The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 37 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Games 1 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 0.65% 2.01% 3.19%
As % of the General category 3.03% 7.84% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 6
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +32.17%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 33 51 51
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 21.43% 25.63% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19 46 43
Median salary £35,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% -9.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Salary Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Salary trend for Games in Stoke-on-Trent

Games
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 27 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Online Gambling
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) Android Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Google Play

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Android Studio
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
1 1 (33.33%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Android Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Kanban
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google