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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 54 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.09% 3.02% -
As % of the General category 6.40% 14.42% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 0
Average salary £25,000 £33,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.92% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
172 104 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 32.70% 20.93% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 137 87 100
Average salary £40,500 £41,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.81% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 March 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 March 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 8 £28,750 -42.50% 1
Tamworth - 2 £25,000 -
Stafford - 1 £20,000 -
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
3 5 (22.73%) LAN
3 5 (22.73%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) Internet
3 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Online Games
3 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (18.18%) Information Security
4 4 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
5 3 (13.64%) People Management
6 2 (9.09%) Android Development
6 2 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
6 2 (9.09%) OWASP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
1 5 (22.73%) WAN
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
1 5 (22.73%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Software Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Junior
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) iOS Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Testing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Application Security Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
2 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Online Games
2 3 (13.64%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Android
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
1 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) Information Security
3 3 (13.64%) MVC
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Data Protection
3 3 (13.64%) People Management
4 2 (9.09%) OWASP
4 2 (9.09%) Android Development
4 2 (9.09%) iOS Development
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix