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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / West Midlands
Rank 126 108 153
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +45
Permanent jobs citing Games 78 136 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 2.33% 1.27%
As % of the General category 4.39% 6.38% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 69 96 50
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £45,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
1778 2130 1696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.69% 36.45% 33.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1389 1657 1373
Median salary £40,250 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.39% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -31 42 £36,250 -14.70% 15
Worcestershire - 14 £42,500 - 1
Staffordshire +2 9 £37,500 -10.17% 4
Solihull +1 6 £37,500 +66.66% 2
Warwickshire +13 3 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Coventry +12 1 £24,000 -36.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 90 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
2 54 (28.42%) JavaScript
3 53 (27.89%) HTML
4 51 (26.84%) CSS
5 48 (25.26%) NoSQL
6 46 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (23.68%) MySQL
8 39 (20.53%) Node.js
9 38 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 38 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 37 (19.47%) Git (software)
10 37 (19.47%) Mobile App
10 37 (19.47%) Game Development
11 36 (18.95%) PHP
12 33 (17.37%) C#
13 31 (16.32%) Android
14 30 (15.79%) Linux
15 29 (15.26%) SQL
15 29 (15.26%) HTML5
16 28 (14.74%) MongoDB
16 28 (14.74%) Apple iOS
16 28 (14.74%) MVC
16 28 (14.74%) Web Development
16 28 (14.74%) QA
17 24 (12.63%) CSS3
17 24 (12.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 23 (12.11%) React
18 23 (12.11%) .NET
18 23 (12.11%) LAMP
18 23 (12.11%) JIRA

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 15 (7.89%) Apache
2 2 (1.05%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.05%) Confluence
2 2 (1.05%) WildFly
3 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) MS Office
3 5 (2.63%) InDesign
3 5 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.58%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.58%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.58%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.63%) Google Play
3 4 (2.11%) GitHub
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.53%) G Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) Internet
2 3 (1.58%) HTTP
2 3 (1.58%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.58%) RTP
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.53%) Skype
3 1 (0.53%) SMS
3 1 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (25.26%) NoSQL
2 45 (23.68%) MySQL
3 38 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 28 (14.74%) MongoDB
5 19 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (8.42%) Redis
7 5 (2.63%) Big Data
8 4 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.11%) Couchbase
8 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.11%) DB2
8 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 37 (19.47%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.11%) JIRA
3 19 (10.00%) Subversion
4 14 (7.37%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.58%) Selenium
6 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.05%) GitLab
6 2 (1.05%) gulp
6 2 (1.05%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.05%) PhantomJS
6 2 (1.05%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.05%) webpack
7 1 (0.53%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.53%) JUnit
7 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (7.89%) Marketing
2 10 (5.26%) Back Office
3 7 (3.68%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (2.63%) Advertising
4 5 (2.63%) Finance
5 3 (1.58%) Banking
5 3 (1.58%) Billing
6 2 (1.05%) Automotive
6 2 (1.05%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.53%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (45.26%) Developer
2 25 (13.16%) Graduate
3 23 (12.11%) Junior
4 21 (11.05%) Tester
5 20 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 17 (8.95%) QA Tester
7 16 (8.42%) PHP Developer
8 14 (7.37%) Designer
8 14 (7.37%) Games Tester
8 14 (7.37%) Lead Developer
9 12 (6.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (6.32%) Programmer
10 11 (5.79%) Web Developer
11 10 (5.26%) Graduate Tester
11 10 (5.26%) Junior Games Tester
11 10 (5.26%) Junior QA Tester
11 10 (5.26%) Junior Tester
12 9 (4.74%) C++ Programmer
12 9 (4.74%) Senior C++ Programmer
12 9 (4.74%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.89%) HTML
2 51 (26.84%) CSS
3 39 (20.53%) Node.js
4 38 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 29 (15.26%) HTML5
6 24 (12.63%) CSS3
6 24 (12.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 23 (12.11%) .NET
7 23 (12.11%) LAMP
7 23 (12.11%) React
8 21 (11.05%) XML
9 20 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 20 (10.53%) KnockoutJS
9 20 (10.53%) WCF
10 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 18 (9.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 17 (8.95%) jQuery
12 17 (8.95%) RESTful
13 16 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.47%) Mobile App
2 20 (10.53%) Mobile Games
3 16 (8.42%) Online Games
4 14 (7.37%) User Experience
5 11 (5.79%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.63%) EPoS
6 5 (2.63%) iPad
7 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.11%) Animation
7 4 (2.11%) iPhone
8 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.58%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.58%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.58%) Social Media
9 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.05%) Xbox
10 1 (0.53%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.53%) Replication
10 1 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.32%) Android
2 30 (15.79%) Linux
3 28 (14.74%) Apple iOS
4 11 (5.79%) Unix
5 10 (5.26%) Windows
6 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.05%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.53%) Debian
9 1 (0.53%) SUSE
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (47.37%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (19.47%) Game Development
4 28 (14.74%) MVC
4 28 (14.74%) Web Development
5 22 (11.58%) TDD
6 19 (10.00%) Web Application Development
7 18 (9.47%) API Integration
8 17 (8.95%) BDD
8 17 (8.95%) OO
9 16 (8.42%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (8.42%) Scrum
10 15 (7.89%) Front End Development
10 15 (7.89%) Web Design
11 14 (7.37%) Mobile Development
12 12 (6.32%) Android Development
13 11 (5.79%) iOS Development
13 11 (5.79%) Project Management
14 10 (5.26%) Kanban
14 10 (5.26%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 54 (28.42%) JavaScript
2 36 (18.95%) PHP
3 33 (17.37%) C#
4 29 (15.26%) SQL
5 22 (11.58%) C++
6 17 (8.95%) Ruby
7 9 (4.74%) Java
8 6 (3.16%) Python
9 4 (2.11%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.11%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.05%) ES6
10 2 (1.05%) PHP 5
10 2 (1.05%) PHP 7
10 2 (1.05%) R
10 2 (1.05%) Scala
11 1 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (11.58%) Degree
2 4 (2.11%) ISEB
3 3 (1.58%) MCSE
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.58%) RHCE
3 3 (1.58%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.05%) RHCA
4 2 (1.05%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.74%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) PMO
2 3 (1.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA
3 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (1.58%) Docker
1 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.58%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.53%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 13 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.79%) Adobe
3 8 (4.21%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.68%) Google
5 4 (2.11%) VMware
6 3 (1.58%) New Relic
6 3 (1.58%) Oracle
6 3 (1.58%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.58%) Zend
7 2 (1.05%) Tableau
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.53%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EyeSpy Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + package
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 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: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum +on-call+OT bonus + extensive benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago