The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Stoke-on-Trent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 38 35 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 5 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 2.25% 2.75% 9.09%
As % of the General category 14.81% 12.82% 35.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 10
Average salary £36,000 £25,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.00% -56.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,200 £25,000 £31,550
10% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £52,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Games
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stoke-on-Trent region.

General Category
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
27 39 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 15.17% 21.43% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22 33 47
Average salary £36,750 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.52% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Stoke-on-Trent region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Games Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
4 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 3 (27.27%) OLTP
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) Web Development
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) ETL Development
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the Stoke-on-Trent 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) OLTP
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Grunt
1 1 (9.09%) gulp
1 1 (9.09%) Jasmine
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) SSRS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Information Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Information Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Information Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Security Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Software Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) Report Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
1 3 (27.27%) ETL
1 3 (27.27%) ETL Development
1 3 (27.27%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
2 2 (18.18%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
3 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Erlang
4 1 (9.09%) Go
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Google