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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 101 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 73 88 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 2.23% 2.55%
As % of the General category 5.65% 5.58% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 62 84 76
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1292 1578 1614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 38.29% 40.06% 37.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1006 1190 1308
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 7 July 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Manchester

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (39.74%) SQL Server
3 56 (37.09%) Mobile App
4 53 (35.10%) .NET
5 49 (32.45%) Degree
6 48 (31.79%) C#
7 41 (27.15%) HTML
7 41 (27.15%) SQL
8 39 (25.83%) WCF
8 39 (25.83%) Android
9 37 (24.50%) ASP.NET
10 35 (23.18%) MVC
11 34 (22.52%) Google
12 33 (21.85%) iPhone
13 32 (21.19%) TDD
14 29 (19.21%) C++
15 27 (17.88%) CSS
15 27 (17.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (17.88%) Node.js
16 26 (17.22%) Ninject
16 26 (17.22%) KnockoutJS
16 26 (17.22%) Web Application Development
16 26 (17.22%) Dependency Injection
16 26 (17.22%) Domain-Driven Design
17 24 (15.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (15.89%) Mathematics
18 23 (15.23%) HTML5
18 23 (15.23%) JavaScript
19 20 (13.25%) Banking
20 18 (11.92%) SQL Server 2008

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (17.88%) Node.js
2 11 (7.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.31%) IIS
4 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.99%) WordPress
6 2 (1.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.66%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Adobe After Effects
1 4 (2.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.32%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.32%) MS Project
2 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.32%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.31%) GitHub
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.65%) Intranet
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) OSPF
2 2 (1.32%) BGP
2 2 (1.32%) LAN
2 2 (1.32%) WAN
2 2 (1.32%) HTTP
2 2 (1.32%) DNS
2 2 (1.32%) IPv4
2 2 (1.32%) IPv6
3 1 (0.66%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (39.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 7 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.99%) OLTP
6 3 (1.99%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (15.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (7.95%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.96%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.31%) PhpStorm
5 4 (2.65%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.99%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.99%) Grunt
6 3 (1.99%) Ant
7 2 (1.32%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.32%) JIRA
7 2 (1.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.66%) Redmine
8 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.66%) JUnit
General
1 20 (13.25%) Banking
2 13 (8.61%) Retail
3 10 (6.62%) Law
4 9 (5.96%) Billing
5 8 (5.30%) Finance
6 4 (2.65%) Marketing
7 3 (1.99%) iGaming
8 2 (1.32%) Legal
8 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (68.87%) Developer
2 35 (23.18%) .NET Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Graduate
4 18 (11.92%) Senior Developer
5 16 (10.60%) C# Developer
6 13 (8.61%) Software Developer
7 12 (7.95%) Junior
7 12 (7.95%) Junior Developer
8 11 (7.28%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Front-End Developer
9 10 (6.62%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (5.96%) C++ Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Software Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) Graduate Software Developer
11 8 (5.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (4.64%) Senior Account Manager
12 7 (4.64%) Digital Account Manager
12 7 (4.64%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.64%) Account Manager
12 7 (4.64%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (35.10%) .NET
2 41 (27.15%) HTML
3 39 (25.83%) WCF
4 37 (24.50%) ASP.NET
5 27 (17.88%) CSS
5 27 (17.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (17.22%) Ninject
6 26 (17.22%) KnockoutJS
7 23 (15.23%) HTML5
8 15 (9.93%) jQuery
9 13 (8.61%) WPF
10 10 (6.62%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.96%) DirectX
12 7 (4.64%) XML
12 7 (4.64%) OpenGL
13 6 (3.97%) Web Services
14 5 (3.31%) SOAP
14 5 (3.31%) RESTful
14 5 (3.31%) Laravel
15 4 (2.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 56 (37.09%) Mobile App
2 33 (21.85%) iPhone
3 24 (15.89%) Mathematics
4 17 (11.26%) Computer Science
5 13 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (7.28%) Animation
6 11 (7.28%) Management Information System
7 10 (6.62%) 3D Graphics
7 10 (6.62%) Physics
8 7 (4.64%) User Experience
9 5 (3.31%) Blog
9 5 (3.31%) Visualisation
10 4 (2.65%) Social Media
10 4 (2.65%) Online Games
10 4 (2.65%) NHS
11 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.32%) Mobile Games
11 2 (1.32%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.32%) New Media
11 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.83%) Android
2 10 (6.62%) Windows
3 7 (4.64%) Windows XP
3 7 (4.64%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.97%) Linux
5 5 (3.31%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.18%) MVC
3 32 (21.19%) TDD
4 26 (17.22%) Domain-Driven Design
4 26 (17.22%) Dependency Injection
4 26 (17.22%) Web Application Development
5 17 (11.26%) OO
6 16 (10.60%) Project Management
7 14 (9.27%) Software Engineering
8 12 (7.95%) BDD
9 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
10 10 (6.62%) Scrum
10 10 (6.62%) Web Design
10 10 (6.62%) Game Development
10 10 (6.62%) SDLC
11 9 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.30%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.30%) Mentoring
12 8 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.30%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.79%) C#
2 41 (27.15%) SQL
3 29 (19.21%) C++
4 23 (15.23%) JavaScript
5 18 (11.92%) PHP
6 14 (9.27%) Java
7 8 (5.30%) T-SQL
7 8 (5.30%) Python
8 5 (3.31%) PHP5
9 2 (1.32%) C
9 2 (1.32%) VC++
10 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (32.45%) Degree
2 4 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.32%) CCNA
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) QA
Vendors
1 34 (22.52%) Google
2 15 (9.93%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.95%) Oracle
4 6 (3.97%) Adobe
5 5 (3.31%) Capita
6 3 (1.99%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.32%) Juniper
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (0.66%) Zend
8 1 (0.66%) Apple
8 1 (0.66%) Teradata
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