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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 159 74 122
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +48
Permanent jobs citing Games 67 154 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 2.95% 1.60%
As % of the General category 3.48% 7.30% 4.63%
Number of salaries quoted 53 102 64
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,800 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1923 2111 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.52% 40.46% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1598 1711 1318
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 October 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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 -52 30 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Warwickshire -29 20 £41,250 +10.00% 2
Staffordshire -4 9 £34,000 +25.92% 5
Stourbridge +2 1 £35,000 -
Walsall -3 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Games 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 Games.

1 47 (30.13%) MVC
1 47 (30.13%) HTML
1 47 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.85%) Game Development
3 43 (27.56%) HTML5
4 40 (25.64%) Java
4 40 (25.64%) CSS
5 39 (25.00%) C#
6 38 (24.36%) Twitter
7 36 (23.08%) .NET
8 35 (22.44%) Web Services
8 35 (22.44%) Android
8 35 (22.44%) Apple iOS
9 33 (21.15%) Android Development
9 33 (21.15%) Animation
10 31 (19.87%) JSON
10 31 (19.87%) Objective-C
11 30 (19.23%) Degree
11 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
11 30 (19.23%) Facebook
12 28 (17.95%) OAuth
13 27 (17.31%) iOS Development
13 27 (17.31%) Android SDK
14 26 (16.67%) Google
14 26 (16.67%) Xcode
14 26 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 24 (15.38%) C++
16 21 (13.46%) ASP.NET
17 18 (11.54%) SQL
18 17 (10.90%) Mobile Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.13%) JBoss
3 3 (1.92%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.28%) nginx
4 2 (1.28%) Drupal
5 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Adobe Illustrator
1 11 (7.05%) Photoshop
2 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.21%) Maya
3 5 (3.21%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.92%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.28%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.28%) S-PLUS
5 2 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.64%) InDesign
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.64%) MS Office
6 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) Heroku
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.13%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.56%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.28%) PBX
3 2 (1.28%) VoIP
3 2 (1.28%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (5.13%) JasperReports
2 8 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.49%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.21%) Couchbase
4 5 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 26 (16.67%) Xcode
3 16 (10.26%) Eclipse
4 11 (7.05%) Selenium
5 10 (6.41%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.13%) FitNesse
6 8 (5.13%) Maven
6 8 (5.13%) Subversion
7 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.92%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.92%) JIRA
9 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.64%) CMake
9 1 (0.64%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (5.77%) Advertising
2 7 (4.49%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.85%) Marketing
3 6 (3.85%) Automotive
4 5 (3.21%) Back Office
5 4 (2.56%) Finance
6 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
7 1 (0.64%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 78 (50.00%) Developer
2 25 (16.03%) iOS Developer
3 17 (10.90%) C# Developer
4 14 (8.97%) Programmer
5 12 (7.69%) Android Developer
6 10 (6.41%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Games Programmer
7 9 (5.77%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.13%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.13%) Security Specialist
9 7 (4.49%) Java Team Leader
9 7 (4.49%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Junior
9 7 (4.49%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Agile C# Developer
10 6 (3.85%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Research Scientist
11 5 (3.21%) Application Security Specialist
11 5 (3.21%) Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (30.13%) HTML
2 43 (27.56%) HTML5
3 40 (25.64%) CSS
4 36 (23.08%) .NET
5 35 (22.44%) Web Services
6 31 (19.87%) JSON
7 28 (17.95%) OAuth
8 27 (17.31%) Android SDK
9 21 (13.46%) ASP.NET
10 17 (10.90%) Spring
11 13 (8.33%) Flash
12 12 (7.69%) Hibernate
13 10 (6.41%) Ajax
13 10 (6.41%) REST
14 8 (5.13%) Spring MVC
14 8 (5.13%) ActiveMQ
14 8 (5.13%) SOAP
14 8 (5.13%) J2EE
14 8 (5.13%) JMX
14 8 (5.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.15%) Animation
2 17 (10.90%) Mobile Games
3 11 (7.05%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.05%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.05%) Online Games
4 10 (6.41%) User Experience
5 9 (5.77%) Mathematics
6 8 (5.13%) Physics
7 7 (4.49%) Motion Graphics
7 7 (4.49%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (4.49%) Graphic Design
8 6 (3.85%) Social Media
9 3 (1.92%) Open Source
9 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.28%) iPhone
10 2 (1.28%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.28%) iPad
11 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.64%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Android
1 35 (22.44%) Apple iOS
2 14 (8.97%) Windows
3 9 (5.77%) Linux
4 6 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.13%) MVC
1 47 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.85%) Game Development
3 33 (21.15%) Android Development
4 27 (17.31%) iOS Development
5 17 (10.90%) TDD
5 17 (10.90%) Multithreading
6 16 (10.26%) Scrum
6 16 (10.26%) OO
7 14 (8.97%) Web Development
8 10 (6.41%) Unit Testing
9 9 (5.77%) Project Planning
10 8 (5.13%) Security Testing
10 8 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (5.13%) Project Management
10 8 (5.13%) OOD
10 8 (5.13%) SEO
10 8 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.49%) Information Security
11 7 (4.49%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.64%) Java
2 39 (25.00%) C#
3 31 (19.87%) Objective-C
4 26 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.38%) C++
6 18 (11.54%) SQL
7 15 (9.62%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.41%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.49%) C
9 7 (4.49%) ActionScript
10 5 (3.21%) Python
10 5 (3.21%) Scala
11 4 (2.56%) PHP
12 2 (1.28%) VB
12 2 (1.28%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.64%) VC++
13 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (19.23%) Degree
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.85%) PhD
4 3 (1.92%) PMP
4 3 (1.92%) ISEB
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.64%) MCP
5 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.41%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.77%) QA
3 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.64%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.64%) Puppet
1 1 (0.64%) Ansible
1 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.64%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (24.36%) Twitter
2 30 (19.23%) Facebook
3 26 (16.67%) Google
4 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.13%) Oracle
6 6 (3.85%) Adobe
7 3 (1.92%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.28%) AccuRev
8 2 (1.28%) Macromedia
8 2 (1.28%) Sony
9 1 (0.64%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.64%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.64%) VMware
9 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.64%) Intel
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