The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 109 118 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.87% 0.39% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.02% 0.89% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 13
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year
- +11.88%
Games
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

General Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
743 787 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.20% 43.67% 41.77%
Number of salaries quoted 551 610 555
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Games
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Games Salary Trend in Cheshire

Games
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +15 11 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £35,000 - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 13 (48.15%) T-SQL
2 13 (48.15%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (44.44%) Mobile App
3 12 (44.44%) iPhone
4 10 (37.04%) Android
4 10 (37.04%) Google
4 10 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.93%) WCF
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 7 (25.93%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) C#
6 7 (25.93%) MVC
6 7 (25.93%) BDD
6 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
7 4 (14.81%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (14.81%) Moq
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) LINQ
7 4 (14.81%) Kanban
7 4 (14.81%) NUnit

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (74.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (37.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) NUnit
1 4 (14.81%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (14.81%) Moq
General
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Developer
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Business Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Trainee
5 2 (7.41%) Chief Technology Officer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Trainee Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Recruitment Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Sales Executive
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
1 7 (25.93%) WCF
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (14.81%) LINQ
2 4 (14.81%) NHibernate
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) Ajax
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) JSP
4 1 (3.70%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) iPhone
1 12 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) MVC
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
3 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) Kanban
5 3 (11.11%) Domain-Driven Design
5 3 (11.11%) CQRS
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Web Analytics
6 2 (7.41%) UX Design
6 2 (7.41%) Multivariate Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Email Marketing
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.41%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
1 13 (48.15%) T-SQL
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Google
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Erin Associates
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,500 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago