Games Jobs in the West Midlands

Gaming
England > West Midlands

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 15 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 150 28 174
Rank change year-on-year -122 +146 -68
Permanent jobs citing Games 98 585 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.40% 8.40% 1.76%
As % of the General category 2.41% 11.01% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 73 60 72
10th Percentile £35,000 £22,750 £24,450
25th Percentile £37,500 £27,500 £33,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £43,750 £48,750
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.26% +14.71%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 -
England median annual salary £53,250 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -14.80% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
West Midlands

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,068 5,313 4,414
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 57.92% 76.27% 60.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,030 2,290 2,870
10th Percentile £25,750 £29,975 £30,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,510 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +7.14% +6.52%
75th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £73,950 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.22% +0.83% +4.35%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Games in the West Midlands

Games
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 Games within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Birmingham -73 33 £55,000 +30.95% 11
Staffordshire -17 27 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Dudley -1 11 £35,000 - 1
Solihull -5 11 £55,000 - 3
Warwickshire 0 6 £62,500 +4.17% 6
Worcestershire - 4 £55,000 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £51,250 - 1
Coventry -26 1 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Games
England

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.02%) Adobe XD
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.02%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.02%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Azure
2 6 (6.12%) AWS
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (4.08%) SaaS
5 2 (2.04%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.02%) Figma
6 1 (1.02%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) Firewall
2 1 (1.02%) DHCP
2 1 (1.02%) DNS
2 1 (1.02%) SSH
2 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.02%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.02%) OLAP
4 1 (1.02%) Power BI
4 1 (1.02%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Git
2 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.08%) JUnit
3 1 (1.02%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (32.65%) Social Skills
2 24 (24.49%) Finance
3 19 (19.39%) Manufacturing
4 17 (17.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 15 (15.31%) Influencing Skills
6 10 (10.20%) Law
6 10 (10.20%) Marketing
7 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.08%) Electronics
8 4 (4.08%) Public Sector
9 3 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
10 1 (1.02%) Advertising
10 1 (1.02%) Banking
10 1 (1.02%) Legal
10 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) Senior
2 19 (19.39%) Analyst
2 19 (19.39%) Developer
3 17 (17.35%) Project Manager
4 15 (15.31%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Data Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) C++ Developer
6 9 (9.18%) Data Scientist
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Data Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Data Scientist
7 8 (8.16%) Product Manager
8 5 (5.10%) Lead
8 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Designer
10 3 (3.06%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) React
2 7 (7.14%) HTML
3 6 (6.12%) CSS
3 6 (6.12%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (5.10%) REST
5 4 (4.08%) Hibernate
5 4 (4.08%) JWT
5 4 (4.08%) Lambda Expressions
5 4 (4.08%) RESTful
5 4 (4.08%) Spring
5 4 (4.08%) Spring Boot
5 4 (4.08%) Vue
6 3 (3.06%) .NET
6 3 (3.06%) Unreal Engine
7 2 (2.04%) HTML5
8 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.02%) CSS3
8 1 (1.02%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.02%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Management Information System
2 13 (13.27%) Social Media
3 12 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (8.16%) Client/Server
4 8 (8.16%) Virtual Reality
5 6 (6.12%) Video\Live Streaming
6 5 (5.10%) Clustering
6 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
7 4 (4.08%) Educational Technology
7 4 (4.08%) Mobile Games
8 3 (3.06%) Onboarding
9 2 (2.04%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (2.04%) Product Ownership
10 1 (1.02%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (1.02%) e-Learning
10 1 (1.02%) Genomics
10 1 (1.02%) IoT
10 1 (1.02%) Online Gambling
10 1 (1.02%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.35%) Windows
2 11 (11.22%) Windows Vista
3 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Mentoring
2 17 (17.35%) Mathematics
3 16 (16.33%) Actionable Insight
3 16 (16.33%) Analytics
4 15 (15.31%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (15.31%) ERP
4 15 (15.31%) Project Management
4 15 (15.31%) Risk Management
4 15 (15.31%) Statistical Modelling
4 15 (15.31%) Systems Engineering
5 13 (13.27%) Data Science
6 12 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (11.22%) Agile
7 11 (11.22%) Strategic Planning
8 10 (10.20%) Machine Learning
9 9 (9.18%) Data-Driven Decision Making
9 9 (9.18%) Predictive Modelling
10 8 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (7.14%) Product Management
12 6 (6.12%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.51%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) Python
3 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.22%) C#
4 11 (11.22%) C++
5 7 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 5 (5.10%) Java
7 4 (4.08%) C
8 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (22.45%) Degree
2 18 (18.37%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) DBS Check
4 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.04%) CCNA
5 2 (2.04%) CCNA CyberOps
5 2 (2.04%) CCNP
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) GDPR
2 4 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.10%) Docker
1 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
1 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.02%) Ansible
2 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (17.35%) IFS
2 15 (15.31%) Workday
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.10%) Dell
4 5 (5.10%) EqualLogic
4 5 (5.10%) NetApp
4 5 (5.10%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (5.10%) VMware
5 4 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) Sage