Period
to 16 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 154 196
Rank change year-on-year 0 +42 -15
Permanent jobs citing Games 217 52 147
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.07% 1.32% 1.30%
As % of the General category 3.64% 2.58% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 110 43 129
10th Percentile £28,975 £23,800 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,583 £35,625 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% +20.00%
75th Percentile £68,438 £47,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £48,750 £59,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +7.84% +2.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,969 2,015 5,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 56.90% 51.34% 52.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,974 1,561 4,582
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,700
% change year-on-year - +7.08% +2.99%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in the Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Games in the Midlands

Games
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Games in the Midlands

Games
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +24 195 £55,000 +29.41% 39
East Midlands -72 22 £42,000 +1.82% 45
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 103 (47.47%) Social Skills
2 82 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.88%) OO
4 52 (23.96%) TDD
4 52 (23.96%) Degree
4 52 (23.96%) Unit Testing
5 51 (23.50%) Algorithms
6 49 (22.58%) Data Structures
7 48 (22.12%) C++
8 47 (21.66%) Computer Science
8 47 (21.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 46 (21.20%) C
10 43 (19.82%) UML
10 43 (19.82%) Middleware
10 43 (19.82%) Multithreading
11 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
12 38 (17.51%) Finance
13 37 (17.05%) JavaScript
14 35 (16.13%) Line Management
15 34 (15.67%) DevOps
16 33 (15.21%) Animation
17 32 (14.75%) Mathematics
18 29 (13.36%) C#
18 29 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
19 27 (12.44%) Docker
20 26 (11.98%) Artificial Intelligence
21 25 (11.52%) Terraform
22 24 (11.06%) Go
22 24 (11.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
23 23 (10.60%) Virtual Team

