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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 56 35 42
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 36 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.00% 5.53% 4.18%
As % of the General category 2.89% 16.67% 13.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5 35 24
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
173 216 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.74% 33.18% 31.10%
Number of salaries quoted 142 190 149
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -10.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £24,000 £26,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £85,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
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 28 July 2015. 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
Liverpool -7 4 £42,000 +20.00%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Game Development
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) MS Project
5 3 (21.43%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) PHP
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) SLA
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (7.14%) Advertising
7 1 (7.14%) Mobile Games
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Process Management
7 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) C
7 1 (7.14%) HTML
7 1 (7.14%) MS Office
7 1 (7.14%) CSS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Development Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
1 5 (35.71%) Software Development Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Tester
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) UX Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Games
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 5 (35.71%) Game Development
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Process Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 5 (35.71%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft