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

Games Development
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 - 54
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 1 0 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.19% - 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% - 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Median salary - - £32,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.64% -  

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 480 381 450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.39% 82.11% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 340 304 326
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,910 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 22 June 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 - 1 - -
Game Development
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (25.00%) Xbox
3 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion

Game Development
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Build and Release Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Build Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Games Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Programmer
1 2 (50.00%) Release Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Games Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior C++ Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (25.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree