The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Merseyside
Rank 61 59 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.90% 0.61% 1.43%
As % of the General category 2.78% 1.37% 3.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 5
Median salary £31,500 £38,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% +28.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £38,500 £21,578
10% offered a salary of more than £38,300 £38,500 £33,800
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 180 219 195
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 32.26% 44.79% 39.80%
Number of salaries quoted 147 155 157
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Games
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Games in Merseyside

Games
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Merseyside

Games
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games 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 +4 5 £31,500 -18.18% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Games.

1 9 (69.23%) Perl
1 9 (69.23%) Game Development
2 8 (61.54%) QA
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
5 3 (23.08%) NuGet
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2

Games
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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
1 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (23.08%) MSBuild
1 3 (23.08%) NuGet
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Release Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Build and Release Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Build Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Games Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Games Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
1 1 (7.69%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PlayStation
1 1 (7.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Game Development
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) OOP
3 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Innovation Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Post-Production
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Process Improvement
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Perl
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 5 (38.46%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.69%) C
6 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
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