Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 102 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 - +95
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 3 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% 0.46% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.51% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Merseyside median annual salary £29,250 £30,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - -
North West median annual salary £42,500 £31,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year +34.92% +40.00% -53.13%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 901 1169 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.46% 88.69% 87.80%
Number of salaries quoted 678 791 601
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,075 £57,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +22 3 £29,250 -2.50%
Game Development
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 3 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Animation
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Blog
3 1 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) PlayStation
3 1 (33.33%) Prototyping

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Junior C++ Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Animation
1 1 (33.33%) Blog
1 1 (33.33%) PlayStation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
1 1 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA