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 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 101 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 96 69 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.60% 1.80% 1.85%
As % of the General category 6.85% 4.84% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 90 61 74
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £72,500 £48,000
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
1401 1425 1599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 38.00% 37.10% 38.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1096 1221
Median salary £42,960 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 August 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 August 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
Bolton - 13 £45,000 - 2
Stockport +2 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Oldham - 5 £25,000 -
Salford - 2 £37,500 - 1
Altrincham +7 1 £26,500 -25.35%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 126 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (51.04%) .NET
3 96 (50.00%) C#
4 94 (48.96%) SQL Server
5 80 (41.67%) MVC
6 74 (38.54%) ASP.NET
7 71 (36.98%) Web Application Development
8 70 (36.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 67 (34.90%) TDD
9 67 (34.90%) WCF
10 63 (32.81%) SQL Server 2014
11 54 (28.13%) HTML
12 53 (27.60%) Google
12 53 (27.60%) Dependency Injection
13 52 (27.08%) Web Development
14 50 (26.04%) Computer Science
14 50 (26.04%) KnockoutJS
15 48 (25.00%) CSS
16 46 (23.96%) JavaScript
17 45 (23.44%) Mobile App
18 40 (20.83%) BDD
18 40 (20.83%) Android
19 39 (20.31%) Ruby
19 39 (20.31%) Domain-Driven Design
19 39 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
20 36 (18.75%) Node.js
21 35 (18.23%) Java
21 35 (18.23%) SQL
22 34 (17.71%) .NET Framework
22 34 (17.71%) HTML5

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 24 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.60%) Apache
3 5 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.60%) CMS
3 5 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) 3ds Max
2 4 (2.08%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.56%) MS Office
3 3 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.52%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.15%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (14.06%) Google Play
3 24 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.60%) GitHub
5 5 (2.60%) PaaS
6 3 (1.56%) TestFlight
7 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.52%) AdWords
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.29%) Internet
2 4 (2.08%) LAN
3 3 (1.56%) Intranet
4 2 (1.04%) HTTP
5 1 (0.52%) Firewall
5 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (48.96%) SQL Server
2 63 (32.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 30 (15.63%) MongoDB
4 13 (6.77%) MySQL
5 10 (5.21%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.56%) MS Access
8 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.04%) DataStage
9 2 (1.04%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.52%) Datazen
10 1 (0.52%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.52%) Power BI
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 18 (9.38%) JIRA
3 12 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 12 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 11 (5.73%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.21%) Selenium
6 9 (4.69%) Maven
7 8 (4.17%) AccuRev
7 8 (4.17%) Subversion
8 6 (3.13%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.60%) Appium
9 5 (2.60%) gulp
9 5 (2.60%) JMeter
10 4 (2.08%) Ant
10 4 (2.08%) JUnit
11 3 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.56%) Gradle
11 3 (1.56%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.56%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (5.21%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Marketing
3 7 (3.65%) Back Office
3 7 (3.65%) Retail
4 5 (2.60%) iGaming
4 5 (2.60%) Law
5 4 (2.08%) Publishing
6 2 (1.04%) Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 136 (70.83%) Developer
2 78 (40.63%) .NET Developer
3 34 (17.71%) Graduate
4 31 (16.15%) Graduate Developer
4 31 (16.15%) Junior
5 30 (15.63%) Junior Developer
6 26 (13.54%) Digital Developer
7 25 (13.02%) C# Developer
7 25 (13.02%) Junior .NET Developer
8 24 (12.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 23 (11.98%) Software Developer
10 13 (6.77%) Analyst
11 12 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (6.25%) HTML Developer
12 11 (5.73%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (5.73%) Java Developer
13 10 (5.21%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (5.21%) Test Analyst
13 10 (5.21%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (51.04%) .NET
2 74 (38.54%) ASP.NET
3 70 (36.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 67 (34.90%) WCF
5 54 (28.13%) HTML
6 50 (26.04%) KnockoutJS
7 48 (25.00%) CSS
8 39 (20.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 36 (18.75%) Node.js
10 34 (17.71%) .NET Framework
10 34 (17.71%) HTML5
11 31 (16.15%) AngularJS
12 30 (15.63%) RESTful
12 30 (15.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 30 (15.63%) WPF
13 26 (13.54%) Ninject
14 24 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (12.50%) Entity Framework
14 24 (12.50%) MSMQ
15 23 (11.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 50 (26.04%) Computer Science
2 45 (23.44%) Mobile App
3 26 (13.54%) iPhone
4 21 (10.94%) Online Games
5 16 (8.33%) iPad
6 14 (7.29%) User Experience
7 11 (5.73%) 3D Graphics
8 10 (5.21%) Animation
9 8 (4.17%) Mathematics
10 7 (3.65%) Mobile Games
11 4 (2.08%) Algorithms
11 4 (2.08%) Physics
12 3 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (1.56%) Handset
13 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
13 2 (1.04%) Streaming Video
14 1 (0.52%) Online Gambling
14 1 (0.52%) Social Media
14 1 (0.52%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.83%) Android
2 14 (7.29%) Apple iOS
2 14 (7.29%) Unix
3 13 (6.77%) Windows
4 12 (6.25%) Linux
5 5 (2.60%) CoreOS
6 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (41.67%) MVC
3 71 (36.98%) Web Application Development
4 67 (34.90%) TDD
5 53 (27.60%) Dependency Injection
6 52 (27.08%) Web Development
7 40 (20.83%) BDD
8 39 (20.31%) Domain-Driven Design
9 31 (16.15%) Kanban
10 27 (14.06%) Multithreading
11 24 (12.50%) OO
12 20 (10.42%) Software Engineering
13 19 (9.90%) Test Automation
14 17 (8.85%) Unit Testing
15 16 (8.33%) Scrum
16 13 (6.77%) CQRS
17 10 (5.21%) Open Source
17 10 (5.21%) Software Testing
18 9 (4.69%) SDLC
18 9 (4.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 96 (50.00%) C#
2 46 (23.96%) JavaScript
3 39 (20.31%) Ruby
4 35 (18.23%) Java
4 35 (18.23%) SQL
5 24 (12.50%) C++
5 24 (12.50%) F#
6 14 (7.29%) Python
7 12 (6.25%) PHP
8 7 (3.65%) C
8 7 (3.65%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.13%) Perl
9 6 (3.13%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.13%) VC++
10 4 (2.08%) Scala
10 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.56%) Groovy
12 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 32 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (1.56%) ISEB
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.52%) MCSE
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.60%) Docker
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (12.50%) Kibana
2 5 (2.60%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 53 (27.60%) Google
2 15 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.13%) VMware
4 5 (2.60%) Adobe
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle
5 4 (2.08%) Autodesk
6 3 (1.56%) HP
6 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.56%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.04%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.04%) Informatica
7 2 (1.04%) Talend
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) Facebook
8 1 (0.52%) Perforce
8 1 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
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