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

Gaming
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 38 55
Rank change year-on-year -18 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Games 11 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.00% 4.32% 1.39%
As % of the General category 4.91% 11.83% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 7
Median salary £30,250 £38,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% +20.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £33,750 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 224 169 193
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 40.80% 36.50% 38.37%
Number of salaries quoted 151 119 157
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,750
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 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 June 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 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 -11 10 £30,500 -20.77% 1
Birkenhead - 1 £30,000 -
Games
North West

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

1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 5 (31.25%) Data Extraction
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) CSS
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) Game Development
4 3 (18.75%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
5 2 (12.50%) Web Design
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Python

Games
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 (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 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Release Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Trainee
3 2 (12.50%) Trainee Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Trainee Web Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Compliance Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Games Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) CSS
1 3 (18.75%) CSS3
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) 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 2 (12.50%) e-Learning
3 1 (6.25%) PlayStation
3 1 (6.25%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Extraction
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
3 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Web Design
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%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 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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