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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 68 65 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 3 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.24% 0.47% 6.34%
As % of the General category 6.12% 2.48% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 24
Average salary £34,000 £27,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.92% -46.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £27,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £37,400 £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
147 121 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.33% 18.91% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 112 96 114
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £25,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £69,300 £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 24 October 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 24 October 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 £34,000 +25.92% 2
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 16 (48.48%) SQL
4 15 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 10 (30.30%) C#
5 10 (30.30%) VB.NET
5 10 (30.30%) PCI DSS
6 9 (27.27%) Online Games
6 9 (27.27%) Web Development
7 8 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Wireshark
7 8 (24.24%) Security Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (21.21%) Information Security
9 6 (18.18%) Web Application Development
10 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Project Management
11 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
11 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
12 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
12 3 (9.09%) JIRA
12 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
12 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
12 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
12 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
12 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
12 3 (9.09%) PMP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Security Specialist
3 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
3 5 (15.15%) C# Web Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (15.15%) Application Security Specialist
4 4 (12.12%) Junior
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Software Manager
5 3 (9.09%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C++ Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) Games Programmer
5 3 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (63.64%) .NET
2 18 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 2 (6.06%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) XSLT
3 2 (6.06%) XHTML
3 2 (6.06%) Ajax
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) jQuery
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.06%) HTML5
3 2 (6.06%) CSS3
3 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (6.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Online Games
2 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) N-Tier
3 2 (6.06%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Web Development
2 8 (24.24%) Security Testing
2 8 (24.24%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (21.21%) Information Security
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Web Application Development
5 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 3 (9.09%) Web Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 2 (6.06%) SEO
8 2 (6.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 15 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 10 (30.30%) VB.NET
3 10 (30.30%) C#
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) C
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PMP
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) PCI DSS
2 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) AccuRev
3 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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