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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 59 57 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 2 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.95% 0.46% 4.19%
As % of the General category 6.88% 1.49% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 25
Median salary £32,500 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.61% +20.00%
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
189 134 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.38% 30.88% 37.19%
Number of salaries quoted 111 99 201
Median salary £37,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
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 24 September 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 -14 7 £36,250 -13.69% 4
Wirral - 6 £32,500 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) Google
2 7 (21.21%) Pay per click
2 7 (21.21%) Marketing
2 7 (21.21%) Google Analytics
2 7 (21.21%) Analytics
2 7 (21.21%) AdWords
3 6 (18.18%) Affiliate Marketing
3 6 (18.18%) Campaign Management
3 6 (18.18%) Facebook
3 6 (18.18%) Twitter
3 6 (18.18%) Blog
3 6 (18.18%) Social Media
3 6 (18.18%) Web Development
3 6 (18.18%) QA
3 6 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) SEO
4 5 (15.15%) OO
4 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.12%) WCF
5 4 (12.12%) RESTful
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering

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 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) AdWords
1 7 (21.21%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
1 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.12%) OLAP
2 4 (12.12%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.03%) Big Data
4 1 (3.03%) DB2
4 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.03%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) MSBuild
2 2 (6.06%) NuGet
2 2 (6.06%) Subversion
2 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) PPC Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (9.09%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Developer
5 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Integration Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Developer
5 2 (6.06%) QA Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Release Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Build and Configuration Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.03%) PPC Executive
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Technical Manager
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
1 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (12.12%) RESTful
1 4 (12.12%) ServiceStack
1 4 (12.12%) WCF
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) CSS
2 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blog
1 6 (18.18%) Social Media
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Debian
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Analytics
1 7 (21.21%) Pay per click
2 6 (18.18%) Affiliate Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) Campaign Management
2 6 (18.18%) SEO
2 6 (18.18%) Strategic Planning
2 6 (18.18%) Web Development
3 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (15.15%) OO
4 4 (12.12%) Multithreading
4 4 (12.12%) OOP
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.06%) Game Development
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C#
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Perl
3 4 (12.12%) Python
3 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.09%) C++
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.06%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) Varnish
2 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.03%) Cacti
1 1 (3.03%) Munin
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Google
3 6 (18.18%) Facebook
3 6 (18.18%) Twitter
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Greenplum
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Perforce
5 1 (3.03%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
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