Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 184 111
Rank change year-on-year +11 -73 +42
Permanent jobs citing Games 100 115 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.35% 2.72%
As % of the General category 3.97% 3.35% 6.84%
Number of salaries quoted 84 78 216
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,875 £47,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 2,519 3,430 4,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 34.33% 40.28% 39.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,828 2,500 3,167
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,625 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +41 39 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Warwickshire +2 27 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Staffordshire -33 14 £34,250 +24.55% 9
Coventry +25 13 £41,869 +70.89% 1
Worcestershire -6 2 £27,500 -42.11%
Solihull -25 1 - - 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £47,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £40,000 - 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 52 (52.00%) C#
2 40 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 38 (38.00%) HTML
3 38 (38.00%) .NET
3 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (36.00%) CSS
5 32 (32.00%) SQL
6 28 (28.00%) Web Development
7 22 (22.00%) HTML5
8 17 (17.00%) User Experience
8 17 (17.00%) Azure
9 16 (16.00%) ASP.NET
10 15 (15.00%) Finance
10 15 (15.00%) WCF
11 14 (14.00%) CSS3
11 14 (14.00%) ES6
12 13 (13.00%) Innovative Thinking
12 13 (13.00%) Xbox
12 13 (13.00%) AWS
12 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
12 13 (13.00%) PHP
13 12 (12.00%) Java
13 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 12 (12.00%) MVC
13 12 (12.00%) Microservices
13 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (12.00%) AngularJS
13 12 (12.00%) phpspec
14 11 (11.00%) .NET Framework
14 11 (11.00%) Web Services

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 7 (7.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 7 (7.00%) FileNet
2 2 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (1.00%) Apache
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.00%) Maya
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP Business One
2 2 (2.00%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.00%) Azure
2 13 (13.00%) AWS
3 4 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.00%) Basecamp
4 2 (2.00%) Slack
4 2 (2.00%) Trello
5 1 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.00%) Office 365
5 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) DHCP
1 5 (5.00%) DNS
1 5 (5.00%) iSCSI
1 5 (5.00%) SAN
2 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (4.00%) NAS
2 4 (4.00%) Wireless
3 2 (2.00%) HTTP
3 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.00%) Firewall
4 1 (1.00%) OpenScape
4 1 (1.00%) SSH
4 1 (1.00%) VoIP
4 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.00%) DB2
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.00%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Selenium
1 6 (6.00%) SpecFlow
2 5 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) gulp
4 1 (1.00%) Mocha
4 1 (1.00%) NUnit
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.00%) Marketing
2 2 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (49.00%) Developer
2 15 (15.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 11 (11.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (11.00%) Web Developer
4 10 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.00%) Analyst
6 8 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Games Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Java Software Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Junior
8 6 (6.00%) Senior Web Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Junior Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Graduate
10 3 (3.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (38.00%) .NET
1 38 (38.00%) HTML
2 36 (36.00%) CSS
3 22 (22.00%) HTML5
4 16 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 15 (15.00%) WCF
6 14 (14.00%) CSS3
7 12 (12.00%) AngularJS
7 12 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (12.00%) phpspec
8 11 (11.00%) .NET Framework
8 11 (11.00%) Web Services
9 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (9.00%) Middleware
9 9 (9.00%) React
9 9 (9.00%) Vue.js
10 7 (7.00%) .NET Core
10 7 (7.00%) SOAP
11 6 (6.00%) REST
11 6 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) User Experience
2 13 (13.00%) Xbox
3 7 (7.00%) DataPower
3 7 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.00%) Clustering
4 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Blog
6 1 (1.00%) CCTV
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Derivative
6 1 (1.00%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.00%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.00%) Linux
1 6 (6.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.00%) Web Development
3 13 (13.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 12 (12.00%) Microservices
4 12 (12.00%) MVC
5 10 (10.00%) Decision-Making
5 10 (10.00%) Technology Roadmap
5 10 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (6.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (6.00%) Sprint Planning
10 5 (5.00%) Server Management
11 4 (4.00%) Break/Fix
11 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
11 4 (4.00%) Security Management
11 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.00%) TDD
11 4 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 52 (52.00%) C#
2 40 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (32.00%) SQL
4 14 (14.00%) ES6
5 13 (13.00%) PHP
6 12 (12.00%) Java
7 7 (7.00%) Groovy
8 5 (5.00%) C++
9 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.00%) Python
11 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.00%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.00%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.00%) C
12 1 (1.00%) F#
12 1 (1.00%) Perl
12 1 (1.00%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.00%) Firmware
4 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.00%) WSUS
3 2 (2.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) Adobe
3 7 (7.00%) Cognos
3 7 (7.00%) IBM
3 7 (7.00%) Netezza
3 7 (7.00%) Oracle
4 4 (4.00%) Arista
4 4 (4.00%) Brocade
4 4 (4.00%) Cisco
5 3 (3.00%) Concur
5 3 (3.00%) Emulex
5 3 (3.00%) SAP
6 2 (2.00%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.00%) VMware