Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 156 95
Rank change year-on-year -4 -61 -18
Permanent jobs citing Games 26 44 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.73% 1.15% 2.96%
As % of the General category 2.16% 2.85% 7.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31 47 143
Birmingham median annual salary £47,500 £32,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +46.15% -17.72% +5.33%
10th Percentile £28,250 £23,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £38,750 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £32,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +46.15% -17.72% +1.28%

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 1,206 1,545 1,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 33.92% 40.55% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 842 1,165 1,376
Birmingham median annual salary £46,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.14% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £76,875 £66,850 £69,375
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Birmingham

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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Games.

1 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
1 7 (26.92%) C#
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) Matrix Management
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 4 (15.38%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) HTML
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) Docker
5 3 (11.54%) Node.js
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) RESTful
5 3 (11.54%) Subversion
5 3 (11.54%) SAP Business One
5 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 3 (11.54%) CSS
5 3 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (11.54%) SAP
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Core
6 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft

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 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
1 1 (3.85%) NServiceBus
1 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (11.54%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.85%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Mocha
4 1 (3.85%) NUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) webpack
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) Head of Operations
3 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Games Developer
4 3 (11.54%) SAP Business One Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) SAP Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior SAP Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) C++ Games Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 4 (15.38%) HTML
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (11.54%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) Node.js
4 3 (11.54%) RESTful
5 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
5 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.69%) DirectX
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) OpenGL
5 2 (7.69%) WebGL
6 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
6 1 (3.85%) CSS3
6 1 (3.85%) Java EE
6 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile Games
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) LPAR
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) OS/400
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Matrix Management
1 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.69%) Microservices
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.85%) Database Caching
7 1 (3.85%) Game Development
7 1 (3.85%) High Availability
7 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
7 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) TypeScript
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) MCSD
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.85%) IBM