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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 25 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 4.17% - 1.45%
As % of the General category 18.52% - 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Average salary £45,000 - £21,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
27 39 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 22.50% 31.45% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 26 28 25
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,100 £47,800
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (81.25%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) Objective-C
2 6 (37.50%) Android
2 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) LAMP
4 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Zend
5 2 (12.50%) Zend Framework
5 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 2 (12.50%) Online Games
5 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (12.50%) Apache
5 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) CMS
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Game Development
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) Twitter
5 2 (12.50%) Sass
5 2 (12.50%) Zurb Foundation
5 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Programmer
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) C++ Programmer
2 6 (37.50%) Senior Programmer
3 4 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior C++ Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) Zend Framework
2 2 (12.50%) jQuery
2 2 (12.50%) OpenGL
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) Sass
2 2 (12.50%) Zurb Foundation
2 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Android
1 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Web Development
1 2 (12.50%) OOP
1 2 (12.50%) MVC
1 2 (12.50%) Game Development
1 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C++
2 6 (37.50%) Objective-C
3 4 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Zend
1 2 (12.50%) Twitter
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