Period
to 22 November 2017

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

Gaming
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 78 84
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 -36
Permanent jobs citing Games 29 30 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.91% 2.28% 0.33%
As % of the General category 5.99% 7.41% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 3
Merseyside median annual salary £33,750 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,500 £29,825 £36,500
90th Percentile £45,325 £47,500 £45,300
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -

Games is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 484 405 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 48.59% 30.73% 35.95%
Number of salaries quoted 353 238 243
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.30% +8.75%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £61,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 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 +30 29 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 13 (44.83%) Online Games
2 9 (31.03%) Capita
3 7 (24.14%) C++
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
4 6 (20.69%) Marketing
4 6 (20.69%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (20.69%) Data Extraction
4 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (20.69%) REST
4 6 (20.69%) Grunt
4 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (20.69%) webpack
4 6 (20.69%) gulp
4 6 (20.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
4 6 (20.69%) npm
5 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
5 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
5 5 (17.24%) QA
5 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 4 (13.79%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) VPN
6 4 (13.79%) Retail
6 4 (13.79%) VMware

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) nginx
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) BIG-IP
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (13.79%) Network Security
1 4 (13.79%) VoIP
1 4 (13.79%) VPN
2 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.45%) BGP
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) QlikView
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.69%) Grunt
1 6 (20.69%) gulp
1 6 (20.69%) webpack
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.69%) Marketing
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Online Betting
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Data Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Web Applications Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Angular Developer
4 3 (10.34%) C++ Developer
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Applications Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Web Applications Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) REST
1 6 (20.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
2 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.79%) Node.js
3 4 (13.79%) Sass
4 3 (10.34%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) STL
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Online Games
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
3 4 (13.79%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Animation
4 1 (3.45%) Blog
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Data Analysis
1 6 (20.69%) Data Cleansing
1 6 (20.69%) Data Extraction
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) SDLC
3 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Game Development
4 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
4 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
5 2 (6.90%) Prototyping
5 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C++
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Elixir
4 1 (3.45%) Erlang
4 1 (3.45%) Haskell
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) CCNP
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Capita
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) F5
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Alterian
4 2 (6.90%) Openreach