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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 135 149 106
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -43
Permanent jobs citing Games 113 81 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.82% 1.51% 2.34%
As % of the General category 4.81% 4.21% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 96 58 91
Median salary £36,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,750 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £65,000
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
2347 1922 2100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.81% 35.88% 40.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1753 1528 1714
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 May 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 May 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 +21 66 £33,750 -3.57% 4
Staffordshire +10 23 £30,750 -38.50%
Wolverhampton - 14 £36,000 - 1
Worcestershire -2 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Warwickshire -26 5 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Shropshire - 4 £27,000 -
Coventry -6 2 £52,500 +36.36% 1
Walsall - 1 £38,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 95 (38.15%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (32.13%) Git (software)
3 79 (31.73%) Degree
4 69 (27.71%) JavaScript
5 57 (22.89%) Subversion
6 55 (22.09%) C++
7 52 (20.88%) .NET
8 51 (20.48%) HTML
9 50 (20.08%) C#
10 44 (17.67%) XML
11 43 (17.27%) TDD
12 41 (16.47%) BDD
13 38 (15.26%) CSS
14 36 (14.46%) Linux
15 35 (14.06%) Game Development
16 34 (13.65%) SQL
17 33 (13.25%) MySQL
17 33 (13.25%) ASP.NET
17 33 (13.25%) Retail
17 33 (13.25%) JSON
18 32 (12.85%) MVC
19 30 (12.05%) Software Engineering
19 30 (12.05%) Software Testing
19 30 (12.05%) HTML5
20 29 (11.65%) NoSQL
21 27 (10.84%) REST
21 27 (10.84%) Mentoring
21 27 (10.84%) Computer Science
22 25 (10.04%) Microsoft
22 25 (10.04%) jQuery

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 (9.24%) Apache
2 13 (5.22%) Facebook Platform
2 13 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.42%) Node.js
4 10 (4.02%) nginx
5 3 (1.20%) WordPress
6 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.80%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.82%) MS Office
3 11 (4.42%) Photoshop
4 9 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.80%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.80%) MS Project
7 1 (0.40%) SPSS
7 1 (0.40%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 17 (6.83%) Magento
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.61%) GitHub
2 5 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) Heroku
5 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.63%) HTTP
2 4 (1.61%) Firewall
2 4 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.80%) RTP
4 1 (0.40%) Broadband
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.25%) MySQL
2 29 (11.65%) NoSQL
3 19 (7.63%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (5.62%) Redis
6 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.40%) OLTP
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 80 (32.13%) Git (software)
2 57 (22.89%) Subversion
3 14 (5.62%) JUnit
4 13 (5.22%) Eclipse
5 12 (4.82%) Visual Studio
6 9 (3.61%) Ranorex
6 9 (3.61%) Selenium
6 9 (3.61%) SoapUI
7 7 (2.81%) JIRA
8 6 (2.41%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.61%) Grunt
9 4 (1.61%) gulp
10 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.80%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.80%) Clang
11 2 (0.80%) Moq
11 2 (0.80%) MSTest
11 2 (0.80%) NUnit
11 2 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.80%) Xcode
General
1 33 (13.25%) Retail
2 22 (8.84%) Finance
3 16 (6.43%) Marketing
4 8 (3.21%) Banking
4 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.01%) Billing
6 4 (1.61%) Advertising
6 4 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 126 (50.60%) Developer
2 32 (12.85%) C++ Developer
3 26 (10.44%) Senior Developer
4 21 (8.43%) Software Developer
5 20 (8.03%) .NET Developer
6 19 (7.63%) Analyst
6 19 (7.63%) Web Developer
7 18 (7.23%) Graduate
8 15 (6.02%) Software Engineer
9 14 (5.62%) C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (5.22%) Applications Developer
10 13 (5.22%) Graduate Developer
11 12 (4.82%) Tester
12 11 (4.42%) Consultant
12 11 (4.42%) Test Consultant
13 10 (4.02%) Games Tester
13 10 (4.02%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (4.02%) Junior
13 10 (4.02%) PHP Developer
13 10 (4.02%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.88%) .NET
2 51 (20.48%) HTML
3 44 (17.67%) XML
4 38 (15.26%) CSS
5 33 (13.25%) ASP.NET
5 33 (13.25%) JSON
6 30 (12.05%) HTML5
7 27 (10.84%) REST
8 25 (10.04%) jQuery
9 22 (8.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 21 (8.43%) .NET Framework
11 20 (8.03%) AngularJS
11 20 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (5.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (5.62%) KnockoutJS
12 14 (5.62%) WCF
13 13 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 12 (4.82%) RESTful
15 11 (4.42%) Entity Framework
15 11 (4.42%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.84%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.83%) Mobile App
3 13 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.22%) Online Gambling
4 12 (4.82%) Animation
5 8 (3.21%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (3.21%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.01%) Social Media
6 5 (2.01%) User Experience
7 4 (1.61%) FMCG
7 4 (1.61%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.61%) Motion Graphics
8 3 (1.20%) Mobile Games
8 3 (1.20%) Statistics
9 2 (0.80%) Ergonomics
9 2 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.80%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.46%) Linux
2 20 (8.03%) Apple iOS
3 16 (6.43%) Windows
4 10 (4.02%) Debian
4 10 (4.02%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.41%) Android
6 5 (2.01%) Unix
7 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.15%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.27%) TDD
3 41 (16.47%) BDD
4 35 (14.06%) Game Development
5 32 (12.85%) MVC
6 30 (12.05%) Software Engineering
6 30 (12.05%) Software Testing
7 27 (10.84%) Mentoring
8 25 (10.04%) Open Source
9 24 (9.64%) Project Management
10 23 (9.24%) OO
10 23 (9.24%) OOD
11 18 (7.23%) Web Development
12 17 (6.83%) iOS Development
12 17 (6.83%) OOP
13 13 (5.22%) SDLC
13 13 (5.22%) Test Automation
14 12 (4.82%) Test Scripting
14 12 (4.82%) Web Application Development
15 11 (4.42%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.71%) JavaScript
2 55 (22.09%) C++
3 50 (20.08%) C#
4 34 (13.65%) SQL
5 22 (8.84%) PHP
6 21 (8.43%) Java
7 15 (6.02%) PHP 5
7 15 (6.02%) Ruby
8 13 (5.22%) Python
9 12 (4.82%) Scala
9 12 (4.82%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.82%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
11 4 (1.61%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.20%) C
13 2 (0.80%) F#
13 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.80%) VBA
14 1 (0.40%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 79 (31.73%) Degree
2 15 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 13 (5.22%) MCSD
3 13 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.41%) ISEB
5 6 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) QA
2 5 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.01%) Docker
Vendors
1 25 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.64%) Google
3 13 (5.22%) Facebook
4 10 (4.02%) Zend
5 6 (2.41%) Adobe
5 6 (2.41%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.80%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.40%) Virgin Media
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