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 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 131 106 164
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +58
Permanent jobs citing Games 108 132 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 2.38% 1.23%
As % of the General category 4.73% 6.42% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 94 108 50
Median salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2282 2056 1932
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 39.14% 37.01% 35.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 1572 1551
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £27,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -19 56 £45,000 +15.38% 7
Warwickshire +9 20 £38,750 +3.33% 5
Staffordshire -10 19 £40,000 -
Coventry +7 7 £22,500 -30.76%
Halesowen +3 3 £21,000 -6.66% 10
Solihull +10 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Wolverhampton -7 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Worcestershire - 1 £26,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 66 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 64 (29.22%) HTML
3 58 (26.48%) C++
4 57 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (25.11%) Degree
6 53 (24.20%) XML
7 50 (22.83%) CSS
8 46 (21.00%) JSON
8 46 (21.00%) Git (software)
9 43 (19.63%) C#
9 43 (19.63%) SQL
10 40 (18.26%) MySQL
11 39 (17.81%) Mobile App
12 37 (16.89%) Apple iOS
12 37 (16.89%) Game Development
12 37 (16.89%) Business Intelligence
13 35 (15.98%) Linux
14 32 (14.61%) HTML5
15 30 (13.70%) REST
15 30 (13.70%) jQuery
15 30 (13.70%) Subversion
16 28 (12.79%) .NET
17 27 (12.33%) PHP
17 27 (12.33%) Computer Science
18 25 (11.42%) TDD
19 24 (10.96%) QA
19 24 (10.96%) Microsoft
20 23 (10.50%) Apache
20 23 (10.50%) Android
20 23 (10.50%) iOS Development

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 23 (10.50%) Apache
2 10 (4.57%) nginx
3 9 (4.11%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.65%) Facebook Platform
5 3 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.91%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.91%) SAS
6 2 (0.91%) WordPress
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.94%) Photoshop
3 9 (4.11%) MS Office
4 5 (2.28%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (2.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.37%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.37%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (1.37%) InDesign
7 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.91%) UXPin
8 1 (0.46%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.46%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 16 (7.31%) Magento
2 4 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) GitHub
3 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.46%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.31%) HTTP
2 5 (2.28%) RTP
3 1 (0.46%) Firewall
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.26%) MySQL
2 22 (10.05%) NoSQL
3 14 (6.39%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.94%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.94%) Redis
5 11 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.37%) Couchbase
6 3 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.46%) OLAP
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (21.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (13.70%) Subversion
3 18 (8.22%) Eclipse
3 18 (8.22%) JIRA
4 12 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.28%) Grunt
5 5 (2.28%) Selenium
6 4 (1.83%) gulp
7 3 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.91%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.91%) Appium
8 2 (0.91%) Bugzilla
8 2 (0.91%) Clang
8 2 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.91%) JUnit
8 2 (0.91%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.91%) Xcode
9 1 (0.46%) JMeter
9 1 (0.46%) WebLOAD
General
1 12 (5.48%) Marketing
2 11 (5.02%) Retail
3 9 (4.11%) Back Office
4 4 (1.83%) Advertising
5 2 (0.91%) Finance
5 2 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (43.38%) Developer
2 24 (10.96%) Programmer
3 21 (9.59%) Graduate
4 19 (8.68%) Tester
5 18 (8.22%) C++ Developer
5 18 (8.22%) Games Developer
6 16 (7.31%) C++ Software Engineer
6 16 (7.31%) Software Engineer
6 16 (7.31%) Web Developer
7 14 (6.39%) Games Tester
8 13 (5.94%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.48%) C++ Programmer
10 11 (5.02%) Analyst
10 11 (5.02%) Applications Developer
10 11 (5.02%) Graduate Developer
10 11 (5.02%) Senior Programmer
10 11 (5.02%) Software Tester
11 10 (4.57%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (4.57%) Junior
12 9 (4.11%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (29.22%) HTML
2 53 (24.20%) XML
3 50 (22.83%) CSS
4 46 (21.00%) JSON
5 32 (14.61%) HTML5
6 30 (13.70%) jQuery
6 30 (13.70%) REST
7 28 (12.79%) .NET
8 20 (9.13%) ASP.NET
9 19 (8.68%) LAMP
9 19 (8.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 16 (7.31%) AngularJS
11 14 (6.39%) CSS3
12 13 (5.94%) OpenGL
13 12 (5.48%) Sass
13 12 (5.48%) Symfony
14 11 (5.02%) LESS
15 10 (4.57%) LEMP Stack
15 10 (4.57%) Node.js
15 10 (4.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.81%) Mobile App
2 27 (12.33%) Computer Science
3 18 (8.22%) Animation
4 12 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.48%) Mathematics
5 11 (5.02%) User Experience
6 10 (4.57%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (3.65%) Online Gambling
8 6 (2.74%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (2.74%) Physics
9 5 (2.28%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.83%) iPad
10 4 (1.83%) Mobile Games
11 3 (1.37%) Online Games
11 3 (1.37%) Statistics
12 2 (0.91%) EPoS
12 2 (0.91%) Ergonomics
12 2 (0.91%) Social Media
13 1 (0.46%) Motion Graphics
13 1 (0.46%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.89%) Apple iOS
2 35 (15.98%) Linux
3 23 (10.50%) Android
4 16 (7.31%) Windows
5 10 (4.57%) Debian
5 10 (4.57%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.83%) Unix
7 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (16.89%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (16.89%) Game Development
3 25 (11.42%) TDD
4 23 (10.50%) iOS Development
5 20 (9.13%) Mentoring
5 20 (9.13%) OO
5 20 (9.13%) Software Testing
6 19 (8.68%) Software Engineering
7 18 (8.22%) Web Development
8 17 (7.76%) Manual Testing
8 17 (7.76%) Open Source
9 15 (6.85%) BDD
10 14 (6.39%) Front End Development
11 13 (5.94%) OOP
11 13 (5.94%) Test Scripting
12 12 (5.48%) MVC
12 12 (5.48%) OOD
12 12 (5.48%) Prototyping
13 9 (4.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 66 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 58 (26.48%) C++
3 43 (19.63%) C#
3 43 (19.63%) SQL
4 27 (12.33%) PHP
5 12 (5.48%) Java
6 10 (4.57%) PHP 5
7 9 (4.11%) ActionScript
7 9 (4.11%) Lua
7 9 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 9 (4.11%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.65%) Ruby
9 7 (3.20%) Python
10 6 (2.74%) C
11 5 (2.28%) Scala
12 4 (1.83%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.83%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.91%) F#
13 2 (0.91%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (25.11%) Degree
2 15 (6.85%) ISTQB
3 13 (5.94%) ISEB
4 8 (3.65%) MCSD
4 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.20%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.96%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Docker
Vendors
1 24 (10.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.05%) Google
3 21 (9.59%) Adobe
4 10 (4.57%) Zend
5 9 (4.11%) Perforce
6 8 (3.65%) Facebook
7 7 (3.20%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle
8 1 (0.46%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.46%) Samsung
8 1 (0.46%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.46%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 8 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Leamington Spa
ECOM
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training, pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 13 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus (up to 100%)
Posted: 3 days ago