Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 133 115
Rank change year-on-year +45 -18 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 53 25 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.61% 0.95% 1.56%
As % of the General category 7.13% 2.45% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 49 19 20
Wales median annual salary £41,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% +28.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £28,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £60,500 £46,250 £60,350
UK median annual salary £45,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +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 743 1022 1093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 36.60% 38.74% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 615 868 934
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,350 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,750 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - -

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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
South Wales +62 50 £41,000 +17.14% 5
North Wales -3 2 - -
West Wales - 1 £50,500 - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for Games.

1 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) Python
3 20 (37.74%) Scrum
4 16 (30.19%) C#
5 15 (28.30%) .NET
5 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (26.42%) TDD
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 14 (26.42%) MVC
6 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
7 12 (22.64%) DevOps
8 11 (20.75%) Ruby
9 10 (18.87%) .NET Framework
9 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
10 9 (16.98%) OO
10 9 (16.98%) PHP
10 9 (16.98%) Linux
10 9 (16.98%) Visualisation
10 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (16.98%) Web Development
10 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
10 9 (16.98%) BDD
11 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
11 8 (15.09%) Big Data
11 8 (15.09%) WCF
11 8 (15.09%) RESTful
11 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
12 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
12 7 (13.21%) Hadoop
12 7 (13.21%) WPF

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 7 (13.21%) Apache Pig
2 6 (11.32%) CMS
3 5 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.66%) Apache Spark
4 3 (5.66%) IIS
4 3 (5.66%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.89%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) Big Data
1 8 (15.09%) MongoDB
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Apache Hive
2 7 (13.21%) Hadoop
3 6 (11.32%) QlikView
3 6 (11.32%) Spotfire
4 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (7.55%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) MySQL
8 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.89%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Selenium
1 5 (9.43%) TeamCity
2 4 (7.55%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.89%) Grunt
3 1 (1.89%) gulp
3 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.77%) Marketing
1 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (43.40%) Developer
2 13 (24.53%) .NET Developer
3 10 (18.87%) Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Data Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) Graduate
6 6 (11.32%) Graduate Developer
6 6 (11.32%) QA Tester
6 6 (11.32%) Software QA Tester
6 6 (11.32%) Software Tester
6 6 (11.32%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Tester
7 5 (9.43%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Junior
7 5 (9.43%) Junior .NET Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Junior Developer
8 4 (7.55%) C++ Developer
8 4 (7.55%) QA Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) .NET
2 14 (26.42%) AngularJS
3 10 (18.87%) .NET Framework
4 8 (15.09%) RESTful
4 8 (15.09%) WCF
5 7 (13.21%) Entity Framework
5 7 (13.21%) WPF
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET
6 6 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (11.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (9.43%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (9.43%) MSMQ
8 4 (7.55%) jQuery
8 4 (7.55%) Pandas
8 4 (7.55%) SOAP
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (5.66%) Ionic Framework
9 3 (5.66%) LINQ
9 3 (5.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.66%) Fintech
3 2 (3.77%) Blog
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Anti-Piracy
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Android
2 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
2 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (62.26%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) Scrum
3 14 (26.42%) MVC
3 14 (26.42%) TDD
4 12 (22.64%) DevOps
5 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) BDD
6 9 (16.98%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
6 9 (16.98%) OO
6 9 (16.98%) Visualisation
6 9 (16.98%) Web Development
7 7 (13.21%) MapReduce
8 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
8 6 (11.32%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (11.32%) Machine Learning
8 6 (11.32%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.43%) Dependency Injection
9 5 (9.43%) Kanban
9 5 (9.43%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) Python
2 16 (30.19%) C#
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
4 11 (20.75%) Ruby
5 9 (16.98%) PHP
6 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
7 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
7 6 (11.32%) Perl
8 5 (9.43%) C++
8 5 (9.43%) F#
8 5 (9.43%) R
9 4 (7.55%) Java
10 1 (1.89%) C
10 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) QA
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Firmware
2 2 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (11.32%) Puppet
2 5 (9.43%) Kibana
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Tableau
1 6 (11.32%) TOWER Software
2 5 (9.43%) Google
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft