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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 182 130 165
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 34 72 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 1.48% 0.81%
As % of the General category 1.98% 3.93% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 26 68 35
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £70,000
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
1713 1830 1565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.99% 37.72% 33.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1439 1290
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £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 December 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 December 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 -37 15 £42,250 -6.11% 2
Staffordshire +3 12 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Warwickshire -14 3 £30,000 -16.66%
Brierley Hill - 2 £35,000 - 2
Stourbridge - 1 £35,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (40.37%) HTML
2 39 (35.78%) HTML5
3 37 (33.94%) CSS
3 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (29.36%) Android
4 32 (29.36%) Game Development
5 31 (28.44%) MVC
6 29 (26.61%) Android Development
7 28 (25.69%) Apple iOS
8 27 (24.77%) Animation
8 27 (24.77%) JSON
9 26 (23.85%) Web Services
9 26 (23.85%) Git (software)
9 26 (23.85%) Facebook
10 25 (22.94%) Objective-C
10 25 (22.94%) Twitter
10 25 (22.94%) Android SDK
11 24 (22.02%) OAuth
12 23 (21.10%) Java
13 22 (20.18%) Google
13 22 (20.18%) Degree
14 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
14 21 (19.27%) Xcode
14 21 (19.27%) iOS Development
15 16 (14.68%) Windows
16 15 (13.76%) Project Planning
17 14 (12.84%) C#
18 13 (11.93%) C++
19 10 (9.17%) Mobile Games
20 9 (8.26%) .NET

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (3.67%) Node.js
2 2 (1.83%) nginx
2 2 (1.83%) JBoss
2 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.92%) WordPress
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
3 1 (0.92%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
2 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.83%) Maya
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.92%) InDesign
4 1 (0.92%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.92%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.92%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) WAN
1 3 (2.75%) LAN
1 3 (2.75%) Internet
2 2 (1.83%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.92%) PBX
3 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.75%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.83%) MySQL
3 2 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.83%) JasperReports
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.92%) Redis
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (23.85%) Git (software)
2 21 (19.27%) Xcode
3 8 (7.34%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.59%) Selenium
5 4 (3.67%) Subversion
5 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.75%) CruiseControl
7 2 (1.83%) Maven
7 2 (1.83%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.92%) JIRA
8 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.92%) CMake
General
1 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
1 5 (4.59%) Banking
1 5 (4.59%) Retail
2 4 (3.67%) Marketing
2 4 (3.67%) Back Office
3 3 (2.75%) Finance
4 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Publishing
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 52 (47.71%) Developer
2 21 (19.27%) iOS Developer
3 9 (8.26%) Programmer
3 9 (8.26%) Android Developer
4 7 (6.42%) Java Developer
5 6 (5.50%) Consultant
5 6 (5.50%) Software Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Security Consultant
6 5 (4.59%) Analyst
6 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.59%) Games Programmer
7 4 (3.67%) Administrator
7 4 (3.67%) Junior
7 4 (3.67%) Test Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.67%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Server Administrator
8 3 (2.75%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (2.75%) Senior Games Programmer
8 3 (2.75%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.37%) HTML
2 39 (35.78%) HTML5
3 37 (33.94%) CSS
4 27 (24.77%) JSON
5 26 (23.85%) Web Services
6 25 (22.94%) Android SDK
7 24 (22.02%) OAuth
8 9 (8.26%) .NET
9 8 (7.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 7 (6.42%) Spring
10 7 (6.42%) REST
11 5 (4.59%) CSS3
11 5 (4.59%) jQuery
11 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
12 3 (2.75%) Django
13 2 (1.83%) Spring MVC
13 2 (1.83%) RESTful
13 2 (1.83%) iOS SDK
13 2 (1.83%) Ajax
13 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.77%) Animation
2 10 (9.17%) Mobile Games
3 6 (5.50%) Online Games
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Open Source
4 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.75%) Physics
5 3 (2.75%) Graphic Design
5 3 (2.75%) Social Media
5 3 (2.75%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.92%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.36%) Android
2 28 (25.69%) Apple iOS
3 16 (14.68%) Windows
4 5 (4.59%) Linux
5 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.36%) Game Development
3 31 (28.44%) MVC
4 29 (26.61%) Android Development
5 21 (19.27%) iOS Development
6 15 (13.76%) Project Planning
7 9 (8.26%) Information Security
7 9 (8.26%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.34%) Project Management
9 7 (6.42%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.42%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.42%) Multithreading
10 6 (5.50%) Web Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Scrum
10 6 (5.50%) TDD
11 5 (4.59%) TOGAF
11 5 (4.59%) Time Management
11 5 (4.59%) SIEM
11 5 (4.59%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) Objective-C
2 23 (21.10%) Java
3 21 (19.27%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.84%) C#
5 13 (11.93%) C++
6 6 (5.50%) SQL
7 5 (4.59%) C
8 3 (2.75%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.92%) VC++
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (20.18%) Degree
2 5 (4.59%) PCI QSA
2 5 (4.59%) CRISC
2 5 (4.59%) CISSP
2 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.59%) CISA
2 5 (4.59%) CISM
3 3 (2.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.92%) PhD
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.67%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Nmap
2 1 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (1.83%) Nessus
2 1 (0.92%) Puppet
2 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.92%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (23.85%) Facebook
2 25 (22.94%) Twitter
3 22 (20.18%) Google
4 7 (6.42%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.75%) Adobe
5 3 (2.75%) Cisco
6 2 (1.83%) Oracle
7 1 (0.92%) Intel
7 1 (0.92%) Apple
7 1 (0.92%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.92%) Sony
7 1 (0.92%) VMware
7 1 (0.92%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.92%) SaltStack
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