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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 138 99 123
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 77 119 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 2.32% 1.55%
As % of the General category 4.11% 5.73% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 56 91 57
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
1875 2077 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.55% 40.47% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1698 1343
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -11 37 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Warwickshire -15 21 £41,250 -2.94% 7
Staffordshire -22 7 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Dudley - 6 £42,500 - 6
Coventry -20 3 £38,500 -54.70%
Solihull -1 1 £40,000 -15.78%
Worcestershire -2 1 £25,000 +16.27%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 62 (44.29%) HTML
2 53 (37.86%) JavaScript
3 47 (33.57%) CSS
4 46 (32.86%) HTML5
5 45 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (20.00%) PHP
6 28 (20.00%) SQL
6 28 (20.00%) C#
7 26 (18.57%) jQuery
8 23 (16.43%) C++
9 20 (14.29%) MySQL
10 19 (13.57%) .NET
11 18 (12.86%) CSS3
12 17 (12.14%) Internet
12 17 (12.14%) MVC
12 17 (12.14%) Degree
13 16 (11.43%) Ajax
13 16 (11.43%) Subversion
13 16 (11.43%) Project Management
13 16 (11.43%) Game Development
14 15 (10.71%) Node.js
14 15 (10.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 13 (9.29%) Windows
15 13 (9.29%) Android
15 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
16 12 (8.57%) Open Source
16 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
16 12 (8.57%) Java
16 12 (8.57%) Apple iOS
17 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (10.71%) Node.js
2 7 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.86%) WordPress
4 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.43%) Apache
4 2 (1.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.71%) CMS
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.00%) MS Project
3 5 (3.57%) MS Office
4 3 (2.14%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.71%) Maya
6 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.86%) CloudFront
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Heroku
4 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.71%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.14%) Internet
2 9 (6.43%) HTTP
3 5 (3.57%) LAN
3 5 (3.57%) WAN
4 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (0.71%) SAN
5 1 (0.71%) Firewall
5 1 (0.71%) VoIP
5 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) MySQL
2 12 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.86%) EDRMS
4 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.14%) SQLite
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.71%) Redis
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.43%) Subversion
2 13 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.57%) Bower
3 5 (3.57%) Hudson
4 4 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.86%) JIRA
5 2 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.43%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.71%) WebStorm
6 1 (0.71%) NUnit
6 1 (0.71%) Maven
6 1 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 9 (6.43%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Retail
3 5 (3.57%) Advertising
4 4 (2.86%) Marketing
4 4 (2.86%) Banking
5 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.14%) Publishing
5 3 (2.14%) Electronics
6 2 (1.43%) Back Office
6 2 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (48.57%) Developer
2 13 (9.29%) Junior
3 12 (8.57%) PHP Developer
4 11 (7.86%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 8 (5.71%) Programmer
7 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.00%) Consultant
7 7 (5.00%) C++ Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (4.29%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Junior Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Digital Producer
9 5 (3.57%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Games Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Junior C++ Developer
10 4 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
11 3 (2.14%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (44.29%) HTML
2 47 (33.57%) CSS
3 46 (32.86%) HTML5
4 26 (18.57%) jQuery
5 19 (13.57%) .NET
6 18 (12.86%) CSS3
7 16 (11.43%) Ajax
8 15 (10.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
10 9 (6.43%) REST
11 8 (5.71%) WCF
11 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (5.71%) JSON
11 8 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (5.71%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.00%) Flash
13 6 (4.29%) Sass
14 4 (2.86%) Web Services
14 4 (2.86%) XML
14 4 (2.86%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.57%) Open Source
2 10 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 9 (6.43%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.43%) Mathematics
4 8 (5.71%) Mobile Games
5 7 (5.00%) User Experience
5 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.29%) Online Games
7 4 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (2.14%) Flash Games
8 3 (2.14%) Robotics
9 2 (1.43%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.43%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.71%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.71%) Animation
10 1 (0.71%) Social Media
10 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.29%) Windows
1 13 (9.29%) Android
2 12 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.43%) Linux
4 5 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.86%) CentOS
6 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.71%) UNIX
7 1 (0.71%) HPUX
7 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.14%) MVC
3 16 (11.43%) Project Management
3 16 (11.43%) Game Development
4 11 (7.86%) OO
4 11 (7.86%) Scrum
4 11 (7.86%) TDD
4 11 (7.86%) Software Engineering
5 10 (7.14%) Mobile Development
6 9 (6.43%) BDD
7 8 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.00%) Analytics
8 7 (5.00%) CRM
8 7 (5.00%) Project Planning
8 7 (5.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.57%) Android Development
9 5 (3.57%) iOS Development
9 5 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (3.57%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.57%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (37.86%) JavaScript
2 28 (20.00%) PHP
2 28 (20.00%) SQL
2 28 (20.00%) C#
3 23 (16.43%) C++
4 12 (8.57%) Java
5 5 (3.57%) Ruby
5 5 (3.57%) ActionScript
6 4 (2.86%) Perl
6 4 (2.86%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.43%) Lingo
7 2 (1.43%) HLSL
8 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (12.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.86%) ISEB
2 4 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.14%) CRISC
3 3 (2.14%) PCI QSA
3 3 (2.14%) CISSP
3 3 (2.14%) CISA
3 3 (2.14%) CISM
4 2 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Varnish
2 2 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) SELinux
2 1 (0.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
2 5 (3.57%) Apple
2 5 (3.57%) VMware
3 4 (2.86%) Cisco
3 4 (2.86%) Splunk
4 3 (2.14%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.43%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.71%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.71%) Facebook
6 1 (0.71%) Google
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle
6 1 (0.71%) Citrix
6 1 (0.71%) IBM
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