Period
to 22 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 87 71
Rank change year-on-year -61 -16 +81
Permanent jobs citing Games 49 136 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.27% 2.86% 3.25%
As % of the General category 3.08% 7.20% 8.78%
Number of salaries quoted 46 143 109
Birmingham median annual salary £32,500 £39,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.72% +1.28% -2.50%
10th Percentile £23,500 £20,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £39,375 £53,750 £53,000
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% -1.32% -5.00%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1592 1889 1447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 41.11% 39.68% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1203 1410 1156
Birmingham median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Birmingham

Games
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Games in Birmingham

Games
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Birmingham over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 28 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (32.65%) HTML
2 16 (32.65%) MySQL
2 16 (32.65%) CSS
2 16 (32.65%) Web Development
3 15 (30.61%) PHP
3 15 (30.61%) BBC
3 15 (30.61%) HTML5
4 14 (28.57%) CSS3
4 14 (28.57%) Linux
5 13 (26.53%) Photoshop
5 13 (26.53%) Apache
5 13 (26.53%) QA
6 12 (24.49%) Ubuntu
6 12 (24.49%) Adobe
6 12 (24.49%) Debian
6 12 (24.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
8 10 (20.41%) LAMP
9 9 (18.37%) JIRA
9 9 (18.37%) jQuery
9 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
9 9 (18.37%) NoSQL
9 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
9 9 (18.37%) User Experience
10 8 (16.33%) React
10 8 (16.33%) Selenium
10 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
10 8 (16.33%) Retail

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (26.53%) Apache
2 6 (12.24%) nginx
3 1 (2.04%) CMS
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) Photoshop
2 12 (24.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (12.24%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (10.20%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (6.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) AdWords
1 2 (4.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Asterisk PBX
1 6 (12.24%) DHCP
1 6 (12.24%) DNS
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
1 6 (12.24%) SMS
1 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.24%) VPN
2 5 (10.20%) Intranet
3 1 (2.04%) FTP
3 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) MySQL
2 9 (18.37%) NoSQL
3 6 (12.24%) MariaDB
3 6 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 6 (12.24%) Redis
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) JIRA
2 8 (16.33%) Selenium
3 7 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.29%) TestRail
4 6 (12.24%) Eclipse
4 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
4 6 (12.24%) Subversion
4 6 (12.24%) Vagrant
5 5 (10.20%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.04%) JMeter
6 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (16.33%) Retail
2 7 (14.29%) Marketing
3 6 (12.24%) Billing
4 3 (6.12%) Back Office
4 3 (6.12%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (4.08%) Advertising
6 1 (2.04%) Finance
6 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Designer
2 9 (18.37%) Web Developer
3 7 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 7 (14.29%) Team Leader
3 7 (14.29%) Web Designer
4 6 (12.24%) Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (12.24%) QA Team Leader
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) C++ Programmer
5 5 (10.20%) Digital Designer
5 5 (10.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (10.20%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (10.20%) Programmer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Designer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Digital Designer
5 5 (10.20%) Senior Web Designer
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.65%) CSS
1 16 (32.65%) HTML
2 15 (30.61%) HTML5
3 14 (28.57%) CSS3
4 10 (20.41%) LAMP
5 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
5 9 (18.37%) jQuery
6 8 (16.33%) React
7 6 (12.24%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (12.24%) XML
8 5 (10.20%) Sass
8 5 (10.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.12%) Laravel
9 3 (6.12%) Node.js
9 3 (6.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (2.04%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) BBC
2 9 (18.37%) User Experience
3 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.29%) Animation
4 6 (12.24%) Mobile Payment
5 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (6.12%) Online Games
7 2 (4.08%) Social Media
8 1 (2.04%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Debian
2 12 (24.49%) Ubuntu
3 7 (14.29%) Windows
4 6 (12.24%) CentOS
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Android
6 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (32.65%) Web Development
3 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
4 7 (14.29%) Statistics
4 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 7 (14.29%) Web Design
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps
5 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.20%) A/B Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Front End Development
6 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Kanban
6 5 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) PHP
2 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
3 8 (16.33%) C++
4 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.20%) Java
6 4 (8.16%) SQL
7 3 (6.12%) Apple Swift
7 3 (6.12%) Objective-C
8 2 (4.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) ISEB
1 8 (16.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Docker
2 6 (12.24%) KVM
2 6 (12.24%) pfSense
2 6 (12.24%) Samba
2 6 (12.24%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (12.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Ansible
1 6 (12.24%) Puppet
1 6 (12.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Adobe
2 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Facebook
4 2 (4.08%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter