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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 10 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 9.68% - -
As % of the General category 18.00% - -
Number of salaries quoted 9 0 0
Average salary £36,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
50 17 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wolverhampton 53.76% 23.61% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 36 14 23
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £33,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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 22 Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) XML
1 8 (88.89%) Manual Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
2 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) F#
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wolverhampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Games Tester
1 8 (88.89%) Lead Tester
1 8 (88.89%) Software Tester
1 8 (88.89%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Games Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Software Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Manual Testing
1 8 (88.89%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Android Development
2 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) F#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft