The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 135 160 195
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 144 78 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.89% 1.30% 0.62%
As % of the General category 6.49% 4.09% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 87 56 31
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,400 £53,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
England

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

General Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2218 1909 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 29.12% 31.90% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1791 1391 1588
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 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Games
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Games
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
West Yorkshire +35 122 £50,000 +25.00% 16
North Yorkshire +14 18 £26,500 +17.77% 5
South Yorkshire -20 4 £35,000 -36.36%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

1 135 (47.70%) Java
2 102 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (32.16%) C++
4 87 (30.74%) Android
5 69 (24.38%) Apple iOS
6 62 (21.91%) C#
7 59 (20.85%) Linux
8 55 (19.43%) HTML
8 55 (19.43%) .NET
9 46 (16.25%) Retail
10 45 (15.90%) Banking
11 43 (15.19%) SQL
12 42 (14.84%) E-Commerce
13 41 (14.49%) Finance
13 41 (14.49%) Scrum
14 40 (14.13%) Objective-C
14 40 (14.13%) Mentoring
15 39 (13.78%) MVC
16 38 (13.43%) Spring
17 37 (13.07%) Project Management
17 37 (13.07%) JavaScript
18 36 (12.72%) Internet
19 35 (12.37%) Degree
19 35 (12.37%) Game Development
20 34 (12.01%) HTML5
21 33 (11.66%) CSS
22 32 (11.31%) Apache
23 29 (10.25%) PHP
23 29 (10.25%) Oracle
24 28 (9.89%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 32 (11.31%) Apache
2 13 (4.59%) Node.js
3 12 (4.24%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.71%) WordPress
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.47%) 3ds Max
3 5 (1.77%) ZBrush
3 5 (1.77%) Mudbox
4 4 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.71%) Maya
7 1 (0.35%) MS Office
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) Blender
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.42%) SaaS
2 15 (5.30%) Force.com
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.72%) Internet
2 13 (4.59%) Firewall
3 9 (3.18%) NAS
3 9 (3.18%) SAN
4 8 (2.83%) MPLS
5 7 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.41%) HSRP
6 4 (1.41%) OSPF
6 4 (1.41%) BGP
6 4 (1.41%) EIGRP
6 4 (1.41%) Network Security
6 4 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.41%) LAN
6 4 (1.41%) WAN
7 3 (1.06%) FWSM
8 1 (0.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.01%) NoSQL
2 15 (5.30%) MySQL
3 12 (4.24%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.83%) Informix
5 8 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.06%) Big Data
7 3 (1.06%) Redis
7 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.35%) Riak
Development Applications
1 21 (7.42%) Subversion
2 13 (4.59%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.18%) Hudson
3 9 (3.18%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.18%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.83%) JIRA
5 5 (1.77%) Selenium
5 5 (1.77%) NUnit
6 4 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.41%) Maven
7 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.35%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.35%) Redmine
General
1 46 (16.25%) Retail
2 45 (15.90%) Banking
3 41 (14.49%) Finance
4 9 (3.18%) Marketing
5 8 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.41%) Online Betting
8 3 (1.06%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 80 (28.27%) Developer
2 61 (21.55%) Programmer
3 54 (19.08%) C++ Programmer
4 35 (12.37%) Project Manager
5 32 (11.31%) Senior Programmer
6 27 (9.54%) Senior C++ Programmer
6 27 (9.54%) Java Developer
7 25 (8.83%) Junior
8 20 (7.07%) Architect
8 20 (7.07%) Graduate
9 19 (6.71%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (6.36%) Senior Developer
10 18 (6.36%) .NET Developer
11 17 (6.01%) Junior Developer
11 17 (6.01%) Senior Project Manager
11 17 (6.01%) Senior Manager
12 14 (4.95%) Agile Project Manager
13 12 (4.24%) Gameplay Programmer
13 12 (4.24%) Web Developer
13 12 (4.24%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (19.43%) HTML
1 55 (19.43%) .NET
2 38 (13.43%) Spring
3 34 (12.01%) HTML5
4 33 (11.66%) CSS
5 27 (9.54%) ASP.NET
5 27 (9.54%) jQuery
6 22 (7.77%) Java EE
6 22 (7.77%) Hibernate
7 21 (7.42%) ActiveMQ
8 20 (7.07%) LAMP
9 18 (6.36%) Spring MVC
10 17 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (6.01%) J2EE
11 15 (5.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 14 (4.95%) OpenGL
13 11 (3.89%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (3.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (3.18%) .NET Framework
14 9 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.89%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.30%) Open Source
3 14 (4.95%) Arduino
4 12 (4.24%) Xbox
5 10 (3.53%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.18%) IBM XIV
6 9 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.83%) Clustering
8 7 (2.47%) Online Games
8 7 (2.47%) iPhone
8 7 (2.47%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.12%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.77%) Physics
10 5 (1.77%) Mobile Games
11 4 (1.41%) Replication
11 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.06%) E-Learning
12 3 (1.06%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 87 (30.74%) Android
2 69 (24.38%) Apple iOS
3 59 (20.85%) Linux
4 12 (4.24%) Windows
5 9 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.84%) E-Commerce
3 41 (14.49%) Scrum
4 40 (14.13%) Mentoring
5 39 (13.78%) MVC
6 37 (13.07%) Project Management
7 35 (12.37%) Game Development
8 22 (7.77%) OO
8 22 (7.77%) TDD
9 14 (4.95%) ITIL
10 13 (4.59%) Programme Management
10 13 (4.59%) Load Balancing
11 12 (4.24%) Waterfall
12 11 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.89%) Android Development
13 10 (3.53%) DevOps
13 10 (3.53%) Web Application Development
14 9 (3.18%) Network Architecture
14 9 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (2.83%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 135 (47.70%) Java
2 91 (32.16%) C++
3 62 (21.91%) C#
4 43 (15.19%) SQL
5 40 (14.13%) Objective-C
6 37 (13.07%) JavaScript
7 29 (10.25%) PHP
8 18 (6.36%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.59%) Python
10 12 (4.24%) Ruby
11 9 (3.18%) Perl
12 8 (2.83%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.35%) GLSL
14 1 (0.35%) C
14 1 (0.35%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 35 (12.37%) Degree
2 17 (6.01%) CCNP
2 17 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (4.24%) CISSP
4 9 (3.18%) CCIE
4 9 (3.18%) CCSP
4 9 (3.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (1.77%) CCDE
6 4 (1.41%) CCSA
6 4 (1.41%) CCSE
6 4 (1.41%) CCDP
6 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.06%) CISA
7 3 (1.06%) CISM
7 3 (1.06%) PCI QSA
7 3 (1.06%) CRISC
8 2 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (3.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (2.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (6.36%) Puppet
2 11 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.18%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.83%) Cacti
4 8 (2.83%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (2.83%) Nagios
4 8 (2.83%) Opsview
5 3 (1.06%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (10.25%) Oracle
2 18 (6.36%) VMware
3 17 (6.01%) Cisco
4 14 (4.95%) Atmel
5 13 (4.59%) HP
6 10 (3.53%) Twitter
7 9 (3.18%) IBM
7 9 (3.18%) Veritas
7 9 (3.18%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.83%) Google
8 8 (2.83%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.83%) F5
8 8 (2.83%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.77%) Riverbed
9 5 (1.77%) Symantec
9 5 (1.77%) Sony
9 5 (1.77%) NetApp
10 4 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.41%) EMC
11 2 (0.71%) Adobe
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