Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 156 227
Rank change year-on-year -51 +71 -39
Permanent jobs citing Games 134 224 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.30% 2.05% 1.15%
As % of the General category 3.88% 6.11% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 135 172 123
South West median annual salary £40,000 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.51% +1.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £23,950 £28,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +4.97%

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 3457 3669 4891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 33.65% 33.63% 41.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2771 2935 3847
South West median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,200
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -29 74 £40,000 -9.09% 5
Somerset +16 22 £42,500 -29.17%
Dorset +12 17 £37,500 +7.14%
Gloucestershire -28 14 £38,750 -13.89% 4
Devon -24 4 £22,000 -31.25%
Wiltshire +3 2 £21,500 -42.67% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Games.

1 74 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (47.76%) TDD
3 63 (47.01%) C#
4 59 (44.03%) .NET
5 57 (42.54%) SQL Server
6 51 (38.06%) ASP.NET
7 46 (34.33%) HTML
8 45 (33.58%) JavaScript
9 44 (32.84%) MVC
10 42 (31.34%) Node.js
11 38 (28.36%) Finance
12 37 (27.61%) HTML5
13 35 (26.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 35 (26.12%) WCF
13 35 (26.12%) Web Application Development
13 35 (26.12%) SQL Server 2016
13 35 (26.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 29 (21.64%) AngularJS
14 29 (21.64%) BDD
14 29 (21.64%) CSS
15 27 (20.15%) Domain-Driven Design
15 27 (20.15%) Software Engineering
16 26 (19.40%) OO
17 25 (18.66%) Git (software)
17 25 (18.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (17.91%) Linux
18 24 (17.91%) Python
19 22 (16.42%) C++
19 22 (16.42%) KnockoutJS
19 22 (16.42%) Mentoring

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 21 (15.67%) CMS
2 11 (8.21%) DNN
3 7 (5.22%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.24%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.75%) Confluence
5 1 (0.75%) Drupal
5 1 (0.75%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (11.19%) Adobe Illustrator
2 14 (10.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (2.99%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.49%) Houdini
4 2 (1.49%) Maya
4 2 (1.49%) NUKE
5 1 (0.75%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Google Play
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.73%) npm
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) Internet
2 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.22%) Firewall
4 5 (3.73%) FCoE
4 5 (3.73%) SNMP
5 3 (2.24%) ATM
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.24%) IPv4
5 3 (2.24%) Network Security
6 2 (1.49%) LAN
6 2 (1.49%) WAN
6 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.75%) BGP
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.75%) HTTP
7 1 (0.75%) IPsec
7 1 (0.75%) L2TP
7 1 (0.75%) MPLS
7 1 (0.75%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (42.54%) SQL Server
2 35 (26.12%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (14.18%) MongoDB
4 11 (8.21%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (3.73%) MySQL
6 3 (2.24%) Big Data
6 3 (2.24%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.24%) Redis
7 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) Git (software)
2 15 (11.19%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.97%) webpack
4 6 (4.48%) JIRA
5 5 (3.73%) NuGet
5 5 (3.73%) NUnit
5 5 (3.73%) Redmine
5 5 (3.73%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.24%) Codeception
6 3 (2.24%) gulp
6 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.24%) Subversion
6 3 (2.24%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.49%) XMLUnit
8 1 (0.75%) Calabash
8 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.75%) MonkeyTalk
8 1 (0.75%) Selenium
8 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (28.36%) Finance
2 20 (14.93%) Retail
3 17 (12.69%) Electronics
3 17 (12.69%) Online Betting
4 16 (11.94%) Marketing
5 14 (10.45%) Multimedia
5 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
6 13 (9.70%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.75%) Automotive
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (70.15%) Developer
2 52 (38.81%) .NET Developer
3 15 (11.19%) Digital Developer
4 14 (10.45%) Multimedia Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Junior
8 7 (5.22%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Computer Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Computer Vision Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Graduate
8 7 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Junior Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (44.03%) .NET
2 51 (38.06%) ASP.NET
3 46 (34.33%) HTML
4 42 (31.34%) Node.js
5 37 (27.61%) HTML5
6 35 (26.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (26.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 35 (26.12%) WCF
7 29 (21.64%) AngularJS
7 29 (21.64%) CSS
8 25 (18.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 22 (16.42%) KnockoutJS
10 18 (13.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 14 (10.45%) Flash
11 14 (10.45%) Ninject
12 13 (9.70%) .NET Framework
12 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 13 (9.70%) Entity Framework
13 11 (8.21%) OpenCV
13 11 (8.21%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.43%) Mobile App
2 17 (12.69%) Online Games
3 15 (11.19%) e-Learning
3 15 (11.19%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (10.45%) iPhone
5 12 (8.96%) Computer Science
6 11 (8.21%) Robotics
7 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.99%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.24%) EPoS
9 3 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.49%) Animation
10 2 (1.49%) CCTV
10 2 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.49%) iPad
10 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.75%) Social Media
11 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.91%) Linux
2 18 (13.43%) Android
3 8 (5.97%) Windows
4 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.49%) CentOS
5 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (55.22%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (47.76%) TDD
3 44 (32.84%) MVC
4 35 (26.12%) Web Application Development
5 29 (21.64%) BDD
6 27 (20.15%) Domain-Driven Design
6 27 (20.15%) Software Engineering
7 26 (19.40%) OO
8 22 (16.42%) Mentoring
9 21 (15.67%) Web Development
10 19 (14.18%) Dependency Injection
11 17 (12.69%) E-Commerce
12 14 (10.45%) Content Management
13 13 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (9.70%) CQRS
13 13 (9.70%) Digital Marketing
13 13 (9.70%) Programme Management
14 11 (8.21%) Deep Learning
14 11 (8.21%) Machine Learning
14 11 (8.21%) Reinforcement Learning
Programming Languages
1 63 (47.01%) C#
2 45 (33.58%) JavaScript
3 24 (17.91%) Python
4 22 (16.42%) C++
5 19 (14.18%) Java
6 11 (8.21%) Scala
7 9 (6.72%) PHP
7 9 (6.72%) Ruby
8 7 (5.22%) SQL
9 6 (4.48%) C
10 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.73%) Korn
10 5 (3.73%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.24%) ES6
11 3 (2.24%) PHP 7
11 3 (2.24%) R
11 3 (2.24%) XPath
12 2 (1.49%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.70%) PhD
4 11 (8.21%) Degree
5 7 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.48%) CCNA
6 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.73%) CISSP
7 5 (3.73%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.73%) GIAC
7 5 (3.73%) Linux+ Certification
7 5 (3.73%) MCSE
7 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.73%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (3.73%) SANS
7 5 (3.73%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (3.73%) SSCP
8 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (5.22%) NFS
2 7 (5.22%) Samba
3 5 (3.73%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.24%) Docker
4 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Nagios
1 8 (5.97%) vCenter Server
2 5 (3.73%) Ansible
2 5 (3.73%) Puppet
3 3 (2.24%) Cacti
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) Adobe
1 14 (10.45%) Google
2 13 (9.70%) SAP
3 8 (5.97%) VMware
4 5 (3.73%) EMC
4 5 (3.73%) NetApp
4 5 (3.73%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco
6 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.75%) Xamarin