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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 189 194 200
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 25 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.23% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 4
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4076 4262 3638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.89% 76.71% 74.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3376 3599 3139
Average salary £41,405 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
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 25 July 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
Birmingham +12 13 £40,000 -8.57% 2
Warwickshire +14 11 £40,000 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £32,500 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 40 (100.00%) Games
2 28 (70.00%) HTML
3 27 (67.50%) HTML5
4 26 (65.00%) Apple iOS
5 25 (62.50%) CSS
6 24 (60.00%) Android
7 17 (42.50%) Twitter
8 16 (40.00%) MVC
9 15 (37.50%) Windows
9 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
10 13 (32.50%) Web Services
10 13 (32.50%) Git (software)
10 13 (32.50%) Animation
10 13 (32.50%) JSON
10 13 (32.50%) Facebook
11 12 (30.00%) Android Development
11 12 (30.00%) Google
11 12 (30.00%) Objective-C
11 12 (30.00%) OAuth
12 11 (27.50%) Xcode
12 11 (27.50%) iOS Development
13 10 (25.00%) Android SDK
14 8 (20.00%) Flash
15 7 (17.50%) Eclipse
15 7 (17.50%) C++
15 7 (17.50%) Java
15 7 (17.50%) 3D Modelling
16 5 (12.50%) Degree
16 5 (12.50%) Graphic Design
16 5 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 5 (12.50%) 3ds Max
1 5 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (7.50%) S-PLUS
3 2 (5.00%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Git (software)
2 11 (27.50%) Xcode
3 7 (17.50%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 40 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (12.50%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) iOS Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Android Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Games Developer
4 6 (15.00%) HTML Developer
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Programmer
6 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Games Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Software Programmer
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (70.00%) HTML
2 27 (67.50%) HTML5
3 25 (62.50%) CSS
4 13 (32.50%) Web Services
4 13 (32.50%) JSON
5 12 (30.00%) OAuth
6 10 (25.00%) Android SDK
7 8 (20.00%) Flash
8 3 (7.50%) WCF
8 3 (7.50%) WPF
8 3 (7.50%) .NET
8 3 (7.50%) WebGL
9 2 (5.00%) CSS3
9 2 (5.00%) DirectX
10 1 (2.50%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Animation
2 5 (12.50%) Graphic Design
2 5 (12.50%) Motion Graphics
3 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Apple iOS
2 24 (60.00%) Android
3 15 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) MVC
2 12 (30.00%) Android Development
3 11 (27.50%) iOS Development
4 7 (17.50%) 3D Modelling
5 5 (12.50%) User Experience Design
6 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) TDD
7 3 (7.50%) MVVM
8 2 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 12 (30.00%) Objective-C
3 7 (17.50%) C++
3 7 (17.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Twitter
2 13 (32.50%) Facebook
3 12 (30.00%) Google
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa
Blue Town Online
Salary: Very Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago