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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 57 43 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +32
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 34 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.07% 5.32% 1.40%
As % of the General category 13.10% 15.89% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13 26 6
Median salary £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £80,000 £41,250
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
145 214 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.46% 33.49% 20.14%
Number of salaries quoted 112 168 119
Median salary £39,750 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.35% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £64,500
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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Burton-upon-Trent -8 7 £45,000 +40.62%
Stoke-on-Trent -22 7 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Lichfield -3 2 £27,500 -38.88%
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
3 16 (39.02%) HTML
4 15 (36.59%) C#
4 15 (36.59%) .NET
5 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (31.71%) SQL
7 11 (26.83%) HTML5
7 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
8 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
8 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
9 9 (21.95%) OOP
9 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
9 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
9 9 (21.95%) VB.NET
10 8 (19.51%) MCSD
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (19.51%) Degree
10 8 (19.51%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (17.07%) jQuery
11 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) Scrum
11 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
12 6 (14.63%) Java
12 6 (14.63%) CSS
12 6 (14.63%) MVC
12 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
13 5 (12.20%) Animation

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 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.88%) MS Office
4 1 (2.44%) 3ds Max
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.44%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) OLAP
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) AccuRev
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) Appium
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Grunt
4 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (4.88%) Back Office
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Web Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Applications Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Web Applications Developer
4 5 (12.20%) 3D Artist
4 5 (12.20%) Games Artist
4 5 (12.20%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Games Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Photoshop Artist
6 3 (7.32%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.32%) Tester
7 2 (4.88%) C++ Games Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C++ Games Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Games Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Games Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Programmer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) HTML
2 15 (36.59%) .NET
3 11 (26.83%) HTML5
4 10 (24.39%) ASP.NET
5 7 (17.07%) jQuery
6 6 (14.63%) CSS
7 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (9.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (9.76%) WCF
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
8 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.32%) CSS3
8 3 (7.32%) XML
9 2 (4.88%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.88%) Node.js
9 2 (4.88%) React
10 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (2.44%) Code First Entity Framework
10 1 (2.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.20%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (12.20%) Animation
3 4 (9.76%) iPad
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Online Games
5 1 (2.44%) EPoS
5 1 (2.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) OOP
3 8 (19.51%) Mobile Application Development
4 7 (17.07%) Scrum
5 6 (14.63%) MVC
5 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Regulatory Compliance
6 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
7 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
7 4 (9.76%) BDD
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.76%) TDD
7 4 (9.76%) Web Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Open Source
8 3 (7.32%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (7.32%) SDLC
8 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.88%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
2 15 (36.59%) C#
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 9 (21.95%) T-SQL
4 9 (21.95%) VB.NET
5 6 (14.63%) Java
6 3 (7.32%) C++
6 3 (7.32%) Ruby
7 2 (4.88%) C
7 2 (4.88%) F#
7 2 (4.88%) Scala
8 1 (2.44%) Erlang
8 1 (2.44%) Go
8 1 (2.44%) PHP
8 1 (2.44%) Python
8 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Degree
1 8 (19.51%) MCSD
1 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 4 (9.76%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe
3 1 (2.44%) Google
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
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Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
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Salary: 40,000 to 50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford
EMBS
Salary: £15k - 18k per year + Pension, Medical + 28 days hols
Posted: 23 days ago