Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 128 148
Rank change year-on-year -33 +20 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 159 243 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.81% 2.44% 2.01%
As % of the General category 4.82% 6.41% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 79 185 238
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -9.72% -4.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £20,800 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,500 £47,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 3,298 3,793 4,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.53% 38.03% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2,495 3,012 3,493
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +62 84 £25,000 -1.96% 10
Solihull +24 25 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Birmingham -60 24 £42,250 +30.00% 10
Warwickshire +42 17 £47,500 +93.88% 7
Halesowen 0 4 £30,000 -14.29% 28
Worcestershire +8 2 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Coventry -14 1 - - 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 85 (53.46%) Finance
2 59 (37.11%) Legal
3 56 (35.22%) Oracle
4 45 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (25.16%) Analytical Skills
6 37 (23.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 34 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (20.13%) SQL
9 28 (17.61%) Java
9 28 (17.61%) Process Improvement
10 26 (16.35%) Analytics
11 25 (15.72%) Essbase
12 24 (15.09%) Data Management
13 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
14 21 (13.21%) Game Development
15 19 (11.95%) C#
15 19 (11.95%) Informatica
15 19 (11.95%) Git (software)
16 18 (11.32%) Performance Management
16 18 (11.32%) User Experience
17 17 (10.69%) Unix
18 16 (10.06%) Change Management
18 16 (10.06%) Management Information System
19 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
19 15 (9.43%) PeopleSoft
19 15 (9.43%) Hyperion
19 15 (9.43%) Data Centre
20 14 (8.81%) Performance Monitoring
21 13 (8.18%) Data Governance
21 13 (8.18%) Data Quality

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 (3.77%) SAS
2 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (0.63%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.63%) InVision
4 1 (0.63%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (6.29%) HFM
2 5 (3.14%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) HTTP
1 9 (5.66%) TCP/IP
1 9 (5.66%) WebEx
2 1 (0.63%) DHCP
2 1 (0.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) SMS
2 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.72%) Essbase
2 15 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.29%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.66%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (5.66%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.77%) MS Access
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.52%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.26%) MySQL
7 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 13 (8.18%) Subversion
3 8 (5.03%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.14%) CircleCI
4 5 (3.14%) JIRA
5 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.89%) Artifactory
6 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.63%) Grunt
7 1 (0.63%) gulp
7 1 (0.63%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.63%) Mocha
7 1 (0.63%) NUnit
7 1 (0.63%) Selenium
7 1 (0.63%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 85 (53.46%) Finance
2 59 (37.11%) Legal
3 12 (7.55%) Banking
4 7 (4.40%) Marketing
5 5 (3.14%) Billing
6 4 (2.52%) Publishing
7 2 (1.26%) Advertising
7 2 (1.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) Developer
2 27 (16.98%) Analyst
3 19 (11.95%) Support Manager
4 13 (8.18%) Data Analyst
5 10 (6.29%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.29%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.66%) Administrator
6 9 (5.66%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.03%) Customer Support Specialist
7 8 (5.03%) Support Specialist
8 7 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 7 (4.40%) Development Manager
8 7 (4.40%) Graduate
9 6 (3.77%) Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Digital Architect
9 6 (3.77%) Graduate Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Graduate Data Analyst
9 6 (3.77%) Junior
9 6 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Customer Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.55%) .NET
1 12 (7.55%) HTML
2 11 (6.92%) AngularJS
3 8 (5.03%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.03%) WebSockets
4 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (4.40%) CSS
4 7 (4.40%) React
4 7 (4.40%) Vue.js
5 6 (3.77%) jQuery
5 6 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (3.14%) Django
6 5 (3.14%) Node.js
6 5 (3.14%) RESTful
6 5 (3.14%) Spring
7 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (1.89%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 40 (25.16%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.32%) User Experience
3 16 (10.06%) Management Information System
4 15 (9.43%) Data Centre
5 13 (8.18%) Computer Science
6 10 (6.29%) Client/Server
7 9 (5.66%) e-Learning
8 5 (3.14%) BBC
8 5 (3.14%) Mobile Games
9 4 (2.52%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.52%) Social Media
10 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.89%) Online Games
11 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.26%) Tandem
12 1 (0.63%) Animation
12 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.63%) LPAR
12 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.69%) Unix
2 13 (8.18%) Linux
3 3 (1.89%) Windows
4 1 (0.63%) Android
4 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.63%) OS/400
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (17.61%) Process Improvement
4 26 (16.35%) Analytics
5 24 (15.09%) Data Management
6 21 (13.21%) Game Development
7 18 (11.32%) Performance Management
8 16 (10.06%) Change Management
9 14 (8.81%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (8.18%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 13 (8.18%) Data Governance
10 13 (8.18%) TDD
11 12 (7.55%) MVC
11 12 (7.55%) Regression Testing
11 12 (7.55%) Scrum
11 12 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (7.55%) Web Development
12 11 (6.92%) ETL
12 11 (6.92%) Mathematics
12 11 (6.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.13%) SQL
2 28 (17.61%) Java
3 23 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 19 (11.95%) C#
5 12 (7.55%) C++
5 12 (7.55%) Python
6 9 (5.66%) C
7 7 (4.40%) PHP
8 5 (3.14%) MATLAB
8 5 (3.14%) R
9 2 (1.26%) Clojure
9 2 (1.26%) Elixir
9 2 (1.26%) Erlang
9 2 (1.26%) ES6
9 2 (1.26%) Lisp
9 2 (1.26%) Ruby
9 2 (1.26%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.63%) Java 8
10 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.66%) Degree
2 5 (3.14%) PhD
3 4 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.63%) ISEB
4 1 (0.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.63%) MCSD
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (23.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (8.18%) Data Quality
3 12 (7.55%) QA
4 5 (3.14%) SLA
5 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.63%) GDPR
6 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (6.92%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (35.22%) Oracle
2 19 (11.95%) Informatica
3 15 (9.43%) Hyperion
3 15 (9.43%) PeopleSoft
4 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.92%) Google
6 6 (3.77%) Twitter
7 4 (2.52%) Tableau
8 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.26%) SAP
8 2 (1.26%) Teradata
8 2 (1.26%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.63%) CommVault
9 1 (0.63%) Dell
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) NetApp
9 1 (0.63%) Remedy
9 1 (0.63%) VMware