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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 50 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.64% 3.98% 2.29%
As % of the General category 11.28% 15.08% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 12
Average salary £46,250 £41,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.80% -8.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
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
195 199 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 32.28% 26.43% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 163 166 130
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
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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 +2 18 £42,500 -10.52% 2
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
3 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) QA
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) HTML
6 6 (19.35%) Java
6 6 (19.35%) .NET
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) Clustering
6 6 (19.35%) Middleware
6 6 (19.35%) Replication
6 6 (19.35%) Banking
6 6 (19.35%) Erlang
6 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (19.35%) Degree
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (19.35%) Functional Programming
6 6 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (16.13%) F#
7 5 (16.13%) Scala
7 5 (16.13%) Hedge funds
7 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
7 5 (16.13%) Physics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (45.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.68%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) NUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) DBA
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Developer
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server DBA
2 6 (19.35%) SQL DBA
3 5 (16.13%) AWS Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Graduate
6 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
1 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET
1 6 (19.35%) CSS
1 6 (19.35%) Middleware
2 3 (9.68%) jQuery
2 3 (9.68%) HTML5
3 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Replication
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 5 (16.13%) Mathematics
2 5 (16.13%) Physics
2 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Hedge funds
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (19.35%) Functional Programming
2 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) MVC
3 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) ETL Development
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (6.45%) CRM
5 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) Resource Management
5 2 (6.45%) Line Management
5 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) C#
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) Java
4 6 (19.35%) Erlang
5 5 (16.13%) F#
5 5 (16.13%) Scala
5 5 (16.13%) Haskell
6 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
7 2 (6.45%) Lingo
8 1 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
Stoke on Trent
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Stem Graduates
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
CPS Group
Salary: £60k - 100k per year
Posted: 13 days ago