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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 47 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.35% 0.81% 1.55%
As % of the General category 3.60% 3.05% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 7
Average salary £45,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £33,100 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £34,850 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
139 131 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 37.47% 26.68% 32.89%
Number of salaries quoted 118 119 141
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,400 £25,429
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 22 December 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Selenium
3 7 (38.89%) Online Games
3 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
3 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 7 (38.89%) HTML
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 7 (38.89%) CSS
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) HTML5
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) JIRA
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) SOAP
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
6 4 (22.22%) OOP
6 4 (22.22%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
7 3 (16.67%) Online Betting
7 3 (16.67%) QA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
1 7 (38.89%) WebDriver
1 7 (38.89%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) SoapUI
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Online Betting
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Tester
1 5 (27.78%) Automation Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Information Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) HTML5
3 5 (27.78%) SOAP
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) CSS3
5 3 (16.67%) ServiceStack
6 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.56%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Online Games
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) W3C
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
3 4 (22.22%) OOP
3 4 (22.22%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) User Stories
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
2 7 (38.89%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) C++
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) VB6
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
2 1 (5.56%) CISM
2 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
2 1 (5.56%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT