The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 54 40 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Permanent jobs citing Games 18 45 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.64% 4.86% 1.71%
As % of the General category 7.69% 11.63% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14 8 9
Average salary £41,250 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+65.00% -41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £37,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
West Midlands

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

General Category
Warwickshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
234 387 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warwickshire 34.31% 41.84% 33.43%
Number of salaries quoted 194 293 202
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,250 £62,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Games
Salary Trend in Warwickshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Warwickshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Warwickshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Warwickshire

Games
Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Leamington Spa +8 5 £52,500 +110.00%
Stratford-upon-Avon +7 1 £60,000 +140.00%
Games
West Midlands

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Warwickshire 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 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 17 (37.78%) NoSQL
2 17 (37.78%) Python
3 15 (33.33%) C++
4 14 (31.11%) C#
4 14 (31.11%) MySQL
4 14 (31.11%) Mobile Games
5 12 (26.67%) Data Analysis
5 12 (26.67%) Statistics
5 12 (26.67%) MATLAB
5 12 (26.67%) Game Development
5 12 (26.67%) R
5 12 (26.67%) Machine Learning
5 12 (26.67%) Big Data
5 12 (26.67%) Data Analytics
5 12 (26.67%) Hadoop
5 12 (26.67%) Analytics
5 12 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
6 11 (24.44%) Java
7 10 (22.22%) Flash
8 8 (17.78%) Objective-C
8 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
8 8 (17.78%) Twitter
9 7 (15.56%) Apple iOS
9 7 (15.56%) 3D Modelling
9 7 (15.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (15.56%) Advertising
9 7 (15.56%) OO
9 7 (15.56%) Photoshop
10 5 (11.11%) Scala

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Warwickshire 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.

Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Photoshop
1 7 (15.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (11.11%) 3ds Max
3 4 (8.89%) Maya
4 3 (6.67%) S-PLUS
5 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
5 2 (4.44%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) NoSQL
2 14 (31.11%) MySQL
3 12 (26.67%) Hadoop
3 12 (26.67%) Big Data
4 5 (11.11%) Couchbase
4 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Xcode
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.56%) Advertising
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Developer
2 7 (15.56%) Programmer
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Data Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Data Scientist
4 5 (11.11%) Games Programmer
5 4 (8.89%) Games Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Games Programmer
6 3 (6.67%) Online Marketing Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Server Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Graduate
8 1 (2.22%) Junior
8 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Flash
2 5 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (8.89%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) HTML5
4 3 (6.67%) WCF
4 3 (6.67%) WPF
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Mobile Games
2 12 (26.67%) Statistics
3 8 (17.78%) Mobile App
4 5 (11.11%) Motion Graphics
4 5 (11.11%) Graphic Design
5 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.44%) Animation
6 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.11%) UNIX
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Data Analysis
1 12 (26.67%) Game Development
1 12 (26.67%) Machine Learning
1 12 (26.67%) Data Analytics
1 12 (26.67%) Analytics
1 12 (26.67%) Bayesian Methods
2 7 (15.56%) OO
2 7 (15.56%) 3D Modelling
3 5 (11.11%) User Experience Design
3 5 (11.11%) MVC
4 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.89%) iOS Development
5 3 (6.67%) SEO
5 3 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (6.67%) Online Marketing
5 3 (6.67%) Web Development
5 3 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) Python
2 15 (33.33%) C++
3 14 (31.11%) C#
4 12 (26.67%) R
4 12 (26.67%) MATLAB
5 11 (24.44%) Java
6 8 (17.78%) Objective-C
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.11%) Scala
8 3 (6.67%) C
9 2 (4.44%) ActionScript
9 2 (4.44%) PHP
10 1 (2.22%) SQL
10 1 (2.22%) VB
10 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Twitter
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Sony
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
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