16%) Ninject
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 5 (13.16%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (13.16%) CSS
3 5 (13.16%) HTML
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) HTML5
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware
6 1 (2.63%) JBoss Seam
6 1 (2.63%) CSS3
6 1 (2.63%) XHTML
6 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Online Games
2 5 (13.16%) iPhone
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.53%) Online Gambling
4 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.26%) Physics
5 1 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (2.63%) Arduino
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Android
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Web Application Development
2 9 (23.68%) TDD
2 9 (23.68%) MVC
3 6 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (15.79%) Web Development
3 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.79%) Security Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (13.16%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.89%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.89%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.63%) Android Development
8 1 (2.63%) iOS Development
8 1 (2.63%) CAD
8 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.63%) SOA
8 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 17 (44.74%) C#
3 14 (36.84%) T-SQL
4 12 (31.58%) VB.NET
5 4 (10.53%) Objective-C
5 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) C
6 3 (7.89%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) Erlang
8 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) CCNP
1 6 (15.79%) CCNA
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Cisco
2 6 (15.79%) Citrix
2 6 (15.79%) F5
3 5 (13.16%) Google
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.63%) Atmel
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: flexible + an excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago