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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 164 130 167
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +37
Permanent jobs citing Games 45 57 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.27% 0.71%
As % of the General category 2.74% 3.29% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 33 56 29
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £30,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £48,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
1643 1730 1542
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.62% 38.60% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1346 1248
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £56,650 £64,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 -16 21 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Staffordshire +1 12 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Brierley Hill - 7 £25,000 - 3
Dudley - 3 £35,000 - 3
Warwickshire -13 2 £30,000 -16.66% 1
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 50 (44.64%) HTML
2 43 (38.39%) HTML5
3 40 (35.71%) CSS
4 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (26.79%) Android
6 29 (25.89%) Game Development
7 27 (24.11%) Apple iOS
7 27 (24.11%) JavaScript
8 24 (21.43%) JSON
8 24 (21.43%) Android Development
9 23 (20.54%) Degree
10 22 (19.64%) MVC
10 22 (19.64%) Objective-C
11 20 (17.86%) Animation
11 20 (17.86%) Git (software)
11 20 (17.86%) Facebook
12 19 (16.96%) Twitter
12 19 (16.96%) Web Services
12 19 (16.96%) iOS Development
12 19 (16.96%) Android SDK
13 18 (16.07%) Java
13 18 (16.07%) OAuth
14 17 (15.18%) Xcode
15 16 (14.29%) C#
15 16 (14.29%) Google
16 15 (13.39%) Windows
17 14 (12.50%) Project Planning
18 13 (11.61%) C++
19 12 (10.71%) Mobile Games
19 12 (10.71%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 6 (5.36%) Node.js
2 2 (1.79%) nginx
2 2 (1.79%) WordPress
3 1 (0.89%) Facebook Platform
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Office
3 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.89%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.89%) Maya
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.89%) InDesign
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.89%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) HTTP
1 5 (4.46%) Internet
2 3 (2.68%) LAN
2 3 (2.68%) WAN
3 2 (1.79%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.57%) MySQL
1 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.89%) Redis
3 1 (0.89%) Big Data
3 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.18%) Xcode
3 5 (4.46%) Subversion
4 3 (2.68%) Selenium
4 3 (2.68%) CruiseControl
4 3 (2.68%) JIRA
4 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.79%) Bower
6 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.89%) CMake
General
1 5 (4.46%) Banking
1 5 (4.46%) Retail
1 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.57%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Marketing
3 3 (2.68%) Back Office
4 2 (1.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.89%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.89%) Publishing
5 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (46.43%) Developer
2 19 (16.96%) iOS Developer
3 8 (7.14%) Programmer
4 7 (6.25%) Android Developer
5 6 (5.36%) Web Developer
5 6 (5.36%) Consultant
5 6 (5.36%) Software Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Test Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.46%) Junior
6 5 (4.46%) Security Consultant
6 5 (4.46%) Games Programmer
6 5 (4.46%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Programmer
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Games Programmer
8 3 (2.68%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (2.68%) Designer
8 3 (2.68%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (44.64%) HTML
2 43 (38.39%) HTML5
3 40 (35.71%) CSS
4 24 (21.43%) JSON
5 19 (16.96%) Web Services
5 19 (16.96%) Android SDK
6 18 (16.07%) OAuth
7 12 (10.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 10 (8.93%) jQuery
8 10 (8.93%) REST
8 10 (8.93%) CSS3
9 5 (4.46%) Spring
9 5 (4.46%) .NET
10 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.57%) Ajax
11 3 (2.68%) Django
11 3 (2.68%) Flash
12 2 (1.79%) Sass
12 2 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (1.79%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.86%) Animation
2 12 (10.71%) Mobile Games
3 9 (8.04%) Online Games
4 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.57%) Open Source
5 4 (3.57%) User Experience
6 3 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.68%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.68%) Social Media
7 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.79%) iPad
7 2 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.79%) Physics
7 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.79%) iPhone
8 1 (0.89%) Flash Games
8 1 (0.89%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.89%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.79%) Android
2 27 (24.11%) Apple iOS
3 15 (13.39%) Windows
4 5 (4.46%) Linux
5 1 (0.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.89%) Game Development
3 24 (21.43%) Android Development
4 22 (19.64%) MVC
5 19 (16.96%) iOS Development
6 14 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 10 (8.93%) Project Management
8 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.04%) Information Security
9 7 (6.25%) Software Testing
9 7 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.36%) ITIL
10 6 (5.36%) Time Management
11 5 (4.46%) Multithreading
11 5 (4.46%) Web Testing
11 5 (4.46%) Web Development
11 5 (4.46%) SIEM
11 5 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (4.46%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.11%) JavaScript
2 22 (19.64%) Objective-C
3 18 (16.07%) Java
4 16 (14.29%) C#
5 13 (11.61%) C++
6 8 (7.14%) PHP
6 8 (7.14%) SQL
7 5 (4.46%) C
8 3 (2.68%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.89%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) VC++
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (20.54%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) PCI QSA
2 5 (4.46%) CRISC
2 5 (4.46%) CISSP
2 5 (4.46%) CISA
2 5 (4.46%) CISM
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.68%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) PMP
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) PCI DSS
2 8 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.25%) QA
4 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Nmap
2 1 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Nessus
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
2 1 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (17.86%) Facebook
2 19 (16.96%) Twitter
3 16 (14.29%) Google
4 5 (4.46%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco
6 2 (1.79%) Apple
7 1 (0.89%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.89%) Intel
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.89%) Sony
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