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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 124 131 133
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 61 53 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.56% 1.39% 1.48%
As % of the General category 4.07% 3.75% 4.46%
Number of salaries quoted 40 52 44
Average salary £33,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
1497 1414 1344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 38.36% 37.18% 33.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1203 1148 1102
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 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 - 2 £30,000 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £20,750 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 53 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.50%) C#
3 44 (36.97%) SQL Server
4 41 (34.45%) .NET
5 39 (32.77%) HTML
6 38 (31.93%) Degree
7 37 (31.09%) MVC
8 36 (30.25%) Google
9 34 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 34 (28.57%) WCF
9 34 (28.57%) Mobile App
10 32 (26.89%) Node.js
11 31 (26.05%) Android
11 31 (26.05%) TDD
12 29 (24.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 29 (24.37%) KnockoutJS
13 28 (23.53%) Web Application Development
13 28 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
13 28 (23.53%) Ninject
13 28 (23.53%) iPhone
13 28 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
14 26 (21.85%) HTML5
15 25 (21.01%) Mathematics
15 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
16 22 (18.49%) CSS
17 21 (17.65%) Computer Science
18 18 (15.13%) Java
19 15 (12.61%) PHP
19 15 (12.61%) Software Engineering
20 14 (11.76%) Online Games

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 32 (26.89%) Node.js
2 5 (4.20%) Apache
3 4 (3.36%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.36%) WordPress
3 4 (3.36%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.68%) CMS
5 2 (1.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.84%) CloudStack
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (2.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.68%) MS Project
3 2 (1.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.68%) InDesign
4 1 (0.84%) Maya
4 1 (0.84%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.84%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.84%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.84%) PaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.68%) ATM
2 2 (1.68%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) OLTP
2 8 (6.72%) RDBMS
2 8 (6.72%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.20%) MySQL
5 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.84%) Riak
6 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.72%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.52%) Ant
4 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.68%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.68%) Selenium
5 2 (1.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (1.68%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.68%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.68%) Grunt
5 2 (1.68%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.84%) Hudson
6 1 (0.84%) JUnit
6 1 (0.84%) Subversion
6 1 (0.84%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.84%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.84%) Mockito
General
1 12 (10.08%) Banking
2 9 (7.56%) Finance
3 7 (5.88%) Billing
4 6 (5.04%) Law
5 3 (2.52%) Marketing
5 3 (2.52%) iGaming
6 2 (1.68%) Legal
6 2 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.84%) Retail
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (58.82%) Developer
2 35 (29.41%) .NET Developer
3 13 (10.92%) Graduate
4 11 (9.24%) Senior Developer
5 10 (8.40%) Web Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.72%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Games Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Account Manager
7 7 (5.88%) Senior Manager
7 7 (5.88%) Senior Account Manager
7 7 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
7 7 (5.88%) Digital Account Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Designer
8 6 (5.04%) Mobile Games Developer
8 6 (5.04%) C++ Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (4.20%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (34.45%) .NET
2 39 (32.77%) HTML
3 34 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 34 (28.57%) WCF
4 29 (24.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (24.37%) KnockoutJS
5 28 (23.53%) Ninject
6 26 (21.85%) HTML5
7 22 (18.49%) CSS
8 10 (8.40%) XML
9 9 (7.56%) WebGL
10 8 (6.72%) Java EE
10 8 (6.72%) JSON
10 8 (6.72%) WSDL
10 8 (6.72%) Servlets
10 8 (6.72%) SOAP
11 7 (5.88%) jQuery
11 7 (5.88%) CSS3
12 6 (5.04%) Web Services
13 5 (4.20%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 28 (23.53%) iPhone
3 25 (21.01%) Mathematics
4 21 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 14 (11.76%) Online Games
6 11 (9.24%) Physics
7 10 (8.40%) Mobile Games
8 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
9 6 (5.04%) Animation
10 4 (3.36%) User Experience
11 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.52%) Social Media
11 3 (2.52%) Interactive TV
12 2 (1.68%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.68%) NHS
12 2 (1.68%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.68%) Open Source
12 2 (1.68%) New Media
13 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.05%) Android
2 10 (8.40%) UNIX
2 10 (8.40%) Linux
3 8 (6.72%) Windows
4 4 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.84%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.54%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.09%) MVC
3 31 (26.05%) TDD
4 28 (23.53%) Domain-Driven Design
4 28 (23.53%) Dependency Injection
4 28 (23.53%) Web Application Development
5 15 (12.61%) Software Engineering
6 13 (10.92%) Project Management
7 12 (10.08%) OO
8 11 (9.24%) Web Design
8 11 (9.24%) Game Development
9 7 (5.88%) Scrum
10 4 (3.36%) Web Development
10 4 (3.36%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.52%) B2B
11 3 (2.52%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.52%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.52%) Data Privacy
11 3 (2.52%) Mentoring
12 2 (1.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 47 (39.50%) C#
2 25 (21.01%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.13%) Java
4 15 (12.61%) PHP
5 10 (8.40%) C++
6 8 (6.72%) SQL
6 8 (6.72%) Objective-C
7 6 (5.04%) Ruby
7 6 (5.04%) Python
8 2 (1.68%) PHP5
8 2 (1.68%) VC++
9 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (31.93%) Degree
2 6 (5.04%) VCP4
3 2 (1.68%) ISEB
3 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.84%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) Puppet
1 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.84%) Ansible
1 1 (0.84%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (30.25%) Google
2 8 (6.72%) Oracle
3 5 (4.20%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.20%) Adobe
4 4 (3.36%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.84%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.84%) Zend
5 1 (0.84%) Perforce
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Salary: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
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