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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 141 93 129
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +36
Permanent jobs citing Games 78 131 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.39% 2.41% 1.61%
As % of the General category 3.97% 5.79% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 65 83 67
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,900 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
1965 2261 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 35.10% 41.62% 35.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 1824 1408
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 -24 38 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Warwickshire -13 23 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Staffordshire -1 9 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Coventry -7 2 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Walsall - 1 £40,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 60 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.84%) MVC
2 51 (26.84%) Java
3 50 (26.32%) .NET
4 49 (25.79%) C#
5 48 (25.26%) HTML
6 45 (23.68%) HTML5
6 45 (23.68%) Game Development
7 40 (21.05%) CSS
8 37 (19.47%) Android
9 36 (18.95%) Apple iOS
10 35 (18.42%) Twitter
11 33 (17.37%) Android Development
11 33 (17.37%) ASP.NET
11 33 (17.37%) JavaScript
12 32 (16.84%) Web Services
12 32 (16.84%) Degree
13 30 (15.79%) Objective-C
14 29 (15.26%) Animation
15 28 (14.74%) SQL
15 28 (14.74%) C++
15 28 (14.74%) iOS Development
16 27 (14.21%) Facebook
16 27 (14.21%) JSON
16 27 (14.21%) Git (software)
17 26 (13.68%) OAuth
17 26 (13.68%) Scrum
18 25 (13.16%) T-SQL
18 25 (13.16%) Multithreading
18 25 (13.16%) Google

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 21 (11.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.58%) Umbraco
2 3 (1.58%) Drupal
3 2 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Photoshop
1 12 (6.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (3.16%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.63%) 3ds Max
4 4 (2.11%) Maya
5 3 (1.58%) S-PLUS
5 3 (1.58%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.58%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.53%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) Heroku
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.84%) Wireshark
2 4 (2.11%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.58%) iBeacon
3 3 (1.58%) Internet
4 2 (1.05%) PBX
4 2 (1.05%) VoIP
4 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 11 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (5.79%) JasperReports
3 11 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.26%) MySQL
5 9 (4.74%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.74%) Big Data
6 8 (4.21%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.63%) Couchbase
7 5 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (14.21%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.11%) Xcode
3 19 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 15 (7.89%) Subversion
5 14 (7.37%) Selenium
6 13 (6.84%) Jenkins
7 11 (5.79%) Maven
7 11 (5.79%) FitNesse
8 8 (4.21%) Visual Studio
9 6 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (1.58%) NUnit
10 3 (1.58%) CruiseControl
10 3 (1.58%) JIRA
11 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (4.74%) Advertising
2 7 (3.68%) Back Office
2 7 (3.68%) Aerospace
2 7 (3.68%) Marketing
3 6 (3.16%) Automotive
4 4 (2.11%) Finance
5 3 (1.58%) Retail
6 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 88 (46.32%) Developer
2 23 (12.11%) iOS Developer
3 20 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 17 (8.95%) Team Leader
5 16 (8.42%) Java Team Leader
6 14 (7.37%) Programmer
7 13 (6.84%) Security Specialist
7 13 (6.84%) Android Developer
8 12 (6.32%) Web Developer
9 11 (5.79%) .NET Developer
10 10 (5.26%) Junior
11 9 (4.74%) Analyst
11 9 (4.74%) Applications Specialist
11 9 (4.74%) Java Developer
11 9 (4.74%) Games Programmer
11 9 (4.74%) Application Security Specialist
12 8 (4.21%) C# Web Developer
13 6 (3.16%) Agile C# Developer
13 6 (3.16%) C# Software Developer
13 6 (3.16%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (26.32%) .NET
2 48 (25.26%) HTML
3 45 (23.68%) HTML5
4 40 (21.05%) CSS
5 33 (17.37%) ASP.NET
6 32 (16.84%) Web Services
7 27 (14.21%) JSON
8 26 (13.68%) OAuth
9 25 (13.16%) Spring
9 25 (13.16%) Android SDK
10 21 (11.05%) Hibernate
11 16 (8.42%) Ajax
12 14 (7.37%) REST
12 14 (7.37%) Flash
13 11 (5.79%) JMX
13 11 (5.79%) J2EE
13 11 (5.79%) SOAP
13 11 (5.79%) JMS
13 11 (5.79%) ActiveMQ
13 11 (5.79%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.26%) Animation
2 17 (8.95%) Online Games
3 15 (7.89%) Mobile Games
4 13 (6.84%) Computer Science
5 12 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 11 (5.79%) User Experience
7 10 (5.26%) Mathematics
8 9 (4.74%) Physics
9 8 (4.21%) Motion Graphics
9 8 (4.21%) Statistics
10 6 (3.16%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (2.63%) Social Media
11 5 (2.63%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.58%) iPad
12 3 (1.58%) iPhone
13 2 (1.05%) Open Source
13 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
13 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
14 1 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.47%) Android
2 36 (18.95%) Apple iOS
3 16 (8.42%) Windows
4 8 (4.21%) Linux
5 6 (3.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.84%) MVC
3 45 (23.68%) Game Development
4 33 (17.37%) Android Development
5 28 (14.74%) iOS Development
6 26 (13.68%) Scrum
7 25 (13.16%) Multithreading
8 24 (12.63%) TDD
9 21 (11.05%) Web Development
10 19 (10.00%) OO
11 15 (7.89%) Web Application Development
12 13 (6.84%) Security Testing
12 13 (6.84%) Unit Testing
12 13 (6.84%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.74%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.74%) Software Testing
14 9 (4.74%) Project Planning
15 8 (4.21%) Analytics
15 8 (4.21%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.84%) Java
2 49 (25.79%) C#
3 33 (17.37%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.79%) Objective-C
5 28 (14.74%) SQL
5 28 (14.74%) C++
6 25 (13.16%) T-SQL
7 17 (8.95%) VB.NET
8 13 (6.84%) Python
9 8 (4.21%) R
9 8 (4.21%) MATLAB
9 8 (4.21%) ActionScript
9 8 (4.21%) C
10 6 (3.16%) VB
11 5 (2.63%) PHP
11 5 (2.63%) Scala
12 3 (1.58%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (16.84%) Degree
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.16%) PhD
4 5 (2.63%) ISEB
5 3 (1.58%) PMP
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.53%) MCP
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.37%) PCI DSS
2 10 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.53%) Puppet
1 1 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (18.42%) Twitter
2 27 (14.21%) Facebook
3 25 (13.16%) Google
4 11 (5.79%) Oracle
4 11 (5.79%) JBoss
4 11 (5.79%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.68%) Adobe
6 3 (1.58%) Macromedia
6 3 (1.58%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.05%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.05%) SAP
7 2 (1.05%) Sony
8 1 (0.53%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.53%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.53%) VMware
8 1 (0.53%) Nokia
8 1 (0.53%) Apple
8 1 (0.53%) Intel
8 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.53%) Atmel
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