Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 135 138
Rank change year-on-year -31 +3 +17
Permanent jobs citing Games 124 209 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.20% 2.34%
As % of the General category 4.81% 5.69% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 111 107 192
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £18,500 £20,950 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 2,576 3,675 3,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 32.57% 38.70% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 2,782 3,036
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,525 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -11 51 £27,000 +2.86% 9
Warwickshire +4 39 £35,000 -17.65% 7
Birmingham +39 17 £45,000 +28.57% 12
Coventry +14 9 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Solihull -37 4 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Wolverhampton - 3 £19,000 -
Worcestershire -15 2 £31,250 +56.25% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 54 (43.55%) C#
2 38 (30.65%) JavaScript
3 35 (28.23%) HTML
3 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (27.42%) SQL
4 34 (27.42%) Web Development
5 30 (24.19%) AngularJS
5 30 (24.19%) CSS
5 30 (24.19%) Mobile Games
6 29 (23.39%) HTML5
7 28 (22.58%) Web Services
8 26 (20.97%) .NET
8 26 (20.97%) Degree
9 23 (18.55%) Node.js
10 22 (17.74%) Java
11 20 (16.13%) Linux
12 19 (15.32%) Python
12 19 (15.32%) Xbox
12 19 (15.32%) Mathematics
13 18 (14.52%) PHP
13 18 (14.52%) Retail
14 17 (13.71%) Unix
14 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (13.71%) CSS3
15 16 (12.90%) React
15 16 (12.90%) Bash Shell
15 16 (12.90%) Test Automation
15 16 (12.90%) Mac OS
15 16 (12.90%) JSP
15 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET

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 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.61%) Confluence
1 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.42%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (2.42%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.81%) Maya
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.84%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.81%) npm
3 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.23%) HTTP
3 3 (2.42%) Firewall
3 3 (2.42%) VLAN
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.81%) OpenScape
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) SSH
4 1 (0.81%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.90%) MySQL
2 14 (11.29%) Couchbase
3 8 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) gulp
2 7 (5.65%) JIRA
2 7 (5.65%) Selenium
2 7 (5.65%) SpecFlow
3 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.23%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 18 (14.52%) Retail
2 14 (11.29%) Marketing
3 1 (0.81%) Finance
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (35.48%) Developer
2 17 (13.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 16 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 15 (12.10%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (9.68%) Games Developer
6 10 (8.06%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.06%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Administrator
7 8 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (6.45%) Software Manager
8 7 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 7 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.65%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Business Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.84%) Tester
10 5 (4.03%) SAP Administrator
10 5 (4.03%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (28.23%) HTML
2 30 (24.19%) AngularJS
2 30 (24.19%) CSS
3 29 (23.39%) HTML5
4 28 (22.58%) Web Services
5 26 (20.97%) .NET
6 23 (18.55%) Node.js
7 17 (13.71%) CSS3
8 16 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 16 (12.90%) JSP
8 16 (12.90%) React
9 15 (12.10%) jQuery
10 14 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (11.29%) Handlebars
11 13 (10.48%) .NET Framework
11 13 (10.48%) Vue.js
12 8 (6.45%) LESS
12 8 (6.45%) REST
12 8 (6.45%) Sass
12 8 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.19%) Mobile Games
2 19 (15.32%) Xbox
3 15 (12.10%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (11.29%) Social Media
5 9 (7.26%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.84%) User Experience
7 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.23%) Derivative
8 2 (1.61%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.61%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.81%) Blog
9 1 (0.81%) CCTV
9 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.13%) Linux
2 17 (13.71%) Unix
3 16 (12.90%) Mac OS
4 6 (4.84%) Windows
5 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.42%) Web Development
3 19 (15.32%) Mathematics
4 16 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 15 (12.10%) Computer Science
6 13 (10.48%) Technology Roadmap
7 12 (9.68%) Analytics
7 12 (9.68%) Creative Thinking
7 12 (9.68%) Data Entry
7 12 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (8.06%) Coaching
8 10 (8.06%) Service Delivery
9 8 (6.45%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.65%) ERP
10 7 (5.65%) Process Improvement
11 6 (4.84%) Front End Development
11 6 (4.84%) Sprint Planning
12 5 (4.03%) Line Management
12 5 (4.03%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (43.55%) C#
2 38 (30.65%) JavaScript
3 34 (27.42%) SQL
4 22 (17.74%) Java
5 19 (15.32%) Python
6 18 (14.52%) PHP
7 16 (12.90%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.45%) C++
9 5 (4.03%) ES6
10 2 (1.61%) C
11 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (0.81%) JSX
11 1 (0.81%) Perl
11 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.61%) OCP
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (2.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.42%) Docker
1 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) Ansible
1 2 (1.61%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.61%) Terraform
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.84%) Concur
2 6 (4.84%) SAP
3 3 (2.42%) Adobe
3 3 (2.42%) Brocade
3 3 (2.42%) Cisco
3 3 (2.42%) Juniper
3 3 (2.42%) VMware
4 2 (1.61%) Dell
4 2 (1.61%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.61%) NetApp
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle