The first table below looks at the demand for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 180 - 181
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 17 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% - 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% - 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 12
Average salary £32,500 - £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £27,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3890 3842 3367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.67% 76.70% 71.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3239 3221 2856
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham - 15 £32,500 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £32,500 - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 25 (92.59%) Apple iOS
3 24 (88.89%) HTML
4 23 (85.19%) JavaScript
4 23 (85.19%) Windows
4 23 (85.19%) HTML5
5 22 (81.48%) CSS
5 22 (81.48%) Android
6 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
6 3 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (7.41%) Flash
7 2 (7.41%) C#
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
7 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
8 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (3.70%) WCF
8 1 (3.70%) WPF
8 1 (3.70%) S-PLUS
8 1 (3.70%) MVC
8 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (3.70%) Xcode
8 1 (3.70%) Retail
8 1 (3.70%) Subversion
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Flash Builder
8 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (3.70%) C
8 1 (3.70%) Java
8 1 (3.70%) PHP

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.70%) S-PLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.70%) Xcode
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
2 1 (3.70%) Flash Builder
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) Games Developer
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (33.33%) HTML Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) iOS Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (88.89%) HTML
2 23 (85.19%) HTML5
3 22 (81.48%) CSS
4 2 (7.41%) Flash
5 1 (3.70%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
5 1 (3.70%) WPF
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.70%) DirectX
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Apple iOS
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) iOS Development
2 1 (3.70%) MVC
2 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
2 3 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe
1 1 (3.70%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago