The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 48 49 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.24% 0.77% 1.18%
As % of the General category 3.88% 1.71% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 3
Median salary £31,500 £38,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +28.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £38,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £38,500 £34,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +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 Liverpool with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 129 175 164
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 32.01% 44.76% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 102 109 130
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £78,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Games
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Salary trend for Games in Liverpool

Games
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Liverpool over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Liverpool

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (69.23%) Perl
1 9 (69.23%) Game Development
2 8 (61.54%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
5 3 (23.08%) NuGet
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
1 3 (23.08%) NuGet
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Release Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Build and Release Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Build Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Games Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Games Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
1 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
1 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Game Development
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) OOP
3 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Innovation Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Post-Production
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Perl
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
Liverpool, Lancashire
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