The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Wolverhampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 17 26
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton - 3.57% 4.60%
As % of the General category - 11.76% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Average salary - £27,500 £19,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +39.24%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Games
West Midlands

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

General Category
Wolverhampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 19.78% 30.36% 29.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 24
Average salary £33,500 £27,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.81% -17.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Wolverhampton

Games
Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

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

Games Salary Trend in Wolverhampton

Games
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) DirectX
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wolverhampton 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Games Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Software Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++