Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 157 244
Rank change year-on-year -83 +87 -28
Permanent jobs citing Games 120 190 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 1.87% 1.05%
As % of the General category 3.44% 5.50% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 82 165 102
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £52,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £49,276 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +3.74% -1.04% +1.05%

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 3,493 3,457 4,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.85% 34.06% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,848 2,821 3,360
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,075 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 77 £40,000 - 20
Gloucestershire -1 18 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Somerset +24 11 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Dorset -42 9 £30,000 -20.00% 8
Cornwall -13 4 £35,750 +19.17% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 85 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) Software Engineering
3 31 (25.83%) C#
4 26 (21.67%) Linux
5 25 (20.83%) Python
6 24 (20.00%) .NET
7 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
7 23 (19.17%) C++
7 23 (19.17%) JavaScript
7 23 (19.17%) Windows
8 22 (18.33%) TDD
8 22 (18.33%) Android
9 21 (17.50%) Google
10 20 (16.67%) JIRA
10 20 (16.67%) Scala
10 20 (16.67%) Java
10 20 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 19 (15.83%) Test Automation
12 18 (15.00%) MVC
12 18 (15.00%) VMware
13 17 (14.17%) Ansible
13 17 (14.17%) Mentoring
14 16 (13.33%) Coaching
14 16 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
14 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 16 (13.33%) Web Application Development
14 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET
14 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
14 16 (13.33%) Git (software)

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 5 (4.17%) DNN
2 4 (3.33%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.33%) CMS
3 3 (2.50%) nginx
4 2 (1.67%) IIS
4 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.83%) Gunicorn
5 1 (0.83%) Marvel
5 1 (0.83%) Mule
5 1 (0.83%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.83%) InDesign
2 1 (0.83%) InVision
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (0.83%) Pixate
2 1 (0.83%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
1 1 (0.83%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.00%) Google Play
2 6 (5.00%) Slack
3 5 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
4 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.83%) npm
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) Firewall
2 12 (10.00%) HTTP
3 9 (7.50%) FCoE
3 9 (7.50%) SNMP
3 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.17%) ISDN
4 5 (4.17%) MPLS
4 5 (4.17%) VLAN
4 5 (4.17%) VoIP
4 5 (4.17%) VPN
5 4 (3.33%) Internet
6 2 (1.67%) ATM
6 2 (1.67%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.67%) SSL
7 1 (0.83%) LAN
7 1 (0.83%) SMS
7 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (7.50%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.50%) MySQL
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.67%) Big Data
7 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.83%) GIS
8 1 (0.83%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.83%) QlikView
8 1 (0.83%) Redis
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (16.67%) JIRA
2 16 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.50%) Redmine
4 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.00%) CircleCI
5 6 (5.00%) GoCD
5 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.17%) VersionOne
7 4 (3.33%) Bugzilla
7 4 (3.33%) Buildbot
7 4 (3.33%) Chocolatey
7 4 (3.33%) Subversion
7 4 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.33%) Trac
7 4 (3.33%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.83%) Bower
8 1 (0.83%) Gatling
8 1 (0.83%) Grunt
8 1 (0.83%) gulp
8 1 (0.83%) JMeter
General
1 7 (5.83%) Legal
2 5 (4.17%) Finance
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (28.33%) Developer
2 16 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) Digital Developer
5 11 (9.17%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Engineering Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Platform Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Software Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Games Programmer
8 7 (5.83%) Programmer
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Games Programmer
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Programmer
10 5 (4.17%) Business Continuity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.00%) .NET
2 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 16 (13.33%) WCF
3 14 (11.67%) Node.js
3 14 (11.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 13 (10.83%) HTML
5 12 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
5 12 (10.00%) Ninject
6 8 (6.67%) CSS
6 8 (6.67%) HTML5
7 7 (5.83%) jQuery
7 7 (5.83%) Unreal Engine
8 6 (5.00%) Kafka
9 5 (4.17%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.17%) J2EE
9 5 (4.17%) OpenCV
9 5 (4.17%) Theano
9 5 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) iPhone
2 13 (10.83%) Mobile App
3 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.67%) Mobile Games
4 8 (6.67%) User Experience
5 6 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.17%) Robotics
7 2 (1.67%) BBC
7 2 (1.67%) CCTV
7 2 (1.67%) EPoS
7 2 (1.67%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.83%) Animation
8 1 (0.83%) Blog
8 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.83%) Online Games
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.67%) Linux
2 23 (19.17%) Windows
3 22 (18.33%) Android
4 8 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.17%) Robot Operating System
6 3 (2.50%) Unix
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (35.83%) Software Engineering
3 22 (18.33%) TDD
4 19 (15.83%) Test Automation
5 18 (15.00%) MVC
6 17 (14.17%) Mentoring
7 16 (13.33%) Coaching
7 16 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (13.33%) Web Application Development
8 15 (12.50%) Functional Programming
9 14 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
10 12 (10.00%) DevOps
11 11 (9.17%) SDLC
11 11 (9.17%) User Stories
12 10 (8.33%) Decision-Making
12 10 (8.33%) Game Development
12 10 (8.33%) ITIL
12 10 (8.33%) Project Management
12 10 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.83%) C#
2 25 (20.83%) Python
3 23 (19.17%) C++
3 23 (19.17%) JavaScript
4 20 (16.67%) Java
4 20 (16.67%) Scala
5 15 (12.50%) SQL
6 13 (10.83%) C
7 9 (7.50%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.50%) Korn
8 7 (5.83%) Assembly Language
8 7 (5.83%) Erlang
8 7 (5.83%) VB
9 5 (4.17%) Perl
10 4 (3.33%) Ruby
10 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.50%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.83%) Lisp
12 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Degree
2 12 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 12 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (9.17%) MCSE
3 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.33%) CCNA
4 10 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.33%) CISSP
4 10 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
4 10 (8.33%) GIAC
4 10 (8.33%) Linux+ Certification
4 10 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
4 10 (8.33%) SANS
4 10 (8.33%) SSCP
5 5 (4.17%) ISEB
5 5 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (4.17%) PhD
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.67%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) ISO 22301
1 5 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (10.83%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (7.50%) Docker
2 9 (7.50%) NFS
2 9 (7.50%) Samba
2 9 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.50%) VMware NSX
3 6 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.17%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.33%) KVM
5 4 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (14.17%) Ansible
2 13 (10.83%) Puppet
3 9 (7.50%) Nagios
3 9 (7.50%) vCenter Server
4 4 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Grafana
5 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (17.50%) Google
2 20 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.00%) VMware
4 9 (7.50%) EMC
4 9 (7.50%) NetApp
4 9 (7.50%) SolarWinds
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle
6 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco
6 2 (1.67%) Perforce
6 2 (1.67%) SAP
6 2 (1.67%) Sony
7 1 (0.83%) Apple
7 1 (0.83%) ATG
7 1 (0.83%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) hybris
7 1 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.83%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Twitter