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 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 124 162
Rank change year-on-year +23 +38  
Permanent jobs citing Games 129 129 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.63% 2.06% 1.26%
As % of the General category 7.22% 5.63% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 122 95 57
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1786 2291 1801
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 36.35% 36.66% 33.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1752 1468
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,524 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,900
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Games in the West Midlands

Games
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 +21 97 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Worcestershire -1 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Coventry +12 7 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Solihull - 5 £37,500 -
Staffordshire -4 4 £45,000 +26.76% 2
Wolverhampton -3 3 £30,000 -16.66%
Warwickshire +18 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Shropshire +10 1 £30,000 -14.89%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 85 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 67 (35.83%) HTML
3 64 (34.22%) CSS
4 61 (32.62%) JavaScript
5 56 (29.95%) C#
6 53 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (27.27%) HTML5
8 48 (25.67%) Web Development
9 44 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 44 (23.53%) CSS3
9 44 (23.53%) AngularJS
10 42 (22.46%) Game Development
11 41 (21.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 36 (19.25%) Android
13 35 (18.72%) Node.js
14 34 (18.18%) NoSQL
15 33 (17.65%) Git (software)
15 33 (17.65%) MySQL
16 32 (17.11%) PHP
17 31 (16.58%) Apple iOS
18 30 (16.04%) MVC
19 29 (15.51%) Online Games
20 28 (14.97%) Mobile Development
20 28 (14.97%) jQuery
21 26 (13.90%) React
22 25 (13.37%) Mobile Games
23 24 (12.83%) .NET
24 23 (12.30%) SQL
24 23 (12.30%) TDD
25 22 (11.76%) Degree

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.21%) Apache
2 2 (1.07%) Confluence
2 2 (1.07%) WildFly
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.53%) JBoss
3 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.53%) nginx
3 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.74%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.21%) Adobe After Effects
3 6 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (3.21%) Adobe Premiere
3 6 (3.21%) InDesign
3 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.67%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Google Play
2 5 (2.67%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.60%) GitHub
4 2 (1.07%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.53%) G Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Heroku
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) Internet
2 5 (2.67%) SMS
3 3 (1.60%) RTP
4 2 (1.07%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.53%) FCoE
5 1 (0.53%) Firewall
5 1 (0.53%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.53%) NAS
5 1 (0.53%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.53%) SAN
5 1 (0.53%) VoIP
5 1 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 34 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 33 (17.65%) MySQL
4 21 (11.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (4.81%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.28%) Redis
7 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.60%) Big Data
9 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.60%) DB2
9 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 33 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.95%) JIRA
2 13 (6.95%) Subversion
3 5 (2.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.60%) Bugzilla
4 3 (1.60%) Mercurial
4 3 (1.60%) Selenium
5 2 (1.07%) GitLab
5 2 (1.07%) gulp
5 2 (1.07%) PhantomJS
5 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.07%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.07%) webpack
6 1 (0.53%) Firebug
6 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (8.56%) Marketing
2 13 (6.95%) Back Office
2 13 (6.95%) Banking
3 6 (3.21%) Advertising
3 6 (3.21%) Billing
3 6 (3.21%) Finance
4 4 (2.14%) Retail
5 2 (1.07%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 108 (57.75%) Developer
2 30 (16.04%) Web Developer
3 23 (12.30%) .NET Developer
4 20 (10.70%) C# Developer
5 18 (9.63%) Games Developer
5 18 (9.63%) PHP Developer
6 17 (9.09%) Graduate
7 16 (8.56%) Junior
8 13 (6.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 12 (6.42%) Designer
9 12 (6.42%) PHP Web Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
10 11 (5.88%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
11 10 (5.35%) Graduate Games Developer
11 10 (5.35%) Junior Developer
11 10 (5.35%) Junior Games Developer
11 10 (5.35%) Tester
12 9 (4.81%) Analyst
12 9 (4.81%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (35.83%) HTML
2 64 (34.22%) CSS
3 51 (27.27%) HTML5
4 44 (23.53%) AngularJS
4 44 (23.53%) CSS3
5 41 (21.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 35 (18.72%) Node.js
7 28 (14.97%) jQuery
8 26 (13.90%) React
9 24 (12.83%) .NET
10 22 (11.76%) ASP.NET
10 22 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (11.23%) KnockoutJS
12 19 (10.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 19 (10.16%) WCF
13 18 (9.63%) RESTful
13 18 (9.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (8.56%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (8.02%) Code First Entity Framework
15 15 (8.02%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.51%) Online Games
2 25 (13.37%) Mobile Games
3 18 (9.63%) Mobile App
4 15 (8.02%) User Experience
5 9 (4.81%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.81%) BBC
6 7 (3.74%) Animation
6 7 (3.74%) Mobile Payment
7 6 (3.21%) iPhone
8 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.67%) e-Learning
8 5 (2.67%) EPoS
9 4 (2.14%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.60%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.60%) iPad
10 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.60%) Social Media
11 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.07%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.25%) Android
2 31 (16.58%) Apple iOS
3 18 (9.63%) Linux
4 11 (5.88%) Windows
5 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.14%) CentOS
6 4 (2.14%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.07%) Unix
7 2 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) SUSE
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (28.34%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (25.67%) Web Development
4 42 (22.46%) Game Development
5 30 (16.04%) MVC
6 28 (14.97%) Mobile Development
7 23 (12.30%) TDD
8 20 (10.70%) Scrum
9 19 (10.16%) Web Application Development
10 18 (9.63%) Front End Development
11 17 (9.09%) BDD
12 16 (8.56%) Web Design
13 15 (8.02%) OO
14 14 (7.49%) API Integration
15 12 (6.42%) Android Development
15 12 (6.42%) iOS Development
15 12 (6.42%) OO PHP
16 10 (5.35%) Data Analysis
17 9 (4.81%) Software Architecture
18 8 (4.28%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 61 (32.62%) JavaScript
2 56 (29.95%) C#
3 32 (17.11%) PHP
4 23 (12.30%) SQL
5 18 (9.63%) Ruby
6 13 (6.95%) C++
7 5 (2.67%) Java
8 2 (1.07%) ES6
8 2 (1.07%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.07%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.53%) C
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.53%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.14%) MCSE
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.14%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.60%) ISEB
3 3 (1.60%) RHCE
4 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.07%) RHCA
4 2 (1.07%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.53%) CCNA
5 1 (0.53%) CEH
5 1 (0.53%) CISM
5 1 (0.53%) CISSP
5 1 (0.53%) CRISC
5 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.88%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) PMO
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) BS25999
5 1 (0.53%) MISRA
5 1 (0.53%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.07%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) Docker
3 1 (0.53%) vSphere
3 1 (0.53%) XenApp
3 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.60%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 12 (6.42%) Google
2 10 (5.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.74%) Adobe
3 7 (3.74%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.67%) Hotjar
4 5 (2.67%) Optimizely
5 4 (2.14%) Tableau
5 4 (2.14%) VMware
6 3 (1.60%) New Relic
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle
6 3 (1.60%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.60%) Zend
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) HP
8 1 (0.53%) Juniper
8 1 (0.53%) ProCurve
8 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Leamington Spa
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pixel Hires
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 12 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 20 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 20 days ago