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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 26 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +14
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 7.65% 3.16% 0.37%
As % of the General category 21.74% 25.00% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 1
Average salary £30,750 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
69 36 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 35.20% 12.63% 12.45%
Number of salaries quoted 51 29 24
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £55,000
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
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 2 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (43.48%) QA
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (30.43%) Replication
4 7 (30.43%) Clustering
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
6 5 (21.74%) F#
6 5 (21.74%) Haskell
6 5 (21.74%) Erlang
6 5 (21.74%) Functional Programming
6 5 (21.74%) Scala
6 5 (21.74%) Hedge funds
6 5 (21.74%) Middleware
6 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
6 5 (21.74%) Physics
6 5 (21.74%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) DMZ
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) DBA
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server DBA
2 7 (30.43%) SQL DBA
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
3 5 (21.74%) AWS Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Junior Information Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Replication
1 7 (30.43%) Clustering
2 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
3 5 (21.74%) Mathematics
3 5 (21.74%) Physics
3 5 (21.74%) Hedge funds
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (4.35%) Social Media
6 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (30.43%) Capacity Planning
1 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (21.74%) Functional Programming
3 3 (13.04%) ETL Development
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 1 (4.35%) People Management
5 1 (4.35%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Social Media Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) Haskell
1 5 (21.74%) Erlang
1 5 (21.74%) F#
1 5 (21.74%) Scala
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix
2 1 (4.35%) Apple
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) Google