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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 118 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 15 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.62% 0.95% 2.04%
As % of the General category 1.32% 2.42% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 41
Average salary £32,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,350 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
912 620 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 46.82% 39.09% 41.03%
Number of salaries quoted 724 477 705
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 September 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 September 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%
Winsford - 1 £40,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £26,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £34,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) C#
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (31.82%) HTML5
4 6 (27.27%) MCITP
4 6 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (27.27%) MCSE
4 6 (27.27%) MCSA
4 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) McAfee
5 5 (22.73%) .NET
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Degree
6 4 (18.18%) Social Network
6 4 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (18.18%) User Experience
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) Mobile Games
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 2 (9.09%) CSS
8 2 (9.09%) MS Office
8 2 (9.09%) MySQL

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.55%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Support
3 5 (22.73%) Software Developer
4 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (9.09%) Graduate
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Junior
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (9.09%) PHP Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) HTML5
3 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 4 (18.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 2 (9.09%) CSS
5 2 (9.09%) Flash
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) WebGL
6 1 (4.55%) CSS3
6 1 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Social Network
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
1 4 (18.18%) Mobile Games
2 2 (9.09%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (9.09%) Online Games
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
3 1 (4.55%) Animation
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 2 (9.09%) RUP
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
3 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 2 (9.09%) Game Development
3 2 (9.09%) Kanban
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience Design
3 2 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics
4 1 (4.55%) CAD
4 1 (4.55%) MVC
4 1 (4.55%) CRM
4 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (27.27%) MCITP
2 6 (27.27%) MCSE
2 6 (27.27%) MCSA
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) McAfee
3 1 (4.55%) Twitter
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Avaya
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
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