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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Merseyside
Rank 57 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.57% 0.58% 1.21%
As % of the General category 4.52% 1.32% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 6
Median salary £31,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £38,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £38,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
199 227 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.61% 43.91% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 145 165 160
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £75,000 £52,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

Games Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Games
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +13 9 £31,500 -18.18% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (68.75%) Perl
1 11 (68.75%) Game Development
2 10 (62.50%) QA
2 10 (62.50%) Python
3 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (31.25%) MSBuild
4 5 (31.25%) NuGet
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 5 (31.25%) C++
5 4 (25.00%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Release Management
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) OOP
6 3 (18.75%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
1 5 (31.25%) MSBuild
1 5 (31.25%) NuGet
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Release Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Build and Release Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Build Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Games Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Games Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
1 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) PlayStation
1 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Game Development
2 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) OOP
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Innovation Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Post-Production
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Perl
2 10 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
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