The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online 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 Online Games over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 222 180 194
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +14
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 4 24 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.070% 0.46% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 1.39% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3 24 3
Average salary £24,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% -5.71%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Online 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
1715 1724 1434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.84% 32.83% 30.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1446 1241
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Online Games
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Online Games Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Online 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 Online Games within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 October 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
Staffordshire -12 2 £19,000 -29.62%
Birmingham -18 2 £24,000 -43.52%
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 11 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (81.82%) PCI DSS
3 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) .NET
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Wireshark
3 8 (72.73%) Security Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Web Development
4 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
5 6 (54.55%) Information Security
5 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
6 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
6 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (18.18%) HTML5
7 2 (18.18%) OWASP
7 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
8 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
8 1 (9.09%) Nmap
8 1 (9.09%) Nessus
8 1 (9.09%) Open Source

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

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

Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Wireshark
2 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Security Specialist
2 5 (45.45%) Applications Specialist
2 5 (45.45%) Application Security Specialist
3 4 (36.36%) Junior
4 3 (27.27%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (27.27%) Information Specialist
5 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Web Content Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Web Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Information Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Information Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) HTML5
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Penetration Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Security Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Web Development
3 6 (54.55%) Information Security
3 6 (54.55%) Web Application Development
4 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) OWASP
5 2 (18.18%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) PCI DSS
2 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nessus