Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 55 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 0.40% 0.64% 0.98%
As % of the General category 1.32% 2.38% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 5
Worcestershire median annual salary £23,500 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.69% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £19,850 £24,150 £37,500
90th Percentile £28,350 £36,250 £42,500
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% -2.60% -3.75%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Worcestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 151 126 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 29.96% 26.87% 23.82%
Number of salaries quoted 134 113 114
Worcestershire median annual salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,575 £23,500 £23,825
90th Percentile £56,200 £58,750 £47,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +0.18%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Worcestershire

Games
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

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

Salary trend for Games in Worcestershire

Games
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Worcester +1 1 £26,000 -20.00%
Kidderminster - 1 £21,000 -
Games
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (50.00%) Zend
2 1 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (50.00%) CakePHP
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Laravel
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) CakePHP
2 1 (50.00%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Laravel
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OO PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Zend