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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 109 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 22 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 0.52% 0.96%
As % of the General category 3.05% 1.12% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 21 10 10
Average salary £35,000 £28,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.89% +4.62%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
722 895 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.52% 46.16% 40.05%
Number of salaries quoted 556 702 488
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Games Salary Histogram 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 4 September 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 +7 11 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Wilmslow - 7 £35,000 - 2
Chester - 4 £85,000 - 2
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) SQL
2 15 (55.56%) T-SQL
2 15 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (48.15%) Mobile App
3 13 (48.15%) Android
3 13 (48.15%) iPhone
3 13 (48.15%) Google
3 13 (48.15%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (33.33%) Internet
5 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) MVC
6 7 (25.93%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) OO
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 7 (25.93%) C#
6 7 (25.93%) WCF
6 7 (25.93%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.93%) BDD
6 7 (25.93%) CQRS
6 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
7 3 (11.11%) Retail
7 3 (11.11%) Finance

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (81.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (48.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Online Betting
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Developer
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Security
4 2 (7.41%) Engineering Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Head of IT Security
4 2 (7.41%) Head of IT
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
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 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) JSP
2 1 (3.70%) Ajax
2 1 (3.70%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (48.15%) iPhone
1 13 (48.15%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Online Games
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) MVC
3 7 (25.93%) OO
3 7 (25.93%) Domain-Driven Design
3 7 (25.93%) BDD
3 7 (25.93%) CQRS
3 7 (25.93%) Web Application Development
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) SQL
1 15 (55.56%) T-SQL
2 7 (25.93%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Google
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