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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Cheshire
Rank 70 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Permanent jobs citing Games 17 2 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.71% 0.15% 1.39%
As % of the General category 4.15% 0.31% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 23
Median salary £43,500 £34,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.08% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £28,100 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £40,900 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
410 648 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.12% 49.39% 44.31%
Number of salaries quoted 307 553 622
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017.

Games Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Games
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 7 £41,500 - 1
Warrington +10 3 £19,000 -28.30% 1
Runcorn -4 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Crewe - 1 £35,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) Google
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) .NET
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) MVC
4 5 (21.74%) Android
4 5 (21.74%) Tableau
5 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
5 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) PhoneGap
6 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.04%) Linear Regression
6 3 (13.04%) Time Series Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) C++
6 3 (13.04%) VBA
6 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Python
6 3 (13.04%) PhD
6 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Intranet
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) QlikView
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) ReSharper
2 2 (8.70%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Gradle
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Data Scientist
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Coach
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum Master
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Tester
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (17.39%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) Lucene
4 3 (13.04%) PhoneGap
5 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.35%) DirectX
6 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) JMS
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) OpenGL
6 1 (4.35%) RESTful
6 1 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile Games
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Android
2 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (13.04%) Linear Regression
4 3 (13.04%) Logistic Regression
4 3 (13.04%) Machine Learning
4 3 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Statistics
4 3 (13.04%) Time Series Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.70%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Physics
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) C++
3 3 (13.04%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) R
3 3 (13.04%) VBA
4 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
1 3 (13.04%) PhD
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Google
2 5 (21.74%) Tableau
3 3 (13.04%) Xamarin
4 2 (8.70%) Aruba
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) RedGate
4 2 (8.70%) Talend
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