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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 107 141 130
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 136 72 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.35% 1.34% 1.63%
As % of the General category 6.25% 3.54% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 98 52 58
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
2175 2036 2223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 37.63% 37.83% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1638 1756
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +14 47 £38,250 -4.37% 3
Warwickshire -4 31 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Staffordshire +8 26 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Solihull +14 7 £27,500 -47.61%
Wolverhampton +1 6 £45,000 +38.46%
Coventry -12 6 £27,500 -31.25% 2
Dudley - 6 £41,250 -
Halesowen - 3 £22,500 - 4
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 87 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (35.32%) HTML
2 71 (35.32%) JavaScript
3 66 (32.84%) C#
4 56 (27.86%) SQL
5 55 (27.36%) .NET
6 52 (25.87%) C++
6 52 (25.87%) HTML5
7 51 (25.37%) MVC
8 50 (24.88%) CSS
9 47 (23.38%) Software Engineering
10 45 (22.39%) SQL Server
11 36 (17.91%) ASP.NET
11 36 (17.91%) Degree
12 33 (16.42%) Git (software)
13 31 (15.42%) Mathematics
13 31 (15.42%) TDD
14 30 (14.93%) Finance
15 29 (14.43%) Subversion
15 29 (14.43%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (13.93%) BDD
17 27 (13.43%) Computer Science
17 27 (13.43%) PHP
18 26 (12.94%) WCF
19 25 (12.44%) Java
19 25 (12.44%) Internet
20 24 (11.94%) AngularJS
21 23 (11.44%) OO
22 22 (10.95%) MySQL
22 22 (10.95%) Unity (Game Engine)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (5.47%) Node.js
2 7 (3.48%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.99%) WordPress
4 3 (1.49%) Apache
5 2 (1.00%) Confluence
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.50%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.48%) MS Project
3 3 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.00%) MS Office
5 1 (0.50%) Maya
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.48%) Heroku
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (1.99%) CloudFront
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.50%) Force.com
5 1 (0.50%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.44%) Internet
2 5 (2.49%) WAN
2 5 (2.49%) HTTP
2 5 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.49%) LAN
3 4 (1.99%) DNS
4 2 (1.00%) VoIP
5 1 (0.50%) SAN
5 1 (0.50%) DMZ
5 1 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.50%) VLAN
5 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.95%) MySQL
3 16 (7.96%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.97%) SQLite
5 10 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.98%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.99%) EDRMS
9 5 (2.49%) OLTP
10 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 29 (14.43%) Subversion
3 10 (4.98%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.99%) Hudson
5 5 (2.49%) JIRA
6 2 (1.00%) Bower
6 2 (1.00%) NUnit
7 1 (0.50%) Ant
7 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.50%) Maven
7 1 (0.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.50%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.50%) WebStorm
General
1 30 (14.93%) Finance
2 16 (7.96%) Advertising
3 13 (6.47%) Retail
4 6 (2.99%) Banking
5 4 (1.99%) Marketing
6 3 (1.49%) Electronics
6 3 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 126 (62.69%) Developer
2 31 (15.42%) .NET Developer
3 22 (10.95%) Junior
4 19 (9.45%) C++ Developer
5 18 (8.96%) Senior Developer
5 18 (8.96%) Software Developer
6 16 (7.96%) Junior Developer
7 13 (6.47%) Programmer
7 13 (6.47%) JavaScript Developer
8 12 (5.97%) Mobile Developer
9 11 (5.47%) PHP Developer
10 9 (4.48%) Team Leader
10 9 (4.48%) Graduate
11 8 (3.98%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.98%) Test Manager
11 8 (3.98%) Graduate Developer
11 8 (3.98%) Junior C++ Developer
12 7 (3.48%) Xamarin Developer
12 7 (3.48%) SQL DBA
12 7 (3.48%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (35.32%) HTML
2 55 (27.36%) .NET
3 52 (25.87%) HTML5
4 50 (24.88%) CSS
5 36 (17.91%) ASP.NET
6 29 (14.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (12.94%) WCF
8 24 (11.94%) AngularJS
9 22 (10.95%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 21 (10.45%) jQuery
11 15 (7.46%) WPF
12 14 (6.97%) Ajax
12 14 (6.97%) .NET Framework
12 14 (6.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (5.97%) iOS SDK
13 12 (5.97%) Web Services
14 10 (4.98%) CSS3
15 9 (4.48%) Sass
16 8 (3.98%) KnockoutJS
17 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.42%) Mathematics
2 27 (13.43%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.47%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.48%) Client/Server
5 8 (3.98%) Mobile Games
5 8 (3.98%) Online Games
6 7 (3.48%) 3D Graphics
6 7 (3.48%) Replication
6 7 (3.48%) Clustering
7 6 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.49%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.49%) Physics
9 4 (1.99%) Animation
9 4 (1.99%) User Experience
10 3 (1.49%) Robotics
11 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.00%) E-Learning
11 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.96%) Android
2 17 (8.46%) Apple iOS
3 14 (6.97%) Linux
4 13 (6.47%) Windows
5 5 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.99%) CentOS
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.50%) HPUX
8 1 (0.50%) Solaris
8 1 (0.50%) UNIX
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.37%) MVC
3 47 (23.38%) Software Engineering
4 31 (15.42%) TDD
5 28 (13.93%) BDD
6 23 (11.44%) OO
7 17 (8.46%) Game Development
8 14 (6.97%) Open Source
8 14 (6.97%) Domain-Driven Design
9 13 (6.47%) CQRS
9 13 (6.47%) Web Application Development
9 13 (6.47%) Project Management
9 13 (6.47%) Scrum
10 9 (4.48%) OOP
10 9 (4.48%) CRM
10 9 (4.48%) Analytics
10 9 (4.48%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.98%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (3.98%) Android Development
11 8 (3.98%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 71 (35.32%) JavaScript
2 66 (32.84%) C#
3 56 (27.86%) SQL
4 52 (25.87%) C++
5 27 (13.43%) PHP
6 25 (12.44%) Java
7 6 (2.99%) Erlang
8 5 (2.49%) Haskell
8 5 (2.49%) F#
8 5 (2.49%) Scala
9 4 (1.99%) Ruby
9 4 (1.99%) Perl
10 3 (1.49%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.49%) Python
11 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.00%) Lingo
11 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.00%) HLSL
12 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 36 (17.91%) Degree
2 5 (2.49%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.49%) HND
4 2 (1.00%) HNC
4 2 (1.00%) ISEB
4 2 (1.00%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.50%) CCNP
5 1 (0.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) QA
2 2 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.99%) Varnish
2 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) SELinux
2 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.97%) Apple
2 12 (5.97%) Xamarin
3 8 (3.98%) Rackspace
4 7 (3.48%) Oracle
5 6 (2.99%) VMware
6 5 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.49%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.49%) Cisco
6 5 (2.49%) Adobe
7 4 (1.99%) Splunk
8 3 (1.49%) Facebook
8 3 (1.49%) Twitter
9 2 (1.00%) Google
9 2 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.50%) IBM
10 1 (0.50%) Sun
10 1 (0.50%) Citrix
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