Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 162 132
Rank change year-on-year +33 -30 +67
Permanent jobs citing Games 365 346 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.35% 1.92% 2.13%
As % of the General category 6.32% 5.05% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 303 337 342
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £21,600 £20,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 5771 6855 7135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 37.23% 38.05% 38.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4519 5192 5619
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +1.22%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,010 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.94% +4.02% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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

Games
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +41 274 £32,500 -13.33% 32
East Midlands +7 89 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 169 (46.30%) Business Intelligence
2 140 (38.36%) HTML
3 136 (37.26%) BBC
4 127 (34.79%) CSS
5 120 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (27.40%) C#
7 93 (25.48%) C++
8 91 (24.93%) JavaScript
8 91 (24.93%) MySQL
9 88 (24.11%) Linux
10 85 (23.29%) PHP
11 82 (22.47%) HTML5
12 74 (20.27%) Web Development
13 73 (20.00%) User Experience
14 70 (19.18%) Git (software)
15 69 (18.90%) AngularJS
16 68 (18.63%) Mobile App
17 66 (18.08%) Android
17 66 (18.08%) CSS3
18 61 (16.71%) NoSQL
19 59 (16.16%) Subversion
19 59 (16.16%) Adobe
20 58 (15.89%) Scrum
20 58 (15.89%) Degree
21 54 (14.79%) Mathematics
21 54 (14.79%) SQL Server
22 52 (14.25%) MVC
23 48 (13.15%) .NET
23 48 (13.15%) jQuery
24 47 (12.88%) Game Development

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 38 (10.41%) Apache
2 10 (2.74%) WordPress
3 7 (1.92%) nginx
4 5 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.37%) CMS
5 3 (0.82%) Drupal
5 3 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.82%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (12.60%) Photoshop
2 43 (11.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (7.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (3.01%) Adobe After Effects
5 10 (2.74%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.55%) InVision
8 1 (0.27%) Houdini
8 1 (0.27%) InDesign
8 1 (0.27%) Maya
8 1 (0.27%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.85%) GitHub
2 23 (6.30%) Google Play
3 11 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.37%) Google Analytics
5 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.10%) AdWords
6 4 (1.10%) SaaS
7 2 (0.55%) Serverless
8 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.68%) SMS
2 15 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.29%) HTTP
4 6 (1.64%) Asterisk PBX
4 6 (1.64%) DHCP
4 6 (1.64%) DNS
4 6 (1.64%) Firewall
4 6 (1.64%) VPN
5 5 (1.37%) Intranet
6 3 (0.82%) ATM
7 1 (0.27%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.27%) Internet
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) Wireless
7 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (24.93%) MySQL
2 61 (16.71%) NoSQL
3 54 (14.79%) SQL Server
4 36 (9.86%) MongoDB
5 31 (8.49%) Redis
6 17 (4.66%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (2.19%) MariaDB
8 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.37%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.37%) Sqoop
11 4 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.10%) Big Data
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (19.18%) Git (software)
2 59 (16.16%) Subversion
3 35 (9.59%) Eclipse
4 19 (5.21%) Visual Studio
5 16 (4.38%) JIRA
6 9 (2.47%) Selenium
7 7 (1.92%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.92%) TestRail
8 6 (1.64%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.37%) gulp
9 5 (1.37%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.10%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.82%) Android Studio
11 3 (0.82%) Grunt
11 3 (0.82%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.82%) Xcode
12 1 (0.27%) JMeter
12 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (10.68%) Billing
2 37 (10.14%) Marketing
3 31 (8.49%) Retail
4 20 (5.48%) Back Office
5 19 (5.21%) Electronics
6 13 (3.56%) Finance
7 12 (3.29%) Mandarin Language
8 7 (1.92%) Automotive
9 5 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.10%) Banking
11 3 (0.82%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (47.12%) Developer
2 60 (16.44%) Designer
3 51 (13.97%) Junior
4 40 (10.96%) PHP Developer
5 39 (10.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 37 (10.14%) Web Developer
7 32 (8.77%) .NET Developer
7 32 (8.77%) Junior Developer
8 31 (8.49%) Graduate
9 30 (8.22%) Software Developer
10 29 (7.95%) Software Engineer
11 27 (7.40%) C++ Software Engineer
12 25 (6.85%) Senior Developer
13 24 (6.58%) Digital Developer
14 22 (6.03%) UI Designer
15 21 (5.75%) C++ Developer
15 21 (5.75%) UX Designer
16 20 (5.48%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 20 (5.48%) Graduate Developer
16 20 (5.48%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (38.36%) HTML
2 127 (34.79%) CSS
3 82 (22.47%) HTML5
4 69 (18.90%) AngularJS
5 66 (18.08%) CSS3
6 48 (13.15%) .NET
6 48 (13.15%) jQuery
7 39 (10.68%) Node.js
7 39 (10.68%) React
8 37 (10.14%) ASP.NET
9 33 (9.04%) XML
10 31 (8.49%) Laravel
11 27 (7.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (6.30%) LAMP
12 23 (6.30%) Sass
12 23 (6.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 20 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (5.48%) WCF
14 19 (5.21%) KnockoutJS
15 16 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 136 (37.26%) BBC
2 73 (20.00%) User Experience
3 68 (18.63%) Mobile App
4 36 (9.86%) Computer Science
5 33 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (8.77%) Animation
7 28 (7.67%) Mobile Payment
8 25 (6.85%) Mobile Games
9 24 (6.58%) Algorithms
9 24 (6.58%) iPhone
10 17 (4.66%) Online Games
11 12 (3.29%) Private Cloud
12 9 (2.47%) e-Learning
13 8 (2.19%) Graphic Design
13 8 (2.19%) Online Gambling
14 7 (1.92%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.92%) HoloLens
14 7 (1.92%) HTC Vive
14 7 (1.92%) NHS
14 7 (1.92%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.11%) Linux
2 66 (18.08%) Android
3 42 (11.51%) Apple iOS
4 38 (10.41%) Ubuntu
5 37 (10.14%) Debian
6 32 (8.77%) Windows
7 31 (8.49%) CentOS
8 16 (4.38%) Embedded Linux
9 12 (3.29%) Unix
10 8 (2.19%) Windows Server
11 6 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (46.30%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (20.27%) Web Development
4 58 (15.89%) Scrum
5 54 (14.79%) Mathematics
6 52 (14.25%) MVC
7 47 (12.88%) Game Development
8 38 (10.41%) Front End Development
9 36 (9.86%) OO
9 36 (9.86%) Software Engineering
10 31 (8.49%) Web Design
11 26 (7.12%) OO PHP
11 26 (7.12%) OOP
12 25 (6.85%) A/B Testing
12 25 (6.85%) Computer Vision
13 24 (6.58%) Physics
14 21 (5.75%) Kanban
14 21 (5.75%) SEO
14 21 (5.75%) TDD
15 20 (5.48%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 100 (27.40%) C#
2 93 (25.48%) C++
3 91 (24.93%) JavaScript
4 85 (23.29%) PHP
5 39 (10.68%) Java
6 36 (9.86%) SQL
7 25 (6.85%) C
8 17 (4.66%) Python
9 9 (2.47%) Objective-C
9 9 (2.47%) Ruby
10 6 (1.64%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.64%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.64%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.10%) R
11 4 (1.10%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.82%) F#
12 3 (0.82%) Lua
13 2 (0.55%) ES6
13 2 (0.55%) PHP 7
14 1 (0.27%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 58 (15.89%) Degree
2 26 (7.12%) PhD
3 13 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (2.19%) ISEB
4 8 (2.19%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) CEH
6 1 (0.27%) CISA
6 1 (0.27%) CISM
6 1 (0.27%) CISSP
6 1 (0.27%) CRISC
6 1 (0.27%) GIAC
6 1 (0.27%) MCP
6 1 (0.27%) MCSA
6 1 (0.27%) MCSE
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.85%) QA
2 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.29%) Docker
3 6 (1.64%) KVM
3 6 (1.64%) pfSense
3 6 (1.64%) Samba
3 6 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (1.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.27%) Firmware
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.19%) Ansible
2 7 (1.92%) Puppet
3 6 (1.64%) Salt
4 5 (1.37%) Oozie
5 3 (0.82%) Kibana
6 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) Nmap
6 1 (0.27%) SCCM
6 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 59 (16.16%) Adobe
2 40 (10.96%) Google
3 31 (8.49%) Red Hat
4 18 (4.93%) Microsoft
5 14 (3.84%) VMware
6 10 (2.74%) Zend
7 7 (1.92%) Twitter
8 2 (0.55%) Cisco
8 2 (0.55%) Facebook
8 2 (0.55%) HP
9 1 (0.27%) Apple
9 1 (0.27%) IBM
9 1 (0.27%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle
9 1 (0.27%) Qualys
9 1 (0.27%) Qubit
9 1 (0.27%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) Veracode