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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 201 197 193
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 7 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.18% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.23% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 2
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,000 £34,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £36,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+13.10% +16.93%
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
4533 3872 3598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.76% 77.75% 75.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3968 3227 3139
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,850 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 December 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 December 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
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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
Birmingham -10 5 £42,000 -6.66%
Warwickshire -3 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Brierley Hill - 1 £45,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 35 (100.00%) Games
2 29 (82.86%) JSON
2 29 (82.86%) HTML
2 29 (82.86%) Android
3 28 (80.00%) Git (software)
3 28 (80.00%) HTML5
3 28 (80.00%) Facebook
4 27 (77.14%) Animation
4 27 (77.14%) Twitter
4 27 (77.14%) Android Development
4 27 (77.14%) Web Services
4 27 (77.14%) MVC
5 26 (74.29%) CSS
5 26 (74.29%) OAuth
6 25 (71.43%) Apple iOS
7 24 (68.57%) Google
7 24 (68.57%) Android SDK
8 23 (65.71%) Xcode
9 21 (60.00%) Objective-C
9 21 (60.00%) iOS Development
10 8 (22.86%) Java
11 7 (20.00%) Eclipse
12 5 (14.29%) C++
12 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (8.57%) HTTPS
13 3 (8.57%) Scrum
13 3 (8.57%) TDD
13 3 (8.57%) C#
13 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
13 3 (8.57%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (65.71%) Xcode
3 7 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Korean Language
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (85.71%) Developer
2 21 (60.00%) iOS Developer
3 7 (20.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Programmer
5 1 (2.86%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Development Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (82.86%) HTML
1 29 (82.86%) JSON
2 28 (80.00%) HTML5
3 27 (77.14%) Web Services
4 26 (74.29%) CSS
4 26 (74.29%) OAuth
5 24 (68.57%) Android SDK
6 2 (5.71%) REST
7 1 (2.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (2.86%) WebGL
7 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (77.14%) Animation
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile Games
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (82.86%) Android
2 25 (71.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (77.14%) MVC
1 27 (77.14%) Android Development
2 21 (60.00%) iOS Development
3 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) TDD
4 3 (8.57%) Scrum
5 2 (5.71%) OO
6 1 (2.86%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.86%) MVVM
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) Objective-C
2 8 (22.86%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.57%) C#
5 2 (5.71%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.86%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.86%) Ansible
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Facebook
2 27 (77.14%) Twitter
3 24 (68.57%) Google
4 1 (2.86%) SaltStack