The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 172 138
Rank change year-on-year +21 -34  
Permanent jobs citing Games 83 69 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.59% 1.31% 1.98%
As % of the General category 4.59% 3.62% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 73 51 76
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1809 1907 2187
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 34.63% 36.30% 36.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1446 1531 1696
Median salary £43,500 £43,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

Games
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Games in the South West

Games
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the South West

Games
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 Games within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 40 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Gloucestershire -8 15 £32,500 -33.67% 2
Dorset - 10 £37,500 - 2
Somerset +5 8 £50,000 -14.89%
Devon -7 6 £26,750 -16.40%
Wiltshire +12 4 £31,250 -45.65%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Games.

1 101 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (45.13%) JavaScript
3 78 (40.00%) HTML
4 73 (37.44%) C#
5 51 (26.15%) Python
6 50 (25.64%) Software Engineering
7 49 (25.13%) Linux
8 47 (24.10%) C++
8 47 (24.10%) TDD
9 46 (23.59%) CSS
10 44 (22.56%) Java
11 43 (22.05%) .NET
11 43 (22.05%) Windows
11 43 (22.05%) MVC
12 41 (21.03%) HTML5
13 34 (17.44%) Mentoring
14 33 (16.92%) Finance
14 33 (16.92%) Security Cleared
15 32 (16.41%) Degree
15 32 (16.41%) SQL Server
16 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET
16 30 (15.38%) Git (software)
17 29 (14.87%) AngularJS
18 28 (14.36%) Scrum
18 28 (14.36%) Visual Studio
18 28 (14.36%) C
19 26 (13.33%) BDD
20 25 (12.82%) Open Source
20 25 (12.82%) Apple iOS
20 25 (12.82%) Android

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (9.74%) CMS
2 9 (4.62%) Apache Pig
2 9 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.10%) Drupal
3 8 (4.10%) WordPress
4 6 (3.08%) Apache
4 6 (3.08%) DNN
5 5 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.56%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) Kentico
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (8.72%) Adobe Illustrator
2 12 (6.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (2.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.03%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.03%) InDesign
4 2 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (5.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (4.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.54%) Google Play
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.13%) Internet
2 7 (3.59%) Firewall
2 7 (3.59%) SAN
2 7 (3.59%) Wireless
3 5 (2.56%) DHCP
3 5 (2.56%) DNS
3 5 (2.56%) VLAN
4 1 (0.51%) ATM
4 1 (0.51%) FCoE
4 1 (0.51%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) SNMP
4 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.26%) MySQL
3 10 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (4.62%) Apache Hive
4 9 (4.62%) Big Data
4 9 (4.62%) Hadoop
4 9 (4.62%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.10%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.36%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.64%) GCC
4 8 (4.10%) XMLUnit
5 6 (3.08%) Subversion
6 4 (2.05%) NuGet
6 4 (2.05%) NUnit
6 4 (2.05%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.05%) webpack
7 3 (1.54%) Selenium
8 2 (1.03%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.03%) Codeception
8 2 (1.03%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.51%) gulp
9 1 (0.51%) Mocha
9 1 (0.51%) Protractor
9 1 (0.51%) Redmine
9 1 (0.51%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (16.92%) Finance
2 19 (9.74%) Electronics
2 19 (9.74%) Marketing
3 15 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.67%) Multimedia
5 11 (5.64%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.56%) Advertising
6 5 (2.56%) Retail
7 4 (2.05%) Publishing
8 3 (1.54%) Banking
8 3 (1.54%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 95 (48.72%) Developer
2 32 (16.41%) .NET Developer
3 29 (14.87%) Software Engineer
4 22 (11.28%) C# Developer
5 20 (10.26%) Web Developer
6 15 (7.69%) Graduate
6 15 (7.69%) Junior
7 14 (7.18%) PHP Developer
8 12 (6.15%) Administrator
8 12 (6.15%) IT Administrator
8 12 (6.15%) IT Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.15%) Multimedia Developer
8 12 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (5.64%) C# .NET Developer
9 11 (5.64%) PHP Web Developer
9 11 (5.64%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.62%) Designer
11 9 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.62%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.00%) HTML
2 46 (23.59%) CSS
3 43 (22.05%) .NET
4 41 (21.03%) HTML5
5 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET
6 29 (14.87%) AngularJS
7 24 (12.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 23 (11.79%) Node.js
9 22 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (10.26%) .NET Framework
10 20 (10.26%) Ajax
10 20 (10.26%) CSS3
11 17 (8.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 17 (8.72%) WCF
12 15 (7.69%) jQuery
13 14 (7.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (7.18%) RESTful
13 14 (7.18%) Theano
14 13 (6.67%) Hibernate
15 12 (6.15%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 17 (8.72%) e-Learning
4 11 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (5.64%) User Experience
5 8 (4.10%) 3D Graphics
5 8 (4.10%) Blog
5 8 (4.10%) Social Media
6 7 (3.59%) Streaming Video
7 6 (3.08%) Video on Demand
8 5 (2.56%) Mobile Games
9 4 (2.05%) iPhone
9 4 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.54%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.54%) Handset
10 3 (1.54%) iPad
10 3 (1.54%) Online Games
11 2 (1.03%) PlayStation
11 2 (1.03%) Replication
11 2 (1.03%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.13%) Linux
2 43 (22.05%) Windows
3 25 (12.82%) Android
3 25 (12.82%) Apple iOS
4 23 (11.79%) Mac OS X
5 16 (8.21%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.54%) CentOS
6 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) Debian
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.64%) Software Engineering
3 47 (24.10%) TDD
4 43 (22.05%) MVC
5 34 (17.44%) Mentoring
6 28 (14.36%) Scrum
7 26 (13.33%) BDD
8 25 (12.82%) Open Source
9 24 (12.31%) Web Development
10 22 (11.28%) OO
11 19 (9.74%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (9.74%) Time Management
12 18 (9.23%) Game Development
12 18 (9.23%) Performance Analysis
13 17 (8.72%) Web Application Development
14 16 (8.21%) Machine Learning
15 14 (7.18%) Artificial Intelligence
15 14 (7.18%) Computer Vision
15 14 (7.18%) Deep Learning
16 13 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 88 (45.13%) JavaScript
2 73 (37.44%) C#
3 51 (26.15%) Python
4 47 (24.10%) C++
5 44 (22.56%) Java
6 28 (14.36%) C
7 22 (11.28%) PHP
8 18 (9.23%) Scala
9 15 (7.69%) Ruby
10 11 (5.64%) Objective-C
11 9 (4.62%) SQL
12 8 (4.10%) Fortran
13 4 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.05%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.54%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.03%) Lua
15 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.03%) R
16 1 (0.51%) Clojure
16 1 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.41%) Degree
3 20 (10.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (9.23%) PhD
5 13 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 12 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.54%) ISEB
7 3 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CISSP
8 1 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.51%) GIAC
8 1 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) MCSE
8 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) SANS
8 1 (0.51%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (0.51%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 13 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) NFS
3 1 (0.51%) Samba
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Ansible
1 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.51%) Nagios
1 1 (0.51%) Puppet
1 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (9.74%) Adobe
2 17 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.18%) VMware
4 11 (5.64%) SAP
5 3 (1.54%) Google
5 3 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.51%) Apple
6 1 (0.51%) EMC
6 1 (0.51%) NetApp
6 1 (0.51%) RedGate
6 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
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