Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 58 112
Rank change year-on-year -26 +54 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 50 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.65% 3.62% 1.29%
As % of the General category 4.57% 8.79% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22 50 27
South Wales median annual salary £31,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.47% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £20,825 £29,825 £28,750
90th Percentile £54,250 £62,500 £51,500
Wales median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% -

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 South Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 547 569 874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 36.08% 41.20% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 439 491 753
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,732 £25,750 £23,550
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Games in South Wales

Games
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Games in South Wales

Games
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in South Wales over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in South Wales

Games
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Cardiff -37 22 £26,000 -38.82% 7
Newport - 2 £42,500 - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £50,000 -
Games
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Games.

1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (20.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (16.00%) RESTful
5 4 (16.00%) Business Development
5 4 (16.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.00%) Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Scrum
5 4 (16.00%) Decision-Making
6 3 (12.00%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (12.00%) OpenGL
6 3 (12.00%) Delphi
6 3 (12.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Marketing
6 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (12.00%) WebGL
6 3 (12.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Mixpanel
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
2 6 (24.00%) Recruitment Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (16.00%) IT Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) IT Recruitment Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Graduate
5 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Junior
6 2 (8.00%) 3D Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Backend Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate Recruitment Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Release Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Backend Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) HTML
1 5 (20.00%) HTML5
2 4 (16.00%) RESTful
3 3 (12.00%) OpenGL
3 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 3 (12.00%) WebGL
4 2 (8.00%) .NET
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) CSS3
4 2 (8.00%) jQuery
4 2 (8.00%) LAMP
4 2 (8.00%) Laravel
4 2 (8.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) Symfony
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.00%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (4.00%) React
5 1 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Fintech
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Games
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Business Development
2 4 (16.00%) Decision-Making
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum
2 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) User Stories
4 2 (8.00%) API Development
4 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.00%) Code Optimisation
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Microservices
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Delphi
5 2 (8.00%) Groovy
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
1 2 (8.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Avaya
1 2 (8.00%) Citrix
1 2 (8.00%) Freshdesk
1 2 (8.00%) MuleSoft
1 2 (8.00%) Zend
2 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP