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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank - 68 72
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 0 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.16% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.22% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 4
Average salary - £26,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.92%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
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
479 463 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.44% 76.03% 72.51%
Number of salaries quoted 390 403 420
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,450 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (100.00%) Animation
1 1 (100.00%) 3D Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) GIMP
1 1 (100.00%) Blender
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (100.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (100.00%) GIMP
1 1 (100.00%) Blender
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3D Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Animation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) 3D Modelling