The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank - 44 69
Permanent jobs citing Games 0 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - 3.33% 0.31%
As % of the General category - 9.70% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 2
Average salary - £35,000 £18,190
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +92.41%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
145 165 233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.66% 34.38% 36.41%
Number of salaries quoted 109 145 208
Average salary £35,000 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.40% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,008 £22,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
North West

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 17 April 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) OO PHP
1 3 (60.00%) Yii
1 3 (60.00%) Laravel
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) SEO
1 3 (60.00%) Symfony
1 3 (60.00%) Zend
1 3 (60.00%) CakePHP
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (40.00%) Moq
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) MCTS
2 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) MCP
2 2 (40.00%) MCAD

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (40.00%) Moq
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Programmer
2 3 (60.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (60.00%) PHP Programmer
3 2 (40.00%) Junior .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Graduate
3 2 (40.00%) Junior
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Symfony
1 3 (60.00%) CakePHP
1 3 (60.00%) Yii
1 3 (60.00%) Laravel
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (40.00%) LINQ
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) NHibernate
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SEO
1 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (60.00%) OO PHP
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCP
1 2 (40.00%) MCAD
1 2 (40.00%) MCSD
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCTS
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Zend