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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 111 108 117
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 13 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.83% 0.77% 1.26%
As % of the General category 1.83% 2.36% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 28
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
874 550 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.59% 32.43% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 745 429 666
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Knutsford - 8 £40,000 - 1
Chester +17 4 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Warrington +5 1 £41,500 +5.06%
Winsford - 1 £40,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (50.00%) C#
2 13 (46.43%) .NET
3 11 (39.29%) HTML
4 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (35.71%) OO
4 10 (35.71%) MVC
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) HTML5
6 8 (28.57%) WCF
6 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
6 8 (28.57%) Internet
6 8 (28.57%) CQRS
6 8 (28.57%) Web Application Development
6 8 (28.57%) TDD
6 8 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (28.57%) BDD
6 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (21.43%) Java
7 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
8 5 (17.86%) Mobile Games
9 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.29%) Social Network
9 4 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (14.29%) User Experience
9 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.29%) jQuery
9 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (14.29%) MySQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (10.71%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.57%) WordPress
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Intranet
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) MS Access
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.71%) Back Office
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Graduate
5 3 (10.71%) Junior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) PHP Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Junior
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Junior Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) UX Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.57%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) User Experience Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Marketing Data Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Data Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) HTML5
4 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (28.57%) WCF
4 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) jQuery
5 4 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (10.71%) WebGL
7 2 (7.14%) CSS3
7 2 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
7 2 (7.14%) Flash
8 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile Games
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.29%) Social Network
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (10.71%) Online Games
4 2 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) OO
1 10 (35.71%) MVC
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) TDD
2 8 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
2 8 (28.57%) BDD
2 8 (28.57%) CQRS
2 8 (28.57%) Web Application Development
3 5 (17.86%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) Game Development
5 2 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) UX Design
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.57%) ERP
6 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 6 (21.43%) Java
4 4 (14.29%) PHP
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.57%) VB
7 1 (3.57%) VBA
7 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) SAP
2 1 (3.57%) Avaya
2 1 (3.57%) Sage
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
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