Period
to 16 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 79 81
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2 -16
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.22% 1.44% 1.96%
As % of the General category 7.73% 4.47% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 16
Staffordshire median annual salary £46,250 £25,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +83.17% -43.89% +33.33%
10th Percentile £24,400 £19,750 £33,625
90th Percentile £60,925 £49,375 £60,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +46.15% -18.75% +1.91%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 181 358 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.68% 32.31% 28.70%
Number of salaries quoted 151 273 238
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £36,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.74% -14.12% +7.59%
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,250 £58,900
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,600 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.84% -4.47% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Staffordshire

Games
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Games in Staffordshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Games in Staffordshire

Games
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Stoke-on-Trent -7 8 £47,500 +86.27% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 5 £27,500 - 3
Tamworth - 1 £45,000 - 1
Games
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 4 (28.57%) SLA
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) SOLID
4 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
4 1 (7.14%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 1 (7.14%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
4 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
4 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) NAS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) SNMP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) VLAN
1 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (7.14%) RavenDB
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Remote Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Information Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Games Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Operations Director
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.14%) DirectX
1 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
1 1 (7.14%) Laravel
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Online Games
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Information Security
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) BDD
2 2 (14.29%) Line Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) F#
1 1 (7.14%) Groovy
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) OCP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) VMware