Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 87 118
Rank change year-on-year -21 +31 +12
Permanent jobs citing Games 29 48 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.43% 2.45% 1.14%
As % of the General category 4.50% 6.70% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21 47 25
Wales median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £31,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 644 716 1,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 31.82% 36.49% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 503 603 857
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,679 £24,100 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -30 23 £31,250 -26.47% 14
North Wales - 6 £50,000 -
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
3 11 (37.93%) C#
4 10 (34.48%) HTML
4 10 (34.48%) HTML5
5 9 (31.03%) Degree
5 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
6 8 (27.59%) Docker
6 8 (27.59%) Microservices
6 8 (27.59%) Java
6 8 (27.59%) MVC
7 7 (24.14%) .NET
7 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
8 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (17.24%) .NET Core
9 5 (17.24%) Law
9 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
9 5 (17.24%) Xamarin
9 5 (17.24%) TypeScript
10 4 (13.79%) DevOps
10 4 (13.79%) RESTful
10 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (13.79%) Business Development
10 4 (13.79%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
11 3 (10.34%) Scrum
11 3 (10.34%) 3D Graphics

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 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) VoIP
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
2 5 (17.24%) Law
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Recruitment Consultant
2 6 (20.69%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (17.24%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.79%) IT Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) IT Recruitment Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Graduate
5 3 (10.34%) IT Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Junior
6 2 (6.90%) 3D Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Backend Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Graduate Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Graduate Recruitment Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Release Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Backend Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) HTML
1 10 (34.48%) HTML5
2 7 (24.14%) .NET
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Core
4 4 (13.79%) RESTful
5 3 (10.34%) jQuery
5 3 (10.34%) OpenGL
5 3 (10.34%) SOAP
5 3 (10.34%) WebGL
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
6 2 (6.90%) CSS3
6 2 (6.90%) LAMP
6 2 (6.90%) Laravel
6 2 (6.90%) REST
6 2 (6.90%) Symfony
6 2 (6.90%) Web Services
7 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.45%) JPA
7 1 (3.45%) Spring
7 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Fintech
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Microservices
2 8 (27.59%) MVC
3 4 (13.79%) Business Development
3 4 (13.79%) Decision-Making
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps
4 3 (10.34%) Scrum
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.90%) API Development
5 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.90%) Code Optimisation
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) User Stories
5 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (37.93%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) TypeScript
6 3 (10.34%) Delphi
7 2 (6.90%) Groovy
7 2 (6.90%) PHP
8 1 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (3.45%) Java 8
8 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 8 (27.59%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Xamarin
3 2 (6.90%) Avaya
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Freshdesk
3 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft
3 2 (6.90%) Zend
4 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle