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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 47 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 0 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.55% - 3.85%
As % of the General category 4.46% - 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 17
Average salary £37,500 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
157 144 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 34.81% 33.10% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 137 101 144
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,309 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £54,000 £56,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 5 May 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
Blackpool - 4 £37,500 -
Preston - 3 - -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (70.00%) C#
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Junos
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) OOP
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (30.00%) Broadband
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) RIP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Broadband
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
1 3 (30.00%) RIP
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) MPLS
1 3 (30.00%) OSPF
1 3 (30.00%) BGP
1 3 (30.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Operations Manager
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (30.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Operations Manager
2 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
1 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Ubuntu
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) OOP
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) JNCIA
1 3 (30.00%) LPIC
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) Juniper
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat