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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 147 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 91 120 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 2.08% 1.98%
As % of the General category 3.94% 5.69% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 79 86 78
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £61,000
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
2308 2108 2138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.74% 36.50% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1698 1644 1752
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -13 41 £35,000 -3.44% 12
Staffordshire -10 23 £38,500 -30.00% 4
Wolverhampton - 12 £36,000 - 1
Coventry 0 7 £22,500 -30.76%
Worcestershire - 5 £35,000 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £21,500 - 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 82 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (31.88%) Degree
3 72 (31.44%) Git (software)
4 59 (25.76%) C++
4 59 (25.76%) JavaScript
5 54 (23.58%) Subversion
6 49 (21.40%) HTML
7 45 (19.65%) .NET
8 44 (19.21%) XML
9 43 (18.78%) C#
10 37 (16.16%) Linux
11 36 (15.72%) TDD
12 34 (14.85%) CSS
12 34 (14.85%) BDD
13 33 (14.41%) Game Development
13 33 (14.41%) JSON
14 31 (13.54%) SQL
14 31 (13.54%) Computer Science
14 31 (13.54%) Software Engineering
15 30 (13.10%) MySQL
16 29 (12.66%) Retail
16 29 (12.66%) HTML5
17 28 (12.23%) Software Testing
17 28 (12.23%) Microsoft
18 26 (11.35%) ASP.NET
18 26 (11.35%) REST
19 25 (10.92%) OO
19 25 (10.92%) jQuery
20 24 (10.48%) Google
20 24 (10.48%) NoSQL

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 (10.04%) Apache
2 14 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.68%) Facebook Platform
4 10 (4.37%) nginx
5 3 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.31%) WordPress
6 2 (0.87%) SAS
7 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (8.30%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.24%) MS Office
3 10 (4.37%) Photoshop
4 9 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.18%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.31%) UXPin
7 1 (0.44%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.44%) MS Project
7 1 (0.44%) SPSS
7 1 (0.44%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 17 (7.42%) Magento
2 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.06%) GitHub
2 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.87%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.30%) HTTP
2 5 (2.18%) RTP
3 4 (1.75%) Firewall
3 4 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.10%) MySQL
2 24 (10.48%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.99%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (6.11%) Redis
6 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.87%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) OLAP
8 1 (0.44%) OLTP
8 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (31.44%) Git (software)
2 54 (23.58%) Subversion
3 14 (6.11%) JUnit
4 13 (5.68%) Eclipse
4 13 (5.68%) Visual Studio
5 9 (3.93%) Ranorex
5 9 (3.93%) Selenium
5 9 (3.93%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.06%) JIRA
7 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.75%) Grunt
8 4 (1.75%) gulp
9 3 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.87%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.87%) Clang
10 2 (0.87%) Xcode
11 1 (0.44%) JMeter
11 1 (0.44%) MSTest
11 1 (0.44%) NUnit
11 1 (0.44%) WebLOAD
General
1 29 (12.66%) Retail
2 17 (7.42%) Finance
3 14 (6.11%) Marketing
4 6 (2.62%) Banking
4 6 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.75%) Advertising
5 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.31%) Billing
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 113 (49.34%) Developer
2 32 (13.97%) C++ Developer
3 23 (10.04%) Senior Developer
4 21 (9.17%) Graduate
5 19 (8.30%) C++ Software Engineer
5 19 (8.30%) Software Engineer
6 18 (7.86%) Software Developer
7 17 (7.42%) Web Developer
8 15 (6.55%) Analyst
9 13 (5.68%) Applications Developer
9 13 (5.68%) Graduate Developer
10 12 (5.24%) Tester
11 11 (4.80%) Consultant
11 11 (4.80%) Programmer
11 11 (4.80%) Test Consultant
12 10 (4.37%) .NET Developer
12 10 (4.37%) Games Tester
12 10 (4.37%) Junior
12 10 (4.37%) Software Tester
13 9 (3.93%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (21.40%) HTML
2 45 (19.65%) .NET
3 44 (19.21%) XML
4 34 (14.85%) CSS
5 33 (14.41%) JSON
6 29 (12.66%) HTML5
7 26 (11.35%) ASP.NET
7 26 (11.35%) REST
8 25 (10.92%) jQuery
9 15 (6.55%) .NET Framework
10 14 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (4.80%) AngularJS
11 11 (4.80%) Symfony
12 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (4.37%) LAMP
12 10 (4.37%) LEMP Stack
12 10 (4.37%) Zend Framework
13 9 (3.93%) WCF
14 8 (3.49%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.54%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.55%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.68%) Online Gambling
4 12 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.80%) Animation
6 10 (4.37%) Mathematics
7 7 (3.06%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.18%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.18%) Social Media
9 4 (1.75%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (1.75%) FMCG
9 4 (1.75%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.75%) Mobile Games
9 4 (1.75%) Motion Graphics
9 4 (1.75%) Physics
9 4 (1.75%) User Experience
10 3 (1.31%) Statistics
11 2 (0.87%) Ergonomics
11 2 (0.87%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 37 (16.16%) Linux
2 19 (8.30%) Apple iOS
2 19 (8.30%) Windows
3 10 (4.37%) Debian
3 10 (4.37%) Ubuntu
4 6 (2.62%) Unix
5 5 (2.18%) Android
6 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (15.72%) TDD
3 34 (14.85%) BDD
4 33 (14.41%) Game Development
5 31 (13.54%) Software Engineering
6 28 (12.23%) Software Testing
7 25 (10.92%) OO
8 23 (10.04%) Mentoring
9 22 (9.61%) Open Source
10 21 (9.17%) OOD
11 20 (8.73%) MVC
12 16 (6.99%) iOS Development
12 16 (6.99%) Project Management
13 14 (6.11%) OOP
13 14 (6.11%) Web Development
14 13 (5.68%) Test Automation
15 12 (5.24%) SDLC
15 12 (5.24%) Test Scripting
16 10 (4.37%) Mobile Application Development
17 8 (3.49%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.76%) C++
1 59 (25.76%) JavaScript
2 43 (18.78%) C#
3 31 (13.54%) SQL
4 20 (8.73%) Java
5 19 (8.30%) PHP
6 13 (5.68%) PHP 5
6 13 (5.68%) Python
6 13 (5.68%) Scala
7 11 (4.80%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.80%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.93%) Ruby
9 5 (2.18%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.75%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.75%) C
10 4 (1.75%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.87%) F#
11 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.87%) VBA
12 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 73 (31.88%) Degree
2 14 (6.11%) ISTQB
3 13 (5.68%) MCSD
3 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.62%) ISEB
5 6 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) QA
2 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 28 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.48%) Google
3 13 (5.68%) Facebook
4 10 (4.37%) Zend
5 7 (3.06%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.62%) Adobe
7 2 (0.87%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle
8 1 (0.44%) SOASTA, Inc
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 27 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Wolverhampton
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Telford, Shropshire
The SmartList
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Birmingham
The SmartList
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Warwickshire
Fuel Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Fuel Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Audentia Recruitment LTD
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Creative Personnel
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Life/Health Cover, Bonus Scheme, G
Posted: 3 days ago
Hereford and Worcester
Creative Personnel
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Life/Health Cover, Bonus Scheme, G
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Burton upon Trent
EMBS
Salary: to £55k + awesome bens.
Posted: 15 days ago
Burton upon Trent
EMBS
Salary: to £60k + awesome bens.
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + benefits (inc bi-annual salary rev
Posted: 17 days ago