Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Online Games over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Online Gaming
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 334 308
Rank change year-on-year +22 -26 +20
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 16 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.078% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 8
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% -3.03% +71.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £53,125 £46,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500

Online Games is in the Generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3782 4193 3505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.31% 36.52% 32.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2999 3086 2794
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Online Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Online Games in the West Midlands

Online Games
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Online Games in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Online Games in the West Midlands

Online Games
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Online Games in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Online Games in the West Midlands

Online 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 Online Games within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Halesowen - 12 £32,500 - 2
Birmingham +27 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Staffordshire +9 1 £60,000 -
Online Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 15 (93.75%) PHP
2 15 (93.75%) MySQL
2 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (93.75%) OO
2 15 (93.75%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (93.75%) Back Office
2 15 (93.75%) LAMP
2 15 (93.75%) Web Development
2 15 (93.75%) NoSQL
2 15 (93.75%) OO PHP
2 15 (93.75%) API Integration
3 13 (81.25%) CSS3
3 13 (81.25%) HTML5
3 13 (81.25%) BBC
3 13 (81.25%) HTML
3 13 (81.25%) CSS
3 13 (81.25%) jQuery
4 12 (75.00%) AngularJS
4 12 (75.00%) Node.js
4 12 (75.00%) React
5 10 (62.50%) Laravel
6 3 (18.75%) User Experience
6 3 (18.75%) Mobile Games
7 2 (12.50%) WordPress
8 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
8 1 (6.25%) Test Automation

Online 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 (12.50%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) MySQL
1 15 (93.75%) NoSQL
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (93.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
1 15 (93.75%) PHP Developer
2 12 (75.00%) PHP Web Developer
2 12 (75.00%) Web Developer
3 10 (62.50%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Senior PHP Developer
5 2 (12.50%) PHP WordPress Developer
5 2 (12.50%) WordPress Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Application Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Development Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Security Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) LAMP
2 13 (81.25%) CSS
2 13 (81.25%) CSS3
2 13 (81.25%) HTML
2 13 (81.25%) HTML5
2 13 (81.25%) jQuery
3 12 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 12 (75.00%) Node.js
3 12 (75.00%) React
4 10 (62.50%) Laravel
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) BBC
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Games
2 3 (18.75%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) API Integration
1 15 (93.75%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) OO
1 15 (93.75%) OO PHP
1 15 (93.75%) Web Development
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
2 1 (6.25%) System Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
1 15 (93.75%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
1 1 (6.25%) Nmap