The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 97 105
Rank change year-on-year +22 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Games 21 5 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.95% 0.38% 1.14%
As % of the General category 4.88% 0.76% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 18
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,900 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 430 661 801
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 39.93% 50.04% 45.54%
Number of salaries quoted 327 546 551
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,950 £22,400 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Cheshire

Games
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Games in Cheshire

Games
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Cheshire

Games
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Chester - 8 £41,500 - 1
Warrington +15 7 £37,500 +41.50% 2
Runcorn -1 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Crewe - 1 £35,000 - 1
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Games.

1 14 (51.85%) Google
2 13 (48.15%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (29.63%) Android
5 7 (25.93%) Tableau
5 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) Finance
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (18.52%) C#
6 5 (18.52%) iPhone
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (18.52%) Google Play
7 4 (14.81%) DevOps
7 4 (14.81%) Talend
7 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (14.81%) HTML
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (14.81%) CSS
7 4 (14.81%) ETL

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Google Play
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Intranet
1 3 (11.11%) Wireless
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) Big Data
3 3 (11.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Gradle
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 5 (18.52%) SQL BI Developer
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Developer
4 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Data Scientist
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Coach
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Scrum Master
6 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Programmer
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum Master
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (11.11%) Lucene
2 3 (11.11%) PhoneGap
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) DirectX
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
3 1 (3.70%) JMS
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.70%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Spring Integration
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) iPhone
1 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Android
2 3 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) DevOps
4 4 (14.81%) ETL
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (11.11%) Linear Regression
5 3 (11.11%) Logistic Regression
5 3 (11.11%) Machine Learning
5 3 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (11.11%) Statistics
5 3 (11.11%) Time Series Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (11.11%) Python
3 3 (11.11%) R
3 3 (11.11%) VBA
4 2 (7.41%) C++
4 2 (7.41%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) PhD
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Google
2 7 (25.93%) Tableau
3 4 (14.81%) Talend
4 3 (11.11%) Xamarin
5 2 (7.41%) Aruba
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
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