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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 59 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.59% 0.90% 0.85%
As % of the General category 1.79% 3.42% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 4
Average salary - £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
168 117 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.94% 26.47% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 148 94 174
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) Broadband
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) RIP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Juniper
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
1 5 (62.50%) MPLS
1 5 (62.50%) OSPF
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
1 5 (62.50%) JNCIA
1 5 (62.50%) LPIC
1 5 (62.50%) Ubuntu
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Junos
1 5 (62.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) CQRS
2 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (37.50%) WCF

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Broadband
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) RIP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) MPLS
1 5 (62.50%) OSPF
1 5 (62.50%) BGP
1 5 (62.50%) Junos
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Operations Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Network Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Network Operations Manager
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Ubuntu
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
1 5 (62.50%) Change Management
1 5 (62.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) CQRS
2 3 (37.50%) Web Application Development
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
2 3 (37.50%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) CCNA
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) JNCIA
1 5 (62.50%) LPIC
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Juniper
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat