Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 101 92
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 +31
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 31 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.03% 1.53% 2.43%
As % of the General category 2.93% 4.51% 6.42%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 46
Wales median annual salary £35,500 £36,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.39% -13.77% +4.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,050 £28,125
90th Percentile £46,250 £54,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -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 649 687 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 35.21% 33.96% 37.91%
Number of salaries quoted 516 535 627
Wales median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,950 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -7 18 £36,000 +15.20% 7
West Wales - 1 £28,000 -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 8 (42.11%) C#
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
1 8 (42.11%) Fintech
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (31.58%) Android
3 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
4 5 (26.32%) Facebook
4 5 (26.32%) Business Analytics
4 5 (26.32%) Analytics
4 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
4 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (26.32%) Power Platform
4 5 (26.32%) Power BI
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) ETL
4 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 5 (26.32%) Google
4 5 (26.32%) Marketing
4 5 (26.32%) Google Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) GIS
5 4 (21.05%) MVC
5 4 (21.05%) OpenGL

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 2 (10.53%) CMS
1 2 (10.53%) Umbraco
1 2 (10.53%) WordPress
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Google Analytics
1 5 (26.32%) Power Platform
2 3 (15.79%) Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (26.32%) Power BI
3 4 (21.05%) GIS
4 2 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Graduate
3 4 (21.05%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Chief Information Officer
5 1 (5.26%) CIO
5 1 (5.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (5.26%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) DirectX
1 4 (21.05%) OpenGL
1 4 (21.05%) Qt
1 4 (21.05%) REST
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.53%) CakePHP
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) Ionic Framework
3 2 (10.53%) Laravel
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Android
1 6 (31.58%) Apple iOS
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Mac OS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Fintech
2 5 (26.32%) Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analytics
2 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (26.32%) ETL
2 5 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Visualisation
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 4 (21.05%) Game Development
3 4 (21.05%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) OO
3 4 (21.05%) OOP
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C#
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Facebook
2 5 (26.32%) Google
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy