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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 47 66 39
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -27
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.09% 1.06% 3.13%
As % of the General category 5.03% 3.77% 8.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 9
Average salary £32,000 £43,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.85% +65.09%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
179 159 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 41.53% 28.19% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 133 133 118
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +22.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,700 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Game Development
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Marketing
4 3 (21.43%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) SLA
5 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Multimedia
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.14%) MS Project
6 1 (7.14%) MS Office
6 1 (7.14%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Multimedia
3 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Software Development Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Development Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Functional Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Developer
2 1 (7.14%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
2 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Game Development
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Process Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
2 1 (7.14%) ISSAP
2 1 (7.14%) ISSMP
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) SLA
3 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (7.14%) COBIT
3 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Perforce