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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / West Midlands
Rank 159 102 176
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +74
Permanent jobs citing Games 57 131 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 2.46% 0.84%
As % of the General category 3.17% 6.76% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 48 106 31
Median salary £42,500 £37,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
1798 1937 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.72% 36.40% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1399 1525 1362
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -58 20 £42,500 +14.86% 13
Worcestershire +4 14 £40,000 - 2
Staffordshire +1 10 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Warwickshire +8 6 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton - 4 - -
Coventry +9 1 £24,000 -20.00%
Solihull -7 1 £37,500 +66.66% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 82 (43.39%) Business Intelligence
2 57 (30.16%) JavaScript
3 52 (27.51%) HTML
4 51 (26.98%) MySQL
5 48 (25.40%) CSS
6 46 (24.34%) NoSQL
7 42 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (21.69%) Mobile App
9 37 (19.58%) MongoDB
9 37 (19.58%) Node.js
9 37 (19.58%) PHP
10 35 (18.52%) Git (software)
10 35 (18.52%) Game Development
11 34 (17.99%) C++
12 31 (16.40%) SQL
13 30 (15.87%) Linux
13 30 (15.87%) AngularJS
14 29 (15.34%) C#
15 28 (14.81%) SQL Server
15 28 (14.81%) QA
16 27 (14.29%) XML
16 27 (14.29%) LAMP
17 26 (13.76%) Android
18 24 (12.70%) TDD
18 24 (12.70%) Apple iOS
19 23 (12.17%) HTML5
19 23 (12.17%) Degree
20 22 (11.64%) JIRA
20 22 (11.64%) MVC
21 21 (11.11%) JSON

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 16 (8.47%) Apache
2 3 (1.59%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.06%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.06%) Confluence
3 2 (1.06%) WildFly
4 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.17%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.65%) InDesign
4 4 (2.12%) MS Office
5 3 (1.59%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.59%) Adobe After Effects
5 3 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.59%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) GitHub
2 2 (1.06%) Google Play
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.53%) G Suite
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.76%) Internet
2 5 (2.65%) HTTP
3 3 (1.59%) RTP
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
4 1 (0.53%) SMS
4 1 (0.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.98%) MySQL
2 46 (24.34%) NoSQL
3 37 (19.58%) MongoDB
4 28 (14.81%) SQL Server
5 18 (9.52%) Redis
6 14 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.17%) Big Data
7 6 (3.17%) Couchbase
7 6 (3.17%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.59%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.06%) DB2
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.64%) JIRA
3 21 (11.11%) Subversion
4 18 (9.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.59%) Selenium
6 2 (1.06%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.06%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.53%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.53%) Appium
7 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.53%) Grunt
7 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.53%) JUnit
7 1 (0.53%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (7.94%) Marketing
2 6 (3.17%) Advertising
2 6 (3.17%) Back Office
2 6 (3.17%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (2.12%) Finance
4 3 (1.59%) Billing
5 2 (1.06%) Automotive
5 2 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (0.53%) Danish Language
6 1 (0.53%) Finnish Language
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.53%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (44.44%) Developer
2 25 (13.23%) Graduate
3 22 (11.64%) Programmer
4 21 (11.11%) Junior
5 20 (10.58%) Tester
6 16 (8.47%) QA Tester
7 15 (7.94%) .NET Developer
7 15 (7.94%) Lead Developer
8 14 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
9 13 (6.88%) Games Developer
9 13 (6.88%) PHP Developer
10 12 (6.35%) Designer
10 12 (6.35%) Games Tester
11 11 (5.82%) C++ Programmer
11 11 (5.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (5.82%) Senior C++ Programmer
12 10 (5.29%) Junior Games Tester
12 10 (5.29%) Junior QA Tester
12 10 (5.29%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (27.51%) HTML
2 48 (25.40%) CSS
3 37 (19.58%) Node.js
4 30 (15.87%) AngularJS
5 27 (14.29%) LAMP
5 27 (14.29%) XML
6 23 (12.17%) HTML5
7 21 (11.11%) JSON
7 21 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 19 (10.05%) .NET
9 17 (8.99%) CSS3
9 17 (8.99%) React
9 17 (8.99%) REST
10 15 (7.94%) ASP.NET
10 15 (7.94%) KnockoutJS
10 15 (7.94%) RESTful
10 15 (7.94%) WCF
11 14 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 14 (7.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (21.69%) Mobile App
2 14 (7.41%) Mobile Games
3 10 (5.29%) User Experience
4 9 (4.76%) Online Games
5 7 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.70%) Animation
6 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.17%) EPoS
6 6 (3.17%) Mathematics
6 6 (3.17%) Statistics
7 3 (1.59%) iPad
7 3 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (1.59%) Social Media
8 2 (1.06%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Xbox
9 1 (0.53%) Physics
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.87%) Linux
2 26 (13.76%) Android
3 24 (12.70%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.35%) Unix
5 5 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.59%) Windows
7 2 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.53%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) SUSE
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (43.39%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (18.52%) Game Development
4 24 (12.70%) TDD
5 22 (11.64%) MVC
6 18 (9.52%) Web Design
7 17 (8.99%) BDD
8 16 (8.47%) Web Development
9 15 (7.94%) Defect Tracking
9 15 (7.94%) OO
10 14 (7.41%) Scrum
10 14 (7.41%) Web Application Development
11 13 (6.88%) API Integration
11 13 (6.88%) Data Protection
12 12 (6.35%) Front End Development
13 11 (5.82%) OOP
14 10 (5.29%) Android Development
14 10 (5.29%) Kanban
14 10 (5.29%) Mobile Development
14 10 (5.29%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.16%) JavaScript
2 37 (19.58%) PHP
3 34 (17.99%) C++
4 31 (16.40%) SQL
5 29 (15.34%) C#
6 16 (8.47%) Ruby
7 11 (5.82%) Java
8 9 (4.76%) Python
9 6 (3.17%) ActionScript
9 6 (3.17%) Lua
10 4 (2.12%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.12%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.59%) R
11 3 (1.59%) Scala
12 2 (1.06%) C
12 2 (1.06%) ES6
12 2 (1.06%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 23 (12.17%) Degree
2 7 (3.70%) ISEB
3 4 (2.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.81%) QA
2 3 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (10.58%) Adobe
2 11 (5.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.17%) Perforce
3 6 (3.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.59%) Google
4 3 (1.59%) Tableau
4 3 (1.59%) Zend
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco
6 1 (0.53%) Samsung
6 1 (0.53%) VMware
6 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Technical Team Solutions
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum 25 days holiday, training workshops and more
Posted: 3 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 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: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago