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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 44 65 58
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.61% 0.79% 1.14%
As % of the General category 4.88% 2.61% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 5
Average salary £43,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.63% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £34,850 £38,900
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
123 153 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 33.06% 30.18% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 109 133 129
Average salary £42,500 £34,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £45,000 £50,000
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
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 16 (59.26%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
4 9 (33.33%) Online Games
4 9 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 9 (33.33%) C++
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) CSS
4 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
5 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 8 (29.63%) HTML5
5 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
5 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
6 7 (25.93%) SOAP
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
6 7 (25.93%) Degree
6 7 (25.93%) JIRA
7 6 (22.22%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) QA
8 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
8 4 (14.81%) User Experience
8 4 (14.81%) Web Services
8 4 (14.81%) OOP
8 4 (14.81%) OO
8 4 (14.81%) Computer Science

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 3 (11.11%) MS Project
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
1 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
2 9 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 8 (29.63%) SoapUI
4 7 (25.93%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) NUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (11.11%) Marketing
1 3 (11.11%) Online Betting
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Developer
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
1 7 (25.93%) Automation Tester
2 3 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C# Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) C# Analyst Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) CSS
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) HTML5
3 7 (25.93%) SOAP
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.11%) CSS3
5 3 (11.11%) Semantic HTML
5 3 (11.11%) ServiceStack
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.70%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (3.70%) Ajax
7 1 (3.70%) NHibernate
7 1 (3.70%) WCF
7 1 (3.70%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Online Games
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) User Experience
3 3 (11.11%) W3C
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
2 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
3 4 (14.81%) OOP
3 4 (14.81%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.11%) Validation
4 3 (11.11%) User Stories
4 3 (11.11%) Information Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Progressive Enhancement
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Testing
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) C++
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (7.41%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) VB6
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) CISM
2 1 (3.70%) ISSAP
2 1 (3.70%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Betting Appointments
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Betting Appointments
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Betting Appointments
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago