Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 100 166
Rank change year-on-year -122 +66 -49
Permanent jobs citing Games 54 302 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.70% 3.07% 1.79%
As % of the General category 2.06% 8.26% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 54 245 181
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £30,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +58.33% -25.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,200 £21,250 £20,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £47,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 2,621 3,655 4,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.90% 37.16% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 2,774 3,132
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,075 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Birmingham 0 19 £47,500 +46.15% 9
Staffordshire +26 17 £43,750 +73.27% 3
Warwickshire +36 10 £47,500 +93.88% 5
Solihull -13 5 £67,500 +125.00% 3
Worcestershire -4 3 £47,500 +102.13% 1
Walsall +2 2 £37,500 - 1
Coventry +3 1 £24,500 -37.97% 2
Games
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) C#
3 13 (24.07%) .NET
4 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 9 (16.67%) Vue.js
6 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET Core
7 8 (14.81%) TypeScript
7 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
8 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.96%) Matrix Management
8 7 (12.96%) HTML
8 7 (12.96%) Analytics
8 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
9 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (11.11%) Xamarin
9 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 6 (11.11%) C++
9 6 (11.11%) SQL
9 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 6 (11.11%) SLA
9 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) Java
10 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
10 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (7.41%) BDD
11 4 (7.41%) RESTful
11 4 (7.41%) Game Development

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 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Google Play
2 2 (3.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.70%) DHCP
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 2 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.70%) MPLS
2 2 (3.70%) NAS
2 2 (3.70%) SAN
2 2 (3.70%) SNMP
2 2 (3.70%) VLAN
2 2 (3.70%) WLAN
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (5.56%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.70%) CircleCI
2 2 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (3.70%) Banking
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Advertising
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Senior Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Senior Software Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Head of Operations
6 6 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Games Developer
8 4 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) C++ Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) SAP Business One Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (7.41%) Senior SAP Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Architect
9 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (5.56%) C++ Games Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Digital Architect
9 3 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.67%) ASP.NET Core
3 9 (16.67%) Vue.js
4 7 (12.96%) HTML
5 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 4 (7.41%) CSS
6 4 (7.41%) RESTful
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.56%) DirectX
7 3 (5.56%) OpenGL
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (3.70%) Django
8 2 (3.70%) LDAP
8 2 (3.70%) Node.js
8 2 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.70%) WebGL
8 2 (3.70%) WebSockets
9 1 (1.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) iPhone
5 2 (3.70%) Online Games
6 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.85%) Social Media
6 1 (1.85%) User Experience
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 8 (14.81%) Scrum
4 7 (12.96%) Analytics
4 7 (12.96%) Matrix Management
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
5 6 (11.11%) TDD
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) BDD
7 4 (7.41%) Game Development
7 4 (7.41%) Information Security
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (7.41%) MVC
8 3 (5.56%) Front End Development
8 3 (5.56%) Line Management
8 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 3 (5.56%) Web Application Development
9 2 (3.70%) Microservices
9 2 (3.70%) SDLC
9 2 (3.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) C#
2 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 8 (14.81%) TypeScript
3 6 (11.11%) C++
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
4 5 (9.26%) Java
5 3 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) F#
7 1 (1.85%) Groovy
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) MCITP
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) OCP
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) ISO 9001
3 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.11%) Xamarin
2 4 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (3.70%) Avaya
3 2 (3.70%) Google
3 2 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Remedy