Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 173 202
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 145 169 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.39% 1.63% 1.49%
As % of the General category 4.06% 4.59% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 106 160 129
South West median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £21,645 £21,975 £29,950
90th Percentile £63,125 £51,375 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +0.00%

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 3,571 3,685 3,955
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 34.22% 35.52% 36.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2,865 2,986 3,186
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +24 81 £39,250 -1.88% 17
Gloucestershire 0 23 £45,000 +38.46% 5
Somerset +23 19 £25,000 -47.37% 5
Dorset -43 10 £36,250 -3.33% 9
Cornwall - 6 £50,000 - 2
Devon +9 4 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Wiltshire -10 1 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.55%) Software Engineering
3 52 (35.86%) C#
4 45 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 42 (28.97%) .NET
6 41 (28.28%) Degree
7 39 (26.90%) SQL Server
7 39 (26.90%) Java
8 36 (24.83%) Python
9 35 (24.14%) C++
10 33 (22.76%) Computer Science
11 31 (21.38%) OO
12 29 (20.00%) Mathematics
12 29 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 27 (18.62%) SQL
14 26 (17.93%) HTML
15 25 (17.24%) Android
15 25 (17.24%) XML
16 24 (16.55%) Windows
16 24 (16.55%) Microsoft
16 24 (16.55%) Scrum
16 24 (16.55%) Web Development
17 21 (14.48%) Linux
18 20 (13.79%) Physics
18 20 (13.79%) Game Development
19 19 (13.10%) Google
19 19 (13.10%) J2EE
19 19 (13.10%) iOS Development
19 19 (13.10%) SDLC
20 18 (12.41%) C

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 (11.03%) CMS
2 7 (4.83%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.83%) Umbraco
3 6 (4.14%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.76%) nginx
5 2 (1.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.69%) Marvel
6 1 (0.69%) Mule
6 1 (0.69%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Doxygen
2 3 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.07%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.69%) InDesign
3 1 (0.69%) InVision
3 1 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.69%) Pixate
3 1 (0.69%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.38%) Magento
2 2 (1.38%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.21%) Slack
2 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (4.83%) GitHub
4 4 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.07%) Google Play
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.34%) HTTP
2 8 (5.52%) FCoE
2 8 (5.52%) Firewall
2 8 (5.52%) SNMP
2 8 (5.52%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.14%) HTTPS
3 6 (4.14%) SSL
4 5 (3.45%) Internet
5 2 (1.38%) ATM
6 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.97%) Oracle Database
2 13 (8.97%) RDBMS
2 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.28%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (4.14%) Big Data
6 5 (3.45%) MySQL
6 5 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.07%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) Power BI
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) JIRA
2 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.90%) Subversion
4 9 (6.21%) CircleCI
4 9 (6.21%) GoCD
5 8 (5.52%) Redmine
6 6 (4.14%) Vagrant
6 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.45%) VersionOne
8 4 (2.76%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.76%) Buildbot
8 4 (2.76%) Chocolatey
8 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.76%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.76%) Trac
9 1 (0.69%) Gatling
General
1 7 (4.83%) Electronics
2 6 (4.14%) Finance
3 5 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.76%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (36.55%) Developer
2 31 (21.38%) Graduate
3 30 (20.69%) Graduate Developer
4 28 (19.31%) Software Developer
5 26 (17.93%) Graduate Software Developer
6 17 (11.72%) Junior
6 17 (11.72%) Junior Developer
7 13 (8.97%) Consultant
7 13 (8.97%) Junior Software Developer
8 12 (8.28%) Games Developer
9 11 (7.59%) .NET Developer
9 11 (7.59%) Software Consultant
9 11 (7.59%) Software Engineer
10 10 (6.90%) Engineering Manager
10 10 (6.90%) Software Engineering Manager
10 10 (6.90%) Software Manager
10 10 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (6.21%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (5.52%) Platform Engineer
12 8 (5.52%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.97%) .NET
2 26 (17.93%) HTML
3 25 (17.24%) XML
4 19 (13.10%) J2EE
5 15 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (8.28%) jQuery
8 11 (7.59%) HTML5
9 10 (6.90%) CSS
9 10 (6.90%) RESTful
10 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (6.21%) Kafka
10 9 (6.21%) Node.js
10 9 (6.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 8 (5.52%) Spring
11 8 (5.52%) Unreal Engine
12 7 (4.83%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.83%) Redux
12 7 (4.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.76%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.90%) Mobile Games
3 9 (6.21%) iPhone
4 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.83%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.14%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.45%) BBC
8 4 (2.76%) User Experience
9 3 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.07%) Xbox
10 2 (1.38%) CCTV
10 2 (1.38%) EPoS
10 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.69%) Animation
11 1 (0.69%) Blog
11 1 (0.69%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.69%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.24%) Android
2 24 (16.55%) Windows
3 21 (14.48%) Linux
4 15 (10.34%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.14%) Unix
5 6 (4.14%) Windows Phone
6 4 (2.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (57.24%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.55%) Software Engineering
3 31 (21.38%) OO
4 29 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 29 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 24 (16.55%) Scrum
5 24 (16.55%) Web Development
6 20 (13.79%) Game Development
6 20 (13.79%) Physics
7 19 (13.10%) iOS Development
7 19 (13.10%) SDLC
8 17 (11.72%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (11.72%) MVC
9 16 (11.03%) Coaching
9 16 (11.03%) Mentoring
9 16 (11.03%) TDD
10 15 (10.34%) Functional Programming
10 15 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (9.66%) User Stories
12 13 (8.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.86%) C#
2 45 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 39 (26.90%) Java
4 36 (24.83%) Python
5 35 (24.14%) C++
6 27 (18.62%) SQL
7 18 (12.41%) C
8 15 (10.34%) Scala
9 10 (6.90%) Objective-C
10 8 (5.52%) Bash Shell
10 8 (5.52%) Korn
11 7 (4.83%) Ruby
12 6 (4.14%) Apple Swift
12 6 (4.14%) Assembly Language
12 6 (4.14%) Erlang
12 6 (4.14%) Perl
13 5 (3.45%) PHP
13 5 (3.45%) VB
14 3 (2.07%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.69%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 41 (28.28%) Degree
2 16 (11.03%) DV Cleared
2 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.90%) CCNA
3 10 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.90%) CISSP
3 10 (6.90%) CompTIA Security+
3 10 (6.90%) GIAC
3 10 (6.90%) Linux+ Certification
3 10 (6.90%) MCSE
3 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.90%) Network+ Certification
3 10 (6.90%) SANS
3 10 (6.90%) SSCP
4 5 (3.45%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.45%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) GCP
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (5.52%) NFS
2 8 (5.52%) Samba
2 8 (5.52%) VMware NSX
3 7 (4.83%) Docker
4 4 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.76%) KVM
4 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) Ansible
1 13 (8.97%) Puppet
2 8 (5.52%) Nagios
2 8 (5.52%) vCenter Server
3 5 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.69%) Grafana
5 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 24 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.10%) Google
3 14 (9.66%) Oracle
4 12 (8.28%) VMware
5 8 (5.52%) EMC
5 8 (5.52%) NetApp
5 8 (5.52%) Perforce
5 8 (5.52%) SolarWinds
6 6 (4.14%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.14%) Cisco
7 5 (3.45%) Sony
8 2 (1.38%) Apple
8 2 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (1.38%) Twitter
9 1 (0.69%) Adobe
9 1 (0.69%) ATG
9 1 (0.69%) Facebook
9 1 (0.69%) hybris
9 1 (0.69%) Tableau