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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 148 105 153
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +48
Permanent jobs citing Games 66 103 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.26% 2.10% 1.02%
As % of the General category 3.67% 5.34% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 57 88 40
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,900 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1799 1930 1681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 34.21% 39.40% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1565 1276
Average salary £45,000 £43,100 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.40% +7.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -17 24 £33,125 -24.28% 1
Warwickshire -20 17 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Staffordshire -9 8 £28,750 -55.76% 2
Dudley - 7 £32,500 - 4
Worcestershire +5 4 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Halesowen - 2 £37,500 -
Coventry -22 1 £51,500 -39.41%
Brierley Hill - 1 £21,000 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 46 (43.40%) HTML
2 35 (33.02%) JavaScript
2 35 (33.02%) CSS
3 32 (30.19%) HTML5
4 24 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (22.64%) PHP
5 22 (20.75%) SQL
6 21 (19.81%) jQuery
7 16 (15.09%) MySQL
8 15 (14.15%) C#
8 15 (14.15%) Internet
8 15 (14.15%) Ajax
9 14 (13.21%) C++
10 13 (12.26%) Project Management
10 13 (12.26%) Degree
10 13 (12.26%) CSS3
11 11 (10.38%) Java
11 11 (10.38%) Windows
11 11 (10.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 10 (9.43%) Node.js
13 8 (7.55%) Linux
13 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
13 8 (7.55%) HTTP
13 8 (7.55%) REST
13 8 (7.55%) Apple iOS
13 8 (7.55%) Game Development
13 8 (7.55%) Android
13 8 (7.55%) Mobile Development
14 7 (6.60%) Project Planning
14 7 (6.60%) JSON

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (9.43%) Node.js
2 7 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) Apache
3 2 (1.89%) WordPress
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.94%) CMS
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.94%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Photoshop
1 5 (4.72%) MS Project
2 3 (2.83%) MS Office
2 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.94%) Maya
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon SQS
2 4 (3.77%) CloudFront
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.89%) SaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.94%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) Internet
2 8 (7.55%) HTTP
3 6 (5.66%) LAN
3 6 (5.66%) WAN
4 4 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.77%) DNS
5 1 (0.94%) SAN
5 1 (0.94%) Firewall
5 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
5 1 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.09%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Subversion
2 5 (4.72%) Hudson
3 4 (3.77%) Bower
4 2 (1.89%) JIRA
4 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.94%) Maven
5 1 (0.94%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.94%) Ant
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Retail
3 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Publishing
4 3 (2.83%) Electronics
4 3 (2.83%) Marketing
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
5 2 (1.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (40.57%) Developer
2 11 (10.38%) PHP Developer
3 9 (8.49%) Consultant
4 8 (7.55%) Junior
4 8 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (5.66%) Test Manager
5 6 (5.66%) Programmer
5 6 (5.66%) Team Leader
6 5 (4.72%) Games Developer
6 5 (4.72%) Junior Developer
6 5 (4.72%) Security Consultant
6 5 (4.72%) Digital Producer
7 4 (3.77%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Junior C++ Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Web Developer
7 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
7 4 (3.77%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.77%) C++ Developer
8 3 (2.83%) Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (43.40%) HTML
2 35 (33.02%) CSS
3 32 (30.19%) HTML5
4 21 (19.81%) jQuery
5 15 (14.15%) Ajax
6 13 (12.26%) CSS3
7 11 (10.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 8 (7.55%) REST
9 7 (6.60%) JSON
9 7 (6.60%) .NET
9 7 (6.60%) Flash
10 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.77%) Memcached
10 4 (3.77%) Sass
10 4 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.89%) Spring
11 2 (1.89%) Web Services
11 2 (1.89%) SOAP
12 1 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Client/Server
1 7 (6.60%) Mobile Games
2 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.66%) User Experience
3 5 (4.72%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.72%) Online Games
4 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) Flash Games
5 3 (2.83%) Robotics
6 2 (1.89%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.89%) Open Source
6 2 (1.89%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.94%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.38%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Linux
2 8 (7.55%) Android
2 8 (7.55%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.77%) CentOS
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) HPUX
6 1 (0.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.94%) UNIX
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.26%) Project Management
3 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
3 8 (7.55%) Game Development
3 8 (7.55%) Mobile Development
4 7 (6.60%) Project Planning
5 6 (5.66%) Software Testing
5 6 (5.66%) ITIL
5 6 (5.66%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.66%) Scrum
5 6 (5.66%) Information Security
5 6 (5.66%) Analytics
5 6 (5.66%) Network Architecture
6 5 (4.72%) SIEM
6 5 (4.72%) Time Management
6 5 (4.72%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (4.72%) MVC
6 5 (4.72%) CRM
6 5 (4.72%) Web Testing
6 5 (4.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.02%) JavaScript
2 24 (22.64%) PHP
3 22 (20.75%) SQL
4 15 (14.15%) C#
5 14 (13.21%) C++
6 11 (10.38%) Java
7 5 (4.72%) ActionScript
7 5 (4.72%) Ruby
8 4 (3.77%) Python
8 4 (3.77%) Perl
9 2 (1.89%) HLSL
10 1 (0.94%) C
10 1 (0.94%) Lingo
10 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) PCI QSA
2 5 (4.72%) CRISC
2 5 (4.72%) CISSP
2 5 (4.72%) CISA
2 5 (4.72%) CISM
3 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (5.66%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.77%) QA
3 3 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Varnish
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) SELinux
2 1 (0.94%) Nagios
2 1 (0.94%) Nessus
2 1 (0.94%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) Cisco
2 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.72%) VMware
3 4 (3.77%) Splunk
4 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.89%) Apple
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle
6 1 (0.94%) Citrix
6 1 (0.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.94%) Facebook
6 1 (0.94%) Google
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Health Care and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 65k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sega Europe
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Dudley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 17 days ago
Dudley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 22 days ago