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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 212 190 202
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 13 25 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.46% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.58% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 3
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
4961 4291 4375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 84.72% 79.46% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4009 3565 3688
Average salary £42,500 £41,405 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.64% +3.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -16 4 - -
Warwickshire -22 3 £42,500 +6.25%
Coventry - 2 £26,250 -
Dudley - 2 £33,250 -
Halesowen - 2 £21,250 - 3
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
4 7 (41.18%) PHP
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) HTML5
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) Adobe
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) Node.js
6 4 (23.53%) CSS3
6 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (23.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (23.53%) Mobile Development
7 3 (17.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
7 3 (17.65%) Android Development
7 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
7 3 (17.65%) Facebook
7 3 (17.65%) Twitter
7 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
7 3 (17.65%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
7 3 (17.65%) Web Development
7 3 (17.65%) jQuery
7 3 (17.65%) Ajax
7 3 (17.65%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
1 3 (17.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 17 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Junior
3 4 (23.53%) Programmer
3 4 (23.53%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Marketing Executive
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Games Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Junior Front-End Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Graphics Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
2 7 (41.18%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) CSS3
3 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (23.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (17.65%) Ajax
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (11.76%) PhoneGap
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (5.88%) Sass
6 1 (5.88%) LESS
6 1 (5.88%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile Games
1 2 (11.76%) E-Learning
1 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (5.88%) Online Games
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile Development
3 3 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (17.65%) Android Development
3 3 (17.65%) iOS Development
3 3 (17.65%) Web Design
3 3 (17.65%) OOP
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 7 (41.18%) PHP
3 4 (23.53%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Adobe
2 3 (17.65%) Facebook
2 3 (17.65%) Twitter
3 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
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