Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 327 348
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21 -24
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 5 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.049% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 11
South West median annual salary £23,500 £49,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -52.04% +40.00% -
10th Percentile £21,100 £35,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £39,000 £49,000 £42,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Game Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9192 9719 10557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.56% 88.87% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7569 8101 8871
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the South West

Game Development
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development in the South West.

Salary trend for Game Development in the South West

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the South West

Game Development
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Gloucestershire +23 3 £23,500 -52.04%
Bristol -21 2 £28,750 -28.13% 1
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 South West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Big Data
1 3 (60.00%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Graduate
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree