Period
to 20 May 2018

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 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 66 67
Rank change year-on-year +25 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Games 25 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 3.71% 1.79% 1.48%
As % of the General category 8.59% 5.58% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 8
Liverpool median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% -18.18% +20.31%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £32,100
90th Percentile £54,750 £42,500 £45,425
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +26.98% -18.18% +20.31%

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 Liverpool with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Liverpool
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 291 251 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 43.18% 32.10% 40.35%
Number of salaries quoted 220 188 197
Liverpool median annual salary £44,375 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,650 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £68,625 £60,000
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

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 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Liverpool region with a requirement for Games.

1 13 (52.00%) Capita
1 13 (52.00%) Online Games
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) C++
5 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Retail
6 3 (12.00%) Advertising
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (12.00%) C#
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.00%) ERP
6 3 (12.00%) Italian Language
6 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (12.00%) Software Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Presales
6 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.00%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (8.00%) QA Automation

Games
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) QlikView
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.00%) Advertising
1 3 (12.00%) Italian Language
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Development Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Product Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML5
2 1 (4.00%) JSF
2 1 (4.00%) Qt
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) Spring
2 1 (4.00%) Struts
2 1 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (4.00%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Online Games
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Online Gambling
3 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.00%) Animation
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Social Gaming
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.00%) ERP
3 3 (12.00%) Presales
3 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (12.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Change Control
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (8.00%) Kanban
4 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) QA Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) SDLC
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) C++
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) R
4 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Capita
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Alterian
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau