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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 206 205 177
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 21 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20 5 10
Average salary £36,250 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% -5.55%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +50.00%
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
4846 4089 3494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 86.71% 82.72% 82.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4004 3505 2819
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +8 19 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Warwickshire -18 2 £42,500 - 3
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 46 (100.00%) Games
2 24 (52.17%) C++
3 20 (43.48%) Git (software)
4 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
5 14 (30.43%) HTML
6 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
6 13 (28.26%) Subversion
6 13 (28.26%) HTML5
7 12 (26.09%) MySQL
8 11 (23.91%) CSS
9 10 (21.74%) Facebook
10 9 (19.57%) Lua
10 9 (19.57%) 3D Graphics
10 9 (19.57%) Retail
10 9 (19.57%) PHP
10 9 (19.57%) MFC
10 9 (19.57%) OpenGL
11 8 (17.39%) Adobe
11 8 (17.39%) OOP
11 8 (17.39%) C#
11 8 (17.39%) Photoshop
11 8 (17.39%) TDD
11 8 (17.39%) MVC
11 8 (17.39%) Data Protection
11 8 (17.39%) BDD
11 8 (17.39%) Twitter
12 7 (15.22%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (15.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (15.22%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (6.52%) Apache
1 3 (6.52%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) Facebook Platform
2 2 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Photoshop
2 7 (15.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) Git (software)
2 13 (28.26%) Subversion
3 5 (10.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (10.87%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.52%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.17%) JSUnit
General
1 46 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (19.57%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Developer
2 13 (28.26%) Software Engineer
3 12 (26.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 10 (21.74%) C++ Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (10.87%) Junior
6 5 (10.87%) Senior C++ Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Games Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Junior Support Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.35%) C++ Games Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Development Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (4.35%) HTML Developer
9 2 (4.35%) MySQL Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Product Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Software Development Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) HTML
2 13 (28.26%) HTML5
3 11 (23.91%) CSS
4 9 (19.57%) MFC
4 9 (19.57%) OpenGL
5 4 (8.70%) XML
6 3 (6.52%) .NET
6 3 (6.52%) JSON
6 3 (6.52%) REST
7 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.35%) DirectX
7 2 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (4.35%) Web Services
7 2 (4.35%) WebGL
8 1 (2.17%) Ajax
8 1 (2.17%) PhoneGap
8 1 (2.17%) Pixi.js
8 1 (2.17%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) 3D Graphics
2 5 (10.87%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile Games
3 2 (4.35%) Oculus Rift
3 2 (4.35%) Online Gambling
3 2 (4.35%) Online Games
3 2 (4.35%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 8 (17.39%) BDD
3 8 (17.39%) Data Protection
3 8 (17.39%) MVC
3 8 (17.39%) OOP
3 8 (17.39%) TDD
4 7 (15.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (15.22%) Web Design
4 7 (15.22%) Web Development
5 6 (13.04%) Front End Development
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.87%) DevOps
7 4 (8.70%) OO
8 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.52%) OOD
8 3 (6.52%) Open Source
8 3 (6.52%) Release Management
9 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C++
2 13 (28.26%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.57%) Lua
3 9 (19.57%) PHP
4 8 (17.39%) C#
5 6 (13.04%) Java
6 5 (10.87%) Python
6 5 (10.87%) Ruby
7 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Facebook
2 8 (17.39%) Adobe
2 8 (17.39%) Twitter
3 3 (6.52%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.52%) Google
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