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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 55 50 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 23 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.85% 3.86% 1.23%
As % of the General category 11.59% 11.86% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 5
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
138 194 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.56% 32.55% 18.88%
Number of salaries quoted 106 148 119
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Games Salary Histogram 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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent -6 8 £46,250 +54.16% 2
Lichfield -2 2 £27,500 -38.88%
Burton-upon-Trent -9 2 £42,500 +32.81%
Stafford +1 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 13 (33.33%) HTML
4 13 (33.33%) .NET
5 11 (28.21%) C#
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
7 9 (23.08%) SQL
7 9 (23.08%) Scrum
8 8 (20.51%) MVC
8 8 (20.51%) HTML5
9 7 (17.95%) Java
9 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
9 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
10 6 (15.38%) Web Services
10 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 6 (15.38%) OOP
10 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
10 6 (15.38%) Degree
10 6 (15.38%) jQuery
10 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
11 5 (12.82%) TDD
11 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Animation
11 5 (12.82%) WCF
11 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification

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 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.13%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.82%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.13%) MS Office
4 1 (2.56%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.56%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) OLAP
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) AccuRev
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) Appium
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) Grunt
5 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (5.13%) Back Office
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Web Developer
3 5 (12.82%) 3D Artist
3 5 (12.82%) Applications Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Games Artist
3 5 (12.82%) Games Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Web Applications Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Lead Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Photoshop Artist
5 3 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.69%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) C++ Games Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C++ Games Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Games Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Java Games Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Low Latency Java Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
1 13 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (20.51%) HTML5
3 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
4 6 (15.38%) jQuery
4 6 (15.38%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (12.82%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (12.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (12.82%) WCF
6 4 (10.26%) CSS
6 4 (10.26%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.69%) CSS3
8 2 (5.13%) Backbone.js
8 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.13%) Node.js
8 2 (5.13%) React
8 2 (5.13%) Spring
8 2 (5.13%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.82%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (12.82%) Animation
3 4 (10.26%) iPad
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Online Games
5 2 (5.13%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) Scrum
3 8 (20.51%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) OOP
4 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.82%) BDD
5 5 (12.82%) Mobile Application Development
5 5 (12.82%) Regulatory Compliance
5 5 (12.82%) TDD
5 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
6 4 (10.26%) CRM
6 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (10.26%) Web Testing
7 3 (7.69%) Kanban
7 3 (7.69%) SDLC
7 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.13%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
2 11 (28.21%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 5 (12.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (5.13%) C
7 2 (5.13%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) PHP
7 2 (5.13%) Ruby
7 2 (5.13%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) MCSD
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 4 (10.26%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe
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