The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wakefield. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 25 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 2.34% 0.70% 3.30%
As % of the General category 5.45% 2.63% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 5
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,500 £52,500
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 Wakefield with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Wakefield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 55 38 49
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 42.97% 26.76% 26.92%
Number of salaries quoted 54 36 47
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £19,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £52,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield 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 Wakefield

Games
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Salary trend for Games in Wakefield

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wakefield region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) CSS
3 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Web Development
3 6 (37.50%) LINQ
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 6 (37.50%) Unreal Engine
3 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) Sony
5 2 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (6.25%) Game Development
6 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
6 1 (6.25%) Visual Effects
6 1 (6.25%) Post-Production

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Web Developer
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Web Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Games Artist
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Games Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Games Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Games Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior .NET Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) LINQ
1 6 (37.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 6 (37.50%) Unreal Engine
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
1 6 (37.50%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (6.25%) Game Development
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Post-Production
3 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
2 2 (12.50%) Sony