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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 29 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.01% 2.29% 1.74%
As % of the General category 6.12% 7.02% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 3
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
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
49 57 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 32.89% 32.57% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 62
Median salary £34,000 £30,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £28,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £62,500 £70,000
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 9 December 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) ReSharper
1 2 (66.67%) RedGate
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax

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
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) 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
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Games Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) 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%) Google
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