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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 25 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 4.65% 5.65% -
As % of the General category 16.00% 27.78% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 0
Average salary £28,750 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
50 36 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stoke-on-Trent 29.07% 20.34% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 44 29 15
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 5 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Stoke-on-Trent

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (18.75%) Online Games
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) People Management
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (12.50%) Nessus
5 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 2 (12.50%) Nmap
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Software Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Junior
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Software Test Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Information Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Testing Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Application Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (18.75%) Online Games
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) People Management
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (12.50%) OWASP
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) VCP4
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Nmap
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint