The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 60 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.00% 0.21% 1.65%
As % of the General category 5.67% 0.62% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 8
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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 Lancashire region.

General Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
194 162 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.34% 34.76% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 157 124 137
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £22,450 £19,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Games
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Games Salary Trend in Lancashire

Games
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 10 £40,000 - 1
Chorley - 1 - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (94.44%) .NET
2 17 (94.44%) ASP.NET
3 14 (77.78%) SQL Server
4 13 (72.22%) MVC
4 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (55.56%) Kanban
5 10 (55.56%) TDD
5 10 (55.56%) Scrum
5 10 (55.56%) BDD
5 10 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
5 10 (55.56%) Web Application Development
5 10 (55.56%) AngularJS
5 10 (55.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (55.56%) RESTful
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) jQuery
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) HTML
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) OOP
8 3 (16.67%) OO
9 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 1 (5.56%) ISTQB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
1 17 (94.44%) .NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) .NET
1 17 (94.44%) ASP.NET
2 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (55.56%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (55.56%) AngularJS
3 10 (55.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 10 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (55.56%) RESTful
4 4 (22.22%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) MVC
2 10 (55.56%) Scrum
2 10 (55.56%) TDD
2 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (55.56%) Kanban
2 10 (55.56%) Dependency Injection
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
2 10 (55.56%) Web Application Development
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago