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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 96 101 119
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.53% 0.83% 0.67%
As % of the General category 1.28% 2.22% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 13
Median salary £40,250 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.25% -15.62%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
468 540 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.67% 37.50% 46.42%
Number of salaries quoted 360 467 771
Median salary £40,000 £40,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% -8.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Games
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester +5 3 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) Android
3 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (41.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (41.67%) Marmalade SDK
4 5 (41.67%) Apple Swift
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Phone
4 5 (41.67%) Mac OS
4 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) BlackBerry OS
4 5 (41.67%) Subversion
4 5 (41.67%) Mobile Games
4 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (33.33%) MVC
5 4 (33.33%) .NET
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) ReSharper
6 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) Subversion
3 3 (25.00%) ReSharper
3 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Applications Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Games Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Games Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Games Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) HTML5
2 5 (41.67%) Marmalade SDK
2 5 (41.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) Lucene
6 1 (8.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (8.33%) PhoneGap
6 1 (8.33%) Spring
6 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
6 1 (8.33%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile Games
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 1 (8.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Android
2 6 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (41.67%) BlackBerry OS
3 5 (41.67%) Mac OS
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Phone
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Memory Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Apple Swift
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) RedGate
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin
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