Period
to 21 July 2017

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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 148 147
Rank change year-on-year +22 -1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 239 233 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.36% 1.88% 1.81%
As % of the General category 6.39% 4.97% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 194 211 155
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £21,350
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £56,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -5.26%

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3743 4687 3985
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 36.96% 37.86% 35.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3007 3528 3131
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +1.19%
10th Percentile £25,650 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 +20 148 £32,500 -23.53% 4
Halesowen +5 37 £35,000 +66.67% 8
Coventry +18 18 £39,500 +75.56% 1
Staffordshire -16 10 £33,750 -3.57% 6
Worcestershire -5 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Solihull - 6 £37,500 - 3
Warwickshire +11 5 £45,000 +16.13% 3
Wolverhampton 0 4 £30,000 -16.67%
Shropshire 0 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Games.

1 139 (58.16%) Business Intelligence
2 104 (43.51%) HTML
3 101 (42.26%) CSS
4 84 (35.15%) HTML5
5 78 (32.64%) CSS3
5 78 (32.64%) Web Development
6 70 (29.29%) JavaScript
7 61 (25.52%) AngularJS
8 58 (24.27%) MySQL
9 57 (23.85%) BBC
10 55 (23.01%) PHP
10 55 (23.01%) Game Development
11 53 (22.18%) C#
11 53 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (21.34%) jQuery
13 49 (20.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 46 (19.25%) React
15 43 (17.99%) SQL Server
16 42 (17.57%) Android
17 40 (16.74%) NoSQL
17 40 (16.74%) User Experience
18 38 (15.90%) Apple iOS
19 36 (15.06%) Git (software)
19 36 (15.06%) Linux
20 34 (14.23%) C++
20 34 (14.23%) Mobile Development
20 34 (14.23%) Front End Development
21 33 (13.81%) Online Games
22 32 (13.39%) SQL
23 30 (12.55%) Mobile Games

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 27 (11.30%) Apache
2 7 (2.93%) nginx
3 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.42%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (10.04%) Photoshop
2 17 (7.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (5.44%) Adobe After Effects
3 13 (5.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (5.44%) Adobe Premiere
4 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.67%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.67%) InDesign
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.18%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.09%) AdWords
2 5 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.09%) Google Play
2 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.84%) GitHub
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.42%) Heroku
4 1 (0.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.37%) SMS
2 7 (2.93%) Firewall
2 7 (2.93%) VPN
3 6 (2.51%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (2.51%) DHCP
3 6 (2.51%) DNS
3 6 (2.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.67%) Intranet
5 2 (0.84%) Internet
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.42%) FCoE
6 1 (0.42%) HTTP
6 1 (0.42%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.42%) NAS
6 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.42%) Network Security
6 1 (0.42%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) VoIP
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (24.27%) MySQL
2 43 (17.99%) SQL Server
3 40 (16.74%) NoSQL
4 27 (11.30%) MongoDB
5 21 (8.79%) Redis
6 11 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (3.35%) MariaDB
8 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.84%) DB2
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 36 (15.06%) Git (software)
2 29 (12.13%) Subversion
3 20 (8.37%) Eclipse
4 19 (7.95%) JIRA
5 8 (3.35%) Selenium
6 6 (2.51%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.51%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.09%) TestRail
8 4 (1.67%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.67%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.26%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.84%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.84%) GitLab
10 2 (0.84%) gulp
10 2 (0.84%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.84%) webpack
11 1 (0.42%) JMeter
11 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (8.79%) Marketing
2 20 (8.37%) Billing
3 18 (7.53%) Back Office
4 14 (5.86%) Banking
5 11 (4.60%) Finance
6 7 (2.93%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (2.09%) Advertising
8 4 (1.67%) Retail
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 121 (50.63%) Developer
2 46 (19.25%) Web Developer
3 33 (13.81%) Junior
4 29 (12.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 25 (10.46%) C# Developer
5 25 (10.46%) Graduate
6 23 (9.62%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 23 (9.62%) Games Developer
6 23 (9.62%) Junior Developer
7 21 (8.79%) Designer
8 20 (8.37%) PHP Developer
9 17 (7.11%) Graduate Developer
9 17 (7.11%) PHP Web Developer
10 16 (6.69%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
11 15 (6.28%) .NET Developer
11 15 (6.28%) Junior Games Developer
12 14 (5.86%) Analyst
12 14 (5.86%) Graduate Games Developer
13 13 (5.44%) Digital Designer
13 13 (5.44%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (43.51%) HTML
2 101 (42.26%) CSS
3 84 (35.15%) HTML5
4 78 (32.64%) CSS3
5 61 (25.52%) AngularJS
6 51 (21.34%) jQuery
7 49 (20.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 46 (19.25%) React
9 27 (11.30%) Sass
10 26 (10.88%) XML
11 23 (9.62%) LAMP
11 23 (9.62%) Node.js
12 22 (9.21%) LESS
12 22 (9.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (6.69%) .NET
14 15 (6.28%) ASP.NET
14 15 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (5.86%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (4.60%) Laravel
17 9 (3.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.85%) BBC
2 40 (16.74%) User Experience
3 33 (13.81%) Online Games
4 30 (12.55%) Mobile Games
5 21 (8.79%) Mobile App
6 20 (8.37%) Mobile Payment
7 15 (6.28%) Animation
8 12 (5.02%) Algorithms
9 11 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.09%) e-Learning
10 5 (2.09%) iPhone
11 4 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
11 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.26%) Online Gambling
12 3 (1.26%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.26%) Social Media
13 2 (0.84%) iPad
14 1 (0.42%) BYOD
14 1 (0.42%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.57%) Android
2 38 (15.90%) Apple iOS
3 36 (15.06%) Linux
4 26 (10.88%) Ubuntu
5 22 (9.21%) Debian
6 20 (8.37%) CentOS
7 17 (7.11%) Windows
8 11 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.35%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.26%) Unix
10 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (58.16%) Business Intelligence
2 78 (32.64%) Web Development
3 55 (23.01%) Game Development
4 53 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (14.23%) Front End Development
5 34 (14.23%) Mobile Development
6 27 (11.30%) Scrum
7 24 (10.04%) Web Design
8 21 (8.79%) MVC
9 20 (8.37%) Statistics
10 19 (7.95%) OO
11 18 (7.53%) Android Development
11 18 (7.53%) iOS Development
12 17 (7.11%) API Integration
12 17 (7.11%) Kanban
12 17 (7.11%) OO PHP
12 17 (7.11%) TDD
13 15 (6.28%) Test Automation
14 14 (5.86%) A/B Testing
14 14 (5.86%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 70 (29.29%) JavaScript
2 55 (23.01%) PHP
3 53 (22.18%) C#
4 34 (14.23%) C++
5 32 (13.39%) SQL
6 7 (2.93%) Ruby
7 6 (2.51%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.09%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.67%) Java
10 3 (1.26%) F#
10 3 (1.26%) Lua
11 2 (0.84%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.84%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.84%) PHP 7
11 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (12.13%) Degree
2 6 (2.51%) ISEB
2 6 (2.51%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.67%) MCSE
4 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.67%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.26%) RHCE
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.84%) RHCA
6 2 (0.84%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.42%) CCNA
7 1 (0.42%) CEH
7 1 (0.42%) CISM
7 1 (0.42%) CISSP
7 1 (0.42%) CRISC
7 1 (0.42%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.21%) QA
2 6 (2.51%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) BS25999
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.42%) MISRA
4 1 (0.42%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (2.93%) Docker
2 6 (2.51%) KVM
2 6 (2.51%) pfSense
2 6 (2.51%) Samba
2 6 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (2.51%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.51%) Ansible
1 6 (2.51%) Puppet
1 6 (2.51%) Salt
2 3 (1.26%) Kibana
2 3 (1.26%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.42%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (10.04%) Adobe
2 22 (9.21%) Red Hat
3 18 (7.53%) Google
4 6 (2.51%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.09%) Hotjar
5 5 (2.09%) Optimizely
6 4 (1.67%) Tableau
6 4 (1.67%) VMware
7 3 (1.26%) New Relic
7 3 (1.26%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.26%) Zend
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix
9 1 (0.42%) Facebook
9 1 (0.42%) HP
9 1 (0.42%) Juniper
9 1 (0.42%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.42%) Xamarin
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Halesowen, West Midlands
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + 25 days hols, excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Focus Multimedia Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum & pension & death in service benefit
Posted: 14 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £18000 - £22000 Per Annum £18,000 - £22,000 + benefits (inc flexi work
Posted: 7 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 11 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £26000 - £31000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
SThree
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Focus Multimedia Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus pension & death in service bene
Posted: 16 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands
Intouch Games Ltd
Salary: 25000-30000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 28 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 20 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £26000 - £31000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 7 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Lincoln Recruitment Specialists
Posted: 2 days ago