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 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 28 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.50% 2.36% -
As % of the General category 3.70% 7.37% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Median salary £35,000 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
54 95 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 40.60% 32.09% 53.91%
Number of salaries quoted 40 65 79
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of job ads across the Chester region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

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 Chester region with a requirement for Games.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) ReSharper
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) RedGate
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) TDD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ReSharper
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) RedGate
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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