Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 129 156
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 209 233 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.20% 2.30% 1.85%
As % of the General category 5.69% 6.15% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 107 188 202
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.76% -2.00%
10th Percentile £20,950 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £47,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%

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 3,673 3,791 4,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 38.70% 37.49% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,777 3,042 3,567
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,000
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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +67 87 £26,250 -25.00% 4
Solihull +35 33 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Warwickshire +37 26 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Birmingham -112 25 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Halesowen 0 16 £27,500 -24.14% 18
Coventry -1 14 £62,500 +58.23% 1
Worcestershire +13 1 £20,000 -46.67% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 93 (44.50%) Finance
2 60 (28.71%) Legal
2 60 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (26.79%) Oracle
5 45 (21.53%) SQL
6 44 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (18.66%) Game Development
8 38 (18.18%) Java
9 37 (17.70%) JavaScript
9 37 (17.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 35 (16.75%) Git (software)
11 31 (14.83%) Analytics
12 29 (13.88%) C#
13 28 (13.40%) Process Improvement
14 25 (11.96%) Unix
14 25 (11.96%) Essbase
15 24 (11.48%) Linux
15 24 (11.48%) C++
15 24 (11.48%) Data Management
15 24 (11.48%) Subversion
16 23 (11.00%) User Experience
17 22 (10.53%) HTML
17 22 (10.53%) HTTP
18 21 (10.05%) Mathematics
19 19 (9.09%) Performance Management
19 19 (9.09%) Informatica
19 19 (9.09%) SQL Server
20 18 (8.61%) .NET
20 18 (8.61%) Workflow

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 (2.87%) SAS
2 4 (1.91%) Apache
2 4 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.44%) CMS
4 2 (0.96%) Drupal
4 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.96%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (0.96%) WordPress
5 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.83%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (3.83%) Photoshop
3 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.48%) InVision
5 1 (0.48%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (4.78%) HFM
2 5 (2.39%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.96%) Magento
4 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.39%) Office 365
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.53%) HTTP
2 17 (8.13%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.31%) WebEx
4 5 (2.39%) SMS
5 1 (0.48%) DHCP
5 1 (0.48%) DNS
5 1 (0.48%) SAN
5 1 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.96%) Essbase
2 19 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.22%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.78%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.31%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (4.31%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.35%) MySQL
7 6 (2.87%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (2.87%) Data Mining
7 6 (2.87%) MS Access
7 6 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.44%) Redis
8 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (16.75%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.48%) Subversion
3 8 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.83%) JIRA
4 5 (2.39%) AppScan
4 5 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.44%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.44%) CircleCI
5 3 (1.44%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.44%) Selenium
5 3 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.96%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.96%) Grunt
6 2 (0.96%) gulp
6 2 (0.96%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.48%) Mocha
7 1 (0.48%) NUnit
7 1 (0.48%) webpack
General
1 93 (44.50%) Finance
2 60 (28.71%) Legal
3 16 (7.66%) Marketing
4 10 (4.78%) Back Office
4 10 (4.78%) Banking
5 7 (3.35%) Billing
5 7 (3.35%) Retail
6 4 (1.91%) Publishing
7 3 (1.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Automotive
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.48%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 65 (31.10%) Developer
2 39 (18.66%) Analyst
3 19 (9.09%) Support Manager
4 15 (7.18%) Data Analyst
4 15 (7.18%) Java Developer
5 14 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 12 (5.74%) Development Manager
6 12 (5.74%) Junior
7 10 (4.78%) Graduate
8 9 (4.31%) Administrator
8 9 (4.31%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Information Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Information Security Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) PHP Developer
8 9 (4.31%) Security Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Senior Information Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 9 (4.31%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (3.83%) Customer Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.53%) HTML
2 18 (8.61%) .NET
3 17 (8.13%) WebSockets
4 15 (7.18%) CSS
5 13 (6.22%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.83%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.83%) jQuery
6 8 (3.83%) RESTful
6 8 (3.83%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 7 (3.35%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (3.35%) Laravel
7 7 (3.35%) Node.js
7 7 (3.35%) React
7 7 (3.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (3.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 6 (2.87%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (2.39%) HTML5
9 5 (2.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.00%) User Experience
3 17 (8.13%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.66%) Management Information System
5 14 (6.70%) BBC
5 14 (6.70%) Data Centre
5 14 (6.70%) Mobile App
6 11 (5.26%) Mobile Games
7 10 (4.78%) Client/Server
7 10 (4.78%) Online Games
8 9 (4.31%) e-Learning
9 5 (2.39%) Animation
9 5 (2.39%) Social Media
10 4 (1.91%) BYOD
10 4 (1.91%) Digital Media
11 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (11.96%) Unix
2 24 (11.48%) Linux
3 7 (3.35%) Android
3 7 (3.35%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.39%) Windows
5 2 (0.96%) CentOS
5 2 (0.96%) Debian
5 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 39 (18.66%) Game Development
4 31 (14.83%) Analytics
5 28 (13.40%) Process Improvement
6 24 (11.48%) Data Management
7 21 (10.05%) Mathematics
8 19 (9.09%) Performance Management
9 18 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (8.61%) Web Development
9 18 (8.61%) Workflow
10 17 (8.13%) OOP
10 17 (8.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (8.13%) Scrum
11 16 (7.66%) Change Management
11 16 (7.66%) MVC
11 16 (7.66%) SOA
12 15 (7.18%) Microservices
12 15 (7.18%) Multithreading
12 15 (7.18%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (21.53%) SQL
2 38 (18.18%) Java
3 37 (17.70%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.88%) C#
5 24 (11.48%) C++
6 17 (8.13%) C
7 16 (7.66%) Python
8 15 (7.18%) PHP
9 7 (3.35%) MATLAB
9 7 (3.35%) R
10 4 (1.91%) ES6
10 4 (1.91%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.44%) Ruby
12 2 (0.96%) Clojure
12 2 (0.96%) Elixir
12 2 (0.96%) Erlang
12 2 (0.96%) Lisp
13 1 (0.48%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (6.22%) Degree
2 9 (4.31%) CEH
2 9 (4.31%) CISM
2 9 (4.31%) CISSP
2 9 (4.31%) CRISC
3 7 (3.35%) PhD
4 5 (2.39%) CISA
4 5 (2.39%) GIAC
4 5 (2.39%) OSCP
5 4 (1.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.91%) CCSP
5 4 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.96%) ISEB
7 2 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.48%) MCSD
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 14 (6.70%) QA
3 13 (6.22%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.39%) SLA
5 4 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (4.78%) Docker
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.39%) HP Fortify
1 5 (2.39%) WebInspect
2 4 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.96%) Ansible
3 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.96%) Puppet
3 2 (0.96%) Terraform
4 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (26.79%) Oracle
2 19 (9.09%) Informatica
3 16 (7.66%) Microsoft
4 15 (7.18%) Hyperion
4 15 (7.18%) PeopleSoft
5 13 (6.22%) Google
6 7 (3.35%) Twitter
7 5 (2.39%) Adobe
7 5 (2.39%) HP
7 5 (2.39%) IBM
7 5 (2.39%) Qualys
7 5 (2.39%) Tableau
7 5 (2.39%) Veracode
8 2 (0.96%) IFS
8 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.96%) Teradata
8 2 (0.96%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.48%) Capita
9 1 (0.48%) Hotjar
9 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com