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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 232 210
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 25 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.24% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 20 13 9
Median salary £30,000 £36,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% -15.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,000 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.64% -  

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 4495 5406 4997
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 88.21% 88.68% 87.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3735 4191 4131
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +11 17 £30,000 -16.66% 1
Halesowen - 5 £20,000 - 2
Coventry - 3 £40,000 -
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 50 (100.00%) Games
2 38 (76.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 25 (50.00%) C#
4 24 (48.00%) Degree
4 24 (48.00%) Mobile Development
5 22 (44.00%) HTML5
5 22 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (44.00%) HTML
6 20 (40.00%) CSS
6 20 (40.00%) Android
6 20 (40.00%) Web Development
6 20 (40.00%) Apple iOS
6 20 (40.00%) CSS3
7 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
8 15 (30.00%) PHP
8 15 (30.00%) Mobile Games
8 15 (30.00%) Sass
8 15 (30.00%) LESS
8 15 (30.00%) AngularJS
8 15 (30.00%) jQuery
8 15 (30.00%) Android Development
8 15 (30.00%) iOS Development
8 15 (30.00%) React
8 15 (30.00%) Front End Development
9 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (16.00%) QA
11 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
11 6 (12.00%) JIRA
11 6 (12.00%) SQL
11 6 (12.00%) 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (6.00%) Subversion
General
1 50 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (86.00%) Developer
2 20 (40.00%) Graduate
2 20 (40.00%) Junior
3 19 (38.00%) Games Developer
4 15 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (30.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (30.00%) Web Developer
5 14 (28.00%) Graduate Developer
5 14 (28.00%) Graduate Games Developer
5 14 (28.00%) Junior Developer
5 14 (28.00%) Junior Games Developer
6 9 (18.00%) C# Developer
7 6 (12.00%) Games Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Graduate Software Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Junior Games Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Junior Software Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Junior Tester
7 6 (12.00%) QA Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Software Tester
7 6 (12.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (76.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 22 (44.00%) HTML
2 22 (44.00%) HTML5
3 20 (40.00%) CSS
3 20 (40.00%) CSS3
4 15 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 15 (30.00%) jQuery
4 15 (30.00%) LESS
4 15 (30.00%) React
4 15 (30.00%) Sass
5 4 (8.00%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (6.00%) DirectX
6 3 (6.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Mobile Games
2 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.00%) BBC
3 5 (10.00%) Online Games
4 4 (8.00%) Augmented Reality
5 2 (4.00%) Animation
5 2 (4.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.00%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Android
1 20 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Mobile Development
2 22 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (40.00%) Web Development
4 15 (30.00%) Android Development
4 15 (30.00%) Front End Development
4 15 (30.00%) iOS Development
5 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
8 4 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (8.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (6.00%) SDLC
10 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.00%) Open Source
10 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.00%) B2C
11 1 (2.00%) Business Transformation
11 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) C#
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (30.00%) PHP
4 6 (12.00%) SQL
5 5 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 6 days ago