The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 60 82
Rank change year-on-year -42 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 58 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.18% 4.60% 2.04%
As % of the General category 0.65% 12.83% 5.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2 58 22
Median salary £36,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 310 452 447
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 28.21% 35.87% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 282 418 382
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in West Sussex

Games
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Games in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Sussex region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) VMS
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Korn
1 2 (33.33%) Online Games
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) AIX Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) AIX Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) VMS
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Korn
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix