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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 69 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.39% 0.45% 1.77%
As % of the General category 6.90% 2.04% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 9
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £41,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £45,000 £75,000
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
145 147 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.22% 21.88% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 121 120 82
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £69,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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 22 August 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 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 32 (68.09%) ASP.NET
3 30 (63.83%) SQL
4 26 (55.32%) T-SQL
5 19 (40.43%) C#
5 19 (40.43%) VB.NET
6 15 (31.91%) Web Development
7 13 (27.66%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Wireshark
7 13 (27.66%) Online Games
7 13 (27.66%) Security Testing
7 13 (27.66%) PCI DSS
8 12 (25.53%) Web Application Development
9 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.77%) CSS
10 6 (12.77%) HTML
10 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
10 6 (12.77%) MVC
10 6 (12.77%) HTML5
10 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
10 6 (12.77%) jQuery
11 5 (10.64%) Information Security
11 5 (10.64%) Degree
11 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
12 4 (8.51%) TDD
12 4 (8.51%) NUnit
12 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.51%) C

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (27.66%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) NUnit
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
1 3 (6.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Developer
2 14 (29.79%) C# Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Security Specialist
4 10 (21.28%) C# Web Developer
4 10 (21.28%) Web Developer
5 9 (19.15%) Applications Specialist
5 9 (19.15%) Application Security Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Junior
6 4 (8.51%) Information Security Specialist
6 4 (8.51%) Information Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) C++ Games Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.38%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Games Programmer
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (74.47%) .NET
2 32 (68.09%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
3 6 (12.77%) HTML
3 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
3 6 (12.77%) HTML5
3 6 (12.77%) jQuery
4 2 (4.26%) Ajax
4 2 (4.26%) XHTML
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
4 2 (4.26%) CSS3
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.13%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Online Games
2 4 (8.51%) Online Gambling
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) Arduino
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Web Development
2 13 (27.66%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (27.66%) Security Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Web Application Development
4 6 (12.77%) MVC
4 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Information Security
5 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
6 4 (8.51%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.51%) OOA/OOD
6 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.38%) Web Testing
7 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) SEO
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.26%) SOA
8 2 (4.26%) Project Management
8 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) SQL
2 26 (55.32%) T-SQL
3 19 (40.43%) C#
3 19 (40.43%) VB.NET
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) C
5 4 (8.51%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.26%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.13%) Atmel
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + on experience+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago