Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 202 168
Rank change year-on-year +27 -34 +35
Permanent jobs citing Games 165 135 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.60% 1.33% 1.89%
As % of the General category 4.51% 3.97% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 126 129 160
South West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% +3.53%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,400 £29,600
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,250 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 South West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,657 3,397 3,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.46% 33.56% 34.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,884 2,713 2,982
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,787 £65,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +3.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 6 months to 19 October 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
Bristol +15 77 £30,000 -25.00% 33
Gloucestershire +30 38 £45,000 +9.09% 9
Somerset +27 20 £27,000 -36.47% 2
Cornwall - 11 £36,000 - 3
Dorset -35 10 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Devon +15 4 £37,500 +70.45% 1
Wiltshire -12 4 £32,750 +52.33% 6
Games
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 West region with a requirement for Games.

1 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (38.79%) C#
3 57 (34.55%) Software Engineering
4 53 (32.12%) .NET
5 51 (30.91%) Java
6 49 (29.70%) Degree
7 47 (28.48%) JavaScript
8 43 (26.06%) SQL Server
8 43 (26.06%) Computer Science
9 39 (23.64%) Python
10 35 (21.21%) OO
10 35 (21.21%) C
11 34 (20.61%) C++
12 33 (20.00%) HTML
12 33 (20.00%) XML
12 33 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 32 (19.39%) Web Development
14 30 (18.18%) Mathematics
14 30 (18.18%) SQL
15 28 (16.97%) MVC
15 28 (16.97%) Scrum
16 27 (16.36%) J2EE
16 27 (16.36%) Windows
16 27 (16.36%) Android
17 25 (15.15%) Google
17 25 (15.15%) Microsoft
18 24 (14.55%) Linux
18 24 (14.55%) Physics
18 24 (14.55%) Mentoring
19 22 (13.33%) Coaching

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 17 (10.30%) CMS
2 15 (9.09%) Umbraco
3 10 (6.06%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.24%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.82%) nginx
6 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.61%) IIS
6 1 (0.61%) Marvel
6 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Doxygen
2 3 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.82%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.61%) InDesign
3 1 (0.61%) InVision
3 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.61%) Pixate
3 1 (0.61%) Simulink
3 1 (0.61%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.42%) Magento
3 2 (1.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.24%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (4.24%) Slack
4 6 (3.64%) GitHub
5 2 (1.21%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.21%) Google Play
5 2 (1.21%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.67%) HTTP
2 10 (6.06%) HTTPS
2 10 (6.06%) SSL
3 8 (4.85%) FCoE
3 8 (4.85%) Firewall
3 8 (4.85%) SNMP
3 8 (4.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.30%) Oracle Database
2 17 (10.30%) RDBMS
2 17 (10.30%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.67%) Big Data
4 9 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.64%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.03%) MySQL
7 4 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.21%) Redis
8 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.61%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (6.67%) JIRA
2 9 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.85%) Redmine
4 7 (4.24%) CircleCI
4 7 (4.24%) GoCD
4 7 (4.24%) Subversion
5 5 (3.03%) TeamCity
5 5 (3.03%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.82%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.82%) Buildbot
6 3 (1.82%) Chocolatey
6 3 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.82%) Trac
7 1 (0.61%) Maven
7 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (4.85%) Electronics
1 8 (4.85%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.64%) Marketing
3 5 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.21%) Retail
4 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Avionics
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (43.64%) Developer
2 38 (23.03%) Graduate
3 36 (21.82%) Software Developer
4 35 (21.21%) Graduate Developer
