Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 90 118
Rank change year-on-year -2 +28 -9
Permanent jobs citing Games 47 49 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.33% 2.37% 1.39%
As % of the General category 7.13% 6.64% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 30
Wales median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £21,500 £21,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £54,750 £46,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 659 738 1,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.67% 35.70% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 516 608 861
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 35 £36,750 -8.13% 15
Mid Wales - 7 £36,000 - 1
North Wales +7 5 - - 2
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
3 18 (38.30%) HTML
4 17 (36.17%) C#
4 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (34.04%) Computer Science
5 16 (34.04%) Java
6 15 (31.91%) Degree
7 14 (29.79%) AngularJS
7 14 (29.79%) TypeScript
8 13 (27.66%) Docker
8 13 (27.66%) .NET
9 12 (25.53%) SQL
9 12 (25.53%) Linux
9 12 (25.53%) .NET Core
9 12 (25.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
10 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (23.40%) HTML5
11 10 (21.28%) CSS
11 10 (21.28%) Microservices
12 9 (19.15%) WebGL
12 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (19.15%) jQuery
13 8 (17.02%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
13 8 (17.02%) React
14 7 (14.89%) Analytics
14 7 (14.89%) Game Development
14 7 (14.89%) Data Analytics

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 8 (17.02%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.89%) Serverless
4 3 (6.38%) SaaS
5 2 (4.26%) Office 365
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) VoIP
2 1 (2.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) MySQL
3 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.38%) Couchbase
5 3 (6.38%) Hazelcast
5 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.51%) Maven
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
1 6 (12.77%) Welsh Language
2 5 (10.64%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Developer
2 5 (10.64%) .NET Developer
2 5 (10.64%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (10.64%) C# Developer
2 5 (10.64%) Consultant
2 5 (10.64%) Recruitment Consultant
2 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
2 5 (10.64%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Backend Developer
3 4 (8.51%) IT Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) IT Recruitment Consultant
3 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) DBA
4 3 (6.38%) HTML Developer
4 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Junior
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 14 (29.79%) AngularJS
3 13 (27.66%) .NET
4 12 (25.53%) .NET Core
5 11 (23.40%) HTML5
6 10 (21.28%) CSS
7 9 (19.15%) jQuery
7 9 (19.15%) WebGL
8 8 (17.02%) React
9 7 (14.89%) Spring
9 7 (14.89%) Web Services
10 6 (12.77%) HTML5 Canvas
10 6 (12.77%) Sass
10 6 (12.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (10.64%) RESTful
12 4 (8.51%) Hibernate
12 4 (8.51%) SOAP
12 4 (8.51%) Spring Boot
13 3 (6.38%) RxJava
13 3 (6.38%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Animation
1 6 (12.77%) Virtual Team
2 5 (10.64%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Fintech
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.38%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
4 10 (21.28%) Microservices
5 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.89%) Analytics
6 7 (14.89%) Data Analytics
6 7 (14.89%) Game Development
7 6 (12.77%) Artificial Intelligence
7 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.77%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (12.77%) Data Science
7 6 (12.77%) Deep Learning
7 6 (12.77%) Machine Learning
7 6 (12.77%) MVC
7 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (12.77%) TDD
8 4 (8.51%) Business Development
8 4 (8.51%) Decision-Making
8 4 (8.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) JavaScript
2 17 (36.17%) C#
3 16 (34.04%) Java
4 14 (29.79%) TypeScript
5 12 (25.53%) SQL
6 7 (14.89%) Python
7 5 (10.64%) Groovy
8 3 (6.38%) Clojure
8 3 (6.38%) Delphi
8 3 (6.38%) PHP
8 3 (6.38%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) C++
9 1 (2.13%) Java 8
9 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Degree
2 12 (25.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Kibana
2 1 (2.13%) Packer
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Xamarin
3 3 (6.38%) Zend
4 2 (4.26%) Avaya
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Freshdesk
4 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) SAP