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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 98 151 152
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 108 51 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.18% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the General category 5.56% 3.07% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 90 40 40
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1942 1660 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 39.27% 33.14% 33.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1575 1256 1335
Average salary £43,100 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +27 41 £42,500 +3.03% 4
Warwickshire +32 29 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Staffordshire +13 23 £50,000 -33.33% 7
Coventry +12 8 £85,000 +112.50% 1
Solihull 0 2 £47,500 -
Worcestershire -2 1 £21,500 -42.66% 2
Walsall - 1 £50,000 -
Shropshire - 1 £37,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (30.54%) JavaScript
2 45 (26.95%) SQL Server
3 42 (25.15%) Android
4 39 (23.35%) HTML
5 37 (22.16%) Java
5 37 (22.16%) HTML5
6 34 (20.36%) Apple iOS
6 34 (20.36%) CSS
6 34 (20.36%) Windows
7 33 (19.76%) TDD
8 32 (19.16%) MVC
9 31 (18.56%) .NET
10 29 (17.37%) C#
11 28 (16.77%) ASP.NET
12 27 (16.17%) Game Development
13 26 (15.57%) Tomcat
13 26 (15.57%) Hibernate
13 26 (15.57%) Spring
13 26 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (15.57%) Multithreading
14 25 (14.97%) Subversion
14 25 (14.97%) Ajax
14 25 (14.97%) SQL
15 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2005
15 24 (14.37%) Unit Testing
16 22 (13.17%) Eclipse
17 20 (11.98%) JMS
17 20 (11.98%) J2EE
17 20 (11.98%) SOAP
17 20 (11.98%) OO

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (15.57%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.59%) Node.js
3 3 (1.80%) IIS
3 3 (1.80%) CMS
3 3 (1.80%) WordPress
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.59%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.80%) 3ds Max
5 2 (1.20%) Maya
5 2 (1.20%) MS Project
6 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.60%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.60%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) LAN
1 11 (6.59%) WAN
2 7 (4.19%) Internet
3 6 (3.59%) NetScaler
3 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.59%) BIG-IP
3 6 (3.59%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.80%) FTP
4 3 (1.80%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) IPv4
5 1 (0.60%) IPv6
5 1 (0.60%) Firewall
5 1 (0.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (11.98%) JasperReports
5 17 (10.18%) MySQL
5 17 (10.18%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (10.18%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (8.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (7.19%) Big Data
7 12 (7.19%) NoSQL
7 12 (7.19%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.19%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (4.19%) SAP BW
8 7 (4.19%) SAP BI
9 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (14.97%) Subversion
2 22 (13.17%) Eclipse
3 20 (11.98%) Selenium
3 20 (11.98%) FitNesse
3 20 (11.98%) Maven
4 17 (10.18%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.79%) NUnit
6 4 (2.40%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (2.40%) Xcode
7 3 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.80%) Apache Continuum
8 2 (1.20%) Flash Builder
8 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (6.59%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Marketing
3 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.20%) Back Office
4 2 (1.20%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (49.10%) Developer
2 19 (11.38%) Team Leader
2 19 (11.38%) Java Team Leader
3 14 (8.38%) Games Developer
4 12 (7.19%) .NET Developer
5 11 (6.59%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.99%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (5.39%) HTML Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Analyst
7 9 (5.39%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.79%) Junior
9 7 (4.19%) SAP Manager
9 7 (4.19%) C# Web Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Data Scientist
10 6 (3.59%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Lead Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.35%) HTML
2 37 (22.16%) HTML5
3 34 (20.36%) CSS
4 31 (18.56%) .NET
5 28 (16.77%) ASP.NET
6 26 (15.57%) Hibernate
6 26 (15.57%) Spring
7 25 (14.97%) Ajax
8 20 (11.98%) JMS
8 20 (11.98%) J2EE
8 20 (11.98%) SOAP
8 20 (11.98%) JMX
8 20 (11.98%) ActiveMQ
9 17 (10.18%) Spring MVC
10 11 (6.59%) WCF
11 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 9 (5.39%) jQuery
13 6 (3.59%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (3.59%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) Mobile App
2 12 (7.19%) Statistics
2 12 (7.19%) iPhone
2 12 (7.19%) Machine Learning
3 10 (5.99%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.79%) Online Games
5 7 (4.19%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.40%) Online Gambling
7 3 (1.80%) Physics
7 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.80%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.80%) Xbox
8 2 (1.20%) Open Source
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.60%) IPTV
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.60%) SCORM
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 42 (25.15%) Android
2 34 (20.36%) Apple iOS
2 34 (20.36%) Windows
3 6 (3.59%) Linux
4 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.76%) TDD
2 32 (19.16%) MVC
3 27 (16.17%) Game Development
4 26 (15.57%) Multithreading
5 24 (14.37%) Unit Testing
6 20 (11.98%) OO
7 16 (9.58%) Web Application Development
8 12 (7.19%) E-Commerce
8 12 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.19%) Data Analysis
8 12 (7.19%) Scrum
8 12 (7.19%) Data Analytics
8 12 (7.19%) Analytics
9 11 (6.59%) Web Development
10 9 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.19%) Automated Testing
11 7 (4.19%) iOS Development
12 6 (3.59%) Dependency Injection
12 6 (3.59%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (3.59%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) JavaScript
2 37 (22.16%) Java
3 29 (17.37%) C#
4 25 (14.97%) SQL
5 19 (11.38%) T-SQL
6 17 (10.18%) VB.NET
7 16 (9.58%) C++
8 13 (7.78%) Objective-C
8 13 (7.78%) Python
9 12 (7.19%) MATLAB
9 12 (7.19%) R
10 8 (4.79%) C
11 6 (3.59%) PHP
11 6 (3.59%) VB
12 4 (2.40%) ActionScript 3.0
12 4 (2.40%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.20%) Erlang
14 1 (0.60%) PHP5
14 1 (0.60%) Ruby
14 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (11.38%) Degree
2 6 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (3.59%) CCNP
2 6 (3.59%) CCNA
3 5 (2.99%) ISEB
4 4 (2.40%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) MCP
6 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) QA
2 6 (3.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) HP SIM
2 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 20 (11.98%) JBoss
2 17 (10.18%) Oracle
3 14 (8.38%) Google
4 12 (7.19%) Cisco
5 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.79%) SAP
7 7 (4.19%) Business Objects
8 6 (3.59%) F5
8 6 (3.59%) Sony
8 6 (3.59%) Citrix
9 5 (2.99%) Apple
10 4 (2.40%) Adobe
11 3 (1.80%) Symbian
11 3 (1.80%) IBM
11 3 (1.80%) HP
11 3 (1.80%) Dell
12 1 (0.60%) Atmel
12 1 (0.60%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.60%) Macromedia
12 1 (0.60%) VMware
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Private Health Ins.
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Share Options + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Sogeti
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: flexible + an excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE + Bonus + Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £50 per annum + bens inc flex working hours & 25 days hol
Posted: 23 days ago