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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 38 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 11 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.69% 2.26% 3.60%
As % of the General category 7.38% 5.88% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 22
Median salary £38,500 £32,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.31% -5.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £27,859 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £41,000 £47,400
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
149 187 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 36.43% 38.40% 29.42%
Number of salaries quoted 102 152 159
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £24,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,750 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +6 11 £38,500 +20.31% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) WCF
2 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (42.86%) OOP
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) RESTful
2 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (42.86%) ServiceStack
3 2 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Debian
4 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (7.14%) Pay per click
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) AdWords
1 1 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) .NET Software Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) C# Software Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Support
3 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (42.86%) RESTful
1 6 (42.86%) ServiceStack
1 6 (42.86%) WCF
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) CentOS
1 1 (7.14%) Debian
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) OOP
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) BDD
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Pay per click
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) Varnish
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) Cacti
1 1 (7.14%) Munin
1 1 (7.14%) Nagios
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) Google
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
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