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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 34 40 72
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +32
Permanent jobs citing Games 34 25 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.35% 4.24% 1.18%
As % of the General category 16.43% 13.59% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 6
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
General Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
207 184 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.55% 31.24% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 180 148 159
Average salary £39,000 £44,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.35% +18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 28 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Birkenhead - 6 £30,000 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 23 (54.76%) C#
2 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (42.86%) .NET
4 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 12 (28.57%) OO
6 12 (28.57%) MVC
7 11 (26.19%) Windows
7 11 (26.19%) HTML
8 9 (21.43%) CSS
8 9 (21.43%) Internet
8 9 (21.43%) TDD
8 9 (21.43%) WCF
8 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (21.43%) Web Application Development
9 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (19.05%) Razor View Engine
9 8 (19.05%) HTML5
9 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
9 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (16.67%) Selenium
10 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 7 (16.67%) C++
11 6 (14.29%) Java
11 6 (14.29%) Linux
11 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 6 (14.29%) BDD
11 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
11 6 (14.29%) QA

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (4.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Project
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) GIMP
2 1 (2.38%) Blender
2 1 (2.38%) 3ds Max
2 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
4 3 (7.14%) Subversion
4 3 (7.14%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (7.14%) NUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Online Betting
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) C# Analyst Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) C# Programmer
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) .NET
2 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 11 (26.19%) HTML
4 9 (21.43%) CSS
4 9 (21.43%) WCF
4 9 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (19.05%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (19.05%) HTML5
5 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 5 (11.90%) SOAP
7 3 (7.14%) LINQ
7 3 (7.14%) MonoRail
7 3 (7.14%) Ajax
7 3 (7.14%) NHibernate
7 3 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (7.14%) CSS3
7 3 (7.14%) Semantic HTML
8 2 (4.76%) ServiceStack
8 2 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Online Games
2 4 (9.52%) W3C
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Animation
4 1 (2.38%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) OO
1 12 (28.57%) MVC
2 9 (21.43%) TDD
2 9 (21.43%) Web Application Development
3 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 7 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (14.29%) BDD
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) CQRS
6 5 (11.90%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (9.52%) Validation
7 4 (9.52%) Progressive Enhancement
8 3 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.14%) Information Architecture
8 3 (7.14%) Scrum
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.14%) User Stories
9 2 (4.76%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) C#
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (16.67%) C++
4 6 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) C
6 4 (9.52%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
8 1 (2.38%) PowerHouse
8 1 (2.38%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
2 3 (7.14%) Citrix
3 2 (4.76%) Zend
4 1 (2.38%) Kronos
4 1 (2.38%) Twitter
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