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 10 (4.61%) WordPress
2 9 (4.15%) Confluence
2 9 (4.15%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.38%) Gunicorn
3 3 (1.38%) Headless CMS
3 3 (1.38%) nginx
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Maya
2 6 (2.76%) MotionBuilder
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.92%) NUKE
3 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.46%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.83%) SaaS
2 10 (4.61%) GitHub
3 9 (4.15%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (3.23%) Google Workspace
4 7 (3.23%) IaaS
4 7 (3.23%) PaaS
5 6 (2.76%) Azure
6 5 (2.30%) AWS
7 3 (1.38%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.38%) Google Tag Manager
7 3 (1.38%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.92%) Kong
9 1 (0.46%) Azure Logic Apps
9 1 (0.46%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (0.46%) GCP
9 1 (0.46%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.46%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
1 7 (3.23%) SAN
2 4 (1.84%) DHCP
2 4 (1.84%) DNS
3 3 (1.38%) Firewall
3 3 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.92%) BGP
4 2 (0.92%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.92%) LAN
4 2 (0.92%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.92%) SSH
4 2 (0.92%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (0.92%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.92%) VPN
4 2 (0.92%) Wireless
4 2 (0.92%) WLAN
5 1 (0.46%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.91%) MySQL
2 5 (2.30%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.84%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.84%) ZAP BI
4 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.92%) Big Data
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) Power BI
6 1 (0.46%) Redis
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.46%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.61%) JIRA
3 9 (4.15%) Browser DevTools
4 8 (3.69%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.92%) Cypress.io
6 2 (0.92%) Mocha
6 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.46%) JUnit
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.46%) Postman
7 1 (0.46%) Selenium
7 1 (0.46%) Subversion
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (47.47%) Social Skills
2 38 (17.51%) Finance
3 11 (5.07%) Local Government
4 10 (4.61%) Marketing
4 10 (4.61%) Organisational Skills
5 9 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.69%) Aerospace
6 8 (3.69%) Humanities
6 8 (3.69%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.23%) Retail
8 6 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.76%) Law
9 4 (1.84%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.92%) Automotive
10 2 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.92%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 78 (35.94%) Developer
2 53 (24.42%) Programmer
3 29 (13.36%) Lead Programmer
4 13 (5.99%) Analyst
5 12 (5.53%) PHP Developer
5 12 (5.53%) Senior Developer
5 12 (5.53%) Tools Programmer
6 11 (5.07%) Business Analyst
6 11 (5.07%) Senior Programmer
7 10 (4.61%) C# Programmer
7 10 (4.61%) Gameplay Programmer
7 10 (4.61%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Lead Software Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Scrum Master
8 9 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Service Manager
8 9 (4.15%) Software Team Leader
8 9 (4.15%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.69%) Senior PHP Developer
9 8 (3.69%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.82%) Middleware
2 24 (11.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 18 (8.29%) React
4 17 (7.83%) HTML
4 17 (7.83%) JSON
5 16 (7.37%) Node.js
6 15 (6.91%) Pixi.js
7 14 (6.45%) Laravel
8 11 (5.07%) jQuery
9 10 (4.61%) REST
9 10 (4.61%) XML
10 9 (4.15%) AngularJS
10 9 (4.15%) CSS
10 9 (4.15%) Sass
10 9 (4.15%) XHR
11 8 (3.69%) HTML5
11 8 (3.69%) Symfony
11 8 (3.69%) Vue.js
12 6 (2.76%) Direct3D
12 6 (2.76%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.50%) Algorithms
2 49 (22.58%) Data Structures
3 33 (15.21%) Animation
4 23 (10.60%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (10.60%) Virtual Team
5 21 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (7.83%) Replication
7 7 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.76%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.76%) CUDA
8 6 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.76%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.30%) Augmented Reality
9 5 (2.30%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.38%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.38%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.38%) Online Games
10 3 (1.38%) User Experience
11 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.69%) Linux
2 6 (2.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.30%) Android
4 2 (0.92%) Windows
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Debian
5 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.88%) OO
3 52 (23.96%) TDD
3 52 (23.96%) Unit Testing
4 47 (21.66%) Computer Science
5 43 (19.82%) Multithreading
5 43 (19.82%) UML
6 35 (16.13%) Line Management
7 34 (15.67%) DevOps
8 32 (14.75%) Mathematics
9 29 (13.36%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (11.98%) Artificial Intelligence
11 22 (10.14%) Mentoring
11 22 (10.14%) Test Automation
12 21 (9.68%) Coaching
13 19 (8.76%) Analytics
14 17 (7.83%) OOP
14 17 (7.83%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (6.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.12%) C++
2 46 (21.20%) C
3 37 (17.05%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.36%) C#
5 24 (11.06%) Go
6 22 (10.14%) Python
7 21 (9.68%) Java
8 19 (8.76%) PHP
9 13 (5.99%) ES6
9 13 (5.99%) SQL
10 8 (3.69%) PHP 7
11 6 (2.76%) Apple Swift
11 6 (2.76%) HLSL
11 6 (2.76%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.76%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.30%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.92%) Perl
15 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (23.96%) Degree
2 47 (21.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (5.07%) CCAB
4 8 (3.69%) PhD
5 5 (2.30%) CIMA
6 4 (1.84%) AAT
7 2 (0.92%) CCNA
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.92%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.53%) GDPR
2 9 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.15%) SLA
3 8 (3.69%) BS25999
3 8 (3.69%) ISO 9001
3 8 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 8 (3.69%) QA
4 5 (2.30%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.92%) PMO
6 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (12.44%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.92%) VMware NSX
2 2 (0.92%) vSphere
3 1 (0.46%) iptables
3 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (11.52%) Terraform
2 4 (1.84%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.92%) Ansible
3 2 (0.92%) Cisco CME
3 2 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.46%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (0.46%) Cacti
4 1 (0.46%) Kibana
4 1 (0.46%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (7.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.69%) Atlassian
2 8 (3.69%) Zend
3 7 (3.23%) Citrix
4 6 (2.76%) Apple
4 6 (2.76%) Perforce
5 5 (2.30%) Oracle
6 3 (1.38%) Facebook
6 3 (1.38%) Google
6 3 (1.38%) YouTube
7 2 (0.92%) Adobe
7 2 (0.92%) Autodesk
7 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco
7 2 (0.92%) Dynatrace
7 2 (0.92%) F5
7 2 (0.92%) Foundry
7 2 (0.92%) JDA
7 2 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.92%) VMware