Period
to 23 November 2017

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

Gaming
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 81 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 -25 +36
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 26 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.17% 2.10% 4.20%
As % of the General category 3.41% 8.10% 13.26%
Number of salaries quoted 14 20 40
Staffordshire median annual salary £25,250 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -43.89% +20.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £20,200 £29,375 £21,150
90th Percentile £62,125 £58,000 £90,000
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -15.58% - -3.75%

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 411 321 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 34.22% 25.89% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 315 243 313
Staffordshire median annual salary £36,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.12% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,250 £57,500 £57,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% -

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 23 November 2017.

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 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
Stoke-on-Trent +22 11 £25,500 -49.00% 1
Stafford -6 2 £23,000 -48.89%
Games
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
1 11 (78.57%) PHP
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) HTML
2 10 (71.43%) CSS
2 10 (71.43%) Laravel
3 9 (64.29%) CakePHP
3 9 (64.29%) MVC
3 9 (64.29%) MySQL
3 9 (64.29%) Symfony
3 9 (64.29%) Zend
4 7 (50.00%) OO
4 7 (50.00%) OO PHP
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 3 (21.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
7 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) C#
8 2 (14.29%) OOP
8 2 (14.29%) MariaDB
8 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
8 2 (14.29%) React
8 2 (14.29%) Coaching
9 1 (7.14%) User Experience

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%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) MySQL
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) MariaDB
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 10 (71.43%) PHP Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Junior
3 8 (57.14%) Junior Developer
3 8 (57.14%) Junior PHP Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Development Team Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Application Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Development Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (7.14%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Security Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) CSS
1 10 (71.43%) HTML
1 10 (71.43%) Laravel
2 9 (64.29%) CakePHP
2 9 (64.29%) Symfony
3 5 (35.71%) CodeIgniter
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (21.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (14.29%) React
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) BBC
1 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (7.14%) Online Games
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) MVC
3 7 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (50.00%) OO PHP
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security
6 1 (7.14%) Open Source
6 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Web Design
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
1 11 (78.57%) PHP
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
1 1 (7.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Zend