Period
to 13 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 69 102
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.66% 1.95% 1.22%
As % of the General category 2.15% 5.00% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 31
Bedfordshire median annual salary £27,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -45.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,875 £37,500
90th Percentile £43,000 £55,000 £55,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 326 400 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 30.78% 38.99% 32.43%
Number of salaries quoted 225 321 441
Bedfordshire median annual salary £60,000 £46,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.03% -7.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £34,174 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,750 £84,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Bedfordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Games in Bedfordshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Bedfordshire

Games
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -18 6 £27,500 -45.00% 2
Shefford - 1 £40,000 -
Games
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
1 5 (71.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 5 (71.43%) Machine Learning
2 2 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) Data-Driven Decision Making
3 1 (14.29%) Xbox
3 1 (14.29%) Symfony
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Virtual Reality Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Machine Learning Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Games Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Computer Science
1 5 (71.43%) Machine Learning
2 2 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data-Driven Decision Making
3 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft