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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England / Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 20 7
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 1 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - 0.87% 19.84%
As % of the General category - 1.64% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £25,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 the Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 10 61 65
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 37.04% 53.04% 51.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 47 36
Median salary £52,500 £63,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +27.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Games in the Midlands