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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 100 112 125
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 8 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the General category 3.08% 1.27% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 11
Average salary £40,000 £33,250 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.30% +12.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £31,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
812 631 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.44% 38.88% 36.63%
Number of salaries quoted 603 451 531
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 March 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 March 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
Chester - 11 £40,000 - 2
Knutsford - 6 £40,000 -
Warrington +13 4 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Crewe - 2 £100,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (55.26%) .NET
3 20 (52.63%) C#
3 20 (52.63%) MVC
4 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (47.37%) TDD
5 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET
5 18 (47.37%) WCF
5 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (47.37%) BDD
5 18 (47.37%) Web Application Development
6 13 (34.21%) OO
7 11 (28.95%) Internet
7 11 (28.95%) CQRS
7 11 (28.95%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (18.42%) LINQ
8 7 (18.42%) Kanban
8 7 (18.42%) NHibernate
8 7 (18.42%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (18.42%) Moq
8 7 (18.42%) Scrum
8 7 (18.42%) NUnit
9 6 (15.79%) HTML
9 6 (15.79%) Degree
10 5 (13.16%) jQuery
10 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
10 5 (13.16%) PHP
10 5 (13.16%) SQL
10 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
10 5 (13.16%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.63%) WordPress
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (18.42%) Moq
1 7 (18.42%) NUnit
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Back Office
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Billing
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (81.58%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) .NET Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Business Developer
3 4 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Graduate
5 2 (5.26%) Graduate Software Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Chief Technology Officer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Recruitment Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Trainee
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Trainee Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Trainee Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Junior
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) .NET
2 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET
2 18 (47.37%) WCF
2 18 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (18.42%) LINQ
3 7 (18.42%) NHibernate
4 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 5 (13.16%) jQuery
5 5 (13.16%) CSS
6 3 (7.89%) HTML5
7 2 (5.26%) Ajax
7 2 (5.26%) CSS3
8 1 (2.63%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Online Games
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) iPhone
2 2 (5.26%) Social Media
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) MVC
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (47.37%) TDD
3 18 (47.37%) BDD
3 18 (47.37%) Web Application Development
4 13 (34.21%) OO
5 11 (28.95%) CQRS
5 11 (28.95%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (18.42%) Kanban
6 7 (18.42%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.26%) CRM
9 2 (5.26%) Web Analytics
9 2 (5.26%) Email Marketing
9 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (5.26%) UX Design
9 2 (5.26%) Multivariate Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) PHP
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) VCP4
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (2.63%) Sage
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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