Period
to 19 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 233 156
Rank change year-on-year -19 -77 +85
Permanent jobs citing Games 73 119 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.75% 1.11% 1.86%
As % of the General category 2.38% 3.38% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 62 82 165
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,500 £24,375
90th Percentile £92,000 £67,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 3,063 3,525 3,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 31.45% 33.00% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2,342 2,878 2,823
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,300 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 19 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 -35 24 £40,000 - 12
Wiltshire - 18 £85,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -6 17 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Dorset -6 5 £31,000 +3.33% 2
Cornwall +31 4 £37,500 +4.90%
Somerset -2 2 £38,750 -3.13% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) JIRA
3 18 (24.66%) Finance
3 18 (24.66%) C#
3 18 (24.66%) .NET
4 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
5 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET
6 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
6 15 (20.55%) .NET Framework
7 14 (19.18%) Degree
7 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (19.18%) Docker
7 14 (19.18%) DevOps
7 14 (19.18%) User Experience
8 13 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.44%) QA
10 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.07%) Python
11 10 (13.70%) Windows
11 10 (13.70%) MVC
11 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (13.70%) REST
11 10 (13.70%) Kubernetes
11 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (12.33%) Microservices
12 9 (12.33%) .NET Core
12 9 (12.33%) 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 7 (9.59%) Confluence
2 5 (6.85%) CMS
2 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.74%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) InVision
1 3 (4.11%) Sketch
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) SaaS
4 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.74%) Office 365
6 1 (1.37%) IaaS
6 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) Firewall
2 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.48%) DNS
4 3 (4.11%) FCoE
4 3 (4.11%) LAN
4 3 (4.11%) SNMP
4 3 (4.11%) WAN
5 2 (2.74%) DHCP
5 2 (2.74%) HTTP
5 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.74%) Intranet
5 2 (2.74%) IPv4
5 2 (2.74%) IPv6
5 2 (2.74%) VLAN
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.11%) Power BI
4 2 (2.74%) MySQL
4 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.74%) QlikView
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) BODI
5 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.37%) Lumira
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.37%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.37%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.37%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (35.62%) JIRA
2 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.59%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.22%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.85%) Bugzilla
5 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.11%) Buildbot
6 3 (4.11%) Chocolatey
6 3 (4.11%) Redmine
6 3 (4.11%) Trac
6 3 (4.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.74%) Subversion
8 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (1.37%) JMeter
8 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.37%) NUnit
8 1 (1.37%) Selenium
8 1 (1.37%) Toad
8 1 (1.37%) WATIR
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Electronics
3 7 (9.59%) Marketing
3 7 (9.59%) Retail
4 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Developer
2 16 (21.92%) .NET Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Architect
3 9 (12.33%) Digital Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Software Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Digital Architect
5 7 (9.59%) .NET Architect
6 6 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Operational Security Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Operations Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Security Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Security Operations Manager
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) .NET
2 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET
3 15 (20.55%) .NET Framework
4 10 (13.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (13.70%) REST
5 9 (12.33%) .NET Core
5 9 (12.33%) HTML
6 8 (10.96%) CSS
7 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (9.59%) Web Services
8 6 (8.22%) CSS3
8 6 (8.22%) HTML5
8 6 (8.22%) jQuery
8 6 (8.22%) Laravel
9 5 (6.85%) Sass
10 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.48%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.11%) Ajax
11 3 (4.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) User Experience
2 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Social Media
6 2 (2.74%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.37%) Animation
7 1 (1.37%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.37%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.37%) Photography
7 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Unix
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (19.18%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (19.18%) DevOps
2 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
3 13 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (13.70%) MVC
6 9 (12.33%) Microservices
6 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.96%) TDD
7 8 (10.96%) Web Development
8 7 (9.59%) Project Management
8 7 (9.59%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (9.59%) Visualisation
9 6 (8.22%) Agile Project Management
9 6 (8.22%) Coaching
9 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.22%) SIEM
9 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) C#
2 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.07%) Python
4 8 (10.96%) C
4 8 (10.96%) SQL
5 7 (9.59%) PHP
5 7 (9.59%) Ruby
6 5 (6.85%) Java
7 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.48%) C++
7 4 (5.48%) Perl
7 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.11%) Korn
9 2 (2.74%) Java 8
9 2 (2.74%) PHP 5
9 2 (2.74%) PHP 7
9 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.37%) F#
10 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) DV Cleared
2 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) CCNA
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) CISSP
3 3 (4.11%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (4.11%) GIAC
3 3 (4.11%) Linux+ Certification
3 3 (4.11%) MCSE
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.11%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (4.11%) SANS
3 3 (4.11%) SSCP
4 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.44%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Docker
2 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.22%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.48%) Firmware
5 3 (4.11%) KVM
5 3 (4.11%) NFS
5 3 (4.11%) Samba
5 3 (4.11%) VMware NSX
5 3 (4.11%) vSphere
6 2 (2.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Kubernetes
2 8 (10.96%) Puppet
3 7 (9.59%) Ansible
3 7 (9.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.11%) Nagios
5 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.37%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Atlassian
4 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
4 6 (8.22%) Wrike
5 5 (6.85%) SAP
6 3 (4.11%) Draytek
6 3 (4.11%) EMC
6 3 (4.11%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.11%) NetApp
6 3 (4.11%) SonicWALL
6 3 (4.11%) Tableau
7 2 (2.74%) Apple
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Facebook
7 2 (2.74%) Google
7 2 (2.74%) Instagram
7 2 (2.74%) Perforce
8 1 (1.37%) Alteryx
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle