The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 122 89 116
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +27
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 23 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 1.35% 1.05%
As % of the General category 0.88% 3.21% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 24
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £45,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
799 717 929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.95% 42.08% 40.57%
Number of salaries quoted 621 558 798
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 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £64,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
North West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -19 4 £45,000 +25.00%
Daresbury - 1 £26,500 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 14 (56.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (28.00%) McAfee
7 7 (28.00%) MCSE
7 7 (28.00%) MCSA
7 7 (28.00%) .NET
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (28.00%) MCITP
7 7 (28.00%) Degree
7 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.00%) C#
9 5 (20.00%) Linux
9 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (16.00%) Cisco
10 4 (16.00%) Avaya
10 4 (16.00%) VPN
10 4 (16.00%) Firewall
10 4 (16.00%) Scrum
10 4 (16.00%) VMware
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (12.00%) Product Management
11 3 (12.00%) VLAN

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.00%) Maya
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) VLAN
2 3 (12.00%) NAS
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) ISDN
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) VoIP
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
2 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) LDAP
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Technical Support
2 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) Flash
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) WebGL
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Online Games
2 1 (4.00%) Animation
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (12.00%) Product Management
4 3 (12.00%) Kanban
5 2 (8.00%) RUP
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) User Experience Design
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (28.00%) MCSE
2 7 (28.00%) MCSA
2 7 (28.00%) MCITP
2 7 (28.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) McAfee
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Avaya
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Sony
4 3 (12.00%) CommVault
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Facebook
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle