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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 118 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Games 12 18 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.61% 1.09% 1.63%
As % of the General category 1.27% 3.05% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 31
Average salary £34,500 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.82% +30.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £35,300 £29,500
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
942 590 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.62% 35.63% 39.89%
Number of salaries quoted 789 460 664
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £26,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
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 30 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 30 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
Winsford - 2 £40,000 -
Chester +12 1 £27,500 -43.29%
Knutsford -8 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Warrington -14 1 £41,500 +13.69%
Runcorn - 1 £34,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 (52.63%) HTML
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) HTML5
3 7 (36.84%) C#
4 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
4 5 (26.32%) Mobile Games
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Social Network
5 4 (21.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (21.05%) User Experience
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) MySQL
6 3 (15.79%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) OO
6 3 (15.79%) Apache
6 3 (15.79%) Back Office
6 3 (15.79%) MVC
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) jQuery
6 3 (15.79%) Online Games
6 3 (15.79%) WebGL
7 2 (10.53%) Game Development
7 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (10.53%) Open Source

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (15.79%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (5.26%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) UX Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate
4 2 (10.53%) Junior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
2 9 (47.37%) HTML5
3 4 (21.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) WebGL
5 2 (10.53%) CSS3
5 2 (10.53%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (10.53%) Flash
6 1 (5.26%) Ajax
6 1 (5.26%) WCF
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile Games
2 4 (21.05%) Social Network
2 4 (21.05%) User Experience
3 3 (15.79%) Online Games
4 2 (10.53%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) iPhone
5 1 (5.26%) Animation
5 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
2 3 (15.79%) OO
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) UX Design
3 2 (10.53%) Game Development
3 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) CQRS
4 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (5.26%) BDD
4 1 (5.26%) CAD
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 7 (36.84%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) PHP
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (5.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Firmware
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) Sage
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago