The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield 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 23 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 1.92% 7.05% 1.87%
As % of the General category 4.88% 23.88% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 2
Average salary £36,000 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £30,000 £33,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £34,000 £39,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Games
West Yorkshire

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

General Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
41 67 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 39.42% 29.52% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 41 42 13
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £38,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Games
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Games Salary Trend in Wakefield

Games
Salary Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Games
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 5 (83.33%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) Game Development
2 3 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) LAMP
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Laravel
3 1 (16.67%) Xbox
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Zend
3 1 (16.67%) Online Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 (16.67%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Programmer
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (16.67%) Laravel
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Online Games
1 1 (16.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Zend
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