Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 109 164
Rank change year-on-year +23 +55 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 40 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.87% 1.49% 0.76%
As % of the General category 5.71% 4.47% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24 36 33
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +46.15%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,125 £29,100
90th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £52,250
West Midlands median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +38.46%

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 385 895 1,420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.65% 33.37% 39.97%
Number of salaries quoted 311 762 999
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,418 £26,825 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £80,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Birmingham

Games
Salary Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Birmingham.

Salary trend for Games in Birmingham

Games
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Birmingham over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (27.27%) DevOps
4 6 (27.27%) C++
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 5 (22.73%) Unreal Engine
5 5 (22.73%) Analytics
6 4 (18.18%) Line Management
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) Mobile Games
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.64%) Azure
7 3 (13.64%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Confluence
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) WinForms
7 3 (13.64%) TDD
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) VB
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Python
7 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
7 3 (13.64%) PlayStation
7 3 (13.64%) SDET
7 3 (13.64%) BDD
7 3 (13.64%) Docker
7 3 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (13.64%) Pyramid

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 3 (13.64%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Azure
1 3 (13.64%) Power Platform
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
2 1 (4.55%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Postman
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
1 6 (27.27%) Senior Developer
2 3 (13.64%) C++ Games Programmer
2 3 (13.64%) C++ Programmer
2 3 (13.64%) Developer in Test
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Games Programmer
2 3 (13.64%) Programmer
2 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Games Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (22.73%) Unreal Engine
3 3 (13.64%) Pyramid
3 3 (13.64%) Unity DI Container
3 3 (13.64%) WinForms
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile Games
2 3 (13.64%) PlayStation
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Line Management
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Open Source
5 3 (13.64%) SDET
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) Game Development
7 1 (4.55%) API Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 1 (4.55%) Coaching
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) SDLC
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 6 (27.27%) C++
3 4 (18.18%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Python
4 3 (13.64%) VB
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CCAB
2 1 (4.55%) MBA
2 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft