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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 146 115 141
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 65 103 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.85% 1.27%
As % of the General category 3.31% 4.51% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 49 63 56
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1962 2286 1788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.20% 40.97% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1568 1827 1482
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -13 28 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Warwickshire -9 19 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Staffordshire -4 10 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Coventry +2 5 £40,000 +66.66%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Solihull -5 1 £52,500 +59.09%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 56 (29.63%) .NET
2 49 (25.93%) C#
3 48 (25.40%) HTML
4 47 (24.87%) MVC
5 46 (24.34%) HTML5
6 44 (23.28%) CSS
7 41 (21.69%) Java
7 41 (21.69%) JavaScript
8 39 (20.63%) ASP.NET
8 39 (20.63%) Game Development
9 35 (18.52%) SQL
10 34 (17.99%) Android
11 32 (16.93%) Apple iOS
12 28 (14.81%) Degree
12 28 (14.81%) T-SQL
13 27 (14.29%) TDD
13 27 (14.29%) Twitter
14 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
15 25 (13.23%) Objective-C
16 24 (12.70%) Web Services
16 24 (12.70%) VB.NET
16 24 (12.70%) C++
16 24 (12.70%) Google
16 24 (12.70%) Android Development
17 23 (12.17%) Scrum
18 22 (11.64%) Web Development
18 22 (11.64%) iOS Development
19 21 (11.11%) Spring
19 21 (11.11%) Hibernate
19 21 (11.11%) Animation

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 21 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.59%) CMS
2 3 (1.59%) Drupal
2 3 (1.59%) Umbraco
2 3 (1.59%) WordPress
3 2 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (6.88%) Photoshop
1 13 (6.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.17%) 3ds Max
3 5 (2.65%) Maya
4 4 (2.12%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.59%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.59%) S-PLUS
6 2 (1.06%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.59%) Magento
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Heroku
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.88%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.12%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.12%) Internet
3 3 (1.59%) iBeacon
4 2 (1.06%) PBX
4 2 (1.06%) VoIP
4 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.99%) MySQL
4 13 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (6.35%) Hadoop
5 12 (6.35%) Big Data
6 11 (5.82%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (5.82%) JasperReports
6 11 (5.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (3.17%) SAP BW
8 6 (3.17%) SAP BI
9 5 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.65%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (10.05%) Eclipse
1 19 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.47%) Subversion
3 15 (7.94%) Xcode
4 12 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 11 (5.82%) Maven
5 11 (5.82%) Selenium
5 11 (5.82%) FitNesse
6 8 (4.23%) NUnit
6 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.12%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.06%) JIRA
10 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (4.76%) Advertising
1 9 (4.76%) Marketing
2 7 (3.70%) Back Office
2 7 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.17%) Automotive
3 6 (3.17%) Finance
4 4 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.59%) Retail
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (46.56%) Developer
2 25 (13.23%) C# Developer
3 17 (8.99%) Team Leader
4 16 (8.47%) Java Team Leader
4 16 (8.47%) iOS Developer
5 14 (7.41%) Web Developer
6 13 (6.88%) Security Specialist
7 12 (6.35%) Junior
7 12 (6.35%) Android Developer
8 11 (5.82%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.29%) C# Web Developer
10 9 (4.76%) Analyst
10 9 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
10 9 (4.76%) Programmer
10 9 (4.76%) Application Security Specialist
11 7 (3.70%) Games Developer
11 7 (3.70%) Consultant
11 7 (3.70%) Junior Developer
12 6 (3.17%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.17%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (29.63%) .NET
2 48 (25.40%) HTML
3 46 (24.34%) HTML5
4 44 (23.28%) CSS
5 39 (20.63%) ASP.NET
6 24 (12.70%) Web Services
7 21 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 21 (11.11%) Spring
8 19 (10.05%) JSON
9 18 (9.52%) OAuth
10 17 (8.99%) Ajax
11 16 (8.47%) Android SDK
12 14 (7.41%) Flash
13 12 (6.35%) jQuery
14 11 (5.82%) Spring MVC
14 11 (5.82%) JMS
14 11 (5.82%) ActiveMQ
14 11 (5.82%) JMX
14 11 (5.82%) SOAP
14 11 (5.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.11%) Animation
2 17 (8.99%) Mobile App
3 16 (8.47%) Online Games
4 12 (6.35%) Mobile Games
4 12 (6.35%) Statistics
4 12 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.76%) Mathematics
6 8 (4.23%) Motion Graphics
7 7 (3.70%) Physics
7 7 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.65%) Graphic Design
9 4 (2.12%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.12%) Online Gambling
9 4 (2.12%) iPhone
9 4 (2.12%) Xbox
9 4 (2.12%) Social Media
10 2 (1.06%) Open Source
10 2 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.53%) W3C
11 1 (0.53%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.99%) Android
2 32 (16.93%) Apple iOS
3 14 (7.41%) Windows
4 6 (3.17%) Linux
5 5 (2.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (24.87%) MVC
2 39 (20.63%) Game Development
3 27 (14.29%) TDD
4 24 (12.70%) Android Development
5 23 (12.17%) Scrum
6 22 (11.64%) Web Development
6 22 (11.64%) iOS Development
7 21 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 18 (9.52%) OO
9 17 (8.99%) Unit Testing
9 17 (8.99%) Web Application Development
10 13 (6.88%) Security Testing
10 13 (6.88%) E-Commerce
10 13 (6.88%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (6.35%) Data Analysis
11 12 (6.35%) Data Analytics
11 12 (6.35%) Analytics
11 12 (6.35%) Machine Learning
11 12 (6.35%) Bayesian Methods
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.93%) C#
2 41 (21.69%) Java
2 41 (21.69%) JavaScript
3 35 (18.52%) SQL
4 28 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 25 (13.23%) Objective-C
6 24 (12.70%) VB.NET
6 24 (12.70%) C++
7 18 (9.52%) Python
8 12 (6.35%) MATLAB
8 12 (6.35%) R
9 8 (4.23%) VB
9 8 (4.23%) PHP
10 6 (3.17%) ActionScript
11 5 (2.65%) Scala
11 5 (2.65%) C
12 3 (1.59%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (1.06%) Ruby
14 1 (0.53%) PHP5
14 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (14.81%) Degree
2 6 (3.17%) PhD
3 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.12%) ISEB
5 3 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.06%) PMP
7 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) PCI DSS
2 11 (5.82%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 27 (14.29%) Twitter
2 24 (12.70%) Google
3 19 (10.05%) Facebook
4 13 (6.88%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.82%) Oracle
5 11 (5.82%) JBoss
6 7 (3.70%) SAP
7 6 (3.17%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.17%) Adobe
8 4 (2.12%) Sony
9 3 (1.59%) Apple
9 3 (1.59%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.59%) Macromedia
10 2 (1.06%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.53%) Atmel
11 1 (0.53%) VMware
11 1 (0.53%) Nokia
11 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
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