The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 52 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.29% 1.53% 1.33%
As % of the General category 12.70% 6.58% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 7
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% -28.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
189 152 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 25.89% 23.31% 23.30%
Number of salaries quoted 160 125 88
Average salary £35,000 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
West Midlands

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 July 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 July 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 +15 21 £41,000 +3.79% 3
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (76.60%) .NET
2 34 (72.34%) ASP.NET
3 32 (68.09%) SQL
4 28 (59.57%) T-SQL
5 21 (44.68%) VB.NET
5 21 (44.68%) C#
6 15 (31.91%) Web Development
7 13 (27.66%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Wireshark
7 13 (27.66%) Online Games
7 13 (27.66%) Security Testing
7 13 (27.66%) PCI DSS
8 12 (25.53%) Web Application Development
9 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.77%) CSS
10 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
10 6 (12.77%) HTML
10 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
10 6 (12.77%) MVC
10 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
10 6 (12.77%) jQuery
10 6 (12.77%) HTML5
10 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Degree
11 5 (10.64%) Information Security
12 4 (8.51%) TDD
12 4 (8.51%) NUnit
12 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
12 4 (8.51%) C
12 4 (8.51%) C++

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) NUnit
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) C# Developer
3 13 (27.66%) Security Specialist
4 12 (25.53%) C# Web Developer
4 12 (25.53%) Web Developer
5 9 (19.15%) Applications Specialist
5 9 (19.15%) Application Security Specialist
6 5 (10.64%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) VB.NET Developer
6 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Junior
7 4 (8.51%) Information Security Specialist
7 4 (8.51%) Information Specialist
8 3 (6.38%) C++ Games Programmer
8 3 (6.38%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (6.38%) Games Programmer
8 3 (6.38%) Programmer
9 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (76.60%) .NET
2 34 (72.34%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
3 6 (12.77%) HTML
3 6 (12.77%) .NET Framework
3 6 (12.77%) jQuery
3 6 (12.77%) HTML5
4 2 (4.26%) Ajax
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
4 2 (4.26%) XHTML
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.26%) CSS3
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.13%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Online Games
2 4 (8.51%) Online Gambling
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.13%) Physics
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Android
1 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Web Development
2 13 (27.66%) Penetration Testing
2 13 (27.66%) Security Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Web Application Development
4 6 (12.77%) MVC
4 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Information Security
6 4 (8.51%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) Automated Testing
6 4 (8.51%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.26%) SEO
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.26%) SOA
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.26%) Web Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Android Development
8 2 (4.26%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.13%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) SQL
2 28 (59.57%) T-SQL
3 21 (44.68%) VB.NET
3 21 (44.68%) C#
4 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) C
5 4 (8.51%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.26%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.66%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.13%) Atmel
3 1 (2.13%) F5
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix
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