The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 57 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 3 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.60% 0.15% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.18% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 7
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +32.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
Game Development
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
405 543 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 81.16% 83.93% 86.30%
Number of salaries quoted 290 456 403
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Game Development
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Game Development Salary Trend in Merseyside

Game Development
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +18 3 £32,000 -8.57%
Game Development
North West

Game Development
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Games
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 5 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree