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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 42 98
Rank change year-on-year -10 +56  
Permanent jobs citing Games 72 110 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.00% 4.76% 1.46%
As % of the General category 9.96% 12.51% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 71 73 20
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +25.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £54,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 723 879 601
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 40.21% 38.07% 35.08%
Number of salaries quoted 564 670 477
Median salary £40,000 £44,160 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.42% -1.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Birmingham

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 87 (71.90%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (38.84%) HTML
2 47 (38.84%) CSS
3 37 (30.58%) Web Development
4 36 (29.75%) Game Development
5 35 (28.93%) HTML5
6 33 (27.27%) CSS3
7 30 (24.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 30 (24.79%) MySQL
8 28 (23.14%) JavaScript
8 28 (23.14%) Apple iOS
9 27 (22.31%) Android
10 25 (20.66%) PHP
11 24 (19.83%) SQL
11 24 (19.83%) Online Games
12 23 (19.01%) Mobile Games
13 22 (18.18%) AngularJS
13 22 (18.18%) React
14 21 (17.36%) Mobile Development
14 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (16.53%) C#
15 20 (16.53%) NoSQL
15 20 (16.53%) jQuery
16 18 (14.88%) Degree
16 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
17 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
18 16 (13.22%) Scrum
18 16 (13.22%) Linux
18 16 (13.22%) QA
19 15 (12.40%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related 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 9 (7.44%) Apache
2 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.31%) InDesign
2 4 (3.31%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.48%) MS Office
4 2 (1.65%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.65%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.65%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.31%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.65%) GitHub
3 1 (0.83%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) SMS
2 3 (2.48%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.79%) MySQL
2 20 (16.53%) NoSQL
3 18 (14.88%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.44%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.44%) Redis
5 4 (3.31%) DB2
6 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.57%) Subversion
2 13 (10.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.44%) Eclipse
3 9 (7.44%) JIRA
4 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.65%) Selenium
4 2 (1.65%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.83%) PhantomJS
General
1 11 (9.09%) Back Office
2 10 (8.26%) Marketing
3 9 (7.44%) Banking
4 7 (5.79%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (4.96%) Billing
5 6 (4.96%) Finance
6 4 (3.31%) Advertising
7 3 (2.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.83%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.83%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.83%) Norwegian Language
8 1 (0.83%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (41.32%) Developer
2 17 (14.05%) Web Developer
3 15 (12.40%) Graduate
3 15 (12.40%) Junior
4 14 (11.57%) PHP Developer
5 13 (10.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 10 (8.26%) Games Developer
7 9 (7.44%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Programmer
8 8 (6.61%) C++ Programmer
8 8 (6.61%) Designer
8 8 (6.61%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (6.61%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Games Tester
9 7 (5.79%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (5.79%) Junior Developer
9 7 (5.79%) QA Tester
9 7 (5.79%) Tester
10 6 (4.96%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.84%) CSS
1 47 (38.84%) HTML
2 35 (28.93%) HTML5
3 33 (27.27%) CSS3
4 30 (24.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 22 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 22 (18.18%) React
6 20 (16.53%) jQuery
7 14 (11.57%) XML
8 13 (10.74%) Node.js
9 12 (9.92%) LESS
10 11 (9.09%) LAMP
10 11 (9.09%) Sass
11 7 (5.79%) REST
12 6 (4.96%) JSON
13 3 (2.48%) WebGL
14 2 (1.65%) OpenGL
15 1 (0.83%) DirectX
15 1 (0.83%) JMS
15 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.83%) Online Games
2 23 (19.01%) Mobile Games
3 15 (12.40%) Mobile App
4 14 (11.57%) User Experience
5 12 (9.92%) Algorithms
6 6 (4.96%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (3.31%) iPad
7 4 (3.31%) Social Media
8 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.65%) Animation
9 2 (1.65%) BBC
10 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.83%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.14%) Apple iOS
2 27 (22.31%) Android
3 16 (13.22%) Linux
4 8 (6.61%) Windows
5 5 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.48%) CentOS
7 3 (2.48%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.83%) Debian
9 1 (0.83%) SUSE
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (71.90%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (30.58%) Web Development
3 36 (29.75%) Game Development
4 21 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (17.36%) Mobile Development
5 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
6 16 (13.22%) Scrum
7 14 (11.57%) API Integration
8 12 (9.92%) OO
8 12 (9.92%) Statistics
9 11 (9.09%) Android Development
9 11 (9.09%) iOS Development
9 11 (9.09%) OO PHP
10 10 (8.26%) Project Management
11 9 (7.44%) Statistical Modelling
12 8 (6.61%) Web Design
13 7 (5.79%) A/B Testing
13 7 (5.79%) CRM
13 7 (5.79%) Data Analysis
13 7 (5.79%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.14%) JavaScript
2 25 (20.66%) PHP
3 24 (19.83%) SQL
4 20 (16.53%) C#
5 13 (10.74%) C++
6 2 (1.65%) ES6
6 2 (1.65%) Java
6 2 (1.65%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.48%) MCSE
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.48%) RHCE
4 2 (1.65%) ISEB
4 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.65%) RHCA
4 2 (1.65%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.22%) QA
2 4 (3.31%) PMO
3 1 (0.83%) MISRA
3 1 (0.83%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.83%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.79%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.96%) Adobe
4 5 (4.13%) Google
5 4 (3.31%) Hotjar
5 4 (3.31%) Optimizely
5 4 (3.31%) VMware
6 3 (2.48%) New Relic
6 3 (2.48%) Oracle
6 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
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