Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 96 101
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 42 45 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.40% 2.34% 2.24%
As % of the General category 7.42% 6.76% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 39 40 51
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £41,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +7.14% -3.75%
10th Percentile £31,250 £21,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £87,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% -

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 566 666 925
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.36% 34.71% 39.89%
Number of salaries quoted 462 554 771
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 -5 33 £40,000 - 7
Mid Wales - 9 £36,000 -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (42.86%) C#
4 16 (38.10%) .NET
4 16 (38.10%) AngularJS
5 15 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 14 (33.33%) Java
6 14 (33.33%) SQL
6 14 (33.33%) .NET Core
6 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (30.95%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (28.57%) Linux
9 11 (26.19%) Python
9 11 (26.19%) Artificial Intelligence
9 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (26.19%) Machine Learning
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (23.81%) Data Analytics
10 10 (23.81%) Analytics
10 10 (23.81%) HTML
10 10 (23.81%) TypeScript
10 10 (23.81%) Serverless
11 9 (21.43%) CSS
11 9 (21.43%) Unix
11 9 (21.43%) Spring
12 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
12 8 (19.05%) Welsh Language
12 8 (19.05%) Degree
12 8 (19.05%) Game Development

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 13 (30.95%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (47.62%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (23.81%) Serverless
4 4 (9.52%) SaaS
5 3 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (4.76%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) PBX
1 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.14%) Couchbase
4 3 (7.14%) Hazelcast
4 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.76%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.52%) Maven
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.38%) fastlane
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (19.05%) Welsh Language
2 3 (7.14%) Automotive
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Law
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Software Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Administrator
4 4 (9.52%) DBA
4 4 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) HTML CSS Developer
5 3 (7.14%) HTML Developer
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior DBA
5 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Backend Developer
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (4.76%) Junior
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) .NET
1 16 (38.10%) AngularJS
2 14 (33.33%) .NET Core
3 10 (23.81%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) CSS
4 9 (21.43%) Spring
5 8 (19.05%) React
6 7 (16.67%) jQuery
7 6 (14.29%) Hibernate
7 6 (14.29%) HTML5 Canvas
7 6 (14.29%) Sass
7 6 (14.29%) Spring Boot
7 6 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (14.29%) Web Services
7 6 (14.29%) WebGL
8 3 (7.14%) Akka
8 3 (7.14%) GraphQL
8 3 (7.14%) Node.js
8 3 (7.14%) RxJava
8 3 (7.14%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Animation
1 6 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 5 (11.90%) User Experience
3 3 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 3 (7.14%) Fintech
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Software Engineering
3 14 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (26.19%) Artificial Intelligence
4 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (26.19%) Machine Learning
5 10 (23.81%) Analytics
5 10 (23.81%) Data Analytics
6 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (19.05%) Computer Science
6 8 (19.05%) Data Science
6 8 (19.05%) Deep Learning
6 8 (19.05%) Game Development
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) TDD
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (14.29%) Microservices
9 5 (11.90%) Front End Development
10 3 (7.14%) ITIL
10 3 (7.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 14 (33.33%) Java
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) Python
5 10 (23.81%) TypeScript
6 3 (7.14%) Clojure
6 3 (7.14%) Groovy
6 3 (7.14%) Java 8
6 3 (7.14%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.76%) Kibana
2 2 (4.76%) Packer
2 2 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Google
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 3 (7.14%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (2.38%) Avaya
3 1 (2.38%) BT
3 1 (2.38%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Mitel
3 1 (2.38%) Zend