The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 46 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 4 28 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.06% 5.32% 4.02%
As % of the General category 2.82% 16.09% 12.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 20
Average salary £42,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,350 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Games
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

General Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
142 174 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 37.67% 33.08% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 119 161 127
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £27,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Games
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Games Salary Trend in Liverpool

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) C++
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Game Development
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) SLA
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
5 1 (7.69%) MS Office
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Software Development Engineer
1 5 (38.46%) Development Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
3 1 (7.69%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Online Games
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Game Development
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Open Source
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Process Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) System Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) Perl
2 5 (38.46%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft