The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile 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 Mobile Games over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Game
Rank 207 201 195
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Mobile Games 6 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.15% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.47% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 4
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +25.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £45,000 £47,350
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+16.78% -2.14%
Mobile Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1627 1711 1448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.84% 32.52% 30.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1403 1432 1262
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,556
% change year-on-year
- +3.74%

Mobile Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mobile Games across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mobile Games Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Mobile Games
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mobile Games across the West Midlands region.

Mobile Games Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Mobile Games
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mobile Games across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014.

Mobile Games Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Mobile 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 Mobile Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 November 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
(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
Warwickshire +3 6 £47,500 -
Mobile Games
England

Mobile Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 12 (75.00%) C++
3 9 (56.25%) Java
3 9 (56.25%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) Degree
4 7 (43.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (37.50%) OO
6 5 (31.25%) Objective-C
7 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (25.00%) Scala
7 4 (25.00%) Couchbase
7 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 4 (25.00%) Python
7 4 (25.00%) UNIX
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) C
8 3 (18.75%) Flash
8 3 (18.75%) Maya
8 3 (18.75%) Animation
8 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (18.75%) Twitter
8 3 (18.75%) Game Development
9 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
9 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (12.50%) Time Management
9 2 (12.50%) Project Planning

Mobile Games
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Mobile 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 Mobile Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Maya
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (12.50%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (25.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Programmer
2 5 (31.25%) Games Programmer
3 4 (25.00%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Games Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Games Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Flash
3 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.25%) DirectX
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) OpenGL ES
3 1 (6.25%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (18.75%) Animation
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (18.75%) Game Development
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C++
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Objective-C
4 4 (25.00%) Scala
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) C
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Twitter
2 1 (6.25%) Intel
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