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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 48 65 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 15 7 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.04% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the General category 8.06% 3.85% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 7
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
186 182 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 37.65% 29.50% 34.32%
Number of salaries quoted 160 167 187
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 December 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 December 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 +3 10 £35,000 -12.50%
Liverpool +19 5 £45,000 +30.43% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 32 (82.05%) C#
2 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (69.23%) .NET
4 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
5 22 (56.41%) Ruby
6 21 (53.85%) ASP.NET
6 21 (53.85%) MVC
6 21 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (51.28%) Internet
7 20 (51.28%) TDD
7 20 (51.28%) WCF
7 20 (51.28%) Git (software)
7 20 (51.28%) RESTful
7 20 (51.28%) BDD
7 20 (51.28%) NoSQL
7 20 (51.28%) Node.js
7 20 (51.28%) Web Application Development
7 20 (51.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (20.51%) HTML
8 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
8 8 (20.51%) CSS
9 7 (17.95%) C++
9 7 (17.95%) Java
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) Windows
9 7 (17.95%) Selenium
9 7 (17.95%) Online Games
9 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
9 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.38%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (51.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (51.28%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.95%) WebDriver
2 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
2 7 (17.95%) Selenium
3 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 5 (12.82%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.69%) Online Betting
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Developer
2 21 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Tester
3 5 (12.82%) Automation Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (69.23%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 21 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (51.28%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (51.28%) WCF
3 20 (51.28%) RESTful
4 8 (20.51%) HTML
4 8 (20.51%) CSS
5 6 (15.38%) HTML5
6 5 (12.82%) SOAP
7 4 (10.26%) Web Services
7 4 (10.26%) ServiceStack
8 3 (7.69%) CSS3
9 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.56%) Semantic HTML
10 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Online Games
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) W3C
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) MVC
3 20 (51.28%) TDD
3 20 (51.28%) BDD
3 20 (51.28%) Web Application Development
4 5 (12.82%) Test Strategy
4 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.26%) OOP
5 4 (10.26%) OO
5 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Automation Testing
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.56%) Web Development
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (82.05%) C#
2 22 (56.41%) Ruby
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) C++
4 7 (17.95%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VB
5 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.13%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) VB6
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CISSP
2 1 (2.56%) CISM
2 1 (2.56%) ISSAP
2 1 (2.56%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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