The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 31 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.81% 0.43% -
As % of the General category 5.48% 1.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 0
Average salary £25,000 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

General Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
73 83 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 33.03% 36.09% 23.68%
Number of salaries quoted 63 54 69
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £42,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Games
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Chester region.

Games Salary Trend in Chester

Games
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Sage
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Graduate
2 2 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Graduate Software Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Trainee Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Trainee
3 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Junior
3 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Sage
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago