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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 16 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 29 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 12.45% 0.91% -
As % of the General category 55.77% 2.56% -
Number of salaries quoted 17 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
52 39 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 22.32% 35.45% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 19
Average salary £33,000 £24,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,000 £23,225
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,950 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 18 December 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 49 (96.08%) C++
2 46 (90.20%) Android
3 45 (88.24%) Apple iOS
4 43 (84.31%) Java
5 42 (82.35%) Objective-C
6 22 (43.14%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.88%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) MySQL
8 2 (3.92%) CSS
8 2 (3.92%) Web Services
8 2 (3.92%) Linux
8 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.92%) HTML
8 2 (3.92%) LAMP
8 2 (3.92%) jQuery
8 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (3.92%) Game Development
9 1 (1.96%) GLSL
9 1 (1.96%) CSS3
9 1 (1.96%) Redmine
9 1 (1.96%) Facebook
9 1 (1.96%) Twitter
9 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.96%) Sass
9 1 (1.96%) OpenGL ES
9 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.96%) Zurb Foundation
9 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Maya
1 1 (1.96%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.96%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Gerrit
1 1 (1.96%) Redmine
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 47 (92.16%) Programmer
2 45 (88.24%) C++ Programmer
3 25 (49.02%) Senior Programmer
4 23 (45.10%) Senior C++ Programmer
5 3 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
7 1 (1.96%) PHP Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Junior
7 1 (1.96%) Games Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (1.96%) C++ Games Developer
7 1 (1.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) jQuery
1 2 (3.92%) HTML
1 2 (3.92%) CSS
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
1 2 (3.92%) LAMP
2 1 (1.96%) Zend Framework
2 1 (1.96%) OpenGL
2 1 (1.96%) HTML5
2 1 (1.96%) CSS3
2 1 (1.96%) Sass
2 1 (1.96%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.96%) Zurb Foundation
2 1 (1.96%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (1.96%) Mobile Games
1 1 (1.96%) Animation
1 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
1 1 (1.96%) Online Games
1 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Xbox
1 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (90.20%) Android
2 45 (88.24%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Mentoring
2 2 (3.92%) Game Development
3 1 (1.96%) Android Development
3 1 (1.96%) DevOps
3 1 (1.96%) OOP
3 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) MVC
3 1 (1.96%) Software Engineering
3 1 (1.96%) Web Development
3 1 (1.96%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (96.08%) C++
2 43 (84.31%) Java
3 42 (82.35%) Objective-C
4 3 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) GLSL
6 1 (1.96%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Nagios
1 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
1 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (1.96%) Apple
1 1 (1.96%) Zend
1 1 (1.96%) Facebook
1 1 (1.96%) Twitter
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