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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 118 89 103
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +14
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 21 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 1.26% 1.63%
As % of the General category 1.15% 3.02% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10 14 34
Average salary £28,250 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.87% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
869 695 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 45.19% 41.77% 40.53%
Number of salaries quoted 675 535 761
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Warrington -16 4 £45,000 +25.00%
Daresbury - 1 £26,500 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) C#
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (28.00%) McAfee
5 7 (28.00%) HTML
5 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (28.00%) MCSE
5 7 (28.00%) MCSA
5 7 (28.00%) MCITP
5 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (24.00%) HTML5
7 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (16.00%) Mobile Games
8 4 (16.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 4 (16.00%) Social Network
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (12.00%) Kanban
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.00%) Maya
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) NUnit
1 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Technical Support
3 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) DBA
6 2 (8.00%) User Experience Designer
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) HTML
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (24.00%) HTML5
3 4 (16.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.00%) Flash
5 2 (8.00%) WebGL
5 2 (8.00%) HTML5 Canvas
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
6 1 (4.00%) WPF
6 1 (4.00%) jQuery
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.00%) RESTful
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile Games
1 4 (16.00%) Social Network
2 2 (8.00%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Animation
3 1 (4.00%) Online Games
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.00%) Kanban
3 3 (12.00%) Product Management
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) CRM
4 2 (8.00%) RUP
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) User Experience Design
4 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (8.00%) Game Development
4 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
5 1 (4.00%) Test Management
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) Java
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (28.00%) MCSE
2 7 (28.00%) MCSA
2 7 (28.00%) MCITP
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) McAfee
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Facebook
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (4.00%) Avaya
4 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
Cheshire
Creative Personnel
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
QA Apprenticeships
Salary: £11,992.24 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
GameSeek Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Depending on experience / skills
Posted: 20 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
In View Technology
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
In View Technology
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Circa dependant on experience plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
In View Technology
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Circa dependant on experience plus benefits
Posted: 21 days ago