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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 100 112 118
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 20 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.10% 0.31% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.47% 0.92% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 24
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +44.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £39,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
810 542 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 44.75% 33.81% 36.26%
Number of salaries quoted 657 408 620
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Knutsford - 10 £40,000 - 1
Chester +17 6 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Warrington - 3 £45,000 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (59.38%) C#
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 16 (50.00%) .NET
4 15 (46.88%) MVC
5 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (40.63%) TDD
5 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET
5 13 (40.63%) WCF
5 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (40.63%) BDD
5 13 (40.63%) Web Application Development
6 12 (37.50%) OO
7 10 (31.25%) Internet
7 10 (31.25%) CQRS
7 10 (31.25%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (28.13%) HTML
9 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (21.88%) HTML5
11 5 (15.63%) Mobile Games
11 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
12 4 (12.50%) PHP
12 4 (12.50%) Java
12 4 (12.50%) CSS
12 4 (12.50%) MySQL
12 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (12.50%) jQuery
12 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
12 4 (12.50%) Social Network

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.13%) WordPress
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) MS Access
5 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) NUnit
1 3 (9.38%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (9.38%) Moq
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (9.38%) Back Office
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Business Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Graduate Software Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Graduate
5 3 (9.38%) Junior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Junior
6 2 (6.25%) Junior Software Developer
7 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET
2 13 (40.63%) WCF
2 13 (40.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (28.13%) HTML
4 7 (21.88%) HTML5
5 4 (12.50%) jQuery
5 4 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (12.50%) CSS
6 3 (9.38%) NHibernate
6 3 (9.38%) LINQ
7 2 (6.25%) CSS3
8 1 (3.13%) WebGL
8 1 (3.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Mobile Games
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Social Network
3 2 (6.25%) Online Games
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) MVC
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
2 13 (40.63%) BDD
2 13 (40.63%) Web Application Development
3 12 (37.50%) OO
4 10 (31.25%) Domain-Driven Design
4 10 (31.25%) CQRS
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
7 2 (6.25%) Game Development
8 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (3.13%) ERP
8 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C#
2 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.50%) PHP
4 4 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Firmware
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (3.13%) Sage
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Unspecified
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