The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 167 177 197
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.12% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.14% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Median salary £28,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.30% +4.83%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +34.61%
Game Development
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2973 2895 3261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.19% 88.13% 85.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2542 2371 2667
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Game Development as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Game Development
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the Manchester region.

Game Development Salary Trend in Manchester

Game Development
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 6 (100.00%) C++
1 6 (100.00%) Games
2 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Animation
2 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 4 (66.67%) Physics
3 4 (66.67%) C
3 4 (66.67%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (66.67%) OO
3 4 (66.67%) OpenGL
3 4 (66.67%) DirectX
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Facebook
4 1 (16.67%) 3D Animation
4 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Flash
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

General
1 6 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Games Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Tester
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) DirectX
1 4 (66.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) Flash
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Animation
1 5 (83.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Animation
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Facebook
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