Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 81 141
Rank change year-on-year -38 +60 +41
Permanent jobs citing Games 46 23 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.64% 1.85% 0.73%
As % of the General category 3.56% 3.64% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 19
10th Percentile £34,000 £33,375 £28,950
25th Percentile £46,875 £35,000 £32,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +77.78% +5.88% +21.43%
75th Percentile £90,000 £64,500 £51,250
90th Percentile " £72,450 £64,000
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +18.06% +2.86%

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 1,291 632 1,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 46.07% 50.93% 54.71%
Number of salaries quoted 962 552 1,273
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,438 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £49,059 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.01% +9.02% -2.17%
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £71,125 £72,500
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +7.95% +3.53%

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 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) DevOps
3 15 (32.61%) Analytics
4 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (28.26%) Terraform
6 11 (23.91%) Python
6 11 (23.91%) Virtual Team
6 11 (23.91%) Go
6 11 (23.91%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (23.91%) Docker
7 10 (21.74%) Data Analytics
7 10 (21.74%) CCAB
7 10 (21.74%) HTML
7 10 (21.74%) Java
7 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
7 10 (21.74%) Local Government
8 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
8 9 (19.57%) C#
9 8 (17.39%) CSS
9 8 (17.39%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 7 (15.22%) Functional Programming
10 7 (15.22%) Data Structures
10 7 (15.22%) HTML5
10 7 (15.22%) CSS3
10 7 (15.22%) OOP
10 7 (15.22%) OO
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) OCP
10 7 (15.22%) OCA
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle Certification

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 2 (4.35%) Headless CMS
1 2 (4.35%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
1 2 (4.35%) AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 2 (4.35%) Google Tag Manager
1 2 (4.35%) MailChimp
1 2 (4.35%) Power Platform
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (4.35%) Power BI
1 2 (4.35%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Appium
1 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
1 2 (4.35%) Selenium
1 2 (4.35%) TestRail
General
1 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Local Government
3 4 (8.70%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.52%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Business Analyst
4 9 (19.57%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Games Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Business Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Software Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Trainee
5 7 (15.22%) Trainee Software Tester
5 7 (15.22%) Trainee Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Finance Business Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) React Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Data Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) HTML
2 8 (17.39%) CSS
3 7 (15.22%) CSS3
3 7 (15.22%) HTML5
3 7 (15.22%) Java SE
4 3 (6.52%) React
4 3 (6.52%) Sass
4 3 (6.52%) Semantic HTML
5 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.35%) GraphQL
6 1 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (23.91%) Virtual Team
2 7 (15.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.35%) Android
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) DevOps
2 15 (32.61%) Analytics
3 14 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Data Analytics
5 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 7 (15.22%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (15.22%) Functional Programming
7 7 (15.22%) OO
7 7 (15.22%) OOP
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Management
8 5 (10.87%) Coaching
8 5 (10.87%) Planning and Forecasting
8 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.52%) Jamstack
10 2 (4.35%) Creative Thinking
10 2 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 2 (4.35%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 2 (4.35%) Storytelling
10 2 (4.35%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Go
1 11 (23.91%) Python
2 10 (21.74%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.57%) C#
4 7 (15.22%) Java 8
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) SQL
5 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) CCAB
2 7 (15.22%) CIW
2 7 (15.22%) OCA
2 7 (15.22%) OCP
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (10.87%) CIMA
4 4 (8.70%) Degree
5 3 (6.52%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Accessibility
2 2 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Facebook
2 2 (4.35%) Google
2 2 (4.35%) Vertica
2 2 (4.35%) YouTube