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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 71 68 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -28
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 1 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.13% 0.15% 4.80%
As % of the General category 5.93% 0.77% 19.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 18
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -30.43%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
135 130 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.12% 20.12% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 117 107 95
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £23,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £69,900 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
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 17 September 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
(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 +12 8 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 30 (71.43%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 25 (59.52%) SQL
3 25 (59.52%) T-SQL
4 15 (35.71%) Web Development
5 14 (33.33%) C#
5 14 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 13 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
6 13 (30.95%) Online Games
6 13 (30.95%) Security Testing
6 13 (30.95%) PCI DSS
7 12 (28.57%) Web Application Development
8 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.90%) Information Security
9 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
10 4 (9.52%) C
10 4 (9.52%) C++
10 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
11 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.14%) PMP
11 3 (7.14%) Project Management
11 3 (7.14%) Back Office
11 3 (7.14%) MVC
11 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
11 3 (7.14%) Degree
11 3 (7.14%) JIRA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) Security Specialist
3 9 (21.43%) Application Security Specialist
3 9 (21.43%) Applications Specialist
4 8 (19.05%) C# Developer
4 8 (19.05%) Web Developer
4 8 (19.05%) C# Web Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) Software Manager
5 4 (9.52%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Information Specialist
5 4 (9.52%) VB.NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Junior
5 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Games Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (71.43%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.76%) CSS
3 2 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) XSLT
3 2 (4.76%) XHTML
3 2 (4.76%) Ajax
3 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.76%) jQuery
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.76%) HTML5
3 2 (4.76%) CSS3
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Online Games
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Physics
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Android
1 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Web Development
2 13 (30.95%) Security Testing
2 13 (30.95%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Information Security
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.14%) MVC
7 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Web Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Android Development
8 2 (4.76%) iOS Development
8 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) SQL
1 25 (59.52%) T-SQL
2 14 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 14 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) C++
3 4 (9.52%) C
4 2 (4.76%) VB
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) PMP
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.95%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.76%) AccuRev
2 1 (2.38%) Atmel
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