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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 58 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.62% 2.58% 1.92%
As % of the General category 4.97% 8.62% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 11
Median salary £42,500 £33,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% +35.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
181 174 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 32.61% 29.95% 29.72%
Number of salaries quoted 134 159 129
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford -2 6 £42,500 -
Burton-upon-Trent -2 2 - -
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) EPoS
4 6 (27.27%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) Laravel
5 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) HTML
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
5 5 (22.73%) MySQL
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Marketing
6 4 (18.18%) Ruby
6 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 4 (18.18%) Node.js
6 4 (18.18%) React
6 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 4 (18.18%) Kanban
7 3 (13.64%) Scala
7 3 (13.64%) HTML5
7 3 (13.64%) iPad
7 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
7 3 (13.64%) CSS3
7 3 (13.64%) Low Latency
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.55%) Google Play
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) RTP
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.09%) Redis
4 1 (4.55%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) AccuRev
3 1 (4.55%) Android Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Appium
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) Grunt
3 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) JUnit
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Lead Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Games Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Lead PHP Developer
3 4 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Java Games Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Low Latency Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Android Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Web Services
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) Laravel
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) Node.js
3 4 (18.18%) React
4 3 (13.64%) CSS3
4 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
4 3 (13.64%) HTML5
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
4 3 (13.64%) Spring
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
5 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (9.09%) Symfony
5 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) EPoS
2 3 (13.64%) iPad
2 3 (13.64%) Online Games
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) MVC
2 7 (31.82%) Scrum
3 6 (27.27%) BDD
4 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 4 (18.18%) Kanban
6 3 (13.64%) Low Latency
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Front End Development
7 2 (9.09%) OO
7 2 (9.09%) OOP
7 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
8 1 (4.55%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
4 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 3 (13.64%) C#
5 3 (13.64%) Scala
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.64%) Zend
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Xamarin
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