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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 156 82 129
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +47
Permanent jobs citing Games 67 150 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.17% 2.82% 1.61%
As % of the General category 3.48% 7.08% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 53 103 63
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +4.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1923 2120 1637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.46% 39.86% 35.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1601 1718 1326
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -52 30 £37,500 -11.76% 2
Warwickshire -20 20 £41,250 +10.00% 3
Staffordshire -3 9 £34,000 +25.92% 4
Stourbridge +2 1 £35,000 -
Walsall -3 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 46 (30.07%) MVC
1 46 (30.07%) HTML
2 45 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.41%) Game Development
3 42 (27.45%) HTML5
4 39 (25.49%) Java
4 39 (25.49%) CSS
5 38 (24.84%) C#
5 38 (24.84%) Twitter
6 36 (23.53%) .NET
7 35 (22.88%) Web Services
7 35 (22.88%) Android
7 35 (22.88%) Apple iOS
8 33 (21.57%) Android Development
8 33 (21.57%) Animation
9 31 (20.26%) JSON
9 31 (20.26%) Objective-C
10 30 (19.61%) Degree
10 30 (19.61%) Git (software)
10 30 (19.61%) Facebook
11 28 (18.30%) OAuth
12 27 (17.65%) iOS Development
12 27 (17.65%) Android SDK
13 26 (16.99%) Google
13 26 (16.99%) Xcode
14 24 (15.69%) JavaScript
15 23 (15.03%) C++
16 21 (13.73%) ASP.NET
17 18 (11.76%) SQL
18 17 (11.11%) Mobile Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (7.19%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.58%) JBoss
3 3 (1.96%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.65%) WordPress
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Photoshop
1 10 (6.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.92%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.27%) Maya
3 5 (3.27%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.31%) S-PLUS
5 2 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.65%) InDesign
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Heroku
2 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.23%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.61%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.31%) PBX
3 2 (1.31%) VoIP
3 2 (1.31%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.58%) JasperReports
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.27%) Couchbase
4 5 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.31%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 26 (16.99%) Xcode
3 15 (9.80%) Eclipse
4 10 (6.54%) Selenium
5 9 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.58%) FitNesse
6 7 (4.58%) Subversion
6 7 (4.58%) Maven
7 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.96%) CruiseControl
8 3 (1.96%) JIRA
9 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.65%) CMake
General
1 9 (5.88%) Advertising
2 7 (4.58%) Aerospace
3 6 (3.92%) Automotive
4 5 (3.27%) Marketing
5 4 (2.61%) Back Office
5 4 (2.61%) Finance
6 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (50.33%) Developer
2 25 (16.34%) iOS Developer
3 17 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 14 (9.15%) Programmer
5 12 (7.84%) Android Developer
6 10 (6.54%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.88%) Games Programmer
8 8 (5.23%) Web Developer
8 8 (5.23%) Security Specialist
9 7 (4.58%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Junior
9 7 (4.58%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.92%) Java Team Leader
10 6 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Agile C# Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Research Scientist
11 5 (3.27%) Application Security Specialist
11 5 (3.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 5 (3.27%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (30.07%) HTML
2 42 (27.45%) HTML5
3 39 (25.49%) CSS
4 36 (23.53%) .NET
5 35 (22.88%) Web Services
6 31 (20.26%) JSON
7 28 (18.30%) OAuth
8 27 (17.65%) Android SDK
9 21 (13.73%) ASP.NET
10 16 (10.46%) Spring
11 12 (7.84%) Flash
12 11 (7.19%) Hibernate
13 10 (6.54%) REST
14 9 (5.88%) Ajax
15 7 (4.58%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (4.58%) JMS
15 7 (4.58%) J2EE
15 7 (4.58%) SOAP
15 7 (4.58%) CSS3
15 7 (4.58%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (21.57%) Animation
2 17 (11.11%) Mobile Games
3 11 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.19%) Online Games
3 11 (7.19%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.88%) User Experience
4 9 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 8 (5.23%) Physics
6 7 (4.58%) Graphic Design
6 7 (4.58%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (3.92%) Motion Graphics
8 5 (3.27%) Social Media
9 3 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.96%) Open Source
10 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.31%) iPad
10 2 (1.31%) iPhone
11 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.65%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.88%) Android
1 35 (22.88%) Apple iOS
2 14 (9.15%) Windows
3 9 (5.88%) Linux
4 6 (3.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.07%) MVC
2 45 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.41%) Game Development
3 33 (21.57%) Android Development
4 27 (17.65%) iOS Development
5 16 (10.46%) Multithreading
6 15 (9.80%) TDD
6 15 (9.80%) Scrum
6 15 (9.80%) OO
7 14 (9.15%) Web Development
8 9 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 9 (5.88%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.23%) Security Testing
9 8 (5.23%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (5.23%) OOD
9 8 (5.23%) Project Management
10 7 (4.58%) SEO
10 7 (4.58%) Information Security
10 7 (4.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.58%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.49%) Java
2 38 (24.84%) C#
3 31 (20.26%) Objective-C
4 24 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.03%) C++
6 18 (11.76%) SQL
7 15 (9.80%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.54%) VB.NET
9 7 (4.58%) C
10 6 (3.92%) ActionScript
11 5 (3.27%) Python
11 5 (3.27%) Scala
12 3 (1.96%) PHP
13 2 (1.31%) VB
14 1 (0.65%) VC++
14 1 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (19.61%) Degree
2 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.92%) PhD
4 3 (1.96%) PMP
5 2 (1.31%) ISEB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.23%) QA
3 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Nmap
1 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Nessus
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
1 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.65%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (24.84%) Twitter
2 30 (19.61%) Facebook
3 26 (16.99%) Google
4 12 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.58%) Oracle
6 5 (3.27%) Adobe
7 3 (1.96%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.31%) AccuRev
8 2 (1.31%) Sony
9 1 (0.65%) VMware
9 1 (0.65%) Macromedia
9 1 (0.65%) Intel
9 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.65%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.65%) SaltStack
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Royal Leamington Spa
Creative Personnel
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Royal Leamington Spa
Creative Personnel
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Rugeley
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Royal Leamington Spa
Creative Personnel
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Great Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £7,995 pa
Posted: 27 days ago
Rugeley
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £26000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago