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

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 148 112
Rank change year-on-year +52 -36 +101
Permanent jobs citing Games 299 190 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.03% 1.82% 2.40%
As % of the General category 8.14% 4.78% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 242 180 214
West Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,625 £57,125
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -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 3,675 3,976 3,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.22% 38.12% 36.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,785 3,100 3,093
West Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,850 £64,550 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 January 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 January 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 +5 180 £27,500 +30.95% 11
Solihull +17 30 £31,250 -16.67% 5
Birmingham -57 26 £32,500 +8.33% 12
Staffordshire 0 15 £25,000 -44.44% 13
Coventry +2 12 £39,500 +75.56% 4
Warwickshire -28 10 £24,500 -38.75% 13
Shropshire - 10 £37,500 -
Worcestershire -4 2 £23,500 -37.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £30,000 - 1
Wolverhampton -17 1 £21,500 -33.85% 2
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 173 (57.86%) Business Intelligence
2 134 (44.82%) BBC
3 121 (40.47%) HTML
4 102 (34.11%) CSS
5 81 (27.09%) User Experience
6 80 (26.76%) JavaScript
6 80 (26.76%) MySQL
6 80 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (25.08%) Git (software)
8 73 (24.41%) C++
9 69 (23.08%) PHP
10 67 (22.41%) Web Development
11 66 (22.07%) Linux
11 66 (22.07%) Mobile App
12 61 (20.40%) HTML5
13 59 (19.73%) Adobe
14 58 (19.40%) Game Development
15 54 (18.06%) NoSQL
15 54 (18.06%) Apple iOS
15 54 (18.06%) Subversion
15 54 (18.06%) Android
16 53 (17.73%) Photoshop
17 52 (17.39%) Adobe Illustrator
18 49 (16.39%) Marketing
19 48 (16.05%) AngularJS
20 44 (14.72%) C#
20 44 (14.72%) SMS
21 43 (14.38%) CSS3
22 42 (14.05%) SQL
23 37 (12.37%) Billing

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 32 (10.70%) Apache
2 9 (3.01%) WordPress
3 5 (1.67%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.67%) CMS
3 5 (1.67%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) Drupal
5 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (17.73%) Photoshop
2 52 (17.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 33 (11.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (3.68%) Adobe After Effects
5 10 (3.34%) Adobe Premiere
6 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.67%) InVision
9 1 (0.33%) Houdini
9 1 (0.33%) Maya
9 1 (0.33%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.34%) SaaS
3 3 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.72%) SMS
2 25 (8.36%) HTTP
3 18 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.67%) FTP
4 2 (0.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (26.76%) MySQL
2 54 (18.06%) NoSQL
3 30 (10.03%) MongoDB
4 29 (9.70%) Redis
5 19 (6.35%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.67%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.67%) Big Data
6 5 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.67%) Sqoop
7 4 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.33%) Cognos Impromptu
10 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 75 (25.08%) Git (software)
2 54 (18.06%) Subversion
3 33 (11.04%) Eclipse
4 15 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.35%) JIRA
6 7 (2.34%) Mercurial
7 5 (1.67%) Grunt
7 5 (1.67%) gulp
7 5 (1.67%) Selenium
8 4 (1.34%) Android Studio
8 4 (1.34%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.34%) Xcode
9 2 (0.67%) TestRail
10 1 (0.33%) AppScan
10 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.33%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (16.39%) Marketing
2 37 (12.37%) Billing
3 29 (9.70%) Retail
4 21 (7.02%) Back Office
5 15 (5.02%) Finance
6 11 (3.68%) Mandarin Language
7 7 (2.34%) Advertising
7 7 (2.34%) Automotive
8 3 (1.00%) Banking
