Period
to 27 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 172 105 190
Rank change year-on-year -67 +85 +84
Permanent jobs citing Games 181 151 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.72% 2.65% 1.44%
As % of the General category 2.96% 5.22% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 103 127 120
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £33,625 £35,625 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
75th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £72,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% - +4.76%

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 6,116 2,895 5,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 58.13% 50.86% 50.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,145 2,208 4,210
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,040 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £73,750
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 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
West Midlands -31 131 £50,000 +17.65% 50
East Midlands -71 50 £40,000 -11.11% 25
Games
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 46 (25.41%) Social Skills
2 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (20.44%) Finance
4 34 (18.78%) DevOps
5 33 (18.23%) Windows
6 30 (16.57%) Internet
7 28 (15.47%) Smartphone
7 28 (15.47%) Android
7 28 (15.47%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (14.92%) Apple
8 27 (14.92%) Electronics
9 26 (14.36%) Microsoft
9 26 (14.36%) Virtual Team
9 26 (14.36%) Docker
9 26 (14.36%) Go
10 24 (13.26%) Scrum
10 24 (13.26%) Data Entry
11 23 (12.71%) Test Automation
12 22 (12.15%) TDD
13 21 (11.60%) JavaScript
14 19 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (9.94%) GDPR
15 18 (9.94%) Coaching
15 18 (9.94%) Java
16 17 (9.39%) Git (software)
16 17 (9.39%) Terraform
17 16 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (8.84%) QA
18 15 (8.29%) Line Management
18 15 (8.29%) Mentoring

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 6 (3.31%) CMS
2 2 (1.10%) Confluence
3 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.55%) Headless CMS
3 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.66%) Maya
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.10%) NUKE
3 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.55%) Blender
4 1 (0.55%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.66%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.66%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.66%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.55%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.29%) SaaS
2 11 (6.08%) Azure
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (3.87%) AWS
4 6 (3.31%) Google Analytics
4 6 (3.31%) Google Tag Manager
5 5 (2.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (2.76%) PaaS
6 4 (2.21%) Google Workspace
6 4 (2.21%) IaaS
7 3 (1.66%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.66%) Serverless
8 1 (0.55%) Kong
8 1 (0.55%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.57%) Internet
2 4 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (2.21%) SAN
3 3 (1.66%) DNS
4 2 (1.10%) SSH
5 1 (0.55%) DHCP
5 1 (0.55%) IPsec
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.63%) MySQL
2 7 (3.87%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.76%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.21%) ZAP BI
5 3 (1.66%) Big Data
5 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.66%) Power BI
6 2 (1.10%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) Redis
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.42%) JIRA
2 8 (4.42%) JUnit
3 4 (2.21%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.10%) Cypress.io
4 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.55%) Postman
5 1 (0.55%) Selenium
5 1 (0.55%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 46 (25.41%) Social Skills
2 37 (20.44%) Finance
3 27 (14.92%) Electronics
4 14 (7.73%) Digital Economy
4 14 (7.73%) Marketing
5 8 (4.42%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.31%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (2.76%) Law
8 5 (2.76%) Publishing
9 4 (2.21%) Retail
10 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.10%) Automotive
10 2 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Advertising
11 1 (0.55%) Banking
11 1 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.55%) Legal
11 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (36.46%) Developer
2 24 (13.26%) Data Entry Clerk
3 9 (4.97%) Java Developer
3 9 (4.97%) Programmer
3 9 (4.97%) Senior Developer
4 8 (4.42%) Analyst
4 8 (4.42%) Scrum Master
5 6 (3.31%) IT Technician
5 6 (3.31%) Lead Programmer
6 5 (2.76%) C# Programmer
6 5 (2.76%) Creative Developer
6 5 (2.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 5 (2.76%) Software Engineer
6 5 (2.76%) Team Leader
7 4 (2.21%) Consultant
7 4 (2.21%) Development Engineer
7 4 (2.21%) Project Manager
7 4 (2.21%) Senior Development Engineer
7 4 (2.21%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (2.21%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) HTML
2 11 (6.08%) React
3 10 (5.52%) HTML5
3 10 (5.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 9 (4.97%) Node.js
5 8 (4.42%) CSS
5 8 (4.42%) Spring
6 7 (3.87%) CSS3
6 7 (3.87%) Sass
7 6 (3.31%) XML
8 5 (2.76%) Ajax
8 5 (2.76%) XHTML
9 4 (2.21%) .NET
9 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.21%) Middleware
9 4 (2.21%) RESTful
10 3 (1.66%) GraphQL
10 3 (1.66%) Laravel
10 3 (1.66%) Spring Boot
10 3 (1.66%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.47%) Greenfield Project
1 28 (15.47%) Smartphone
2 26 (14.36%) Virtual Team
3 9 (4.97%) Replication
4 7 (3.87%) Data Structures
4 7 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.31%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.76%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.76%) Animation
6 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.76%) User Experience
6 5 (2.76%) W3C
7 4 (2.21%) Digital TV
7 4 (2.21%) Online Games
7 4 (2.21%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.10%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.23%) Windows
2 28 (15.47%) Android
3 7 (3.87%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.66%) Linux
7 1 (0.55%) CentOS
7 1 (0.55%) Debian
7 1 (0.55%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (18.78%) DevOps
3 24 (13.26%) Data Entry
3 24 (13.26%) Scrum
4 23 (12.71%) Test Automation
5 22 (12.15%) TDD
6 19 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (9.94%) Coaching
8 16 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.29%) Line Management
9 15 (8.29%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.08%) Decision-Making
11 11 (6.08%) Kanban
11 11 (6.08%) Project Management
11 11 (6.08%) Sprint Planning
12 10 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.52%) Conflict Resolution
12 10 (5.52%) OO
13 9 (4.97%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.36%) Go
2 21 (11.60%) JavaScript
3 18 (9.94%) Java
4 13 (7.18%) C#
5 10 (5.52%) Python
6 9 (4.97%) C++
6 9 (4.97%) TypeScript
7 8 (4.42%) PHP
8 6 (3.31%) C
8 6 (3.31%) SQL
9 5 (2.76%) ES6
9 5 (2.76%) Perl
10 4 (2.21%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.66%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.66%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.66%) VBA
12 2 (1.10%) Bicep
12 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.55%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.55%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 13 (7.18%) Degree
2 4 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.66%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.10%) ISEB
4 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.94%) GDPR
2 16 (8.84%) QA
3 7 (3.87%) SLA
4 5 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (2.21%) BS25999
5 4 (2.21%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.10%) Accessibility
6 2 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (14.36%) Docker
2 6 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (9.39%) Terraform
2 11 (6.08%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.55%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 27 (14.92%) Apple
2 26 (14.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.42%) Adobe
4 6 (3.31%) Google
5 4 (2.21%) Citrix
5 4 (2.21%) Oracle
6 3 (1.66%) Autodesk
6 3 (1.66%) SAP
7 2 (1.10%) Foundry
7 2 (1.10%) Perforce
7 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.10%) T-Plan
7 2 (1.10%) VMware
8 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.55%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.55%) JDA
8 1 (0.55%) Workday
8 1 (0.55%) YouTube
8 1 (0.55%) Zend