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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Merseyside
Rank 62 63 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.49% 0.19% 2.40%
As % of the General category 4.46% 0.47% 6.40%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 11
Median salary £31,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
202 213 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.33% 40.26% 37.55%
Number of salaries quoted 130 153 149
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £54,500
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
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 20 January 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 +1 9 £31,500 -18.18%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 (73.33%) Perl
2 10 (66.67%) Python
2 10 (66.67%) Game Development
3 8 (53.33%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (33.33%) MSBuild
5 5 (33.33%) NuGet
5 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 4 (26.67%) C#
6 4 (26.67%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) OOP
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Marketing
8 2 (13.33%) AdWords
8 2 (13.33%) Affiliate Marketing
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 2 (13.33%) Post-Production
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Social Media
8 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
8 2 (13.33%) Analytics
8 2 (13.33%) Facebook
8 2 (13.33%) Twitter
8 2 (13.33%) Web Development
8 2 (13.33%) Google

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 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) AdWords
1 2 (13.33%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 5 (33.33%) NuGet
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Release Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Build and Release Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Build Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Games Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) PPC Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blog
1 2 (13.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Game Development
2 6 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) OO
4 3 (20.00%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) Affiliate Marketing
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Campaign Management
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Pay per click
5 2 (13.33%) Post-Production
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) SEO
5 2 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Perl
2 10 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (26.67%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Facebook
1 2 (13.33%) Google
1 2 (13.33%) Twitter
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Perforce
2 1 (6.67%) VMware