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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Online Gaming
England / West Midlands
Rank 189 - 214
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 21 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% - 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% - 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21 0 2
Median salary £32,500 - £31,250
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 - £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 - £36,250
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.25%  

Online Games is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1664 2195 1653
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 35.28% 35.82% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1629 1405
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Online Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Online Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 21 £32,500 - 3
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 25 (100.00%) Games
2 22 (88.00%) HTML
2 22 (88.00%) CSS
2 22 (88.00%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (88.00%) Web Development
2 22 (88.00%) HTML5
2 22 (88.00%) CSS3
3 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (44.00%) PHP
4 11 (44.00%) MySQL
4 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (44.00%) OO
4 11 (44.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Back Office
4 11 (44.00%) NoSQL
4 11 (44.00%) Apple iOS
4 11 (44.00%) Android
4 11 (44.00%) C#
4 11 (44.00%) LAMP
4 11 (44.00%) Mobile Games
4 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
4 11 (44.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 11 (44.00%) OO PHP
4 11 (44.00%) React
4 11 (44.00%) Mobile Development
4 11 (44.00%) Node.js
4 11 (44.00%) API Integration
5 10 (40.00%) Banking
6 8 (32.00%) jQuery

Online Games
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (44.00%) MySQL
1 11 (44.00%) NoSQL
1 11 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
General
1 25 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (44.00%) Back Office
3 10 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) PHP Developer
3 10 (40.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
4 8 (32.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 8 (32.00%) Web Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Mid-Level C# Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (8.00%) IT Operations Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Software Development Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) CSS
1 22 (88.00%) CSS3
1 22 (88.00%) HTML
1 22 (88.00%) HTML5
2 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
2 11 (44.00%) LAMP
2 11 (44.00%) Node.js
2 11 (44.00%) React
2 11 (44.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 8 (32.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Mobile Games
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Android
1 11 (44.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) Web Development
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) API Integration
2 11 (44.00%) Mobile Development
2 11 (44.00%) OO
2 11 (44.00%) OO PHP
2 11 (44.00%) Scrum
3 6 (24.00%) Game Development
4 5 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Operations Management
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) Line Management
6 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) PHP
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) RHCE
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.00%) RHCA
2 2 (8.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) New Relic
1 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham
Intouch Games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 9 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 8 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + benefits (inc flexi hrs)
Posted: 22 days ago