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

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 214 216 197
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 25 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.075% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.089% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25 4 15
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
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
5452 4473 4137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 87.36% 83.65% 84.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4290 3730 3431
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,530
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 April 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 29 April 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 - 25 £45,000 - 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 45 (100.00%) Games
2 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (73.33%) C++
4 31 (68.89%) Git (software)
5 28 (62.22%) Subversion
6 19 (42.22%) MySQL
7 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
8 16 (35.56%) Facebook
9 15 (33.33%) Degree
10 14 (31.11%) JSON
10 14 (31.11%) XML
10 14 (31.11%) OO
10 14 (31.11%) Apache
10 14 (31.11%) OOD
10 14 (31.11%) HTTP
10 14 (31.11%) Redis
10 14 (31.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (31.11%) NoSQL
10 14 (31.11%) REST
11 13 (28.89%) Facebook Platform
11 13 (28.89%) Eclipse
11 13 (28.89%) Linux
11 13 (28.89%) Online Gambling
12 12 (26.67%) Retail
13 10 (22.22%) BDD
13 10 (22.22%) TDD
14 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
14 5 (11.11%) QA
14 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
14 5 (11.11%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (31.11%) Apache
2 13 (28.89%) Facebook Platform
3 2 (4.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) MySQL
2 14 (31.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 14 (31.11%) NoSQL
2 14 (31.11%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (68.89%) Git (software)
2 28 (62.22%) Subversion
3 13 (28.89%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.44%) JIRA
4 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (26.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Developer
2 18 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 17 (37.78%) C++ Software Engineer
4 15 (33.33%) C++ Developer
5 8 (17.78%) Junior
6 6 (13.33%) Senior C++ Developer
6 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 5 (11.11%) Junior Developer
8 3 (6.67%) C++ Team Leader
8 3 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.67%) Lead Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.44%) 3D Developer
9 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Games Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Junior C++ Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Junior Support Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) MySQL Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) JSON
1 14 (31.11%) REST
1 14 (31.11%) XML
2 5 (11.11%) CSS
2 5 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) HTML5
3 3 (6.67%) DirectX
3 3 (6.67%) MFC
3 3 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (4.44%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Online Gambling
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (4.44%) Oculus Rift
4 2 (4.44%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 14 (31.11%) OO
3 14 (31.11%) OOD
4 10 (22.22%) BDD
4 10 (22.22%) TDD
5 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.67%) Agile Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.67%) Front End Development
6 3 (6.67%) MVC
6 3 (6.67%) OOP
6 3 (6.67%) Open Source
6 3 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.67%) Scrum
6 3 (6.67%) User Stories
6 3 (6.67%) Web Design
6 3 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (4.44%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) C++
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.89%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) Lua
4 3 (6.67%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Facebook
2 3 (6.67%) Adobe
2 3 (6.67%) Twitter
3 2 (4.44%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.44%) Google
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