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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 57 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.90% 1.93% 2.89%
As % of the General category 7.36% 9.09% 10.49%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 13
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
163 132 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.79% 21.26% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 129 114 109
Average salary £39,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £60,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +9 8 £55,000 +22.22%
Tamworth - 1 £25,000 -
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (20.00%) Online Games
4 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (15.00%) Back Office
4 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) PMP
4 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) People Management
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
1 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.00%) Back Office
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Software Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Software Project Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Online Games
2 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Architecture
4 3 (15.00%) People Management
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Apple
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
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