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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 21 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 1.22% 3.08% 6.17%
As % of the General category 5.00% 10.53% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 5
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
20 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 24.39% 29.23% 30.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17 17 24
Average salary £33,500 £28,000 £31,415
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.64% -10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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 4 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 20 August 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

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++