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (39.46%) Developer
2 70 (23.41%) Designer
3 61 (20.40%) Junior
4 36 (12.04%) Junior Developer
5 31 (10.37%) PHP Developer
5 31 (10.37%) UI Designer
6 28 (9.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 26 (8.70%) Web Designer
8 23 (7.69%) Senior Developer
8 23 (7.69%) Web Developer
9 22 (7.36%) UX Designer
10 20 (6.69%) Digital Designer
11 19 (6.35%) UI/UX Designer
12 17 (5.69%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 17 (5.69%) Programmer
13 15 (5.02%) C++ Programmer
13 15 (5.02%) Junior Designer
13 15 (5.02%) Junior UX Designer
14 13 (4.35%) Head of Software Development
14 13 (4.35%) Junior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (40.47%) HTML
2 102 (34.11%) CSS
3 61 (20.40%) HTML5
4 48 (16.05%) AngularJS
5 43 (14.38%) CSS3
6 35 (11.71%) jQuery
7 30 (10.03%) XML
8 29 (9.70%) React
9 27 (9.03%) Laravel
10 25 (8.36%) WebSockets
11 24 (8.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 18 (6.02%) Sass
13 17 (5.69%) Node.js
14 14 (4.68%) .NET
14 14 (4.68%) Apache Flex
14 14 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (4.35%) LAMP
16 11 (3.68%) CodeIgniter
17 10 (3.34%) Vue (Vue.js)
18 9 (3.01%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 134 (44.82%) BBC
2 81 (27.09%) User Experience
3 66 (22.07%) Mobile App
4 31 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (9.70%) Animation
6 24 (8.03%) Mobile Games
7 18 (6.02%) Online Games
8 17 (5.69%) Mobile Payment
9 14 (4.68%) Private Cloud
10 12 (4.01%) Algorithms
11 11 (3.68%) Computer Science
12 8 (2.68%) Client/Server
13 7 (2.34%) Data Structures
13 7 (2.34%) HoloLens
13 7 (2.34%) HTC Vive
13 7 (2.34%) NHS
13 7 (2.34%) Oculus Rift
13 7 (2.34%) Social Media
14 6 (2.01%) Online Gambling
15 4 (1.34%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.07%) Linux
2 54 (18.06%) Android
2 54 (18.06%) Apple iOS
3 29 (9.70%) CentOS
3 29 (9.70%) Debian
3 29 (9.70%) Ubuntu
4 18 (6.02%) Unix
5 17 (5.69%) Windows
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (57.86%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (22.41%) Web Development
4 58 (19.40%) Game Development
5 37 (12.37%) Mathematics
6 36 (12.04%) Scrum
7 34 (11.37%) Web Design
8 30 (10.03%) A/B Testing
9 29 (9.70%) Wireframes
10 28 (9.36%) OOP
11 27 (9.03%) Front End Development
12 21 (7.02%) B2C
12 21 (7.02%) CRM
13 20 (6.69%) Digital Marketing
13 20 (6.69%) OO
14 19 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (6.35%) OO PHP
15 18 (6.02%) Microservices
15 18 (6.02%) Multithreading
15 18 (6.02%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 80 (26.76%) JavaScript
2 73 (24.41%) C++
3 69 (23.08%) PHP
4 44 (14.72%) C#
5 42 (14.05%) SQL
6 31 (10.37%) Java
7 24 (8.03%) C
8 9 (3.01%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.67%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.67%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.34%) R
11 4 (1.34%) Ruby
12 2 (0.67%) Python
13 1 (0.33%) ES6
13 1 (0.33%) HLSL
13 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (8.03%) Degree
2 4 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.34%) ISEB
2 4 (1.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.00%) ACCA
4 1 (0.33%) CEH
4 1 (0.33%) CISA
4 1 (0.33%) CISM
4 1 (0.33%) CISSP
4 1 (0.33%) CRISC
4 1 (0.33%) GIAC
4 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.33%) OSCP
4 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.33%) PMP
4 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.02%) QA
2 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.67%) Oozie
2 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.33%) Nessus
2 1 (0.33%) Nmap
2 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 59 (19.73%) Adobe
2 29 (9.70%) Red Hat
3 16 (5.35%) Google
4 15 (5.02%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.68%) VMware
6 11 (3.68%) Twitter
7 7 (2.34%) Zend
8 3 (1.00%) Sage
9 1 (0.33%) Facebook
9 1 (0.33%) HP
9 1 (0.33%) IBM
9 1 (0.33%) IFS
9 1 (0.33%) Qualys
9 1 (0.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.33%) Snowplow
9 1 (0.33%) Veracode