Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 279 301 276
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25 +17
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 46 41 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 18 45 42
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £19,000 £19,000 £21,025
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £46,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Game Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8911 10210 9576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 88.90% 89.18% 87.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7215 7983 7897
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £64,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the West Midlands

Game Development
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Game Development in the West Midlands

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the West Midlands

Game Development
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Halesowen -17 28 £20,000 -4.76% 2
Warwickshire +2 4 - - 1
Birmingham -16 3 £32,500 -6.47%
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 46 (100.00%) Games
2 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (52.17%) BBC
3 24 (52.17%) C++
4 22 (47.83%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (45.65%) Mobile Games
6 20 (43.48%) Linux
7 18 (39.13%) C#
8 17 (36.96%) HTML
8 17 (36.96%) HTML5
9 16 (34.78%) SQL
10 15 (32.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 14 (30.43%) Mobile Development
11 14 (30.43%) Android
11 14 (30.43%) Apple iOS
11 14 (30.43%) PHP
11 14 (30.43%) Web Development
11 14 (30.43%) Mathematics
12 12 (26.09%) Pay per click
12 12 (26.09%) Scrum
12 12 (26.09%) VMware
12 12 (26.09%) Windows
12 12 (26.09%) MySQL
12 12 (26.09%) SEO
12 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
12 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
12 12 (26.09%) Apache Flex
12 12 (26.09%) Private Cloud
13 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
13 11 (23.91%) WebSockets

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Houdini
1 1 (2.17%) Maya
1 1 (2.17%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) HTTP
2 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) MySQL
1 12 (26.09%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
1 11 (23.91%) Subversion
2 8 (17.39%) JIRA
3 3 (6.52%) Mercurial
General
1 46 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Junior
3 11 (23.91%) Head of Development
3 11 (23.91%) Head of Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) Graduate
5 8 (17.39%) Chief Technology Officer
5 8 (17.39%) Games Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Graduate Software Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Graduate Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Junior Games Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Junior QA Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Junior Software Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Junior Tester
5 8 (17.39%) QA Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Software QA Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Software Tester
5 8 (17.39%) Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Junior Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) HTML
1 17 (36.96%) HTML5
2 15 (32.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 12 (26.09%) Apache Flex
4 11 (23.91%) WebSockets
5 5 (10.87%) CSS
5 5 (10.87%) CSS3
6 3 (6.52%) JSON
6 3 (6.52%) MFC
6 3 (6.52%) OpenGL
6 3 (6.52%) Pixi.js
6 3 (6.52%) WebGL
7 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.35%) jQuery
7 2 (4.35%) LESS
7 2 (4.35%) React
7 2 (4.35%) Sass
8 1 (2.17%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 24 (52.17%) BBC
2 21 (45.65%) Mobile Games
3 12 (26.09%) Private Cloud
4 8 (17.39%) Mobile App
4 8 (17.39%) Online Gambling
4 8 (17.39%) User Experience
5 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
6 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (2.17%) Animation
7 1 (2.17%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Linux
2 14 (30.43%) Android
2 14 (30.43%) Apple iOS
3 12 (26.09%) Windows
4 8 (17.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (47.83%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (30.43%) Mathematics
3 14 (30.43%) Mobile Development
3 14 (30.43%) Web Development
4 12 (26.09%) Pay per click
4 12 (26.09%) Scrum
4 12 (26.09%) SEO
5 11 (23.91%) OOP
6 8 (17.39%) B2C
6 8 (17.39%) Business Transformation
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.39%) Customer-Centricity
6 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
6 8 (17.39%) Microservices
6 8 (17.39%) Multithreading
6 8 (17.39%) SOA
6 8 (17.39%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C++
2 18 (39.13%) C#
3 16 (34.78%) SQL
4 14 (30.43%) PHP
5 8 (17.39%) C
5 8 (17.39%) Java
6 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.52%) Lua
8 1 (2.17%) HLSL
8 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) VMware
2 9 (19.57%) Google
3 6 (13.04%) Twitter
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft