Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 115 92
Rank change year-on-year +26 -23 +52
Permanent jobs citing Games 44 35 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.32% 1.47% 2.15%
As % of the General category 6.66% 3.68% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 33
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £29,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £54,750 £52,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%

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 661 950 1,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 34.88% 40.03% 39.86%
Number of salaries quoted 529 794 891
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £23,700 £22,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £55,250
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -

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 January 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 21 January 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 +27 41 £39,000 +4.00% 6
North Wales - 2 - -
West Wales - 1 £50,500 - 1
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (56.82%) Scrum
3 20 (45.45%) AngularJS
4 19 (43.18%) C#
4 19 (43.18%) .NET
5 18 (40.91%) MVC
6 15 (34.09%) WCF
6 15 (34.09%) RESTful
7 14 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (25.00%) TDD
8 11 (25.00%) Ruby
8 11 (25.00%) DevOps
9 10 (22.73%) SOAP
9 10 (22.73%) Python
9 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (22.73%) BDD
9 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
10 9 (20.45%) Apple iOS
10 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
10 9 (20.45%) Android
10 9 (20.45%) Umbraco
10 9 (20.45%) SQL
10 9 (20.45%) CMS
10 9 (20.45%) Ionic Framework
10 9 (20.45%) SDLC
10 9 (20.45%) Fintech
11 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
11 8 (18.18%) WPF
11 8 (18.18%) Entity Framework

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 9 (20.45%) CMS
1 9 (20.45%) Umbraco
2 6 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Pig
4 4 (9.09%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (11.36%) Apache Hive
3 5 (11.36%) Big Data
4 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (6.82%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.55%) QlikView
6 2 (4.55%) Spotfire
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (2.27%) Impala
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (13.64%) TeamCity
3 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) ClearQuest
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.55%) Marketing
1 2 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 17 (38.64%) .NET Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Graduate
3 7 (15.91%) Graduate Developer
3 7 (15.91%) Software Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Junior
4 6 (13.64%) Junior .NET Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Junior Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Data Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Scrum Master
5 5 (11.36%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Software QA Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Software Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) AngularJS
2 19 (43.18%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) RESTful
3 15 (34.09%) WCF
4 10 (22.73%) SOAP
5 9 (20.45%) Ionic Framework
6 8 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 8 (18.18%) Entity Framework
6 8 (18.18%) WPF
7 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
7 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (15.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (13.64%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (13.64%) MSMQ
9 3 (6.82%) Node.js
10 2 (4.55%) XML
11 1 (2.27%) HTML
11 1 (2.27%) STL
11 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Fintech
2 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Android
1 9 (20.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (56.82%) Scrum
3 18 (40.91%) MVC
4 11 (25.00%) DevOps
4 11 (25.00%) TDD
5 10 (22.73%) BDD
6 9 (20.45%) SDLC
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
8 6 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (13.64%) Kanban
8 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
8 6 (13.64%) Web Application Development
8 6 (13.64%) Web Development
9 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.36%) Line Management
9 5 (11.36%) Visualisation
10 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.09%) MapReduce
10 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
2 11 (25.00%) Ruby
3 10 (22.73%) Python
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) F#
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) C++
8 2 (4.55%) Java
8 2 (4.55%) R
9 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Docker
2 3 (6.82%) Firmware
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Kibana
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Google
2 4 (9.09%) TOWER Software
3 2 (4.55%) Tableau