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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Hertfordshire / St Albans
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 29 24
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5  
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 4 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Albans 3.95% 4.21% 14.19%
As % of the General category 14.89% 18.18% 37.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 22
Median salary £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -21.42%  
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 St Albans with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
St Albans
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 47 22 59
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in St Albans 26.55% 23.16% 38.06%
Number of salaries quoted 32 19 56
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £55,000 £55,000
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 29 March 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 10 (76.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) Maya
3 3 (23.08%) Animation
4 2 (15.38%) LINQ
4 2 (15.38%) Augmented Reality
4 2 (15.38%) Game Development
4 2 (15.38%) Kinect
4 2 (15.38%) 3ds Max
4 2 (15.38%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
4 2 (15.38%) Oculus Rift
4 2 (15.38%) Samsung
4 2 (15.38%) HoloLens
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Effects
5 1 (7.69%) 3D Animation
5 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
5 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scala

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 (23.08%) Maya
2 2 (15.38%) 3ds Max
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Character Rigger
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (15.38%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Animation
2 2 (15.38%) Augmented Reality
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Media
2 2 (15.38%) HoloLens
2 2 (15.38%) Kinect
2 2 (15.38%) Oculus Rift
3 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Game Development
2 1 (7.69%) 3D Animation
2 1 (7.69%) Microservices
2 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
2 1 (7.69%) SDLC
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Scala
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Samsung