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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 140 96 182
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +86
Permanent jobs citing Games 100 130 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 2.56% 0.85%
As % of the General category 4.84% 7.30% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 98 119 42
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2067 1780 1832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.62% 35.05% 32.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1628 1477 1550
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -10 69 £40,000 +4.57% 9
Warwickshire -6 15 £40,000 -
Staffordshire -18 7 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Worcestershire -3 5 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Halesowen - 4 £21,000 - 13
Wolverhampton +11 2 - -
Coventry -1 1 £22,500 -25.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 103 (46.40%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (27.03%) HTML
3 55 (24.77%) JavaScript
3 55 (24.77%) Mobile App
4 54 (24.32%) MySQL
4 54 (24.32%) CSS
5 52 (23.42%) C++
6 44 (19.82%) SQL
6 44 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (18.92%) Game Development
8 41 (18.47%) NoSQL
9 38 (17.12%) MongoDB
10 37 (16.67%) QA
11 36 (16.22%) PHP
12 35 (15.77%) XML
12 35 (15.77%) Linux
13 34 (15.32%) Android
13 34 (15.32%) Apple iOS
14 32 (14.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 32 (14.41%) C#
15 30 (13.51%) Adobe
15 30 (13.51%) JSON
15 30 (13.51%) JIRA
16 29 (13.06%) Degree
17 28 (12.61%) HTML5
18 27 (12.16%) Git (software)
19 26 (11.71%) LAMP
20 24 (10.81%) Eclipse
20 24 (10.81%) Subversion
20 24 (10.81%) Node.js

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 19 (8.56%) Apache
2 3 (1.35%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.90%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.90%) WildFly
4 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.41%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.60%) InDesign
4 7 (3.15%) Adobe After Effects
4 7 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (2.70%) Acrobat
5 6 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (2.70%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (2.25%) MS Office
7 1 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.90%) GitHub
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Flurry Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) G Suite
3 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.60%) HTTP
2 4 (1.80%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) RTP
4 1 (0.45%) Skype
4 1 (0.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.32%) MySQL
2 41 (18.47%) NoSQL
3 38 (17.12%) MongoDB
4 21 (9.46%) SQL Server
5 19 (8.56%) Redis
6 7 (3.15%) Couchbase
7 6 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.70%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.25%) Big Data
8 5 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.80%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.35%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.35%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.90%) DB2
11 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (13.51%) JIRA
2 27 (12.16%) Git (software)
3 24 (10.81%) Eclipse
3 24 (10.81%) Subversion
4 5 (2.25%) Selenium
4 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.90%) AccuRev
6 2 (0.90%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.90%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.45%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Appium
7 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.45%) Grunt
7 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) PhantomJS
General
1 17 (7.66%) Marketing
2 12 (5.41%) Back Office
3 9 (4.05%) Advertising
4 6 (2.70%) Mandarin Language
5 5 (2.25%) Finance
6 3 (1.35%) Billing
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.45%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.45%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (38.74%) Developer
2 31 (13.96%) Graduate
3 30 (13.51%) Programmer
4 24 (10.81%) Tester
5 22 (9.91%) Games Developer
5 22 (9.91%) Junior
6 20 (9.01%) Senior Programmer
7 18 (8.11%) QA Tester
8 16 (7.21%) C++ Programmer
9 15 (6.76%) Lead Developer
10 14 (6.31%) C++ Developer
10 14 (6.31%) Designer
10 14 (6.31%) Games Tester
10 14 (6.31%) Senior C++ Programmer
11 13 (5.86%) Analyst
11 13 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
12 12 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (4.95%) PHP Developer
14 10 (4.50%) Junior Games Tester
14 10 (4.50%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (27.03%) HTML
2 54 (24.32%) CSS
3 35 (15.77%) XML
4 32 (14.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 30 (13.51%) JSON
6 28 (12.61%) HTML5
7 26 (11.71%) LAMP
8 24 (10.81%) AngularJS
8 24 (10.81%) Node.js
9 22 (9.91%) CSS3
9 22 (9.91%) REST
10 20 (9.01%) React
11 19 (8.56%) jQuery
12 15 (6.76%) .NET
13 14 (6.31%) Sass
14 13 (5.86%) LESS
14 13 (5.86%) MEAN Stack
14 13 (5.86%) OpenGL
14 13 (5.86%) Web Services
15 11 (4.95%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (24.77%) Mobile App
2 17 (7.66%) Mobile Games
3 16 (7.21%) Animation
4 14 (6.31%) User Experience
5 13 (5.86%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.05%) Online Games
7 7 (3.15%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (3.15%) iPad
7 7 (3.15%) Physics
7 7 (3.15%) Statistics
8 6 (2.70%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.80%) EPoS
10 3 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (1.35%) Social Media
11 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.77%) Linux
2 34 (15.32%) Android
2 34 (15.32%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.86%) Unix
4 7 (3.15%) Windows
5 5 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (46.40%) Business Intelligence
2 44 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (18.92%) Game Development
4 21 (9.46%) TDD
5 20 (9.01%) OO
6 18 (8.11%) Defect Tracking
6 18 (8.11%) Web Design
7 16 (7.21%) Front End Development
7 16 (7.21%) Web Development
8 15 (6.76%) Manual Testing
8 15 (6.76%) Scrum
9 14 (6.31%) Android Development
9 14 (6.31%) Mobile Development
10 13 (5.86%) Data Protection
10 13 (5.86%) iOS Development
10 13 (5.86%) Wireframes
11 12 (5.41%) API Integration
11 12 (5.41%) MVC
12 11 (4.95%) Open Source
13 10 (4.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.77%) JavaScript
2 52 (23.42%) C++
3 44 (19.82%) SQL
4 36 (16.22%) PHP
5 32 (14.41%) C#
6 15 (6.76%) Java
7 10 (4.50%) Python
8 9 (4.05%) ActionScript
8 9 (4.05%) Lua
9 6 (2.70%) Ruby
10 4 (1.80%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.80%) C
10 4 (1.80%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.80%) R
10 4 (1.80%) Scala
11 2 (0.90%) PHP 5
12 1 (0.45%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.45%) ES6
Qualifications
1 29 (13.06%) Degree
2 11 (4.95%) ISEB
3 8 (3.60%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (13.51%) Adobe
2 11 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.05%) Perforce
4 5 (2.25%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.35%) Google
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle
5 3 (1.35%) Tableau
6 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.90%) Zend
7 1 (0.45%) Samsung
Stoke on Trent
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 21 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 20 days ago
Rugeley
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Rugeley
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago