Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 137 156
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Games 24 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.78% 0.48% 1.00%
As % of the General category 1.60% 1.20% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 31
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.59% +15.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £30,300 £30,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,375 £37,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -

Games is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1500 919 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 48.76% 40.50% 41.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1000 755 1081
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -8.24% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,174 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 15 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Macclesfield +3 4 £45,000 -
Wilmslow +15 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Warrington - 1 £45,000 -
Crewe - 1 £25,000 -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 14 (58.33%) .NET
3 14 (58.33%) C#
3 14 (58.33%) MVC
4 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
5 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (41.67%) Node.js
6 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
7 7 (29.17%) TDD
7 7 (29.17%) Ruby
7 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
7 7 (29.17%) WCF
7 7 (29.17%) HTML
7 7 (29.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (29.17%) Web Application Development
7 7 (29.17%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (29.17%) NoSQL
7 7 (29.17%) Entity Framework
7 7 (29.17%) BDD
7 7 (29.17%) RESTful
7 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
7 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (29.17%) Code First Entity Framework
8 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (25.00%) Web Development
9 5 (20.83%) CSS

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 4 (16.67%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) NoSQL
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 1 (4.17%) Advertising
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Information Officer
4 4 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (16.67%) Security Officer
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Junior
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Junior PHP Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (41.67%) AngularJS
3 10 (41.67%) Node.js
4 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
4 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (29.17%) Code First Entity Framework
4 7 (29.17%) Entity Framework
4 7 (29.17%) HTML
4 7 (29.17%) KnockoutJS
4 7 (29.17%) RESTful
4 7 (29.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (29.17%) WCF
5 5 (20.83%) CSS
6 3 (12.50%) Angular 2
6 3 (12.50%) React
7 2 (8.33%) LINQ
7 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.17%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) BDD
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 7 (29.17%) Web Application Development
4 6 (25.00%) Web Development
5 4 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Game Development
7 2 (8.33%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 14 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CISM
1 4 (16.67%) CISSP
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) GDPR
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Google
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Apple