Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
UK > Wales
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 81 102
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 -19
Permanent jobs citing Games 26 31 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.80% 1.83% 1.87%
As % of the General category 4.72% 5.73% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 26 24 33
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,250 £89,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £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 551 541 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.16% 31.99% 36.10%
Number of salaries quoted 459 461 562
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Wales

Games
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Wales.

Salary trend for Games in Wales

Games
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Wales over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 0 26 £42,500 -2.30% 6
Games
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 13 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) C++
2 12 (46.15%) Degree
3 11 (42.31%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
4 9 (34.62%) Android
4 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) Windows
4 9 (34.62%) Web Services
5 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) OOP
6 7 (26.92%) OO
6 7 (26.92%) OpenGL
6 7 (26.92%) DirectX
6 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
6 7 (26.92%) GIS
6 7 (26.92%) Mac OS
6 7 (26.92%) Qt
6 7 (26.92%) Game Development
6 7 (26.92%) REST
7 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
7 5 (19.23%) VoIP
7 5 (19.23%) SNMP
7 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 5 (19.23%) C
7 5 (19.23%) Scrum
7 5 (19.23%) Military
7 5 (19.23%) Finance
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation

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 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) BrowserStack
2 2 (7.69%) AWS IoT
2 2 (7.69%) Azure
3 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SNMP
1 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
1 5 (19.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) GIS
2 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Grunt
4 1 (3.85%) gulp
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Military
2 2 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) C++ Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Junior
4 7 (26.92%) Junior C++ Developer
4 7 (26.92%) Junior Developer
4 7 (26.92%) Senior Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Analyst
6 5 (19.23%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum Master
8 2 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (3.85%) Junior DevOps
9 1 (3.85%) Junior DevOps Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
2 7 (26.92%) DirectX
2 7 (26.92%) OpenGL
2 7 (26.92%) Qt
2 7 (26.92%) REST
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.54%) React
4 2 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) Ionic Framework
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
2 9 (34.62%) Android
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Mac OS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
1 7 (26.92%) Game Development
1 7 (26.92%) OO
1 7 (26.92%) OOP
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (19.23%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum
2 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Fintech
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) ATDD
5 2 (7.69%) Coaching
5 2 (7.69%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
5 2 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) C++
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) C
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) Java 8
7 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) Sitecore