The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in St Albans. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Hertfordshire / St Albans
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 3 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 0.71% 2.56% 11.54%
As % of the General category 5.00% 10.00% 33.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 24
Median salary £25,000 £25,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -28.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 St Albans with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
St Albans
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 20 30 71
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans 14.18% 25.64% 34.13%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 62
Median salary £25,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -44.44% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in St Albans

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in St Albans 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 St Albans

Games
Salary Trend in St Albans

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

Salary trend for Games in St Albans

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 St Albans region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Maya
4 2 (25.00%) 3ds Max
4 2 (25.00%) Animation
4 2 (25.00%) LINQ
4 2 (25.00%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (25.00%) Game Development
4 2 (25.00%) Kinect
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Oculus Rift
4 2 (25.00%) Samsung
4 2 (25.00%) HoloLens
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Effects
5 1 (12.50%) EPoS
5 1 (12.50%) ATM
5 1 (12.50%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in St Albans 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:

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Maya
2 2 (25.00%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) ATM
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Character Rigger
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (25.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Animation
1 2 (25.00%) Augmented Reality
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Media
1 2 (25.00%) HoloLens
1 2 (25.00%) Kinect
1 2 (25.00%) Oculus Rift
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Game Development
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) NVQ Level 3
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Samsung