The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 40 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.09% 1.22% 0.85%
As % of the General category 11.80% 3.69% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 5
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Games
North West

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

General Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
178 217 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.63% 33.18% 32.77%
Number of salaries quoted 157 193 185
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Games
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Games Salary Trend in Merseyside

Games
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Games
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
Birkenhead -2 14 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Liverpool +19 6 £43,000 +24.63% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 38 (79.17%) C#
2 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (62.50%) .NET
3 30 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 23 (47.92%) MVC
5 23 (47.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (45.83%) WCF
6 22 (45.83%) Web Application Development
6 22 (45.83%) TDD
6 22 (45.83%) Ruby
6 22 (45.83%) Internet
7 21 (43.75%) BDD
8 20 (41.67%) NoSQL
8 20 (41.67%) Node.js
8 20 (41.67%) Git (software)
8 20 (41.67%) RESTful
8 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
10 10 (20.83%) C++
10 10 (20.83%) HTML
10 10 (20.83%) Java
10 10 (20.83%) CSS
10 10 (20.83%) Selenium
10 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
11 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
11 9 (18.75%) Online Games
11 9 (18.75%) Windows
12 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 8 (16.67%) HTML5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Application Platforms
1 20 (41.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Project
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 20 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.83%) Cucumber
2 10 (20.83%) Selenium
3 9 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 8 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 7 (14.58%) JIRA
6 3 (6.25%) Subversion
7 1 (2.08%) NUnit
7 1 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (6.25%) Online Betting
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Developer
2 23 (47.92%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Tester
3 7 (14.58%) Automation Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) C# Programmer
7 1 (2.08%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) C# Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.08%) Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.08%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (62.50%) .NET
2 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 23 (47.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (45.83%) WCF
5 20 (41.67%) RESTful
5 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (20.83%) HTML
6 10 (20.83%) CSS
7 8 (16.67%) HTML5
8 7 (14.58%) SOAP
9 4 (8.33%) Web Services
9 4 (8.33%) ServiceStack
10 3 (6.25%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (6.25%) CSS3
11 2 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
11 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
12 1 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
12 1 (2.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Online Games
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.33%) User Experience
4 3 (6.25%) W3C
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) Open Source
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (47.92%) MVC
3 22 (45.83%) TDD
3 22 (45.83%) Web Application Development
4 21 (43.75%) BDD
5 8 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
6 5 (10.42%) OO
7 4 (8.33%) OOP
7 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 3 (6.25%) Progressive Enhancement
8 3 (6.25%) User Stories
8 3 (6.25%) Information Architecture
8 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.25%) Validation
9 2 (4.17%) Project Management
9 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (79.17%) C#
2 22 (45.83%) Ruby
3 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) C++
4 10 (20.83%) Java
5 7 (14.58%) SQL
6 2 (4.17%) VB
6 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (4.17%) VB6
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) CISSP
2 1 (2.08%) CISM
2 1 (2.08%) ISSAP
2 1 (2.08%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle
Birkenhead
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago