The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 218 212 208
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 17 15 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 19
Median salary £51,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.58% +6.25%
UK excluding London median salary £49,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+30.66% +7.14%
Game Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5109 4980 4610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.32% 86.97% 83.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4028 4059 3826
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £63,299
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Game Development
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the West Midlands region.

Game Development Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Game Development
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 17 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Halesowen +2 1 £20,000 -5.88% 3
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 37 (100.00%) Games
2 23 (62.16%) C++
3 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (43.24%) Subversion
4 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
5 13 (35.14%) REST
5 13 (35.14%) JSON
5 13 (35.14%) XML
5 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (35.14%) MySQL
5 13 (35.14%) Linux
5 13 (35.14%) Eclipse
5 13 (35.14%) HTTP
6 12 (32.43%) Android
6 12 (32.43%) Apple iOS
7 11 (29.73%) Degree
8 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
8 8 (21.62%) Online Gambling
8 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (21.62%) OO
8 8 (21.62%) Apache
8 8 (21.62%) OOD
8 8 (21.62%) HTML
8 8 (21.62%) Redis
8 8 (21.62%) Facebook
8 8 (21.62%) Facebook Platform
8 8 (21.62%) HTML5
8 8 (21.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
9 7 (18.92%) CSS3

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 8 (21.62%) Apache
1 8 (21.62%) Facebook Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) MySQL
2 8 (21.62%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (21.62%) NoSQL
2 8 (21.62%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) Git (software)
1 16 (43.24%) Subversion
2 13 (35.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (18.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Developer
2 11 (29.73%) C++ Developer
3 8 (21.62%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Junior
3 8 (21.62%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Games Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Junior Developer
5 5 (13.51%) C++ Games Developer
6 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
6 4 (10.81%) C++/C# Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Head of Development
7 3 (8.11%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (8.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (8.11%) Graduate
7 3 (8.11%) Programmer
8 2 (5.41%) C++ Team Leader
8 2 (5.41%) Junior Tester
8 2 (5.41%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) JSON
1 13 (35.14%) REST
1 13 (35.14%) XML
2 8 (21.62%) HTML
2 8 (21.62%) HTML5
3 7 (18.92%) AngularJS
3 7 (18.92%) CSS
3 7 (18.92%) CSS3
3 7 (18.92%) jQuery
3 7 (18.92%) LESS
3 7 (18.92%) React
3 7 (18.92%) Sass
4 5 (13.51%) OpenGL
4 5 (13.51%) WebGL
5 4 (10.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (5.41%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Online Gambling
2 7 (18.92%) Mobile App
3 5 (13.51%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (13.51%) Animation
4 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Android
2 12 (32.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (21.62%) OO
2 8 (21.62%) OOD
2 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
3 7 (18.92%) Android Development
3 7 (18.92%) Front End Development
3 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
3 7 (18.92%) Mobile Development
4 5 (13.51%) BDD
4 5 (13.51%) TDD
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) SEO
5 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.81%) User Stories
6 3 (8.11%) Web Development
7 2 (5.41%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) C++
2 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 5 (13.51%) SQL
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Facebook
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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