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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 127 151 140
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 63 22 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 0.60% 1.39%
As % of the General category 3.78% 1.67% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 60 17 46
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £45,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
1666 1317 1303
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.17% 35.62% 34.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1396 1075 1137
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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
Rochdale - 9 £48,000 -
Stockport -3 2 £53,750 +53.57% 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 73 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.86%) Android
2 59 (39.86%) C#
3 57 (38.51%) .NET
4 55 (37.16%) Google
5 52 (35.14%) SQL Server
6 51 (34.46%) iPhone
6 51 (34.46%) Mobile App
7 41 (27.70%) ASP.NET
7 41 (27.70%) MVC
8 40 (27.03%) JavaScript
9 39 (26.35%) HTML
10 38 (25.68%) KnockoutJS
11 37 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 36 (24.32%) TDD
13 34 (22.97%) Node.js
13 34 (22.97%) Web Application Development
14 33 (22.30%) WCF
15 31 (20.95%) Linux
16 30 (20.27%) Ninject
16 30 (20.27%) Dependency Injection
16 30 (20.27%) HTML5
16 30 (20.27%) Domain-Driven Design
17 28 (18.92%) CSS
17 28 (18.92%) Java
18 27 (18.24%) Degree
19 21 (14.19%) Software Engineering
20 20 (13.51%) Python
20 20 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
21 18 (12.16%) C++

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 34 (22.97%) Node.js
2 9 (6.08%) Apache
3 7 (4.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.73%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.38%) WordPress
5 4 (2.70%) Umbraco
6 3 (2.03%) Drupal
7 2 (1.35%) CMS
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
7 2 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.68%) CloudStack
Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Maya
3 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.68%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (7.43%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.08%) OLTP
4 9 (6.08%) RDBMS
5 8 (5.41%) MySQL
6 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.35%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.68%) Riak
9 1 (0.68%) Big Data
9 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.08%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.41%) Xcode
3 8 (5.41%) Subversion
4 7 (4.73%) Maven
5 5 (3.38%) NUnit
6 4 (2.70%) Mercurial
6 4 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (2.70%) Moq
7 2 (1.35%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.35%) Grunt
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.68%) Hudson
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 5 (3.38%) Marketing
2 4 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (1.35%) Banking
3 2 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (72.97%) Developer
2 37 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 21 (14.19%) Software Developer
3 21 (14.19%) Software Engineer
4 19 (12.84%) Web Developer
5 14 (9.46%) C++ Developer
6 13 (8.78%) C++ Software Developer
7 12 (8.11%) Senior Developer
8 11 (7.43%) Games Developer
9 10 (6.76%) Project Manager
9 10 (6.76%) Front-End Developer
10 9 (6.08%) C# Developer
10 9 (6.08%) Integration Engineer
10 9 (6.08%) Software Integration Engineer
11 8 (5.41%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.41%) Graduate
11 8 (5.41%) iOS Developer
12 7 (4.73%) Front-End Web Developer
13 6 (4.05%) Mobile Developer
13 6 (4.05%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (38.51%) .NET
2 41 (27.70%) ASP.NET
3 39 (26.35%) HTML
4 38 (25.68%) KnockoutJS
5 37 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (22.30%) WCF
7 30 (20.27%) HTML5
7 30 (20.27%) Ninject
8 28 (18.92%) CSS
9 17 (11.49%) XML
9 17 (11.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 16 (10.81%) CSS3
10 16 (10.81%) Servlets
11 15 (10.14%) WebGL
12 13 (8.78%) Web Services
13 11 (7.43%) jQuery
14 10 (6.76%) OpenGL
14 10 (6.76%) JSON
15 9 (6.08%) Java EE
15 9 (6.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (34.46%) iPhone
1 51 (34.46%) Mobile App
2 17 (11.49%) 3D Graphics
3 16 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 16 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 12 (8.11%) Online Games
5 9 (6.08%) Physics
5 9 (6.08%) Mobile Games
6 8 (5.41%) Smartphone
6 8 (5.41%) iPad
7 6 (4.05%) Animation
8 4 (2.70%) Xbox
9 3 (2.03%) User Experience
9 3 (2.03%) New Media
9 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.03%) CUDA
10 2 (1.35%) Open Source
11 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.68%) Social Media
11 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (39.86%) Android
2 31 (20.95%) Linux
3 17 (11.49%) Windows
4 11 (7.43%) UNIX
5 9 (6.08%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) MVC
3 36 (24.32%) TDD
4 34 (22.97%) Web Application Development
5 30 (20.27%) Dependency Injection
5 30 (20.27%) Domain-Driven Design
6 21 (14.19%) Software Engineering
7 14 (9.46%) Scrum
8 13 (8.78%) Game Development
9 12 (8.11%) Project Management
9 12 (8.11%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.08%) Unit Testing
11 8 (5.41%) iOS Development
12 7 (4.73%) Web Design
13 6 (4.05%) OOD
13 6 (4.05%) CAD
14 5 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (3.38%) Kanban
14 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2
14 5 (3.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 59 (39.86%) C#
2 40 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 28 (18.92%) Java
4 20 (13.51%) Python
5 18 (12.16%) C++
6 15 (10.14%) Objective-C
7 14 (9.46%) PHP
8 9 (6.08%) SQL
9 7 (4.73%) XPath
10 6 (4.05%) Ruby
10 6 (4.05%) C
11 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.70%) GLSL
12 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 27 (18.24%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) PCI QSA
2 1 (0.68%) ISEB
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
1 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
1 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.68%) Ansible
1 1 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (37.16%) Google
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle
3 7 (4.73%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.70%) Sony
4 4 (2.70%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.35%) Zend
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.68%) Adobe
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.68%) Perforce
6 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
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Salary: £63000 - £65000 per annum + home based working, incentives, bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester
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Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester
People Source
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum + Great Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
eRecruit Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum £Negotiable + excellent benef
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £15000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Allegro Networks Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
English Institute of Sport
Salary: From £35,193 to £45,905 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits + Training
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
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Manchester
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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