Period
to 22 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 88 105
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 +44
Permanent jobs citing Games 39 58 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.03% 2.68% 1.82%
As % of the General category 5.79% 7.00% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 39
Wales median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £24,000 £29,275 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 Wales with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 673 829 1,040
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.11% 38.36% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 541 711 858
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,668 £24,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £54,825
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in Wales

Games
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Games in Wales

Games
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Wales over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Wales

Games
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. 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
South Wales -12 30 £43,750 +2.94% 10
North Wales - 9 £47,500 - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Games.

1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Decision-Making
3 11 (28.21%) C#
3 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
3 11 (28.21%) Scrum
3 11 (28.21%) Marketing
4 9 (23.08%) MVC
5 8 (20.51%) Legal
5 8 (20.51%) Tandem
5 8 (20.51%) HTML
5 8 (20.51%) Java
5 8 (20.51%) HTML5
5 8 (20.51%) Value Proposition
5 8 (20.51%) Strategic Thinking
5 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (20.51%) Docker
5 8 (20.51%) Driving Licence
6 7 (17.95%) Microservices
6 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
6 7 (17.95%) .NET
7 6 (15.38%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) RESTful
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.82%) Xamarin
8 5 (12.82%) TypeScript
8 5 (12.82%) .NET Core
8 5 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.13%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.13%) Big Data
3 2 (5.13%) Impala
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) Mixpanel
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
1 3 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (5.13%) Ant
2 2 (5.13%) JUnit
2 2 (5.13%) Maven
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
General
1 11 (28.21%) Marketing
2 8 (20.51%) Legal
3 5 (12.82%) Law
3 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.82%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (12.82%) C# Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Associate Director
4 4 (10.26%) Head of IT
4 4 (10.26%) IT Director
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Graduate
6 2 (5.13%) Junior
6 2 (5.13%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Recruitment Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum Master
6 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) HTML
1 8 (20.51%) HTML5
2 7 (17.95%) .NET
3 6 (15.38%) RESTful
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Core
4 5 (12.82%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.26%) jQuery
5 4 (10.26%) Spring
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
6 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.69%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) Ionic Framework
7 2 (5.13%) JMS
7 2 (5.13%) JSON
7 2 (5.13%) OpenGL
7 2 (5.13%) React
7 2 (5.13%) WCF
7 2 (5.13%) WebGL
7 2 (5.13%) XML
8 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Driving Licence
1 8 (20.51%) Tandem
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (5.13%) Fintech
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.69%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Decision-Making
3 11 (28.21%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) MVC
5 8 (20.51%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (20.51%) Strategic Thinking
5 8 (20.51%) Value Proposition
6 7 (17.95%) Microservices
7 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
9 4 (10.26%) Business Development
9 4 (10.26%) DevOps
9 4 (10.26%) User Stories
10 3 (7.69%) BDD
10 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.13%) ATDD
11 2 (5.13%) Feature Driven Development
11 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
11 2 (5.13%) Kanban
11 2 (5.13%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) C#
1 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
4 5 (12.82%) Python
4 5 (12.82%) TypeScript
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.13%) Delphi
6 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Java 8
7 1 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) R
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Docker
2 2 (5.13%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
1 5 (12.82%) Xamarin
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Tableau
3 1 (2.56%) Zend