Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 150 239
Rank change year-on-year -63 +89 -23
Permanent jobs citing Games 119 206 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.18% 1.99% 1.06%
As % of the General category 3.80% 5.95% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 101 167 117
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £25,650 £27,200
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +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 3,128 3,465 4,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.92% 33.44% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,516 2,785 3,713
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,625 £72,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -26 67 £40,000 -6.98% 17
Somerset +22 20 £42,500 +21.43% 3
Gloucestershire -4 17 £45,000 - 6
Dorset -22 11 £37,500 +1.35% 2
Cornwall -22 1 £21,500 -28.33% 1
Devon -24 1 - - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 82 (68.91%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.70%) TDD
3 46 (38.66%) .NET
4 45 (37.82%) C#
5 44 (36.97%) SQL Server
6 41 (34.45%) ASP.NET
6 41 (34.45%) Software Engineering
7 38 (31.93%) MVC
8 36 (30.25%) Linux
9 34 (28.57%) WCF
9 34 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 34 (28.57%) Node.js
9 34 (28.57%) Web Application Development
9 34 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 34 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 29 (24.37%) Domain-Driven Design
11 27 (22.69%) Git (software)
12 25 (21.01%) Java
12 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
13 24 (20.17%) Python
13 24 (20.17%) KnockoutJS
13 24 (20.17%) Google
14 21 (17.65%) C++
14 21 (17.65%) Mentoring
15 20 (16.81%) AngularJS
15 20 (16.81%) Mobile App
15 20 (16.81%) Android
15 20 (16.81%) Scala
16 19 (15.97%) Dependency Injection
16 19 (15.97%) iPhone

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 16 (13.45%) DNN
2 7 (5.88%) Apache Solr
3 4 (3.36%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.52%) CMS
4 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.84%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.84%) Gunicorn
5 1 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.97%) Google Play
2 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.84%) npm
3 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.45%) Firewall
2 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.40%) Internet
4 9 (7.56%) FCoE
4 9 (7.56%) SNMP
5 6 (5.04%) MPLS
6 5 (4.20%) ISDN
6 5 (4.20%) VLAN
6 5 (4.20%) VoIP
6 5 (4.20%) VPN
7 3 (2.52%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.52%) IPv4
7 3 (2.52%) Network Security
8 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.84%) BGP
9 1 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.84%) LAN
9 1 (0.84%) PPP
9 1 (0.84%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) SQL Server
2 34 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (9.24%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.56%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.52%) Big Data
6 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.52%) MySQL
6 3 (2.52%) Redis
7 1 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.84%) GIS
7 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (22.69%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.24%) JIRA
3 9 (7.56%) Redmine
4 7 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.36%) gulp
6 3 (2.52%) Codeception
6 3 (2.52%) Subversion
6 3 (2.52%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.52%) webpack
7 1 (0.84%) Bower
7 1 (0.84%) Calabash
7 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.84%) Grunt
7 1 (0.84%) JMeter
7 1 (0.84%) MonkeyTalk
7 1 (0.84%) Selenium
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Online Betting
2 9 (7.56%) Retail
3 6 (5.04%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Automotive
5 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (52.10%) Developer
2 42 (35.29%) .NET Developer
3 19 (15.97%) Digital Developer
3 19 (15.97%) Software Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 9 (7.56%) Computer Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Computer Vision Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Platform Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.20%) Business Continuity Specialist
6 5 (4.20%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) IT Support
6 5 (4.20%) IT Support Specialist
6 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.66%) .NET
2 41 (34.45%) ASP.NET
3 34 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 34 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 34 (28.57%) Node.js
3 34 (28.57%) WCF
4 24 (20.17%) KnockoutJS
5 20 (16.81%) AngularJS
6 19 (15.97%) Ninject
7 17 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 16 (13.45%) HTML
8 16 (13.45%) OpenCV
8 16 (13.45%) Theano
9 14 (11.76%) CSS
10 13 (10.92%) HTML5
10 13 (10.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (10.08%) RESTful
12 6 (5.04%) jQuery
13 5 (4.20%) .NET Framework
13 5 (4.20%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.81%) Mobile App
2 19 (15.97%) iPhone
3 16 (13.45%) Robotics
4 14 (11.76%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (6.72%) Online Games
6 7 (5.88%) Computer Science
7 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.20%) User Experience
9 3 (2.52%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.68%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.84%) BBC
11 1 (0.84%) CCTV
11 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.84%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.84%) EPoS
11 1 (0.84%) PlayStation
11 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.84%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.25%) Linux
2 20 (16.81%) Android
3 15 (12.61%) Windows
4 10 (8.40%) Robot Operating System
5 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (68.91%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (43.70%) TDD
3 41 (34.45%) Software Engineering
4 38 (31.93%) MVC
5 34 (28.57%) Web Application Development
6 29 (24.37%) Domain-Driven Design
7 21 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 19 (15.97%) BDD
8 19 (15.97%) Dependency Injection
9 18 (15.13%) OO
10 16 (13.45%) Artificial Intelligence
10 16 (13.45%) Computer Vision
10 16 (13.45%) Deep Learning
10 16 (13.45%) Machine Learning
10 16 (13.45%) Neural Network
10 16 (13.45%) Reinforcement Learning
10 16 (13.45%) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
11 13 (10.92%) Coaching
12 10 (8.40%) CQRS
12 10 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.82%) C#
2 25 (21.01%) Java
2 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
3 24 (20.17%) Python
4 21 (17.65%) C++
5 20 (16.81%) Scala
6 10 (8.40%) C
7 9 (7.56%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.56%) Korn
8 6 (5.04%) VB
9 5 (4.20%) PHP
9 5 (4.20%) Ruby
10 4 (3.36%) SQL
11 3 (2.52%) ES6
11 3 (2.52%) ES7
11 3 (2.52%) PHP 7
11 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.52%) XPath
12 1 (0.84%) Dart
12 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) PhD
2 14 (11.76%) Degree
3 10 (8.40%) CCNA
3 10 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.40%) MCSE
3 10 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.56%) CISSP
4 9 (7.56%) CompTIA Security+
4 9 (7.56%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.56%) GIAC
4 9 (7.56%) Linux+ Certification
4 9 (7.56%) Network+ Certification
4 9 (7.56%) SANS
4 9 (7.56%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.56%) SSCP
5 5 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.20%) ISEB
5 5 (4.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.84%) CCIE
6 1 (0.84%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (7.56%) NFS
2 9 (7.56%) Samba
2 9 (7.56%) VMware NSX
3 8 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.88%) Docker
5 6 (5.04%) Active Directory
6 5 (4.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (10.92%) Ansible
2 12 (10.08%) Nagios
2 12 (10.08%) vCenter Server
3 9 (7.56%) Puppet
4 3 (2.52%) Cacti
Vendors
1 24 (20.17%) Google
2 17 (14.29%) VMware
3 9 (7.56%) EMC
3 9 (7.56%) NetApp
3 9 (7.56%) SolarWinds
4 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco
6 1 (0.84%) Capita
6 1 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.84%) Tableau