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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 100 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.15% 1.37% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.32% 3.04% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 4
Average salary £29,500 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.25% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £25,800 £33,300
10% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £45,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
623 823 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.81% 44.97% 36.35%
Number of salaries quoted 537 640 407
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
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 14 February 2016. 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 0 1 £26,500 -41.11%
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 8 (44.44%) Internet
3 7 (38.89%) Finance
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Retail
3 7 (38.89%) WCF
4 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) CQRS
4 6 (33.33%) Web Application Development
4 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 6 (33.33%) OO
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (27.78%) QA
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (22.22%) Android
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
1 7 (38.89%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 5 (27.78%) QA Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Developer
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Engineering Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Head of Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Head of IT
5 2 (11.11%) Head of IT Security
5 2 (11.11%) Head of Security
5 2 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) WCF
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 3 (16.67%) iPhone
5 2 (11.11%) Fintech
5 2 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) BDD
2 6 (33.33%) CQRS
2 6 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
2 6 (33.33%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Android Development
5 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CEH
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Apple
2 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
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