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

Gaming
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 196 197
Rank change year-on-year +70 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Games 117 65 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.31% 1.10% 0.80%
As % of the General category 6.85% 2.98% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 102 59 43
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £30,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £59,250
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 South West with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1707 2184 2229
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 33.74% 37.06% 37.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1387 1714 1706
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +11 44 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Gloucestershire +23 32 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Devon +10 22 £33,750 -25.00% 4
Dorset +33 8 £37,500 - 3
Wiltshire +19 6 £35,000 -28.20% 1
Somerset -5 4 £68,500 +61.17% 1
Cornwall - 1 £30,000 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 128 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (51.63%) JavaScript
3 90 (41.86%) C#
4 80 (37.21%) HTML
5 75 (34.88%) Software Engineering
6 64 (29.77%) Python
7 62 (28.84%) Java
8 61 (28.37%) C++
9 58 (26.98%) Linux
10 56 (26.05%) C
11 53 (24.65%) Windows
11 53 (24.65%) CSS
11 53 (24.65%) Mentoring
12 52 (24.19%) .NET
13 51 (23.72%) Security Cleared
14 50 (23.26%) HTML5
15 47 (21.86%) AngularJS
16 45 (20.93%) TDD
17 43 (20.00%) Degree
18 41 (19.07%) MVC
19 39 (18.14%) Cybersecurity
20 37 (17.21%) Git (software)
20 37 (17.21%) DV Cleared
20 37 (17.21%) ASP.NET
21 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
22 34 (15.81%) Coaching
23 33 (15.35%) Apple iOS
24 31 (14.42%) Node.js
24 31 (14.42%) Android
25 29 (13.49%) Time Management

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 22 (10.23%) WebLogic
2 17 (7.91%) Apache Pig
3 10 (4.65%) CMS
4 9 (4.19%) Apache
4 9 (4.19%) Drupal
4 9 (4.19%) WordPress
5 6 (2.79%) DNN
6 5 (2.33%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.93%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) Kentico
8 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (8.37%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (5.12%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (4.19%) Photoshop
4 8 (3.72%) 3ds Max
4 8 (3.72%) Maya
5 7 (3.26%) InDesign
5 7 (3.26%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.93%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.51%) Firewall
2 11 (5.12%) SAN
2 11 (5.12%) Wireless
3 8 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.26%) HTTP
5 5 (2.33%) HTTPS
5 5 (2.33%) SSL
6 4 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.40%) Intranet
8 2 (0.93%) DHCP
8 2 (0.93%) DNS
8 2 (0.93%) VLAN
9 1 (0.47%) ATM
9 1 (0.47%) FCoE
9 1 (0.47%) Internet
9 1 (0.47%) Network Security
9 1 (0.47%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (16.74%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.23%) Big Data
3 19 (8.84%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.37%) MySQL
5 17 (7.91%) Apache Hive
5 17 (7.91%) Hadoop
6 16 (7.44%) NoSQL
7 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.93%) SQLite
10 1 (0.47%) Redis
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 37 (17.21%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.23%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.26%) Axure RP
3 7 (3.26%) GCC
4 6 (2.79%) Subversion
5 3 (1.40%) XMLUnit
6 2 (0.93%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.47%) GitLab
7 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.47%) JIRA
7 1 (0.47%) Redmine
General
1 29 (13.49%) Finance
2 10 (4.65%) Online Betting
2 10 (4.65%) Retail
3 9 (4.19%) Multimedia
4 8 (3.72%) Advertising
5 7 (3.26%) Military
6 6 (2.79%) Electronics
7 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.40%) Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (41.40%) Developer
2 34 (15.81%) Software Engineer
3 33 (15.35%) .NET Developer
4 24 (11.16%) C# Developer
5 22 (10.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 18 (8.37%) Web Developer
7 17 (7.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (7.44%) Administrator
8 16 (7.44%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (6.98%) Consultant
9 15 (6.98%) Software Consultant
10 14 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 13 (6.05%) IT Administrator
11 13 (6.05%) IT Systems Administrator
12 12 (5.58%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (5.58%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (5.58%) Senior Developer
12 12 (5.58%) Software Developer
13 11 (5.12%) Graduate
13 11 (5.12%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (37.21%) HTML
2 53 (24.65%) CSS
3 52 (24.19%) .NET
4 50 (23.26%) HTML5
5 47 (21.86%) AngularJS
6 37 (17.21%) ASP.NET
7 31 (14.42%) Node.js
8 29 (13.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 25 (11.63%) Hibernate
10 24 (11.16%) CSS3
11 23 (10.70%) .NET Framework
11 23 (10.70%) J2EE
12 22 (10.23%) EJB
12 22 (10.23%) RESTful
12 22 (10.23%) Spring
13 21 (9.77%) Java EE
13 21 (9.77%) STL
14 20 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (8.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 16 (7.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.37%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.05%) User Experience
4 11 (5.12%) Video on Demand
5 10 (4.65%) Online Games
5 10 (4.65%) Streaming Video
6 9 (4.19%) Animation
6 9 (4.19%) Social Media
7 8 (3.72%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (3.72%) iPhone
7 8 (3.72%) Learning Management System
7 8 (3.72%) SCORM
8 7 (3.26%) e-Learning
9 6 (2.79%) Xbox
10 5 (2.33%) Blog
11 4 (1.86%) Mobile Games
12 3 (1.40%) Cybercrime
12 3 (1.40%) PlayStation
12 3 (1.40%) Replication
13 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 58 (26.98%) Linux
2 53 (24.65%) Windows
3 33 (15.35%) Apple iOS
4 31 (14.42%) Android
5 24 (11.16%) Mac OS X
6 17 (7.91%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.33%) Windows Phone
8 4 (1.86%) Unix
9 3 (1.40%) CentOS
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (34.88%) Software Engineering
3 53 (24.65%) Mentoring
4 45 (20.93%) TDD
5 41 (19.07%) MVC
6 39 (18.14%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (15.81%) Coaching
8 29 (13.49%) Time Management
9 25 (11.63%) BDD
9 25 (11.63%) Scrum
9 25 (11.63%) User Stories
10 24 (11.16%) Open Source
11 23 (10.70%) Multithreading
12 22 (10.23%) Mobile Development
13 21 (9.77%) Reverse Engineering
13 21 (9.77%) Web Development
14 19 (8.84%) E-Commerce
15 15 (6.98%) Game Development
16 14 (6.51%) Deep Learning
16 14 (6.51%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 111 (51.63%) JavaScript
2 90 (41.86%) C#
3 64 (29.77%) Python
4 62 (28.84%) Java
5 61 (28.37%) C++
6 56 (26.05%) C
7 29 (13.49%) Objective-C
8 24 (11.16%) Ruby
9 19 (8.84%) PHP
9 19 (8.84%) Scala
10 9 (4.19%) SQL
11 8 (3.72%) Fortran
12 4 (1.86%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.86%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.86%) Perl
12 4 (1.86%) VB
12 4 (1.86%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.40%) PHP 5
13 3 (1.40%) PHP 7
13 3 (1.40%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (23.72%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.00%) Degree
3 37 (17.21%) DV Cleared
4 17 (7.91%) PhD
5 13 (6.05%) CompTIA Security+
5 13 (6.05%) Network+ Certification
5 13 (6.05%) Security+ Certification
6 12 (5.58%) CCNA
6 12 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.58%) CISSP
6 12 (5.58%) GIAC
6 12 (5.58%) Linux+ Certification
6 12 (5.58%) MCSE
6 12 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (5.58%) SANS
6 12 (5.58%) SSCP
7 9 (4.19%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB
8 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.93%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Docker
5 1 (0.47%) NFS
5 1 (0.47%) Samba
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Ansible
1 1 (0.47%) Nagios
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (9.77%) VMware
2 18 (8.37%) Adobe
3 16 (7.44%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.12%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.72%) Kenexa
6 6 (2.79%) Cisco
7 5 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.93%) Apple
10 1 (0.47%) EMC
10 1 (0.47%) Google
10 1 (0.47%) NetApp
10 1 (0.47%) SAP
10 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds
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