The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 86 60 91
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +31
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 37 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.98% 2.97% 0.54%
As % of the General category 2.35% 9.49% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 21 6
Average salary £55,000 £26,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+111.53% -43.78%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
511 390 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 41.61% 31.35% 40.16%
Number of salaries quoted 398 318 388
Average salary £38,783 £36,400 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.54% -0.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,855
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
UK

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Games
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Games Salary Trend in Wales

Games
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -28 4 - - 1
West Wales - 2 £55,000 -
Games
UK

Games
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 10 (66.67%) Oracle
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
1 10 (66.67%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Release Management
2 5 (33.33%) PLM
2 5 (33.33%) ERP
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) OOD
4 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
4 3 (20.00%) GIS
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) C++
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Delphi
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
6 1 (6.67%) C#
6 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (6.67%) GLSL
6 1 (6.67%) 3D Visualisation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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.

Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Release Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Configuration Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) GIS
2 2 (13.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Project Management
1 10 (66.67%) Change Management
2 5 (33.33%) Release Management
2 5 (33.33%) PLM
2 5 (33.33%) ERP
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) OOD
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 1 (6.67%) 3D Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (13.33%) Delphi
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle