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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 110 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 74 59 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.92% 1.45% 1.38%
As % of the General category 5.09% 3.93% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 52 58 41
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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
1453 1502 1453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 37.62% 36.86% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1171 1178
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 1 April 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Manchester

Games
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 5 £30,000 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £20,750 -
Bolton +3 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 56 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.66%) C#
2 46 (35.66%) .NET
2 46 (35.66%) SQL Server
3 42 (32.56%) HTML
4 40 (31.01%) Degree
5 38 (29.46%) Mobile App
6 37 (28.68%) MVC
7 36 (27.91%) Google
7 36 (27.91%) WCF
8 34 (26.36%) ASP.NET
8 34 (26.36%) Android
9 31 (24.03%) Node.js
10 30 (23.26%) TDD
11 29 (22.48%) iPhone
12 28 (21.71%) JavaScript
12 28 (21.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (21.71%) KnockoutJS
13 27 (20.93%) Domain-Driven Design
13 27 (20.93%) Dependency Injection
13 27 (20.93%) Ninject
13 27 (20.93%) Web Application Development
14 26 (20.16%) CSS
15 25 (19.38%) HTML5
16 21 (16.28%) SQL
16 21 (16.28%) Mathematics
17 20 (15.50%) PHP
18 17 (13.18%) OO
18 17 (13.18%) Banking
19 15 (11.63%) Project Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 31 (24.03%) Node.js
2 6 (4.65%) IIS
3 4 (3.10%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.10%) WordPress
4 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.55%) CMS
5 2 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.33%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.55%) MS Project
2 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.55%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.78%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) GitHub
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (1.55%) Intranet
2 2 (1.55%) ATM
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (35.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.88%) MySQL
5 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.33%) OLTP
6 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.88%) PhpStorm
4 4 (3.10%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.10%) JIRA
5 3 (2.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.33%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.33%) Ant
6 2 (1.55%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.55%) Selenium
6 2 (1.55%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.55%) Grunt
7 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.78%) JUnit
7 1 (0.78%) Subversion
7 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.78%) Mockito
General
1 17 (13.18%) Banking
2 12 (9.30%) Finance
3 10 (7.75%) Law
3 10 (7.75%) Billing
4 3 (2.33%) Marketing
4 3 (2.33%) iGaming
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (60.47%) Developer
2 38 (29.46%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.40%) Graduate
4 12 (9.30%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.75%) Web Developer
5 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Account Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Senior Manager
6 7 (5.43%) C++ Developer
6 7 (5.43%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.43%) Senior Account Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Designer
6 7 (5.43%) Digital Account Manager
7 6 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Junior Developer
7 6 (4.65%) PHP Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Junior
8 5 (3.88%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.88%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (35.66%) .NET
2 42 (32.56%) HTML
3 36 (27.91%) WCF
4 34 (26.36%) ASP.NET
5 28 (21.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (21.71%) KnockoutJS
6 27 (20.93%) Ninject
7 26 (20.16%) CSS
8 25 (19.38%) HTML5
9 10 (7.75%) jQuery
10 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
11 7 (5.43%) CSS3
11 7 (5.43%) WPF
11 7 (5.43%) Web Services
12 6 (4.65%) DirectX
12 6 (4.65%) RESTful
13 5 (3.88%) WebGL
13 5 (3.88%) OpenGL
13 5 (3.88%) Laravel
14 4 (3.10%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.46%) Mobile App
2 29 (22.48%) iPhone
3 21 (16.28%) Mathematics
4 14 (10.85%) Computer Science
5 12 (9.30%) Management Information System
6 8 (6.20%) Physics
6 8 (6.20%) Animation
6 8 (6.20%) Online Games
6 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.65%) Mobile Games
8 5 (3.88%) User Experience
9 4 (3.10%) NHS
10 3 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (2.33%) Interactive TV
10 3 (2.33%) Social Media
11 2 (1.55%) New Media
12 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
12 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.36%) Android
2 10 (7.75%) Windows
3 7 (5.43%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.10%) UNIX
5 4 (3.10%) Linux
6 1 (0.78%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.41%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.68%) MVC
3 30 (23.26%) TDD
4 27 (20.93%) Domain-Driven Design
4 27 (20.93%) Dependency Injection
4 27 (20.93%) Web Application Development
5 17 (13.18%) OO
6 15 (11.63%) Project Management
7 12 (9.30%) Software Engineering
8 11 (8.53%) Web Design
9 10 (7.75%) Scrum
10 7 (5.43%) Game Development
11 6 (4.65%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (3.10%) Software Testing
13 4 (3.10%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2
14 3 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (2.33%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.66%) C#
2 28 (21.71%) JavaScript
3 21 (16.28%) SQL
4 20 (15.50%) PHP
5 11 (8.53%) C++
5 11 (8.53%) Java
6 5 (3.88%) Python
6 5 (3.88%) Ruby
6 5 (3.88%) PHP5
7 4 (3.10%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 40 (31.01%) Degree
2 4 (3.10%) ISEB
2 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.78%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 36 (27.91%) Google
2 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle
4 5 (3.88%) Adobe
5 4 (3.10%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata
6 1 (0.78%) Zend
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