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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 223 211
Rank change year-on-year +36 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 27 21 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.34% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.39% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 1
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £38,750
% change year-on-year -17.64% +9.67%  

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4324 5436 4272
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.03% 88.19% 83.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3530 4374 3574
Median salary £42,500 £42,900 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.93% +0.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,375 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Game Development as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +24 26 £32,500 -27.77% 5
Coventry - 1 £35,000 - 1
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 35 (100.00%) Games
2 26 (74.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 18 (51.43%) HTML
3 18 (51.43%) CSS
3 18 (51.43%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (51.43%) HTML5
4 17 (48.57%) Android
4 17 (48.57%) Apple iOS
4 17 (48.57%) Mobile Development
5 16 (45.71%) CSS3
5 16 (45.71%) Web Development
5 16 (45.71%) C#
6 15 (42.86%) Degree
7 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (34.29%) Front End Development
9 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (28.57%) jQuery
10 10 (28.57%) PHP
10 10 (28.57%) Mobile Games
10 10 (28.57%) Android Development
10 10 (28.57%) iOS Development
10 10 (28.57%) Sass
10 10 (28.57%) LESS
10 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
10 10 (28.57%) React
11 7 (20.00%) QA
11 7 (20.00%) Scrum
12 6 (17.14%) Online Games
12 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
13 5 (14.29%) Defect Tracking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.86%) PhantomJS
General
1 35 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 13 (37.14%) Graduate
2 13 (37.14%) Junior
3 12 (34.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (28.57%) Games Developer
5 9 (25.71%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (25.71%) Web Developer
6 8 (22.86%) Graduate Developer
6 8 (22.86%) Graduate Games Developer
6 8 (22.86%) Junior Developer
6 8 (22.86%) Junior Games Developer
7 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
8 5 (14.29%) Games Tester
8 5 (14.29%) Junior Games Tester
8 5 (14.29%) Junior Tester
8 5 (14.29%) Lead C# Developer
8 5 (14.29%) Lead Developer
8 5 (14.29%) QA Tester
8 5 (14.29%) Team Leader
8 5 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (74.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 18 (51.43%) CSS
2 18 (51.43%) HTML
2 18 (51.43%) HTML5
3 16 (45.71%) CSS3
4 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 10 (28.57%) jQuery
4 10 (28.57%) LESS
4 10 (28.57%) React
4 10 (28.57%) Sass
5 3 (8.57%) WebGL
6 2 (5.71%) Node.js
6 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
6 2 (5.71%) REST
6 2 (5.71%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (2.86%) CryEngine
7 1 (2.86%) DirectX
7 1 (2.86%) JSON
7 1 (2.86%) MonoGame
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Mobile Games
2 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
2 6 (17.14%) Online Games
3 1 (2.86%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Android
1 17 (48.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (48.57%) Mobile Development
3 16 (45.71%) Web Development
4 12 (34.29%) Front End Development
5 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (28.57%) Android Development
6 10 (28.57%) iOS Development
7 7 (20.00%) Scrum
8 5 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (2.86%) Kanban
9 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.86%) Project Management
9 1 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) C#
2 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (28.57%) PHP
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (5.71%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
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Pixel Hires
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Leamington Spa
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago