The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 77 82
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 13 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.64% 1.56% 1.00%
As % of the General category 2.41% 6.31% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 3
Median salary £40,750 £33,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.48% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 166 206 238
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 26.60% 24.67% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 144 189 174
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £80,000 £60,050
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Southampton

Games
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Southampton.

Salary trend for Games in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Games.

1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
2 12 (63.16%) MySQL
2 12 (63.16%) CSS
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
2 12 (63.16%) Web Development
2 12 (63.16%) HTML5
2 12 (63.16%) CSS3
3 11 (57.89%) OOP
4 10 (52.63%) Docker
5 8 (42.11%) Big Data
5 8 (42.11%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (42.11%) SOLID
5 8 (42.11%) Retail
6 7 (36.84%) Linux
6 7 (36.84%) PHP 7
6 7 (36.84%) Regular Expression
6 7 (36.84%) XPath
6 7 (36.84%) PHP 5
7 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) MVC
8 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (21.05%) Laravel
9 4 (21.05%) Node.js
9 4 (21.05%) Marketing
9 4 (21.05%) React
9 4 (21.05%) Finance

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 8 (42.11%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) MySQL
2 8 (42.11%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) Redis
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (42.11%) Retail
2 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Manufacturing
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 12 (63.16%) Web Developer
3 8 (42.11%) PHP Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (36.84%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (36.84%) PHP Web Developer
5 6 (31.58%) Senior Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Java Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Senior Agile Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (10.53%) DevOps Specialist
7 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Senior PHP Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Senior PHP Web Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) CSS
1 12 (63.16%) CSS3
1 12 (63.16%) HTML
1 12 (63.16%) HTML5
2 7 (36.84%) Regular Expression
3 6 (31.58%) AngularJS
4 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
4 4 (21.05%) Laravel
4 4 (21.05%) Node.js
4 4 (21.05%) React
4 4 (21.05%) Spring
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Web Development
2 11 (57.89%) OOP
3 8 (42.11%) SOLID
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (10.53%) DevOps
8 1 (5.26%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) OO PHP
8 1 (5.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
3 7 (36.84%) PHP 5
3 7 (36.84%) PHP 7
3 7 (36.84%) XPath
4 4 (21.05%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) VMware