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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 27 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.60% 4.93% 0.65%
As % of the General category 17.39% 38.46% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 1
Average salary £48,750 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
46 26 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 26.44% 12.81% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 42 23 16
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +40.62%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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
Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Stoke-on-Trent region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Information Security
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (17.65%) Online Games
4 3 (17.65%) People Management
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) OWASP
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.76%) Nessus
5 2 (11.76%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (11.76%) Nmap
5 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Software Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Software Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Security Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Software Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Open Source
1 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (17.65%) Online Games
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
1 4 (23.53%) Information Security
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
2 3 (17.65%) Web Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
2 3 (17.65%) People Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Security Testing
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) OWASP
3 2 (11.76%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Nmap
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint