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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 34 51 69
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +18
Permanent jobs citing Games 27 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.48% 2.96% 1.13%
As % of the General category 12.27% 9.52% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 5
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +86.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £33,950 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £28,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
220 189 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 36.48% 31.03% 30.23%
Number of salaries quoted 197 154 174
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £75,000
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
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 29 August 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
Liverpool +8 19 £35,000 -20.00% 2
Birkenhead - 8 £40,000 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (63.46%) C#
2 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
3 26 (50.00%) .NET
4 20 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 18 (34.62%) MVC
6 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 15 (28.85%) Windows
7 15 (28.85%) Internet
7 15 (28.85%) TDD
7 15 (28.85%) WCF
7 15 (28.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (28.85%) Web Application Development
8 13 (25.00%) OO
9 12 (23.08%) HTML
9 12 (23.08%) BDD
10 10 (19.23%) C++
10 10 (19.23%) CSS
11 9 (17.31%) Linux
11 9 (17.31%) Java
11 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
11 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
11 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
11 9 (17.31%) HTML5
11 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
11 9 (17.31%) Online Games
11 9 (17.31%) Selenium
11 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
12 8 (15.38%) Node.js
12 8 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
12 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (15.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Project
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.92%) GIMP
2 1 (1.92%) Blender
2 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (57.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.85%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Selenium
1 9 (17.31%) Cucumber
1 9 (17.31%) SoapUI
2 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.46%) WebDriver
2 7 (13.46%) JIRA
3 3 (5.77%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (5.77%) NUnit
3 3 (5.77%) Subversion
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Online Betting
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Developer
2 15 (28.85%) .NET Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Tester
4 7 (13.46%) Automation Tester
5 6 (11.54%) Programmer
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (9.62%) C# Analyst Programmer
6 5 (9.62%) C# Programmer
7 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.77%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) PHP Developer
9 2 (3.85%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) .NET
2 20 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 15 (28.85%) WCF
3 15 (28.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (23.08%) HTML
5 10 (19.23%) CSS
6 9 (17.31%) HTML5
7 8 (15.38%) SOAP
7 8 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
7 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (13.46%) RESTful
9 4 (7.69%) CSS3
10 3 (5.77%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (5.77%) ServiceStack
10 3 (5.77%) LINQ
10 3 (5.77%) MonoRail
10 3 (5.77%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (5.77%) Web Services
10 3 (5.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Online Games
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.69%) W3C
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.92%) Animation
5 1 (1.92%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) MVC
2 15 (28.85%) TDD
2 15 (28.85%) Web Application Development
3 13 (25.00%) OO
4 12 (23.08%) BDD
5 9 (17.31%) Test Strategy
5 9 (17.31%) Test Automation
5 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.62%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (9.62%) CQRS
8 4 (7.69%) Progressive Enhancement
8 4 (7.69%) Validation
9 3 (5.77%) Scrum
9 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.77%) OOP
9 3 (5.77%) User Stories
9 3 (5.77%) Multithreading
9 3 (5.77%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) C#
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.23%) C++
4 9 (17.31%) Java
5 7 (13.46%) Ruby
6 6 (11.54%) SQL
7 5 (9.62%) C
8 2 (3.85%) VB6
8 2 (3.85%) VB
8 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.85%) PHP
9 1 (1.92%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Citrix
2 3 (5.77%) VMware
3 2 (3.85%) Zend
4 1 (1.92%) Twitter
4 1 (1.92%) Kronos
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
OHO Group
Salary: £0 - £25 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
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OHO Group
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago