The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 131 130 146
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Permanent jobs citing Games 79 84 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.51% 1.14%
As % of the General category 3.85% 3.80% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 58 58 50
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2051 2211 1791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 38.17% 39.82% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1642 1748 1500
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,700 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -1 25 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Warwickshire +2 22 £40,000 +60.00% 5
Staffordshire +6 19 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Coventry - 9 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £32,500 +18.18%
Solihull -12 1 £52,500 +31.25%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (29.17%) .NET
2 48 (25.00%) C#
3 45 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 44 (22.92%) HTML
5 42 (21.88%) CSS
5 42 (21.88%) MVC
5 42 (21.88%) HTML5
6 40 (20.83%) Game Development
6 40 (20.83%) Java
6 40 (20.83%) ASP.NET
7 38 (19.79%) SQL
8 36 (18.75%) Android
9 35 (18.23%) Apple iOS
10 33 (17.19%) SQL Server
11 31 (16.15%) T-SQL
12 29 (15.10%) TDD
13 27 (14.06%) Degree
14 25 (13.02%) VB.NET
15 24 (12.50%) Windows
16 23 (11.98%) C++
16 23 (11.98%) Tomcat
16 23 (11.98%) Hibernate
16 23 (11.98%) Scrum
16 23 (11.98%) Spring
16 23 (11.98%) Multithreading
17 21 (10.94%) Twitter
18 20 (10.42%) Web Development
18 20 (10.42%) Google
18 20 (10.42%) OO
18 20 (10.42%) Eclipse

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (11.98%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.56%) CMS
2 3 (1.56%) Drupal
2 3 (1.56%) Umbraco
2 3 (1.56%) WordPress
2 3 (1.56%) IIS
3 2 (1.04%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (7.81%) Photoshop
2 14 (7.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (3.65%) 3ds Max
4 6 (3.13%) Maya
5 5 (2.60%) MS Excel
6 3 (1.56%) Fireworks
6 3 (1.56%) S-PLUS
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.56%) Magento
2 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) Heroku
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.77%) Wireshark
2 5 (2.60%) WAN
2 5 (2.60%) LAN
2 5 (2.60%) Internet
3 3 (1.56%) FTP
3 3 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.56%) SAN
4 2 (1.04%) PBX
4 2 (1.04%) VoIP
5 1 (0.52%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 17 (8.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.85%) MySQL
4 16 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (6.77%) JasperReports
5 13 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (6.77%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 12 (6.25%) Big Data
7 9 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.65%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (3.65%) SAP BW
8 7 (3.65%) SAP BI
9 5 (2.60%) Couchbase
9 5 (2.60%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (10.42%) Eclipse
2 18 (9.38%) Subversion
3 13 (6.77%) Maven
3 13 (6.77%) Jenkins
3 13 (6.77%) Selenium
3 13 (6.77%) FitNesse
3 13 (6.77%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.73%) Xcode
5 8 (4.17%) NUnit
5 8 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (1.04%) JIRA
9 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (5.21%) Marketing
2 9 (4.69%) Advertising
3 6 (3.13%) Back Office
3 6 (3.13%) Finance
3 6 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.13%) Automotive
4 4 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.56%) Retail
6 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 90 (46.88%) Developer
2 26 (13.54%) C# Developer
3 19 (9.90%) Team Leader
4 18 (9.38%) Java Team Leader
5 13 (6.77%) Security Specialist
5 13 (6.77%) Web Developer
6 12 (6.25%) Junior
6 12 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.73%) Games Developer
7 11 (5.73%) C# Web Developer
7 11 (5.73%) Android Developer
7 11 (5.73%) iOS Developer
8 9 (4.69%) Application Security Specialist
8 9 (4.69%) Applications Specialist
9 8 (4.17%) Programmer
9 8 (4.17%) Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Consultant
10 7 (3.65%) Junior Developer
10 7 (3.65%) SAP Manager
11 6 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (29.17%) .NET
2 44 (22.92%) HTML
3 42 (21.88%) CSS
3 42 (21.88%) HTML5
4 40 (20.83%) ASP.NET
5 23 (11.98%) Hibernate
5 23 (11.98%) Spring
6 19 (9.90%) Ajax
7 18 (9.38%) Web Services
8 15 (7.81%) Flash
9 13 (6.77%) JMS
9 13 (6.77%) ActiveMQ
9 13 (6.77%) JMX
9 13 (6.77%) SOAP
9 13 (6.77%) J2EE
9 13 (6.77%) JSON
9 13 (6.77%) Spring MVC
10 12 (6.25%) OAuth
10 12 (6.25%) jQuery
11 11 (5.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.90%) Mobile App
2 15 (7.81%) Animation
3 14 (7.29%) Online Games
4 12 (6.25%) Statistics
5 11 (5.73%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.21%) Mobile Games
7 8 (4.17%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (4.17%) Mathematics
7 8 (4.17%) Motion Graphics
8 7 (3.65%) Physics
9 6 (3.13%) iPhone
10 5 (2.60%) Graphic Design
11 4 (2.08%) Blackberry
11 4 (2.08%) Online Gambling
11 4 (2.08%) Xbox
11 4 (2.08%) Social Media
12 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
13 2 (1.04%) N-Tier
13 2 (1.04%) Open Source
14 1 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.75%) Android
2 35 (18.23%) Apple iOS
3 24 (12.50%) Windows
4 8 (4.17%) Linux
5 5 (2.60%) UNIX
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.88%) MVC
2 40 (20.83%) Game Development
3 29 (15.10%) TDD
4 23 (11.98%) Scrum
4 23 (11.98%) Multithreading
5 20 (10.42%) OO
5 20 (10.42%) Web Development
6 19 (9.90%) Unit Testing
7 18 (9.38%) Android Development
8 17 (8.85%) iOS Development
8 17 (8.85%) Web Application Development
9 13 (6.77%) Security Testing
9 13 (6.77%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (6.77%) E-Commerce
10 12 (6.25%) Data Analysis
10 12 (6.25%) Data Analytics
10 12 (6.25%) Analytics
10 12 (6.25%) Machine Learning
11 11 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.00%) C#
2 45 (23.44%) JavaScript
3 40 (20.83%) Java
4 38 (19.79%) SQL
5 31 (16.15%) T-SQL
6 25 (13.02%) VB.NET
7 23 (11.98%) C++
8 19 (9.90%) Objective-C
9 18 (9.38%) Python
10 12 (6.25%) MATLAB
10 12 (6.25%) R
11 8 (4.17%) PHP
11 8 (4.17%) VB
12 7 (3.65%) ActionScript
13 5 (2.60%) Scala
13 5 (2.60%) C
14 4 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (1.04%) Ruby
16 1 (0.52%) PHP5
16 1 (0.52%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 27 (14.06%) Degree
2 6 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.13%) PhD
3 4 (2.08%) ISEB
3 4 (2.08%) MCP
4 3 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CCNP
5 1 (0.52%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.77%) PCI DSS
2 11 (5.73%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (1.56%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 21 (10.94%) Twitter
2 20 (10.42%) Google
3 17 (8.85%) Microsoft
4 13 (6.77%) Oracle
4 13 (6.77%) JBoss
4 13 (6.77%) Facebook
5 8 (4.17%) SAP
6 7 (3.65%) Business Objects
7 6 (3.13%) Adobe
8 5 (2.60%) Cisco
9 4 (2.08%) Sony
10 3 (1.56%) Apple
10 3 (1.56%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.56%) IBM
10 3 (1.56%) Macromedia
10 3 (1.56%) HP
10 3 (1.56%) Dell
11 2 (1.04%) AccuRev
12 1 (0.52%) Atmel
12 1 (0.52%) F5
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