Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 187 268
Rank change year-on-year +81 +81 -142
Permanent jobs citing Games 153 150 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.67% 1.44% 0.74%
As % of the General category 7.54% 4.38% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 166 137 94
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +38.46%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,450 £22,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,000 £69,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +11.11%

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 2,028 3,428 4,810
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 35.35% 32.95% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,509 2,650 3,399
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,338 £27,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £76,250 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +44 84 £42,500 +1.51% 37
East Midlands +76 69 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Games
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 48 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
1 48 (31.37%) Mobile App
2 38 (24.84%) Law
3 34 (22.22%) C#
4 29 (18.95%) Scrum
5 28 (18.30%) DevOps
6 27 (17.65%) Kanban
6 27 (17.65%) MySQL
7 24 (15.69%) CSS
8 23 (15.03%) .NET
8 23 (15.03%) Test Automation
9 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
10 21 (13.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 20 (13.07%) Degree
11 20 (13.07%) HTML
12 19 (12.42%) Coaching
12 19 (12.42%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (12.42%) Collaborative Working
12 19 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 18 (11.76%) MVC
14 17 (11.11%) Confluence
15 16 (10.46%) Apache
16 15 (9.80%) PHP
16 15 (9.80%) SQL
16 15 (9.80%) Project Management
16 15 (9.80%) Mobile Games
16 15 (9.80%) Apache Flex
17 14 (9.15%) JIRA

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 17 (11.11%) Confluence
2 16 (10.46%) Apache
3 9 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.61%) IIS
5 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.31%) CMS
6 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.65%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.96%) Magento
2 3 (1.96%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) Azure
2 10 (6.54%) AWS
2 10 (6.54%) Office 365
3 9 (5.88%) Power Platform
4 8 (5.23%) SaaS
5 4 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (2.61%) Power Automate
6 2 (1.31%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) DAB
2 3 (1.96%) Firewall
2 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
2 3 (1.96%) VPN
3 2 (1.31%) Skype
4 1 (0.65%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.65%) MySQL
2 18 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.27%) Power BI
4 4 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.31%) ZAP BI
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) Snowflake Schema
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (9.15%) JIRA
2 6 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.65%) Postman
General
1 38 (24.84%) Law
2 12 (7.84%) Digital Economy
3 9 (5.88%) Finance
3 9 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Publishing
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (40.52%) Developer
2 27 (17.65%) Senior Developer
3 17 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.84%) .NET Developer
4 12 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.54%) Analyst
5 10 (6.54%) C# Developer
5 10 (6.54%) Digital Project Manager
5 10 (6.54%) Junior
5 10 (6.54%) Senior Manager
6 9 (5.88%) Android Developer
6 9 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (5.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (5.23%) Games Developer
7 8 (5.23%) Product Manager
7 8 (5.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 8 (5.23%) Senior C# Developer
8 7 (4.58%) Agile Project Manager
8 7 (4.58%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.69%) CSS
2 23 (15.03%) .NET
3 21 (13.73%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 20 (13.07%) HTML
5 15 (9.80%) Apache Flex
6 14 (9.15%) Kafka
7 13 (8.50%) ASP.NET
8 12 (7.84%) .NET Core
9 7 (4.58%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.58%) HTML5
9 7 (4.58%) Laravel
10 6 (3.92%) AngularJS
10 6 (3.92%) React
10 6 (3.92%) Unreal Engine
11 5 (3.27%) Sass
11 5 (3.27%) WinForms
12 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (2.61%) Node.js
12 4 (2.61%) Pyramid
12 4 (2.61%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.37%) Mobile App
2 19 (12.42%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (9.80%) Mobile Games
4 6 (3.92%) User Experience
5 5 (3.27%) PlayStation
6 4 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.31%) Online Games
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.84%) Android
2 8 (5.23%) Windows
3 7 (4.58%) Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (18.95%) Scrum
3 28 (18.30%) DevOps
4 27 (17.65%) Kanban
5 23 (15.03%) Test Automation
6 19 (12.42%) Coaching
6 19 (12.42%) Collaborative Working
6 19 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (11.76%) MVC
8 15 (9.80%) Project Management
9 14 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (9.15%) Line Management
10 12 (7.84%) Infrastructure as Code
11 11 (7.19%) Mobile Development
11 11 (7.19%) Visualisation
12 10 (6.54%) Game Development
12 10 (6.54%) OOP
13 9 (5.88%) Analytics
13 9 (5.88%) Android Development
13 9 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.22%) C#
2 22 (14.38%) JavaScript
3 15 (9.80%) PHP
3 15 (9.80%) SQL
4 14 (9.15%) Java
5 13 (8.50%) Kotlin
6 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.23%) C++
8 6 (3.92%) Python
9 5 (3.27%) VB
10 4 (2.61%) Go
10 4 (2.61%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.65%) Java 8
12 1 (0.65%) MAXScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.07%) Degree
2 4 (2.61%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.31%) MBA
3 2 (1.31%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.65%) CCAB
4 1 (0.65%) CIW
4 1 (0.65%) OCA
4 1 (0.65%) OCP
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) GDPR
2 6 (3.92%) QA
3 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.96%) SLA
4 2 (1.31%) BS25999
System Software
1 7 (4.58%) Docker
2 3 (1.96%) BitLocker
2 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.96%) NFS
2 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.96%) XenApp
2 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.15%) Ansible
1 14 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.61%) Graphite
3 4 (2.61%) Prometheus
3 4 (2.61%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.96%) SCCM
5 2 (1.31%) Packer
5 2 (1.31%) Puppet
5 2 (1.31%) Terraform
6 1 (0.65%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.96%) Citrix
2 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
2 3 (1.96%) Sophos
2 3 (1.96%) Tanium
2 3 (1.96%) Veeam
2 3 (1.96%) VMware
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle