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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 93 114 154
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +40
Permanent jobs citing Games 160 115 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.77% 2.14% 1.35%
As % of the General category 7.20% 5.84% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 149 99 62
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £47,250
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
2223 1969 1925
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 38.45% 36.58% 34.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1717 1560 1561
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £27,500
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +12 104 £37,500 -3.84% 16
Warwickshire +14 32 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Staffordshire -2 16 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Halesowen +2 6 £21,000 -6.66% 18
Coventry +2 4 £22,500 -30.76%
Worcestershire +12 1 £26,000 -35.00%
Solihull +12 1 £40,000 +45.45%
Wolverhampton -8 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 80 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 73 (28.52%) HTML
3 68 (26.56%) JavaScript
4 62 (24.22%) C++
5 59 (23.05%) CSS
6 56 (21.88%) XML
6 56 (21.88%) Mobile App
7 55 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
8 53 (20.70%) MySQL
9 51 (19.92%) Degree
10 47 (18.36%) SQL
11 46 (17.97%) Game Development
12 44 (17.19%) Git (software)
13 43 (16.80%) JSON
14 41 (16.02%) Linux
14 41 (16.02%) Apple iOS
15 38 (14.84%) NoSQL
15 38 (14.84%) C#
16 37 (14.45%) QA
17 36 (14.06%) HTML5
18 34 (13.28%) PHP
19 32 (12.50%) Subversion
19 32 (12.50%) MongoDB
20 31 (12.11%) Android
21 29 (11.33%) Adobe
21 29 (11.33%) jQuery
22 28 (10.94%) REST
23 27 (10.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
23 27 (10.55%) JIRA
23 27 (10.55%) LAMP

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 26 (10.16%) Apache
2 6 (2.34%) nginx
2 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.56%) Facebook Platform
4 3 (1.17%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.78%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.78%) SAS
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.86%) Photoshop
3 8 (3.13%) MS Office
4 7 (2.73%) Adobe After Effects
5 6 (2.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.95%) Acrobat
6 5 (1.95%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (1.95%) Adobe Premiere
6 5 (1.95%) InDesign
7 1 (0.39%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.39%) UXPin
7 1 (0.39%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 11 (4.30%) Magento
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.56%) GitHub
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.91%) HTTP
2 5 (1.95%) RTP
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (20.70%) MySQL
2 38 (14.84%) NoSQL
3 32 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 20 (7.81%) Redis
5 19 (7.42%) SQL Server
6 11 (4.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.73%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.17%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.17%) Big Data
10 3 (1.17%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.17%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.39%) OLAP
12 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 44 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 32 (12.50%) Subversion
3 27 (10.55%) JIRA
4 25 (9.77%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.91%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.95%) Grunt
6 5 (1.95%) Selenium
7 4 (1.56%) gulp
7 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.17%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.78%) AccuRev
9 2 (0.78%) Appium
9 2 (0.78%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.78%) Clang
9 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.78%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.78%) Xcode
10 1 (0.39%) Gatling
10 1 (0.39%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.39%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (6.64%) Marketing
2 13 (5.08%) Back Office
3 8 (3.13%) Retail
4 6 (2.34%) Advertising
5 5 (1.95%) Finance
6 4 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.78%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (39.84%) Developer
2 34 (13.28%) Graduate
3 31 (12.11%) Programmer
3 31 (12.11%) Tester
4 26 (10.16%) Junior
5 21 (8.20%) Games Tester
6 20 (7.81%) Games Developer
7 18 (7.03%) C++ Developer
7 18 (7.03%) C++ Programmer
8 17 (6.64%) QA Tester
8 17 (6.64%) Senior Programmer
9 15 (5.86%) Designer
10 14 (5.47%) Analyst
10 14 (5.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 13 (5.08%) C++ Software Engineer
11 13 (5.08%) Lead Developer
11 13 (5.08%) Software Engineer
12 12 (4.69%) Graduate Developer
12 12 (4.69%) Junior Developer
13 11 (4.30%) Senior C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (28.52%) HTML
2 59 (23.05%) CSS
3 56 (21.88%) XML
4 43 (16.80%) JSON
5 36 (14.06%) HTML5
6 29 (11.33%) jQuery
7 28 (10.94%) REST
8 27 (10.55%) LAMP
8 27 (10.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 24 (9.38%) .NET
9 24 (9.38%) AngularJS
10 21 (8.20%) CSS3
11 18 (7.03%) Node.js
12 17 (6.64%) React
13 16 (6.25%) ASP.NET
13 16 (6.25%) Sass
14 15 (5.86%) LESS
15 14 (5.47%) OpenGL
16 13 (5.08%) Web Services
17 11 (4.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 56 (21.88%) Mobile App
2 22 (8.59%) Computer Science
3 20 (7.81%) Animation
4 16 (6.25%) User Experience
5 14 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (5.47%) Mathematics
6 13 (5.08%) Mobile Games
7 10 (3.91%) 3D Graphics
8 7 (2.73%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (2.73%) Online Games
8 7 (2.73%) Physics
8 7 (2.73%) Statistics
9 5 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.56%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.56%) iPad
10 4 (1.56%) Online Gambling
11 2 (0.78%) EPoS
11 2 (0.78%) Ergonomics
11 2 (0.78%) Social Media
12 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.02%) Apple iOS
1 41 (16.02%) Linux
2 31 (12.11%) Android
3 13 (5.08%) Unix
3 13 (5.08%) Windows
4 6 (2.34%) Debian
4 6 (2.34%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (17.97%) Game Development
4 24 (9.38%) TDD
5 23 (8.98%) OO
6 22 (8.59%) iOS Development
7 21 (8.20%) Manual Testing
7 21 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 21 (8.20%) Web Development
8 18 (7.03%) Front End Development
8 18 (7.03%) Software Testing
9 17 (6.64%) Defect Tracking
9 17 (6.64%) Open Source
10 15 (5.86%) Software Engineering
11 14 (5.47%) OOP
11 14 (5.47%) Scrum
11 14 (5.47%) Wireframes
12 13 (5.08%) BDD
13 12 (4.69%) Mobile Development
13 12 (4.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 68 (26.56%) JavaScript
2 62 (24.22%) C++
3 47 (18.36%) SQL
4 38 (14.84%) C#
5 34 (13.28%) PHP
6 12 (4.69%) Java
6 12 (4.69%) Python
7 9 (3.52%) ActionScript
7 9 (3.52%) Lua
8 8 (3.13%) Apple Swift
8 8 (3.13%) Objective-C
9 7 (2.73%) Ruby
10 6 (2.34%) C
10 6 (2.34%) PHP 5
10 6 (2.34%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.95%) Scala
11 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.56%) R
13 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (19.92%) Degree
2 13 (5.08%) ISEB
2 13 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (1.95%) MCSD
4 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.45%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (11.33%) Adobe
2 22 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.25%) Google
4 9 (3.52%) Perforce
5 8 (3.13%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.34%) Zend
7 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.56%) Facebook
9 3 (1.17%) Tableau
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle
10 1 (0.39%) Samsung
10 1 (0.39%) SOASTA, Inc
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Competitive!
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Overtime, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 8 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 25 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Mobile Fun
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
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In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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