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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 201 190 197
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 9 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.36% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.44% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 0
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +12.06%
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
4371 4316 4001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.86% 81.77% 78.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3619 3627 3354
Average salary £42,500 £42,350 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.35% +5.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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 -23 4 - - 1
Dudley - 3 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire -18 2 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
3 6 (37.50%) Mobile Development
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) C++
4 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) PHP
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Online Games
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Subversion
6 3 (18.75%) Node.js
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) JIRA
7 2 (12.50%) Android
7 2 (12.50%) Open Source
7 2 (12.50%) Confluence
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (18.75%) Node.js
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Project
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Junior
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 2 (12.50%) Development Manager
4 2 (12.50%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Graphics Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
1 8 (50.00%) HTML5
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
4 4 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (6.25%) Flash
7 1 (6.25%) XML
7 1 (6.25%) JSON
7 1 (6.25%) Sass
7 1 (6.25%) LESS
7 1 (6.25%) REST
7 1 (6.25%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Online Games
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
3 1 (6.25%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Mobile Development
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Programming
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook
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