5 30 (18.18%) Graduate Software Developer
6 22 (13.33%) Junior
7 20 (12.12%) Junior Developer
8 19 (11.52%) .NET Developer
9 17 (10.30%) Junior Software Developer
10 15 (9.09%) Consultant
11 11 (6.67%) C# Developer
11 11 (6.67%) Software Consultant
12 10 (6.06%) Requirements Engineer
12 10 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
13 9 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (5.45%) Platform Engineer
13 9 (5.45%) Software Engineer
13 9 (5.45%) Software Engineering Manager
13 9 (5.45%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (32.12%) .NET
2 33 (20.00%) HTML
2 33 (20.00%) XML
3 27 (16.36%) J2EE
4 16 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 16 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 16 (9.70%) jQuery
5 14 (8.48%) CSS
6 12 (7.27%) RESTful
6 12 (7.27%) Spring
7 11 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 11 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 10 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (6.06%) EJB
9 9 (5.45%) HTML5
10 8 (4.85%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (4.85%) Node.js
10 8 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (4.85%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.06%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.27%) iPhone
3 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.24%) Mobile Games
5 6 (3.64%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.64%) User Experience
6 5 (3.03%) BBC
6 5 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.82%) Animation
8 3 (1.82%) Cybercrime
8 3 (1.82%) Xbox
9 2 (1.21%) CCTV
9 2 (1.21%) EPoS
9 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.61%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.61%) Vector Graphics
10 1 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.36%) Android
1 27 (16.36%) Windows
2 24 (14.55%) Linux
3 13 (7.88%) Apple iOS
4 10 (6.06%) Windows Phone
5 9 (5.45%) Unix
6 3 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (50.30%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (34.55%) Software Engineering
3 35 (21.21%) OO
4 33 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 32 (19.39%) Web Development
6 30 (18.18%) Mathematics
7 28 (16.97%) MVC
7 28 (16.97%) Scrum
8 24 (14.55%) Mentoring
8 24 (14.55%) Physics
9 22 (13.33%) Coaching
9 22 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (12.73%) iOS Development
11 20 (12.12%) Game Development
12 19 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (10.91%) SDLC
13 18 (10.91%) TDD
13 18 (10.91%) User Stories
14 17 (10.30%) Unit Testing
15 16 (9.70%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (38.79%) C#
2 51 (30.91%) Java
3 47 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 39 (23.64%) Python
5 35 (21.21%) C
6 34 (20.61%) C++
7 30 (18.18%) SQL
8 16 (9.70%) Objective-C
9 13 (7.88%) Scala
10 10 (6.06%) PHP
11 9 (5.45%) Bash Shell
12 8 (4.85%) Korn
12 8 (4.85%) Perl
13 7 (4.24%) Ruby
14 6 (3.64%) Apple Swift
14 6 (3.64%) VB
15 3 (1.82%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.21%) ES6
16 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 49 (29.70%) Degree
2 22 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 22 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.27%) CCNA
3 12 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (7.27%) CISSP
3 12 (7.27%) CompTIA Security+
3 12 (7.27%) GIAC
3 12 (7.27%) Linux+ Certification
3 12 (7.27%) MCSE
3 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.27%) Network+ Certification
3 12 (7.27%) SANS
3 12 (7.27%) SSCP
4 5 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.03%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.03%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (4.85%) NFS
2 8 (4.85%) Samba
2 8 (4.85%) VMware NSX
3 7 (4.24%) Docker
4 3 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.82%) KVM
4 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) Ansible
1 13 (7.88%) Puppet
2 8 (4.85%) Nagios
2 8 (4.85%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.21%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) Kibana
5 1 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 25 (15.15%) Google
1 25 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.91%) Oracle
3 11 (6.67%) VMware
4 10 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 10 (6.06%) Cisco
5 8 (4.85%) EMC
5 8 (4.85%) NetApp
5 8 (4.85%) SolarWinds
6 7 (4.24%) Perforce
7 5 (3.03%) Sony
8 4 (2.42%) Apple
9 3 (1.82%) Facebook
9 3 (1.82%) SAP
10 2 (1.21%) Twitter
11 1 (0.61%) Adobe
11 1 (0.61%) IBM
11 1 (0.61%) Tableau