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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 10 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 12.50% 4.24% 9.30%
As % of the General category 26.53% 19.23% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 13
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
49 26 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 47.12% 22.03% 20.47%
Number of salaries quoted 42 25 37
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,740 £18,300 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

The demand trend of job ads across the Wakefield region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wakefield region with a requirement for Games.

1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 6 (42.86%) Unreal Engine
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (28.57%) LINQ
4 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (21.43%) C++
6 2 (14.29%) Sony
6 2 (14.29%) Remedy
6 2 (14.29%) QA
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Game Development
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) C
7 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (7.14%) Time Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Web Developer
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Games Artist
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Games Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Games Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 6 (42.86%) Unreal Engine
2 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) LINQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) MVC
1 4 (28.57%) Web Development
2 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) Game Development
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Post-Production
3 1 (7.14%) Prototyping
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
2 2 (14.29%) Sony
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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