The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 65 48 53
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Permanent jobs citing Games 7 11 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.08% 2.34% 4.38%
As % of the General category 3.66% 6.04% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 24
Average salary £40,000 £26,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.94% -33.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £26,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £26,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
191 182 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.48% 38.72% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 160 159 200
Average salary £40,000 £32,528 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.97% -23.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £60,000 £62,100
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Games
North West

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 April 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 April 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
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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
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Liverpool -20 6 £43,750 +65.09% 2
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) QA
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) SCCM
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (14.29%) Game Development
4 2 (14.29%) SSH
4 2 (14.29%) Animation
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Blender
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (14.29%) SNMP
4 2 (14.29%) VPN

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Blender
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
1 2 (14.29%) GIMP
1 2 (14.29%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SSH
1 2 (14.29%) SNMP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) Intranet
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) Extranet
1 2 (14.29%) MPLS
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WLAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) SMTP
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) QA Automation Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3D Artist
4 1 (7.14%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (7.14%) XHTML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) REST
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Animation
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
1 2 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Game Development
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) 3D Modelling
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
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