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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 136 110 132
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Permanent jobs citing Games 103 137 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.68% 2.32% 1.67%
As % of the General category 4.30% 6.26% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 96 98 65
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,500 £59,000
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
2395 2187 2076
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 39.12% 37.02% 38.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1776 1657 1665
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 57 £37,500 - 12
Staffordshire -7 23 £36,750 -13.52% 4
Coventry +6 9 £22,500 -18.18%
Wolverhampton -3 6 £27,000 -40.00%
Warwickshire -19 5 £37,500 - 4
Shropshire - 2 £21,500 -
Halesowen +2 1 £21,000 -6.66% 11
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 74 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (30.60%) Degree
3 62 (26.72%) C++
3 62 (26.72%) Git (software)
4 60 (25.86%) JavaScript
5 56 (24.14%) HTML
6 51 (21.98%) XML
7 47 (20.26%) Subversion
8 41 (17.67%) JSON
8 41 (17.67%) CSS
8 41 (17.67%) C#
9 39 (16.81%) SQL
9 39 (16.81%) Linux
10 38 (16.38%) .NET
10 38 (16.38%) Game Development
11 33 (14.22%) MySQL
12 32 (13.79%) HTML5
13 31 (13.36%) REST
13 31 (13.36%) Computer Science
13 31 (13.36%) Software Engineering
14 30 (12.93%) Mobile App
15 29 (12.50%) Apple iOS
16 28 (12.07%) jQuery
17 27 (11.64%) Microsoft
17 27 (11.64%) TDD
18 26 (11.21%) OO
18 26 (11.21%) Apache
19 25 (10.78%) Software Testing
20 23 (9.91%) Google
20 23 (9.91%) QA

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 26 (11.21%) Apache
2 13 (5.60%) Facebook Platform
3 12 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.31%) nginx
5 3 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.29%) WordPress
6 2 (0.86%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.47%) Photoshop
3 13 (5.60%) MS Office
4 8 (3.45%) Adobe After Effects
4 8 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (3.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.29%) Acrobat
7 3 (1.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (1.29%) InDesign
7 3 (1.29%) UXPin
8 1 (0.43%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.43%) MS Project
8 1 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.43%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 17 (7.33%) Magento
2 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.16%) GitHub
3 3 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.86%) Heroku
5 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.05%) HTTP
2 5 (2.16%) RTP
3 3 (1.29%) Firewall
3 3 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.22%) MySQL
2 22 (9.48%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.90%) Redis
4 14 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (5.60%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.43%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) OLTP
8 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 62 (26.72%) Git (software)
2 47 (20.26%) Subversion
3 19 (8.19%) Eclipse
4 16 (6.90%) JIRA
5 13 (5.60%) Visual Studio
6 11 (4.74%) JUnit
7 9 (3.88%) Selenium
8 7 (3.02%) Ranorex
8 7 (3.02%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.72%) Grunt
9 4 (1.72%) gulp
10 3 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.86%) AccuRev
11 2 (0.86%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.86%) Clang
11 2 (0.86%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.86%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.86%) Xcode
12 1 (0.43%) JMeter
12 1 (0.43%) WebLOAD
General
1 20 (8.62%) Retail
2 15 (6.47%) Marketing
3 11 (4.74%) Finance
4 8 (3.45%) Back Office
5 6 (2.59%) Advertising
6 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 100 (43.10%) Developer
2 28 (12.07%) C++ Developer
3 22 (9.48%) C++ Software Engineer
3 22 (9.48%) Software Engineer
4 21 (9.05%) Senior Developer
5 20 (8.62%) Graduate
6 17 (7.33%) Programmer
6 17 (7.33%) Web Developer
7 16 (6.90%) Tester
8 13 (5.60%) Analyst
8 13 (5.60%) Applications Developer
8 13 (5.60%) C++ Programmer
9 12 (5.17%) Games Tester
9 12 (5.17%) Software Tester
10 11 (4.74%) Graduate Developer
10 11 (4.74%) Software Developer
11 10 (4.31%) Games Developer
11 10 (4.31%) Junior
12 9 (3.88%) Consultant
12 9 (3.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (24.14%) HTML
2 51 (21.98%) XML
3 41 (17.67%) CSS
3 41 (17.67%) JSON
4 38 (16.38%) .NET
5 32 (13.79%) HTML5
6 31 (13.36%) REST
7 28 (12.07%) jQuery
8 23 (9.91%) ASP.NET
9 13 (5.60%) OpenGL
9 13 (5.60%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 12 (5.17%) AngularJS
11 11 (4.74%) Symfony
12 10 (4.31%) .NET Framework
12 10 (4.31%) LAMP
12 10 (4.31%) LEMP Stack
12 10 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (4.31%) Zend Framework
13 9 (3.88%) CSS3
13 9 (3.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.36%) Computer Science
2 30 (12.93%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.76%) Animation
4 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.60%) Online Gambling
5 11 (4.74%) Mathematics
6 9 (3.88%) User Experience
7 8 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.59%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (2.59%) Physics
9 5 (2.16%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.16%) iPad
10 4 (1.72%) FMCG
10 4 (1.72%) Motion Graphics
10 4 (1.72%) Social Media
11 3 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.29%) Mobile Games
11 3 (1.29%) Statistics
12 2 (0.86%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.81%) Linux
2 29 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 18 (7.76%) Windows
4 15 (6.47%) Android
5 10 (4.31%) Debian
5 10 (4.31%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.72%) Unix
7 2 (0.86%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (31.90%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.38%) Game Development
3 31 (13.36%) Software Engineering
4 27 (11.64%) TDD
5 26 (11.21%) OO
6 25 (10.78%) Software Testing
7 23 (9.91%) BDD
7 23 (9.91%) Mentoring
8 22 (9.48%) Open Source
9 21 (9.05%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (8.62%) iOS Development
11 19 (8.19%) OOD
12 16 (6.90%) Test Scripting
13 15 (6.47%) Manual Testing
13 15 (6.47%) Web Development
14 13 (5.60%) MVC
15 12 (5.17%) OOP
16 11 (4.74%) Project Management
16 11 (4.74%) Test Automation
17 10 (4.31%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (26.72%) C++
2 60 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 41 (17.67%) C#
4 39 (16.81%) SQL
5 18 (7.76%) Java
5 18 (7.76%) PHP
6 11 (4.74%) PHP 5
6 11 (4.74%) T-SQL
6 11 (4.74%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.31%) Python
7 10 (4.31%) Scala
8 6 (2.59%) Ruby
9 5 (2.16%) C
10 4 (1.72%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.72%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.29%) ActionScript
11 3 (1.29%) Lua
12 2 (0.86%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (30.60%) Degree
2 15 (6.47%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.74%) MCSD
3 11 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.31%) ISEB
5 9 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.88%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.91%) QA
2 5 (2.16%) SLA
3 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.72%) Docker
Vendors
1 27 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.91%) Google
3 15 (6.47%) Adobe
4 13 (5.60%) Facebook
5 10 (4.31%) Zend
6 7 (3.02%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.29%) Perforce
8 2 (0.86%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle
9 1 (0.43%) SOASTA, Inc
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa
ECOM
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Leamington Spa
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 19 days ago