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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 95 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15  
Permanent jobs citing Games 54 45 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.79% 1.92% 2.29%
As % of the General category 6.33% 5.19% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 30
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £23,625
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £80,000 £45,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Birmingham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 853 867 704
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 44.11% 37.07% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 672 611 545
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,650
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 85 (65.89%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (46.51%) HTML
3 58 (44.96%) CSS
4 54 (41.86%) Web Development
5 47 (36.43%) HTML5
6 45 (34.88%) CSS3
7 41 (31.78%) Game Development
7 41 (31.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 36 (27.91%) PHP
9 35 (27.13%) MySQL
10 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
10 34 (26.36%) Apple iOS
11 32 (24.81%) Android
12 30 (23.26%) jQuery
12 30 (23.26%) Mobile Development
13 29 (22.48%) React
13 29 (22.48%) AngularJS
13 29 (22.48%) C#
14 27 (20.93%) Online Games
15 24 (18.60%) Mobile Games
16 22 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (17.05%) Front End Development
17 21 (16.28%) SQL
17 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
17 21 (16.28%) Linux
18 19 (14.73%) Degree
18 19 (14.73%) NoSQL
18 19 (14.73%) User Experience
19 18 (13.95%) Sass
19 18 (13.95%) LESS

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 (10.08%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) nginx
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.43%) Photoshop
3 6 (4.65%) Adobe After Effects
3 6 (4.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (4.65%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (3.10%) Acrobat
4 4 (3.10%) InDesign
5 3 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) SMS
2 5 (3.88%) Asterisk PBX
2 5 (3.88%) DHCP
2 5 (3.88%) DNS
2 5 (3.88%) Firewall
2 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.88%) VPN
3 2 (1.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (27.13%) MySQL
2 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
3 19 (14.73%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.20%) MongoDB
4 8 (6.20%) Redis
5 5 (3.88%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.55%) DB2
7 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.08%) Subversion
3 9 (6.98%) JIRA
4 8 (6.20%) Eclipse
5 5 (3.88%) Vagrant
6 4 (3.10%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.10%) Selenium
7 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.55%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.55%) TestRail
7 2 (1.55%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (10.85%) Marketing
2 13 (10.08%) Banking
3 11 (8.53%) Back Office
4 9 (6.98%) Finance
5 8 (6.20%) Billing
6 4 (3.10%) Advertising
7 3 (2.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 65 (50.39%) Developer
2 29 (22.48%) Web Developer
3 20 (15.50%) Junior
4 18 (13.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 17 (13.18%) Graduate
6 16 (12.40%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 16 (12.40%) Games Developer
7 15 (11.63%) Junior Developer
8 14 (10.85%) C# Developer
9 13 (10.08%) Junior Games Developer
10 12 (9.30%) Graduate Developer
10 12 (9.30%) Graduate Games Developer
10 12 (9.30%) PHP Developer
10 12 (9.30%) PHP Web Developer
11 11 (8.53%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
12 10 (7.75%) Designer
13 8 (6.20%) Analyst
13 8 (6.20%) Data Analyst
13 8 (6.20%) Mid-Level C# Developer
14 7 (5.43%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (46.51%) HTML
2 58 (44.96%) CSS
3 47 (36.43%) HTML5
4 45 (34.88%) CSS3
5 41 (31.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 30 (23.26%) jQuery
7 29 (22.48%) AngularJS
7 29 (22.48%) React
8 18 (13.95%) LESS
8 18 (13.95%) Sass
9 16 (12.40%) LAMP
10 13 (10.08%) XML
11 11 (8.53%) Node.js
12 5 (3.88%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (3.10%) DirectX
13 4 (3.10%) OpenGL
14 2 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 1 (0.78%) Laravel
15 1 (0.78%) Silex
15 1 (0.78%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.93%) Online Games
2 24 (18.60%) Mobile Games
3 19 (14.73%) User Experience
4 14 (10.85%) BBC
5 12 (9.30%) Algorithms
6 8 (6.20%) Mobile App
6 8 (6.20%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (4.65%) Animation
8 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.55%) iPad
9 2 (1.55%) Social Media
10 1 (0.78%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.36%) Apple iOS
2 32 (24.81%) Android
3 21 (16.28%) Linux
4 14 (10.85%) Windows
5 13 (10.08%) Ubuntu
6 10 (7.75%) Debian
7 8 (6.20%) CentOS
7 8 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.33%) Unix
9 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.78%) SUSE
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (65.89%) Business Intelligence
2 54 (41.86%) Web Development
3 41 (31.78%) Game Development
4 30 (23.26%) Mobile Development
5 22 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (17.05%) Front End Development
6 18 (13.95%) Scrum
7 17 (13.18%) Android Development
7 17 (13.18%) iOS Development
8 14 (10.85%) Statistics
9 12 (9.30%) OO
9 12 (9.30%) Statistical Modelling
10 11 (8.53%) API Integration
10 11 (8.53%) OO PHP
10 11 (8.53%) Web Design
11 9 (6.98%) Commercial Data Analysis
11 9 (6.98%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (6.98%) Data Analysis
11 9 (6.98%) Software Architecture
11 9 (6.98%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.91%) PHP
2 34 (26.36%) JavaScript
3 29 (22.48%) C#
4 21 (16.28%) SQL
5 18 (13.95%) C++
6 5 (3.88%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.78%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (14.73%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.33%) MCSE
3 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.33%) RHCE
4 2 (1.55%) ISEB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.55%) RHCA
4 2 (1.55%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) QA
2 5 (3.88%) PMO
3 1 (0.78%) MISRA
3 1 (0.78%) MISRA C
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Docker
1 5 (3.88%) KVM
1 5 (3.88%) pfSense
1 5 (3.88%) Samba
1 5 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (3.88%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) Ansible
1 5 (3.88%) Puppet
1 5 (3.88%) Salt
2 3 (2.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.78%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 11 (8.53%) Red Hat
2 7 (5.43%) Adobe
3 5 (3.88%) Google
3 5 (3.88%) Hotjar
3 5 (3.88%) Optimizely
4 4 (3.10%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.33%) New Relic
5 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle
6 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
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Oscar
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Cognitive Group Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Private Medical
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Mobile Fun
Posted: 22 days ago