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

3 months to
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 87 91 116
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +25
Permanent jobs citing Games 98 85 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.89% 2.63% 1.92%
As % of the General category 7.59% 7.12% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 78 75 71
Median salary £33,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £57,000 £40,000
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
1292 1194 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 38.07% 36.91% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 943 1128
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,400 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,663
% change year-on-year
- +3.06%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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
Oldham - 9 £25,000 - 3
Bolton +11 1 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 105 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (46.07%) C#
3 80 (41.88%) .NET
4 63 (32.98%) SQL Server
5 50 (26.18%) WCF
6 48 (25.13%) Degree
7 46 (24.08%) C++
8 45 (23.56%) Computer Science
8 45 (23.56%) Web Application Development
9 44 (23.04%) Mobile App
9 44 (23.04%) Software Engineering
9 44 (23.04%) TDD
9 44 (23.04%) MVC
10 42 (21.99%) ASP.NET
11 41 (21.47%) Android
11 41 (21.47%) Dependency Injection
12 39 (20.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 39 (20.42%) SQL Server 2014
13 38 (19.90%) KnockoutJS
13 38 (19.90%) Google
14 36 (18.85%) HTML
15 35 (18.32%) Java
15 35 (18.32%) Node.js
16 32 (16.75%) Multithreading
17 31 (16.23%) SQL
18 30 (15.71%) CSS
18 30 (15.71%) Visual Studio
18 30 (15.71%) OO
19 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
19 29 (15.18%) Web Development

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 35 (18.32%) Node.js
2 12 (6.28%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.62%) Apache
4 5 (2.62%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (8.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.19%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (4.19%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.57%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.57%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.05%) MS Office
6 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.61%) Google Play
2 19 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.66%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.62%) GitHub
5 5 (2.62%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.09%) LAN
2 3 (1.57%) Intranet
3 2 (1.05%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (32.98%) SQL Server
2 39 (20.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 14 (7.33%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.71%) MySQL
4 9 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (1.05%) DataStage
7 2 (1.05%) Datazen
7 2 (1.05%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.05%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (1.05%) Power BI
7 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 30 (15.71%) Visual Studio
2 19 (9.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.33%) JIRA
4 12 (6.28%) Selenium
4 12 (6.28%) TeamCity
5 9 (4.71%) JUnit
6 8 (4.19%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.66%) AccuRev
7 7 (3.66%) Ranorex
7 7 (3.66%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.14%) Maven
8 6 (3.14%) Subversion
9 5 (2.62%) Appium
9 5 (2.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.62%) gulp
9 5 (2.62%) JMeter
10 2 (1.05%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.52%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.52%) NUnit
11 1 (0.52%) WebLOAD
General
1 19 (9.95%) Retail
2 9 (4.71%) Finance
3 7 (3.66%) Back Office
4 6 (3.14%) Banking
4 6 (3.14%) Publishing
5 5 (2.62%) iGaming
5 5 (2.62%) Law
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 105 (54.97%) Developer
2 47 (24.61%) .NET Developer
3 33 (17.28%) Graduate
4 27 (14.14%) Digital Developer
5 25 (13.09%) Software Developer
6 24 (12.57%) Software Engineer
7 21 (10.99%) Graduate Developer
8 19 (9.95%) C++ Software Engineer
9 18 (9.42%) C# Developer
10 15 (7.85%) Games Engineer
11 13 (6.81%) Junior
11 13 (6.81%) Junior .NET Developer
11 13 (6.81%) Junior Developer
12 12 (6.28%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 12 (6.28%) WinForms Developer
13 10 (5.24%) Web Developer
14 9 (4.71%) Analyst
14 9 (4.71%) Consultant
14 9 (4.71%) Test Consultant
14 9 (4.71%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (41.88%) .NET
2 50 (26.18%) WCF
3 42 (21.99%) ASP.NET
4 39 (20.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (19.90%) KnockoutJS
6 36 (18.85%) HTML
7 30 (15.71%) CSS
8 27 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 26 (13.61%) Ninject
10 25 (13.09%) .NET Framework
10 25 (13.09%) HTML5
11 22 (11.52%) WPF
12 17 (8.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (8.38%) AngularJS
13 16 (8.38%) Web Services
14 15 (7.85%) RESTful
15 13 (6.81%) jQuery
15 13 (6.81%) WinForms
16 12 (6.28%) MSMQ
16 12 (6.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.56%) Computer Science
2 44 (23.04%) Mobile App
3 26 (13.61%) iPhone
4 22 (11.52%) Online Games
5 12 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.28%) User Experience
6 10 (5.24%) Animation
7 7 (3.66%) iPad
8 5 (2.62%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.62%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.62%) Physics
9 4 (2.09%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.57%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.57%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.57%) Handset
11 2 (1.05%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.52%) Contactless
12 1 (0.52%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.52%) Social Media
12 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (21.47%) Android
2 25 (13.09%) Windows
3 19 (9.95%) Windows XP
4 16 (8.38%) Apple iOS
5 13 (6.81%) Unix
6 11 (5.76%) Linux
7 5 (2.62%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (54.97%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.56%) Web Application Development
3 44 (23.04%) MVC
3 44 (23.04%) Software Engineering
3 44 (23.04%) TDD
4 41 (21.47%) Dependency Injection
5 32 (16.75%) Multithreading
6 30 (15.71%) OO
7 29 (15.18%) Web Development
8 27 (14.14%) Domain-Driven Design
9 24 (12.57%) Test Automation
10 20 (10.47%) BDD
11 17 (8.90%) Kanban
12 13 (6.81%) Scrum
13 12 (6.28%) Mentoring
14 10 (5.24%) Open Source
14 10 (5.24%) Responsive Web Design
14 10 (5.24%) Software Testing
14 10 (5.24%) Unit Testing
15 9 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 88 (46.07%) C#
2 46 (24.08%) C++
3 35 (18.32%) Java
4 31 (16.23%) SQL
5 28 (14.66%) C
5 28 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 27 (14.14%) Ruby
7 21 (10.99%) Python
8 18 (9.42%) PHP
9 12 (6.28%) F#
10 9 (4.71%) Scala
11 6 (3.14%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.62%) TypeScript
13 4 (2.09%) VB
14 3 (1.57%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.57%) VC++
15 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
15 2 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (25.13%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) ISEB
2 2 (1.05%) MCSE
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (6.28%) Kibana
2 5 (2.62%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (19.90%) Google
2 29 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.33%) Adobe
4 9 (4.71%) Oracle
5 6 (3.14%) VMware
6 3 (1.57%) Autodesk
6 3 (1.57%) HP
6 3 (1.57%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.05%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.05%) Facebook
7 2 (1.05%) Informatica
7 2 (1.05%) Talend
7 2 (1.05%) Twitter
8 1 (0.52%) Perforce
8 1 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
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