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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 90 104 124
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 8 27 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 1.60% 0.57%
As % of the General category 1.64% 3.98% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3 26 11
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
489 679 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.76% 40.27% 47.24%
Number of salaries quoted 416 540 726
Median salary £38,750 £43,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.40% +1.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £66,500
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
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 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Macclesfield - 5 - -
Chester +18 2 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Wilmslow -17 1 £42,500 +21.42%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (42.86%) Mobile Games
3 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (35.71%) BlackBerry OS
4 5 (35.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (35.71%) Marmalade SDK
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Phone
4 5 (35.71%) Apple Swift
4 5 (35.71%) C++
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
4 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
4 5 (35.71%) Android
4 5 (35.71%) Mac OS
4 5 (35.71%) Subversion
5 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
5 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) Subversion
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (21.43%) ReSharper
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Applications Developer
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) C# Developer
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Games Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Internet Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Tester
6 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (35.71%) HTML5
3 5 (35.71%) Marmalade SDK
3 5 (35.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (21.43%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Node.js
5 2 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mobile Games
2 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Android
2 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 5 (35.71%) BlackBerry OS
2 5 (35.71%) Mac OS
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Phone
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) Apple Swift
3 5 (35.71%) C++
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) RedGate
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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