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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 27 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.98% - 0.49%
As % of the General category 10.00% - 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £40,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
70 122 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 39.77% 45.35% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 50 66 60
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £50,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Chester region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Chester

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) MVC
3 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 7 (53.85%) NUnit
3 7 (53.85%) WCF
3 7 (53.85%) LINQ
3 7 (53.85%) Kanban
3 7 (53.85%) NHibernate
3 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (53.85%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (53.85%) Moq
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) Web Application Development
4 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) Social Media
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
5 3 (23.08%) iPhone
5 3 (23.08%) Billing
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) NUnit
1 7 (53.85%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (53.85%) Moq
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Graduate
3 3 (23.08%) Trainee
4 2 (15.38%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Recruitment Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Sales Executive
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Trainee Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Trainee Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (76.92%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 7 (53.85%) NHibernate
2 7 (53.85%) WCF
2 7 (53.85%) LINQ
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) iPhone
1 3 (23.08%) Social Media
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) MVC
1 7 (53.85%) Scrum
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) TDD
1 7 (53.85%) Kanban
1 7 (53.85%) BDD
1 7 (53.85%) Web Application Development
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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