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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 42 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.73% 2.20% 1.02%
As % of the General category 10.40% 6.33% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 6
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
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
202 221 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 35.88% 34.75% 29.30%
Number of salaries quoted 180 196 166
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £38,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 13 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Liverpool +8 7 £35,000 -36.36% 5
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 43 (75.44%) C#
2 35 (61.40%) .NET
2 35 (61.40%) SQL Server
3 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (50.88%) ASP.NET
5 26 (45.61%) MVC
6 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (40.35%) WCF
7 23 (40.35%) Web Application Development
7 23 (40.35%) TDD
7 23 (40.35%) Internet
8 20 (35.09%) BDD
9 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 16 (28.07%) Ruby
10 16 (28.07%) Node.js
11 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (26.32%) NoSQL
11 15 (26.32%) RESTful
11 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
12 14 (24.56%) HTML
13 12 (21.05%) CSS
13 12 (21.05%) OO
14 11 (19.30%) C++
15 10 (17.54%) Windows
15 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
16 9 (15.79%) Java
16 9 (15.79%) Online Games
16 9 (15.79%) Selenium
16 9 (15.79%) HTML5
16 9 (15.79%) Cucumber

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 16 (28.07%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Project
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (61.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (26.32%) NoSQL
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 9 (15.79%) Cucumber
2 9 (15.79%) Selenium
3 8 (14.04%) SoapUI
3 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
4 7 (12.28%) JIRA
5 5 (8.77%) Subversion
6 3 (5.26%) NUnit
6 3 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 3 (5.26%) Online Betting
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Russian Language
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Developer
2 24 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 8 (14.04%) Tester
4 7 (12.28%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Programmer
6 5 (8.77%) C# Analyst Programmer
6 5 (8.77%) C# Programmer
6 5 (8.77%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.51%) PHP Developer
9 1 (1.75%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (61.40%) .NET
2 29 (50.88%) ASP.NET
3 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (40.35%) WCF
5 15 (26.32%) RESTful
5 15 (26.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (24.56%) HTML
7 12 (21.05%) CSS
8 9 (15.79%) HTML5
9 8 (14.04%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (12.28%) SOAP
11 4 (7.02%) Web Services
11 4 (7.02%) ServiceStack
12 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
12 3 (5.26%) Semantic HTML
12 3 (5.26%) Ajax
12 3 (5.26%) NHibernate
12 3 (5.26%) LINQ
12 3 (5.26%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Online Games
2 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) User Experience
4 3 (5.26%) W3C
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.75%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Open Source
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) MVC
3 23 (40.35%) TDD
3 23 (40.35%) Web Application Development
4 20 (35.09%) BDD
5 12 (21.05%) OO
6 10 (17.54%) Software Engineering
7 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.77%) CQRS
8 5 (8.77%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (7.02%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.02%) OOP
10 3 (5.26%) Validation
10 3 (5.26%) Scrum
10 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.26%) Information Architecture
10 3 (5.26%) Progressive Enhancement
10 3 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (75.44%) C#
2 19 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.07%) Ruby
4 11 (19.30%) C++
5 9 (15.79%) Java
6 7 (12.28%) SQL
7 5 (8.77%) C
8 3 (5.26%) PHP
9 2 (3.51%) VB
9 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.51%) VB6
10 1 (1.75%) Python
10 1 (1.75%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) Zend
3 1 (1.75%) Twitter
3 1 (1.75%) Kronos
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago