The 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 79 109 89
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -20
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.04% 0.15% 0.38%
As % of the General category 4.76% 0.35% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 3
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Games
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

General Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
567 566 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 42.86% 41.31% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 456 490 347
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,783
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,129 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Wales region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Games Salary Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +30 25 £37,500 -2.59% 3
North Wales - 2 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (43.33%) Degree
2 21 (35.00%) Java
3 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.00%) TDD
4 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (25.00%) SOAP
4 15 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 14 (23.33%) C#
5 14 (23.33%) Finance
6 13 (21.67%) Scrum
6 13 (21.67%) DevOps
6 13 (21.67%) User Experience
7 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (20.00%) BDD
8 11 (18.33%) C++
9 10 (16.67%) DB2
9 10 (16.67%) JUnit
9 10 (16.67%) Oracle
9 10 (16.67%) Web Services
9 10 (16.67%) Hibernate
9 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 10 (16.67%) Subversion
9 10 (16.67%) Spring
10 8 (13.33%) Ruby
10 8 (13.33%) Python
11 7 (11.67%) OOP
11 7 (11.67%) ISEB
11 7 (11.67%) .NET
11 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
11 7 (11.67%) PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.67%) Node.js
2 5 (8.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Dropbox
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
1 1 (1.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) DB2
2 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (11.67%) Big Data
3 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 10 (16.67%) JUnit
2 10 (16.67%) Subversion
3 5 (8.33%) ClearQuest
4 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) French Language
2 5 (8.33%) Italian Language
2 5 (8.33%) Portuguese Language
2 5 (8.33%) Spanish Language
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (45.00%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Analyst
3 5 (8.33%) Pricing Manager
3 5 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Designer
4 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) Agile Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Agile Scrum Master
5 3 (5.00%) Games Designer
5 3 (5.00%) Scrum Master
5 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) C++ Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Games Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Product Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Designer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Games Designer
6 2 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) SOAP
2 10 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 10 (16.67%) Spring
2 10 (16.67%) Web Services
3 7 (11.67%) .NET
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 5 (8.33%) WCF
4 5 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (5.00%) DirectX
6 2 (3.33%) iOS SDK
6 2 (3.33%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.67%) CSS
7 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) User Experience
2 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.33%) Social Media
4 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Fintech
5 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) Android
2 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Unix
2 2 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.00%) TDD
3 13 (21.67%) DevOps
3 13 (21.67%) Scrum
4 12 (20.00%) BDD
5 7 (11.67%) OOP
6 6 (10.00%) OO
6 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.33%) Analytics
7 5 (8.33%) CQRS
7 5 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (8.33%) MVC
7 5 (8.33%) Web Application Development
8 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.00%) ATDD
9 3 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.00%) User Stories
10 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) Java
2 14 (23.33%) C#
3 11 (18.33%) C++
4 8 (13.33%) Python
4 8 (13.33%) Ruby
5 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.67%) PHP
6 5 (8.33%) SQL
7 2 (3.33%) Delphi
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (43.33%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) ISEB
3 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (11.67%) TOWER Software
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe
4 1 (1.67%) Google
Cardiff, South Wales
Sonovate
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sapiens (UK) Insurance Software Solutions Ltd
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago