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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 144 129 172
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +43
Permanent jobs citing Games 64 62 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.51% 0.47%
As % of the General category 3.78% 3.81% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 49 56 18
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
1694 1626 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.15% 39.54% 32.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1253 1186
Average salary £42,500 £43,100 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.39% +7.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -16 28 £40,000 - 5
Staffordshire -6 11 £25,000 -23.07% 2
Brierley Hill - 7 £25,000 - 1
Dudley - 6 £32,500 - 3
Warwickshire -21 5 £37,500 +4.16%
Worcestershire - 3 £25,000 - 1
Halesowen - 3 £37,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (41.28%) HTML
2 35 (32.11%) CSS
3 34 (31.19%) HTML5
4 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (25.69%) JavaScript
5 23 (21.10%) Android
6 22 (20.18%) Apple iOS
7 21 (19.27%) Game Development
8 17 (15.60%) Degree
8 17 (15.60%) JSON
8 17 (15.60%) Windows
9 16 (14.68%) Android Development
10 14 (12.84%) C#
10 14 (12.84%) SQL
10 14 (12.84%) MVC
11 13 (11.93%) C++
11 13 (11.93%) jQuery
11 13 (11.93%) iOS Development
12 12 (11.01%) CSS3
12 12 (11.01%) Facebook
12 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
12 12 (11.01%) Animation
12 12 (11.01%) PHP
13 11 (10.09%) Java
13 11 (10.09%) Web Services
13 11 (10.09%) Xcode
13 11 (10.09%) Objective-C
13 11 (10.09%) Twitter
13 11 (10.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 11 (10.09%) Android SDK

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (7.34%) Node.js
2 2 (1.83%) WordPress
2 2 (1.83%) nginx
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.92%) CMS
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.92%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project
5 1 (0.92%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.92%) Maya
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.92%) InDesign
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.92%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.92%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.92%) Force.com
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) Internet
2 7 (6.42%) HTTP
3 5 (4.59%) LAN
3 5 (4.59%) WAN
4 2 (1.83%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.92%) VoIP
5 1 (0.92%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.92%) VPN
5 1 (0.92%) DNS
5 1 (0.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) MySQL
2 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.92%) Redis
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.09%) Xcode
3 6 (5.50%) Subversion
4 4 (3.67%) Bower
5 3 (2.75%) JIRA
6 2 (1.83%) Selenium
6 2 (1.83%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.92%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.92%) Hudson
7 1 (0.92%) CMake
7 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (5.50%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Banking
2 5 (4.59%) Retail
2 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Back Office
4 2 (1.83%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
4 2 (1.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 50 (45.87%) Developer
2 13 (11.93%) iOS Developer
3 9 (8.26%) Consultant
4 8 (7.34%) Junior
5 7 (6.42%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.59%) PHP Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.59%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.59%) Android Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Games Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.67%) C++ Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Programmer
8 4 (3.67%) Junior Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Flash Developer
9 3 (2.75%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) Software Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (41.28%) HTML
2 35 (32.11%) CSS
3 34 (31.19%) HTML5
4 17 (15.60%) JSON
5 13 (11.93%) jQuery
6 12 (11.01%) CSS3
7 11 (10.09%) Android SDK
7 11 (10.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 11 (10.09%) Web Services
8 10 (9.17%) OAuth
9 9 (8.26%) Ajax
9 9 (8.26%) REST
10 6 (5.50%) .NET
11 5 (4.59%) Flash
11 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
12 4 (3.67%) Sass
13 3 (2.75%) Spring
14 2 (1.83%) OpenGL
14 2 (1.83%) DirectX
14 2 (1.83%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Animation
2 9 (8.26%) Mobile Games
3 7 (6.42%) Online Games
4 6 (5.50%) User Experience
4 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.59%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.67%) Open Source
7 3 (2.75%) Social Media
7 3 (2.75%) Graphic Design
7 3 (2.75%) Flash Games
7 3 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.75%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.83%) Robotics
8 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.83%) Physics
8 2 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.83%) iPad
8 2 (1.83%) iPhone
9 1 (0.92%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.10%) Android
2 22 (20.18%) Apple iOS
3 17 (15.60%) Windows
4 6 (5.50%) Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) CentOS
6 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.27%) Game Development
3 16 (14.68%) Android Development
4 14 (12.84%) MVC
5 13 (11.93%) iOS Development
6 10 (9.17%) Project Management
7 9 (8.26%) Information Security
8 8 (7.34%) Project Planning
9 7 (6.42%) Scrum
10 6 (5.50%) ITIL
10 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.50%) CRM
10 6 (5.50%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.50%) Software Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Time Management
11 5 (4.59%) SIEM
11 5 (4.59%) Network Architecture
11 5 (4.59%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (4.59%) TOGAF
12 4 (3.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.69%) JavaScript
2 14 (12.84%) C#
2 14 (12.84%) SQL
3 13 (11.93%) C++
4 12 (11.01%) PHP
5 11 (10.09%) Java
5 11 (10.09%) Objective-C
6 6 (5.50%) ActionScript
7 3 (2.75%) Python
8 2 (1.83%) Ruby
8 2 (1.83%) C
8 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.92%) Perl
9 1 (0.92%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) PCI QSA
2 5 (4.59%) CRISC
2 5 (4.59%) CISSP
2 5 (4.59%) CISA
2 5 (4.59%) CISM
3 4 (3.67%) VCP4
4 3 (2.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.50%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.83%) Nmap
2 1 (0.92%) Varnish
2 1 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Nessus
2 1 (0.92%) Puppet
2 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
2 1 (0.92%) SELinux
2 1 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Facebook
2 11 (10.09%) Twitter
3 8 (7.34%) Google
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.59%) Cisco
6 3 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.83%) Apple
7 2 (1.83%) Adobe
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
8 1 (0.92%) Splunk
8 1 (0.92%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.92%) Intel
8 1 (0.92%) Citrix
8 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.92%) Sony
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