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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 124 130 145
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 62 48 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 1.27% 1.04%
As % of the General category 3.86% 3.37% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 60 34 40
Average salary £40,000 £31,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £44,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
1608 1426 1317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 39.74% 37.78% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1295 1172 1115
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 £25,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Stockport +6 10 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Rochdale - 9 £48,000 -
Salford -1 4 £36,250 -5.84% 1
Sale +5 2 £38,750 -8.82%
Oldham -5 2 £53,750 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (39.31%) Android
3 51 (35.17%) .NET
4 49 (33.79%) iPhone
5 48 (33.10%) SQL Server
5 48 (33.10%) C#
6 46 (31.72%) Mobile App
7 44 (30.34%) Google
8 41 (28.28%) Linux
9 33 (22.76%) MVC
9 33 (22.76%) ASP.NET
9 33 (22.76%) KnockoutJS
9 33 (22.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (22.07%) C++
11 31 (21.38%) TDD
11 31 (21.38%) JavaScript
12 30 (20.69%) Web Application Development
13 29 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
14 28 (19.31%) Software Engineering
15 27 (18.62%) WCF
15 27 (18.62%) Node.js
15 27 (18.62%) Python
16 26 (17.93%) Dependency Injection
16 26 (17.93%) Ninject
16 26 (17.93%) Domain-Driven Design
17 25 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (15.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 22 (15.17%) Windows
19 20 (13.79%) HTML
19 20 (13.79%) Java

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 27 (18.62%) Node.js
2 9 (6.21%) Apache
3 7 (4.83%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.45%) Drupal
4 5 (3.45%) WordPress
5 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.69%) CloudStack
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (2.07%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.69%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.69%) Maya
3 1 (0.69%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (33.10%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (7.59%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.21%) OLTP
4 9 (6.21%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.76%) MySQL
8 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.38%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.69%) Riak
10 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.21%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.52%) Subversion
3 8 (5.52%) Xcode
4 7 (4.83%) Maven
5 5 (3.45%) NUnit
6 4 (2.76%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (2.76%) Moq
7 3 (2.07%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.69%) Hudson
8 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.14%) Marketing
2 2 (1.38%) Banking
2 2 (1.38%) Finance
3 1 (0.69%) Legal
3 1 (0.69%) Advertising
3 1 (0.69%) Retail
3 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 104 (71.72%) Developer
2 36 (24.83%) Software Developer
3 32 (22.07%) .NET Developer
4 30 (20.69%) Software Engineer
5 20 (13.79%) C++ Developer
6 19 (13.10%) C++ Software Developer
7 13 (8.97%) Project Manager
7 13 (8.97%) Web Developer
8 12 (8.28%) C# Developer
9 11 (7.59%) Games Developer
10 9 (6.21%) Software Integration Engineer
10 9 (6.21%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (5.52%) Java Developer
11 8 (5.52%) iOS Developer
12 7 (4.83%) Front-End Developer
12 7 (4.83%) Front-End Web Developer
12 7 (4.83%) Senior Developer
13 6 (4.14%) Junior
13 6 (4.14%) Analyst
13 6 (4.14%) C++ Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (35.17%) .NET
2 33 (22.76%) ASP.NET
2 33 (22.76%) KnockoutJS
2 33 (22.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 27 (18.62%) WCF
4 26 (17.93%) Ninject
5 22 (15.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 20 (13.79%) HTML
7 17 (11.72%) CSS
7 17 (11.72%) XML
8 16 (11.03%) Servlets
8 16 (11.03%) OpenGL
9 14 (9.66%) HTML5
10 11 (7.59%) CSS3
10 11 (7.59%) DirectX
11 10 (6.90%) JSON
12 9 (6.21%) Java EE
12 9 (6.21%) Qt
12 9 (6.21%) WSDL
12 9 (6.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (33.79%) iPhone
2 46 (31.72%) Mobile App
3 29 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
4 13 (8.97%) Animation
5 12 (8.28%) Online Games
6 10 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 10 (6.90%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.21%) Physics
8 8 (5.52%) iPad
8 8 (5.52%) Smartphone
9 6 (4.14%) Xbox
10 5 (3.45%) CUDA
10 5 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (2.07%) User Experience
12 3 (2.07%) New Media
13 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.69%) Open Source
13 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.31%) Android
2 41 (28.28%) Linux
3 22 (15.17%) Windows
4 12 (8.28%) Mac OS X
5 10 (6.90%) UNIX
6 9 (6.21%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.21%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.76%) MVC
3 31 (21.38%) TDD
4 30 (20.69%) Web Application Development
5 28 (19.31%) Software Engineering
6 26 (17.93%) Dependency Injection
6 26 (17.93%) Domain-Driven Design
7 18 (12.41%) Project Management
8 13 (8.97%) Game Development
9 11 (7.59%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.59%) Scrum
10 10 (6.90%) OOD
10 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
10 10 (6.90%) CAD
11 9 (6.21%) Time Management
12 8 (5.52%) iOS Development
12 8 (5.52%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.83%) 3D Modelling
13 7 (4.83%) Web Design
14 6 (4.14%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 48 (33.10%) C#
2 32 (22.07%) C++
3 31 (21.38%) JavaScript
4 27 (18.62%) Python
5 20 (13.79%) Java
6 14 (9.66%) SQL
7 13 (8.97%) C
8 8 (5.52%) Objective-C
9 7 (4.83%) XPath
9 7 (4.83%) PHP
10 6 (4.14%) GLSL
11 5 (3.45%) Lua
11 5 (3.45%) Perl
12 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.38%) Ruby
14 1 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) Ansible
1 1 (0.69%) Salt
1 1 (0.69%) Puppet
1 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (30.34%) Google
2 9 (6.21%) Oracle
3 7 (4.83%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.14%) Sony
5 2 (1.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.38%) Zend
6 1 (0.69%) Facebook
6 1 (0.69%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.69%) Perforce
6 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Deltatre Media
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Salary: From £21,067 to £23,945 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + OTE
Posted: 18 days ago