Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 110 152
Rank change year-on-year -71 +42 -43
Permanent jobs citing Games 115 277 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 2.72% 1.97%
As % of the General category 3.81% 7.21% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 78 216 234
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £66,875 £47,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%

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 3,020 3,841 4,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 35.46% 37.67% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2,247 3,009 3,447
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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
Staffordshire +59 52 £27,500 +7.84% 3
Birmingham -6 27 £47,500 +46.15% 13
Solihull +9 16 £47,500 +58.33% 1
Warwickshire +39 12 £47,500 +93.88% 3
Worcestershire +8 4 £47,500 +102.13% 1
Halesowen -1 4 £30,000 -7.69% 25
Coventry -5 1 £24,500 -37.97% 2
Walsall - 1 £37,500 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 53 (46.09%) Finance
2 32 (27.83%) Legal
3 30 (26.09%) Oracle
4 27 (23.48%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (20.87%) SQL
6 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (18.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (15.65%) Java
9 17 (14.78%) Analytics
10 16 (13.91%) Process Improvement
10 16 (13.91%) C#
11 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
12 14 (12.17%) Git (software)
13 13 (11.30%) Data Management
13 13 (11.30%) Essbase
13 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
14 12 (10.43%) User Experience
14 12 (10.43%) .NET
15 11 (9.57%) HTML
15 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
15 11 (9.57%) Informatica
15 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
15 11 (9.57%) Game Development
15 11 (9.57%) Docker
16 10 (8.70%) AngularJS
16 10 (8.70%) Banking
16 10 (8.70%) Performance Management
16 10 (8.70%) Unix
16 10 (8.70%) MVC

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 3 (2.61%) SAS
1 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.87%) CMS
2 1 (0.87%) Confluence
2 1 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.87%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (0.87%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.87%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.87%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) HFM
2 4 (3.48%) SAP Business One
3 3 (2.61%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.48%) Office 365
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.87%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) HTTP
1 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.35%) WebEx
3 1 (0.87%) DHCP
3 1 (0.87%) DNS
3 1 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) SAN
3 1 (0.87%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) Essbase
2 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.83%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.48%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.61%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.61%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.61%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.61%) MS Access
8 2 (1.74%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.87%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.87%) Redis
9 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.83%) Subversion
3 5 (4.35%) CircleCI
3 5 (4.35%) JIRA
4 3 (2.61%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.87%) Grunt
6 1 (0.87%) gulp
6 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.87%) Mocha
6 1 (0.87%) Selenium
6 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.87%) webpack
General
1 53 (46.09%) Finance
2 32 (27.83%) Legal
3 10 (8.70%) Banking
4 5 (4.35%) Marketing
5 3 (2.61%) Billing
5 3 (2.61%) Publishing
6 2 (1.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Automotive
7 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Developer
2 18 (15.65%) Analyst
3 11 (9.57%) Support Manager
4 8 (6.96%) C# Developer
4 8 (6.96%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.09%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.09%) Data Analyst
5 7 (6.09%) Head of Operations
6 6 (5.22%) Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Digital Architect
6 6 (5.22%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Administrator
7 5 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.35%) Graduate
7 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Customer Support Specialist
8 4 (3.48%) Graduate Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Graduate Data Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) SAP Business One Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) .NET
2 11 (9.57%) HTML
3 10 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 8 (6.96%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.22%) CSS
5 6 (5.22%) Vue.js
6 5 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (4.35%) Django
6 5 (4.35%) Node.js
6 5 (4.35%) React
6 5 (4.35%) RESTful
6 5 (4.35%) WebSockets
7 3 (2.61%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (2.61%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.61%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.61%) jQuery
7 3 (2.61%) Spring
7 3 (2.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
3 12 (10.43%) User Experience
4 10 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.96%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.22%) Client/Server
7 5 (4.35%) e-Learning
8 4 (3.48%) BBC
8 4 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (3.48%) Mobile Games
8 4 (3.48%) Social Media
9 3 (2.61%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.74%) Tandem
11 1 (0.87%) Animation
11 1 (0.87%) AS400
11 1 (0.87%) iPhone
11 1 (0.87%) LPAR
11 1 (0.87%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.70%) Unix
2 9 (7.83%) Linux
3 3 (2.61%) Windows
4 2 (1.74%) Android
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) OS/400
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.78%) Analytics
4 16 (13.91%) Process Improvement
5 13 (11.30%) Data Management
6 11 (9.57%) Game Development
7 10 (8.70%) Change Management
7 10 (8.70%) MVC
7 10 (8.70%) Performance Management
8 9 (7.83%) TDD
8 9 (7.83%) Web Development
9 8 (6.96%) Front End Development
9 8 (6.96%) Regression Testing
9 8 (6.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (6.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 7 (6.09%) ETL
10 7 (6.09%) Mathematics
10 7 (6.09%) Matrix Management
10 7 (6.09%) Migration
10 7 (6.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.87%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) Java
3 16 (13.91%) C#
4 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.96%) Python
6 6 (5.22%) C
6 6 (5.22%) C++
7 3 (2.61%) PHP
8 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.87%) Clojure
9 1 (0.87%) Elixir
9 1 (0.87%) Erlang
9 1 (0.87%) ES6
9 1 (0.87%) F#
9 1 (0.87%) Groovy
9 1 (0.87%) Java 8
9 1 (0.87%) Lisp
9 1 (0.87%) Perl
9 1 (0.87%) Ruby
9 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.96%) Degree
2 4 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.87%) ISEB
3 1 (0.87%) MCSD
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (6.96%) QA
3 7 (6.09%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.61%) SLA
5 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) Docker
2 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.87%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle
2 11 (9.57%) Informatica
2 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.83%) Hyperion
3 9 (7.83%) PeopleSoft
4 8 (6.96%) Google
5 4 (3.48%) SAP
6 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.61%) Twitter
7 2 (1.74%) Tableau
8 1 (0.87%) Citrix
8 1 (0.87%) CommVault
8 1 (0.87%) Dell
8 1 (0.87%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.87%) Hotjar
8 1 (0.87%) IBM
8 1 (0.87%) NetApp
8 1 (0.87%) Remedy
8 1 (0.87%) Veeam
8 1 (0.87%) VMware