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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 34 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Games 10 20 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.61% 5.00% 1.90%
As % of the General category 6.71% 13.42% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 8
Median salary £30,500 £38,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.77% +20.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £33,750 £26,789
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £50,000 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

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 149 149 172
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 38.90% 37.25% 40.86%
Number of salaries quoted 105 102 145
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,400 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C++
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 5 (31.25%) Data Extraction
3 4 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (25.00%) Game Development
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Python
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) OOP
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Release Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Games Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SSRS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) CSS3
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
2 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.25%) PlayStation
2 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Extraction
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (25.00%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) DSDM
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
4 3 (18.75%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Alterian
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Perforce
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