Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 147 122
Rank change year-on-year +27 -25 +84
Permanent jobs citing Games 229 187 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.37% 1.91% 2.25%
As % of the General category 6.26% 5.08% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 175 171 204
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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.

All General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,657 3,684 4,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.80% 37.65% 37.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2,783 2,922 3,328
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,611 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Games as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 - 101 £26,000 - 12
Solihull +40 33 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Birmingham -83 24 £30,000 -14.29% 10
Warwickshire +20 21 £40,750 +1.88% 7
Coventry -2 15 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Staffordshire +1 13 £27,500 -35.29% 17
Shropshire +18 5 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Worcestershire +7 1 £26,000 -30.67% 4
Wolverhampton -26 1 £21,500 -28.33% 1
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 99 (43.23%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (32.75%) HTML
4 68 (29.69%) BBC
5 67 (29.26%) Git (software)
6 65 (28.38%) JavaScript
7 61 (26.64%) CSS
8 59 (25.76%) Game Development
9 56 (24.45%) C++
10 53 (23.14%) User Experience
11 51 (22.27%) Linux
12 47 (20.52%) Subversion
12 47 (20.52%) Mobile App
13 46 (20.09%) Web Development
14 43 (18.78%) SQL
15 42 (18.34%) PHP
15 42 (18.34%) Photoshop
15 42 (18.34%) Adobe Illustrator
16 39 (17.03%) Adobe
16 39 (17.03%) Mathematics
16 39 (17.03%) HTML5
17 37 (16.16%) HTTP
18 36 (15.72%) Java
18 36 (15.72%) Marketing
19 33 (14.41%) Android
19 33 (14.41%) MySQL
19 33 (14.41%) OOP
19 33 (14.41%) Apple iOS
19 33 (14.41%) WebSockets
20 30 (13.10%) AngularJS

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 17 (7.42%) Apache
2 5 (2.18%) CMS
3 4 (1.75%) ExpressionEngine
3 4 (1.75%) WordPress
4 2 (0.87%) Drupal
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (18.34%) Adobe Illustrator
1 42 (18.34%) Photoshop
2 26 (11.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (3.49%) Adobe After Effects
3 8 (3.49%) Adobe Premiere
4 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.44%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.16%) HTTP
2 27 (11.79%) SMS
3 25 (10.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.44%) FTP
4 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.41%) MySQL
2 24 (10.48%) NoSQL
3 15 (6.55%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.11%) Redis
5 9 (3.93%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.62%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) QlikView
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 67 (29.26%) Git (software)
2 47 (20.52%) Subversion
3 17 (7.42%) Eclipse
4 12 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.93%) JIRA
6 8 (3.49%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.62%) AppScan
8 5 (2.18%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.75%) Grunt
9 4 (1.75%) gulp
9 4 (1.75%) Selenium
10 3 (1.31%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.87%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.87%) Xcode
12 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
General
1 36 (15.72%) Marketing
2 23 (10.04%) Retail
3 19 (8.30%) Back Office
3 19 (8.30%) Finance
4 18 (7.86%) Billing
5 10 (4.37%) Mandarin Language
6 6 (2.62%) Advertising
7 4 (1.75%) Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 95 (41.48%) Developer
2 45 (19.65%) Designer
3 41 (17.90%) Junior
4 27 (11.79%) Junior Developer
5 22 (9.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 20 (8.73%) Web Designer
7 19 (8.30%) Analyst
7 19 (8.30%) UI Designer
8 18 (7.86%) Java Developer
9 16 (6.99%) Digital Designer
10 14 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (6.11%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (6.11%) PHP Developer
11 13 (5.68%) Junior JavaScript Developer
12 12 (5.24%) Web Developer
13 11 (4.80%) Interface Designer
13 11 (4.80%) Lead Developer
13 11 (4.80%) Senior Developer
14 10 (4.37%) Security Analyst
14 10 (4.37%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (32.75%) HTML
2 61 (26.64%) CSS
3 39 (17.03%) HTML5
4 33 (14.41%) WebSockets
5 30 (13.10%) AngularJS
6 29 (12.66%) CSS3
7 23 (10.04%) jQuery
8 19 (8.30%) React
9 14 (6.11%) Laravel
9 14 (6.11%) Sass
9 14 (6.11%) XML
10 12 (5.24%) .NET
10 12 (5.24%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 11 (4.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (4.80%) WebGL
12 10 (4.37%) Pixi.js
13 9 (3.93%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 8 (3.49%) JSON
15 7 (3.06%) Apache Flex
15 7 (3.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 68 (29.69%) BBC
2 53 (23.14%) User Experience
3 47 (20.52%) Mobile App
4 25 (10.92%) Animation
5 22 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (7.86%) Computer Science
7 14 (6.11%) Mobile Games
8 11 (4.80%) Online Games
9 9 (3.93%) Algorithms
10 8 (3.49%) Data Structures
11 7 (3.06%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.75%) BYOD
12 4 (1.75%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.31%) Social Media
13 3 (1.31%) Xbox
14 2 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
15 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.44%) Fintech
15 1 (0.44%) iSeries
15 1 (0.44%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.27%) Linux
2 33 (14.41%) Android
2 33 (14.41%) Apple iOS
3 25 (10.92%) Unix
4 14 (6.11%) CentOS
4 14 (6.11%) Debian
4 14 (6.11%) Ubuntu
5 11 (4.80%) Windows
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (43.23%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (25.76%) Game Development
4 46 (20.09%) Web Development
5 39 (17.03%) Mathematics
6 33 (14.41%) OOP
7 25 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (10.92%) Microservices
7 25 (10.92%) Multithreading
7 25 (10.92%) Scrum
7 25 (10.92%) SOA
7 25 (10.92%) Workflow
8 24 (10.48%) A/B Testing
9 23 (10.04%) Web Design
10 22 (9.61%) Front End Development
11 20 (8.73%) Digital Marketing
11 20 (8.73%) Performance Monitoring
12 17 (7.42%) Wireframes
13 15 (6.55%) Typography
14 13 (5.68%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.38%) JavaScript
2 56 (24.45%) C++
3 43 (18.78%) SQL
4 42 (18.34%) PHP
5 36 (15.72%) Java
6 28 (12.23%) C#
7 27 (11.79%) C
8 12 (5.24%) Python
9 8 (3.49%) MATLAB
10 7 (3.06%) R
11 4 (1.75%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.75%) Ruby
12 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.31%) ES6
12 3 (1.31%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.87%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.44%) Clojure
14 1 (0.44%) Elixir
14 1 (0.44%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 17 (7.42%) Degree
2 10 (4.37%) CEH
2 10 (4.37%) CISM
2 10 (4.37%) CISSP
2 10 (4.37%) CRISC
3 7 (3.06%) PhD
4 6 (2.62%) CISA
4 6 (2.62%) GIAC
4 6 (2.62%) OSCP
5 4 (1.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.75%) CCSP
5 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.31%) ACCA
6 3 (1.31%) ISEB
6 3 (1.31%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.06%) QA
2 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.62%) HP Fortify
1 6 (2.62%) WebInspect
2 2 (0.87%) Ansible
2 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.87%) Puppet
2 2 (0.87%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (17.03%) Adobe
2 17 (7.42%) Google
3 14 (6.11%) Red Hat
4 11 (4.80%) Twitter
5 10 (4.37%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.06%) VMware
7 6 (2.62%) HP
7 6 (2.62%) IBM
7 6 (2.62%) Qualys
7 6 (2.62%) Veracode
8 3 (1.31%) Sage
9 2 (0.87%) IFS
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle
10 1 (0.44%) Capita
10 1 (0.44%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.44%) Snowplow
10 1 (0.44%) Tableau