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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 119 98 97
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 18 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 1.10% 1.86%
As % of the General category 1.25% 3.02% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 37
Average salary £32,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.70% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £35,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
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
959 596 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 48.46% 36.41% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 788 451 694
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £60,300
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -12 2 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Winsford - 2 £40,000 -
Chester -1 1 £27,500 -43.29%
Runcorn - 1 £34,000 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) HTML5
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) C#
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
6 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
6 5 (22.73%) Mobile Games
6 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (22.73%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Social Network
7 4 (18.18%) MCITP
7 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (18.18%) User Experience
7 4 (18.18%) MCSE
7 4 (18.18%) MCSA
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) McAfee
8 3 (13.64%) Back Office
8 3 (13.64%) MySQL
8 3 (13.64%) CSS
8 3 (13.64%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) PHP
8 3 (13.64%) Apache
8 3 (13.64%) WebGL
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe After Effects
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MySQL
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Support
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) UX Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (9.09%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 9 (40.91%) HTML5
3 4 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (18.18%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 3 (13.64%) WebGL
4 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) CSS3
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (9.09%) Flash
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile Games
2 4 (18.18%) Social Network
2 4 (18.18%) User Experience
3 3 (13.64%) Online Games
4 2 (9.09%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.55%) Animation
5 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
3 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) UX Design
3 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (9.09%) Game Development
3 2 (9.09%) MVC
3 2 (9.09%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) OO
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) CAD
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) RUP
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
4 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) MCITP
2 4 (18.18%) MCSE
2 4 (18.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) McAfee
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Avaya
4 1 (4.55%) Sage
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter
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