The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank - 64 -
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 0 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Online Games
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
180 235 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.76% 36.60% 31.02%
Number of salaries quoted 152 196 119
Average salary £36,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Online Games
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the Staffordshire region.

Online Games Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Online Games
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 13 (100.00%) Games
1 13 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (100.00%) Web Development
1 13 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 13 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 13 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 12 (92.31%) Web Application Development
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) OWASP
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Security Specialist
2 9 (69.23%) Applications Specialist
2 9 (69.23%) Application Security Specialist
3 4 (30.77%) Junior
3 4 (30.77%) Information Security Specialist
3 4 (30.77%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (100.00%) Web Development
1 13 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Web Application Development
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001