Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 219 157
Rank change year-on-year +31 -62 +72
Permanent jobs citing Games 140 124 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.40% 1.22% 2.01%
As % of the General category 4.17% 3.71% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 129 123 172
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,100 £29,825
90th Percentile £57,750 £57,500 £56,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 3,357 3,346 3,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.68% 32.95% 33.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,621 2,692 2,936
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -5 50 £40,000 - 20
Gloucestershire +51 44 £45,000 +2.86% 5
Somerset +16 18 £27,000 -36.47% 4
Cornwall - 14 £36,000 - 5
Wiltshire 0 7 £28,000 +30.23% 4
Devon +5 4 £37,500 +70.45% 1
Dorset -7 3 £60,000 +60.00% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 73 (52.14%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.43%) Software Engineering
3 49 (35.00%) C#
4 48 (34.29%) Java
5 47 (33.57%) Degree
6 41 (29.29%) JavaScript
7 39 (27.86%) .NET
8 36 (25.71%) C
9 34 (24.29%) Computer Science
10 33 (23.57%) HTML
11 30 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 30 (21.43%) Python
12 29 (20.71%) Web Development
13 27 (19.29%) SQL
13 27 (19.29%) C++
14 25 (17.86%) Test Automation
15 24 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (17.14%) OO
15 24 (17.14%) XML
15 24 (17.14%) Linux
16 23 (16.43%) MVC
16 23 (16.43%) Scrum
17 21 (15.00%) Windows
17 21 (15.00%) TDD
17 21 (15.00%) Mentoring
18 20 (14.29%) Coaching
18 20 (14.29%) Mathematics
18 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
19 19 (13.57%) J2EE
19 19 (13.57%) DV Cleared

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 14 (10.00%) Umbraco
2 12 (8.57%) CMS
3 8 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.43%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.71%) InDesign
2 1 (0.71%) InVision
2 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (3.57%) GitHub
4 3 (2.14%) Office 365
5 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.43%) SaaS
5 2 (1.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.71%) FCoE
2 8 (5.71%) Firewall
2 8 (5.71%) HTTP
2 8 (5.71%) HTTPS
2 8 (5.71%) SNMP
2 8 (5.71%) SSL
3 2 (1.43%) DHCP
3 2 (1.43%) DNS
3 2 (1.43%) VLAN
4 1 (0.71%) ATM
4 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.86%) RDBMS
3 11 (7.86%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.43%) Big Data
5 8 (5.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.86%) Couchbase
7 4 (2.86%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.43%) MySQL
8 2 (1.43%) Redis
9 1 (0.71%) BODI
9 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.71%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) JIRA
2 8 (5.71%) Redmine
3 6 (4.29%) Maven
4 5 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.57%) Subversion
5 2 (1.43%) CircleCI
5 2 (1.43%) GoCD
5 2 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.43%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.71%) Toad
General
1 11 (7.86%) Electronics
1 11 (7.86%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Marketing
3 5 (3.57%) Aerospace
3 5 (3.57%) Legal
3 5 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Avionics
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (44.29%) Developer
2 28 (20.00%) Graduate
3 26 (18.57%) Software Developer
4 24 (17.14%) Graduate Developer
5 21 (15.00%) Graduate Software Developer
6 18 (12.86%) Junior
7 17 (12.14%) .NET Developer
8 15 (10.71%) Project Manager
9 13 (9.29%) Junior Developer
10 11 (7.86%) C# Developer
10 11 (7.86%) Junior Software Developer
11 10 (7.14%) Consultant
11 10 (7.14%) Software Engineer
12 9 (6.43%) Platform Engineer
13 8 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (5.71%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (5.71%) Requirements Engineer
13 8 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.86%) .NET
2 33 (23.57%) HTML
3 24 (17.14%) XML
4 19 (13.57%) J2EE
5 17 (12.14%) Spring
6 16 (11.43%) jQuery
7 15 (10.71%) CSS
8 14 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 13 (9.29%) AngularJS
10 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 11 (7.86%) ASP.NET
11 11 (7.86%) React
12 10 (7.14%) HTML5
12 10 (7.14%) RESTful
12 10 (7.14%) Sass
12 10 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (6.43%) Node.js
13 9 (6.43%) Web Services
14 8 (5.71%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) User Experience
2 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.71%) iPhone
3 7 (5.00%) Animation
3 7 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.57%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.57%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.57%) Digital TV
5 4 (2.86%) Cybercrime
6 3 (2.14%) Xbox
7 2 (1.43%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.43%) CUDA
7 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.43%) Video\Live Streaming
8 1 (0.71%) CCTV
8 1 (0.71%) EPoS
8 1 (0.71%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.71%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.14%) Linux
2 21 (15.00%) Windows
3 14 (10.00%) Android
4 13 (9.29%) Unix
5 8 (5.71%) Windows Phone
6 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (52.14%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.43%) Software Engineering
3 34 (24.29%) Computer Science
4 29 (20.71%) Web Development
5 25 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 24 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (17.14%) OO
7 23 (16.43%) MVC
7 23 (16.43%) Scrum
8 21 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 21 (15.00%) TDD
9 20 (14.29%) Coaching
9 20 (14.29%) Mathematics
10 19 (13.57%) Cybersecurity
10 19 (13.57%) Systems Engineering
11 16 (11.43%) Game Development
11 16 (11.43%) Physics
11 16 (11.43%) User Stories
12 13 (9.29%) iOS Development
12 13 (9.29%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (35.00%) C#
2 48 (34.29%) Java
3 41 (29.29%) JavaScript
4 36 (25.71%) C
5 30 (21.43%) Python
6 27 (19.29%) C++
6 27 (19.29%) SQL
7 11 (7.86%) Objective-C
8 9 (6.43%) Bash Shell
9 8 (5.71%) Korn
9 8 (5.71%) TypeScript
10 7 (5.00%) PHP
11 6 (4.29%) Ruby
11 6 (4.29%) Scala
12 5 (3.57%) Apple Swift
13 4 (2.86%) Clojure
13 4 (2.86%) Groovy
13 4 (2.86%) Perl
14 3 (2.14%) VB
15 2 (1.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 47 (33.57%) Degree
2 19 (13.57%) DV Cleared
2 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.86%) CCNA
3 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.86%) CISSP
3 11 (7.86%) CompTIA Security+
3 11 (7.86%) GIAC
3 11 (7.86%) Linux+ Certification
3 11 (7.86%) MCSE
3 11 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.86%) Network+ Certification
3 11 (7.86%) SANS
3 11 (7.86%) SSCP
4 8 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.86%) Docker
2 8 (5.71%) NFS
2 8 (5.71%) Samba
2 8 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (5.71%) VMware NSX
3 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.14%) Ansible
1 10 (7.14%) Puppet
2 8 (5.71%) Nagios
2 8 (5.71%) vCenter Server
3 7 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.43%) Terraform
5 1 (0.71%) Kibana
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.71%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.43%) Google
3 13 (9.29%) Oracle
4 8 (5.71%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.71%) Cisco
4 8 (5.71%) EMC
4 8 (5.71%) NetApp
4 8 (5.71%) SolarWinds
4 8 (5.71%) VMware
5 7 (5.00%) Wrike
6 5 (3.57%) Perforce
7 4 (2.86%) Apple
7 4 (2.86%) Facebook
8 3 (2.14%) IBM
8 3 (2.14%) SAP
9 2 (1.43%) Citrix
10 1 (0.71%) Adobe