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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 18 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 18 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 8.07% 2.13% 2.40%
As % of the General category 41.86% 6.67% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 2 2
Average salary £30,000 £21,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.17% -39.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
43 30 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 19.28% 31.91% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 37 22 30
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,225
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
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 29 January 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 44 (93.62%) C++
2 40 (85.11%) Android
3 39 (82.98%) Apple iOS
3 39 (82.98%) Java
4 38 (80.85%) Objective-C
5 19 (40.43%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.51%) PHP
7 3 (6.38%) MySQL
7 3 (6.38%) CSS
7 3 (6.38%) Web Services
7 3 (6.38%) Linux
7 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.38%) HTML
7 3 (6.38%) jQuery
7 3 (6.38%) LAMP
7 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (4.26%) CSS3
8 2 (4.26%) Game Development
8 2 (4.26%) Twitter
8 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (4.26%) HTML5
8 2 (4.26%) Sass
8 2 (4.26%) Zurb Foundation
8 2 (4.26%) Online Games
8 2 (4.26%) Zend
8 2 (4.26%) Zend Framework
8 2 (4.26%) Web Development
8 2 (4.26%) MVC
8 2 (4.26%) CMS
8 2 (4.26%) OOP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Maya
1 1 (2.13%) 3ds Max
1 1 (2.13%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.13%) Redmine
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Gerrit
Job Titles
1 41 (87.23%) Programmer
2 39 (82.98%) C++ Programmer
3 22 (46.81%) Senior Programmer
4 20 (42.55%) Senior C++ Programmer
5 5 (10.64%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.26%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Junior
8 1 (2.13%) Games Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
1 3 (6.38%) jQuery
1 3 (6.38%) LAMP
2 2 (4.26%) CSS3
2 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) Sass
2 2 (4.26%) Zurb Foundation
2 2 (4.26%) Zend Framework
3 1 (2.13%) OpenGL
3 1 (2.13%) Sensu
3 1 (2.13%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Online Games
2 1 (2.13%) Animation
2 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.13%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile Games
2 1 (2.13%) Xbox
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 40 (85.11%) Android
2 39 (82.98%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Mentoring
2 2 (4.26%) Game Development
2 2 (4.26%) Web Development
2 2 (4.26%) MVC
2 2 (4.26%) OOP
3 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.13%) Android Development
3 1 (2.13%) DevOps
3 1 (2.13%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 44 (93.62%) C++
2 39 (82.98%) Java
3 38 (80.85%) Objective-C
4 4 (8.51%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) GLSL
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Nagios
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Twitter
1 2 (4.26%) Zend
2 1 (2.13%) Apple
2 1 (2.13%) Facebook
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