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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 20 19 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 5.47% 1.16% 3.13%
As % of the General category 17.07% 4.76% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
41 21 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 32.03% 24.42% 29.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31 17 17
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +19.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 30 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) C++
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) HND
3 3 (42.86%) Flash
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
3 3 (42.86%) Product Management
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) People Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Games
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) MS Project
4 2 (28.57%) HNC
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Designer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Games
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Product Management
1 3 (42.86%) People Management
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C++
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) HND
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) NVQ Level 4
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (28.57%) HNC
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Atlassian