The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 123 157 105
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -52
Permanent jobs citing Games 121 64 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.95% 1.20% 2.30%
As % of the General category 5.26% 3.53% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 94 56 94
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,125 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2302 1815 1970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.11% 34.08% 39.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1742 1479 1603
Median salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £63,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the West Midlands region.

Games Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Games
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Games
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +33 80 £42,500 +25.00% 15
Staffordshire +23 23 £33,750 +35.00% 5
Wolverhampton - 9 £36,000 - 1
Worcestershire -5 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Warwickshire -26 5 £37,500 -25.00% 3
Shropshire - 2 £35,250 -
Coventry +2 1 £37,500 -27.18%
Walsall - 1 £38,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 99 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (31.89%) Git (software)
3 72 (28.35%) Degree
4 71 (27.95%) JavaScript
5 61 (24.02%) C++
6 58 (22.83%) C#
6 58 (22.83%) Subversion
7 57 (22.44%) .NET
8 49 (19.29%) HTML
8 49 (19.29%) TDD
9 46 (18.11%) BDD
10 44 (17.32%) Game Development
10 44 (17.32%) XML
11 40 (15.75%) CSS
11 40 (15.75%) MVC
12 39 (15.35%) ASP.NET
13 38 (14.96%) MySQL
14 36 (14.17%) Software Engineering
15 35 (13.78%) SQL
15 35 (13.78%) Linux
15 35 (13.78%) NoSQL
16 32 (12.60%) HTML5
17 31 (12.20%) Retail
18 30 (11.81%) JSON
19 28 (11.02%) Finance
19 28 (11.02%) OO
19 28 (11.02%) OOD
20 27 (10.63%) REST
21 26 (10.24%) Open Source
21 26 (10.24%) Mentoring

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.66%) Apache
2 15 (5.91%) Node.js
3 13 (5.12%) Facebook Platform
4 12 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.76%) nginx
6 3 (1.18%) WordPress
7 2 (0.79%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (4.72%) MS Excel
1 12 (4.72%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.54%) MS Office
3 8 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.97%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.18%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.79%) MS Project
7 1 (0.39%) SPSS
7 1 (0.39%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 11 (4.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.15%) GitHub
2 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.18%) Office 365
4 2 (0.79%) Heroku
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.27%) HTTP
2 4 (1.57%) Firewall
2 4 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.79%) RTP
3 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.39%) Broadband
4 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.96%) MySQL
2 35 (13.78%) NoSQL
3 23 (9.06%) SQL Server
4 17 (6.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (6.69%) Redis
5 13 (5.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.79%) OLTP
8 1 (0.39%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 81 (31.89%) Git (software)
2 58 (22.83%) Subversion
3 14 (5.51%) JUnit
4 13 (5.12%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.94%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.15%) Ranorex
6 8 (3.15%) Selenium
6 8 (3.15%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.36%) JIRA
9 4 (1.57%) NUnit
10 3 (1.18%) Moq
10 3 (1.18%) MSTest
10 3 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.79%) Clang
11 2 (0.79%) Grunt
11 2 (0.79%) gulp
11 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.79%) Xcode
General
1 31 (12.20%) Retail
2 28 (11.02%) Finance
3 12 (4.72%) Marketing
4 8 (3.15%) Banking
4 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.76%) Billing
6 4 (1.57%) Advertising
6 4 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 132 (51.97%) Developer
2 34 (13.39%) C++ Developer
3 26 (10.24%) .NET Developer
3 26 (10.24%) Senior Developer
4 23 (9.06%) Software Developer
5 20 (7.87%) Analyst
5 20 (7.87%) Software Engineer
6 19 (7.48%) C++ Software Engineer
7 18 (7.09%) Graduate
8 17 (6.69%) Web Developer
9 13 (5.12%) Junior
10 11 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (4.33%) Senior C++ Developer
10 11 (4.33%) Tester
11 10 (3.94%) Graduate Developer
11 10 (3.94%) Software Tester
12 9 (3.54%) Consultant
12 9 (3.54%) PHP Developer
13 8 (3.15%) Games Tester
13 8 (3.15%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (22.44%) .NET
2 49 (19.29%) HTML
3 44 (17.32%) XML
4 40 (15.75%) CSS
5 39 (15.35%) ASP.NET
6 32 (12.60%) HTML5
7 30 (11.81%) JSON
8 27 (10.63%) REST
9 25 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (9.45%) .NET Framework
11 22 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (8.27%) AngularJS
13 20 (7.87%) jQuery
14 17 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 17 (6.69%) WCF
15 16 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (6.30%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (5.91%) RESTful
17 14 (5.51%) Entity Framework
18 13 (5.12%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.48%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.91%) Mobile App
4 14 (5.51%) Online Gambling
5 10 (3.94%) Animation
6 9 (3.54%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (2.76%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.36%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.97%) Social Media
9 5 (1.97%) User Experience
10 4 (1.57%) FMCG
10 4 (1.57%) Graphic Design
10 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.57%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.57%) Motion Graphics
11 3 (1.18%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.79%) Oculus Rift
12 2 (0.79%) Statistics
12 2 (0.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.78%) Linux
2 18 (7.09%) Windows
3 15 (5.91%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.76%) Android
4 7 (2.76%) Debian
4 7 (2.76%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.97%) Unix
6 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.29%) TDD
3 46 (18.11%) BDD
4 44 (17.32%) Game Development
5 40 (15.75%) MVC
6 36 (14.17%) Software Engineering
7 28 (11.02%) OO
7 28 (11.02%) OOD
8 26 (10.24%) Mentoring
8 26 (10.24%) Open Source
8 26 (10.24%) Software Testing
9 23 (9.06%) Project Management
10 19 (7.48%) OOP
11 18 (7.09%) Web Development
12 16 (6.30%) Web Application Development
13 14 (5.51%) SDLC
14 13 (5.12%) Unit Testing
15 12 (4.72%) iOS Development
16 11 (4.33%) Test Scripting
16 11 (4.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 71 (27.95%) JavaScript
2 61 (24.02%) C++
3 58 (22.83%) C#
4 35 (13.78%) SQL
5 23 (9.06%) PHP
6 21 (8.27%) Java
7 17 (6.69%) Ruby
8 14 (5.51%) PHP 5
9 12 (4.72%) Python
10 10 (3.94%) Scala
10 10 (3.94%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.54%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.18%) C
13 3 (1.18%) Lua
14 2 (0.79%) F#
14 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.39%) Go
Qualifications
1 72 (28.35%) Degree
2 16 (6.30%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.33%) MCSD
5 7 (2.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.76%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.97%) ISEB
6 5 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.39%) APMP
8 1 (0.39%) MCSE
8 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.91%) QA
2 7 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.36%) Docker
Vendors
1 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.30%) Google
3 15 (5.91%) Facebook
4 9 (3.54%) Adobe
5 7 (2.76%) Zend
6 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.79%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.79%) Twitter
6 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.39%) Virgin Media
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