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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 87 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.84% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the General category 2.25% 1.18% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 5
Average salary £30,000 - £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
489 422 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 37.53% 32.09% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 405 364 265
Average salary £36,000 £35,783 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
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 15 September 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
(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 +7 8 £30,000 -
North Wales - 3 - -
Games
UK

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 11 (57.89%) Internet
2 10 (52.63%) ERP
2 10 (52.63%) Change Management
2 10 (52.63%) Degree
3 9 (47.37%) C#
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
6 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) VB
7 5 (26.32%) Oracle
7 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) Sage
7 5 (26.32%) CRM
7 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 5 (26.32%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) PLM
7 5 (26.32%) Release Management
7 5 (26.32%) Time Management
7 5 (26.32%) Line Management
8 4 (21.05%) SLA
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.53%) MVC
9 2 (10.53%) Java
9 2 (10.53%) OO
9 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.53%) BDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Programmer
2 5 (26.32%) Configuration Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Software Programmer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.26%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 1 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) WCF
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ERP
1 10 (52.63%) Change Management
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Release Management
3 5 (26.32%) Time Management
3 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 5 (26.32%) Project Management
3 5 (26.32%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) PLM
3 5 (26.32%) Line Management
4 2 (10.53%) CQRS
4 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
4 2 (10.53%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (10.53%) TDD
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Game Development
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 5 (26.32%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
1 5 (26.32%) Sage
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft