The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
North West / Merseyside
Rank 64 - 58
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 2 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.36% - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% - 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 1
Median salary £35,750 - £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -17.64% +3.03%  

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 504 426 435
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 90.32% 87.12% 88.78%
Number of salaries quoted 407 350 339
Median salary £40,372 £38,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.86% -6.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Game Development as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in Merseyside

Game Development
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Game Development in Merseyside

Game Development
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 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
Liverpool - 2 £35,750 -
Game Development
North West

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
3 7 (77.78%) Python
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (44.44%) QA
4 4 (44.44%) C++
4 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
5 3 (33.33%) NuGet
5 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (33.33%) OOP
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) C#
5 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (11.11%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Workflow

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 3 (33.33%) NuGet
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Release Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Build and Release Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Build Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Games Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Games Programmer
4 1 (11.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) OpenGL
1 1 (11.11%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Post-Production
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 7 (77.78%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) VMware