The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 54 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 5 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.89% 0.16% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.58% 0.59% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 0
Average salary £35,000 £47,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Online Games
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
194 170 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.52% 26.94% 37.93%
Number of salaries quoted 154 144 221
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £26,600 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Online Games
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the Merseyside region.

Online Games Salary Trend in Merseyside

Online 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 Online Games within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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 +12 5 £35,000 -26.31%
Online Games
North West

Online Games
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) WebDriver
2 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
2 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
2 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SOAP
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) C++
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VB
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) VB6

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside region citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) WebDriver
1 7 (77.78%) Cucumber
1 7 (77.78%) SoapUI
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Tester
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
1 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) C++
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
2 2 (22.22%) VB6