The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 93 105 108
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Permanent jobs citing Games 90 80 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.61% 2.38% 2.10%
As % of the General category 6.99% 6.36% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 73 71 81
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Games
North West

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

General Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1288 1257 1571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 37.35% 37.46% 39.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1071 995 1210
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Games
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Games Salary Trend in Manchester

Games
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in Manchester

Games
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Oldham - 8 £25,000 -
Bolton +5 4 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Stockport - 1 £40,000 - 2
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Games.

1 114 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (47.18%) C#
3 84 (43.08%) .NET
4 71 (36.41%) SQL Server
5 56 (28.72%) WCF
6 51 (26.15%) MVC
6 51 (26.15%) ASP.NET
7 50 (25.64%) TDD
7 50 (25.64%) Computer Science
7 50 (25.64%) Web Application Development
8 48 (24.62%) Degree
9 46 (23.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
10 45 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 44 (22.56%) Software Engineering
11 44 (22.56%) Android
12 43 (22.05%) Google
12 43 (22.05%) Mobile App
13 42 (21.54%) C++
14 41 (21.03%) KnockoutJS
15 38 (19.49%) HTML
16 36 (18.46%) Multithreading
17 35 (17.95%) Web Development
17 35 (17.95%) Node.js
18 34 (17.44%) CSS
19 33 (16.92%) OO
20 30 (15.38%) Microsoft
20 30 (15.38%) Ruby
20 30 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
20 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.56%) Apache
3 5 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (4.10%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.05%) MS Office
5 3 (1.54%) 3ds Max
5 3 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.85%) Google Play
2 22 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.56%) GitHub
5 5 (2.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) Internet
1 4 (2.05%) Intranet
1 4 (2.05%) LAN
2 3 (1.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (36.41%) SQL Server
2 45 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.10%) MySQL
5 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.03%) DataStage
7 2 (1.03%) Datazen
7 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.03%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.03%) Power BI
7 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (14.36%) Visual Studio
2 18 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.21%) JIRA
4 15 (7.69%) TeamCity
5 12 (6.15%) Selenium
6 9 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 9 (4.62%) JUnit
7 8 (4.10%) AccuRev
8 7 (3.59%) Ranorex
8 7 (3.59%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.59%) Subversion
9 6 (3.08%) Git (software)
9 6 (3.08%) Maven
10 5 (2.56%) Appium
10 5 (2.56%) gulp
10 5 (2.56%) JMeter
11 2 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.51%) NUnit
12 1 (0.51%) WebLOAD
General
1 16 (8.21%) Retail
2 11 (5.64%) Finance
3 7 (3.59%) Back Office
4 6 (3.08%) Publishing
5 5 (2.56%) iGaming
5 5 (2.56%) Law
6 4 (2.05%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 112 (57.44%) Developer
2 54 (27.69%) .NET Developer
3 35 (17.95%) Graduate
4 27 (13.85%) Digital Developer
5 25 (12.82%) Software Developer
6 24 (12.31%) Software Engineer
7 23 (11.79%) Graduate Developer
8 19 (9.74%) C# Developer
8 19 (9.74%) C++ Software Engineer
9 17 (8.72%) Junior
9 17 (8.72%) Junior Developer
10 16 (8.21%) Junior .NET Developer
11 15 (7.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 12 (6.15%) Games Engineer
12 12 (6.15%) WinForms Developer
13 11 (5.64%) HTML Developer
13 11 (5.64%) UI Developer
14 10 (5.13%) Analyst
14 10 (5.13%) C# Software Developer
14 10 (5.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (43.08%) .NET
2 56 (28.72%) WCF
3 51 (26.15%) ASP.NET
4 46 (23.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 41 (21.03%) KnockoutJS
6 38 (19.49%) HTML
7 35 (17.95%) Node.js
8 34 (17.44%) CSS
9 30 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 29 (14.87%) .NET Framework
11 26 (13.33%) HTML5
11 26 (13.33%) Ninject
12 25 (12.82%) WPF
13 20 (10.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (9.74%) AngularJS
15 18 (9.23%) RESTful
15 18 (9.23%) Web Services
16 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
16 15 (7.69%) Entity Framework
16 15 (7.69%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (25.64%) Computer Science
2 43 (22.05%) Mobile App
3 26 (13.33%) iPhone
4 21 (10.77%) Online Games
5 15 (7.69%) User Experience
6 10 (5.13%) Animation
7 8 (4.10%) iPad
8 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (3.08%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (2.56%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.56%) Physics
11 3 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.54%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.54%) Handset
11 3 (1.54%) Mobile Games
12 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.51%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.56%) Android
2 26 (13.33%) Windows
3 19 (9.74%) Windows XP
4 18 (9.23%) Apple iOS
5 14 (7.18%) Unix
6 12 (6.15%) Linux
7 5 (2.56%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.15%) MVC
3 50 (25.64%) TDD
3 50 (25.64%) Web Application Development
4 45 (23.08%) Dependency Injection
5 44 (22.56%) Software Engineering
6 36 (18.46%) Multithreading
7 35 (17.95%) Web Development
8 33 (16.92%) OO
9 30 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
10 25 (12.82%) Test Automation
11 24 (12.31%) BDD
12 22 (11.28%) Kanban
13 16 (8.21%) Scrum
14 12 (6.15%) Mentoring
14 12 (6.15%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (6.15%) Unit Testing
15 10 (5.13%) Open Source
15 10 (5.13%) Project Management
15 10 (5.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (47.18%) C#
2 42 (21.54%) C++
3 30 (15.38%) Ruby
4 29 (14.87%) Java
4 29 (14.87%) JavaScript
4 29 (14.87%) SQL
5 25 (12.82%) C
6 21 (10.77%) Python
7 15 (7.69%) F#
8 14 (7.18%) PHP
9 9 (4.62%) Scala
10 6 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.08%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.05%) VC++
12 3 (1.54%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (1.03%) Perl
13 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (24.62%) Degree
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.03%) ISEB
3 2 (1.03%) MCSE
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.21%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (7.69%) Kibana
2 5 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (22.05%) Google
2 30 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.18%) Adobe
4 7 (3.59%) Oracle
5 6 (3.08%) VMware
6 4 (2.05%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.54%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.54%) HP
8 2 (1.03%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.03%) Facebook
8 2 (1.03%) Informatica
8 2 (1.03%) Talend
8 2 (1.03%) Twitter
9 1 (0.51%) Apple
9 1 (0.51%) Perforce
9 1 (0.51%) SOASTA, Inc
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