The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 96 88 140
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +52
Permanent jobs citing Games 89 104 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.21% 2.55% 1.08%
As % of the General category 5.60% 6.63% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85 73 40
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £28,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1590 1568 1290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 39.44% 38.38% 33.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1287 1054
Average salary £39,000 £38,500 £39,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.29% -3.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
North West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +8 10 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Oldham -2 5 £28,500 -43.00% 3
Salford 0 4 £36,250 -5.84% 1
Sale +6 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (38.41%) .NET
2 56 (37.09%) Android
3 55 (36.42%) C#
4 48 (31.79%) iPhone
5 45 (29.80%) Mobile App
5 45 (29.80%) SQL Server
6 42 (27.81%) Google
7 40 (26.49%) ASP.NET
8 36 (23.84%) MVC
8 36 (23.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (23.18%) JavaScript
10 34 (22.52%) TDD
11 33 (21.85%) Linux
11 33 (21.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (21.85%) Web Application Development
11 33 (21.85%) WCF
12 32 (21.19%) KnockoutJS
12 32 (21.19%) C++
13 31 (20.53%) 3D Graphics
14 30 (19.87%) Python
14 30 (19.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 29 (19.21%) Domain-Driven Design
16 27 (17.88%) Node.js
17 26 (17.22%) Dependency Injection
17 26 (17.22%) Ninject
18 25 (16.56%) HTML
19 23 (15.23%) Windows
20 22 (14.57%) Project Management
21 21 (13.91%) CSS
21 21 (13.91%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (17.88%) Node.js
2 7 (4.64%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.64%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.64%) WordPress
3 4 (2.65%) Drupal
4 3 (1.99%) CMS
5 2 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.64%) HTTP
2 3 (1.99%) Internet
3 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.80%) SQL Server
2 33 (21.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.64%) MySQL
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.32%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) Big Data
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.96%) Subversion
3 8 (5.30%) Xcode
4 7 (4.64%) Maven
5 5 (3.31%) NUnit
6 4 (2.65%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (2.65%) Moq
7 3 (1.99%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.32%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (3.31%) Marketing
2 2 (1.32%) Retail
3 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.66%) Finance
3 1 (0.66%) Legal
3 1 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (74.83%) Developer
2 37 (24.50%) .NET Developer
3 36 (23.84%) Software Developer
4 24 (15.89%) Software Engineer
5 19 (12.58%) C++ Software Developer
5 19 (12.58%) C++ Developer
6 17 (11.26%) Project Manager
7 16 (10.60%) C# Developer
8 13 (8.61%) Web Developer
9 11 (7.28%) Games Developer
10 8 (5.30%) iOS Developer
10 8 (5.30%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.97%) Agile Project Manager
12 6 (3.97%) C++ Games Developer
12 6 (3.97%) Front-End Developer
12 6 (3.97%) Front-End Web Developer
12 6 (3.97%) Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) Junior
13 5 (3.31%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (38.41%) .NET
2 40 (26.49%) ASP.NET
3 36 (23.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (21.85%) WCF
5 32 (21.19%) KnockoutJS
6 30 (19.87%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 26 (17.22%) Ninject
8 25 (16.56%) HTML
9 21 (13.91%) CSS
10 18 (11.92%) HTML5
11 17 (11.26%) OpenGL
12 14 (9.27%) CSS3
13 11 (7.28%) jQuery
14 10 (6.62%) DirectX
15 9 (5.96%) Web Services
15 9 (5.96%) Qt
16 8 (5.30%) UIKit
16 8 (5.30%) XML
17 7 (4.64%) DOM
17 7 (4.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (31.79%) iPhone
2 45 (29.80%) Mobile App
3 31 (20.53%) 3D Graphics
4 19 (12.58%) Animation
5 9 (5.96%) Xbox
6 8 (5.30%) iPad
6 8 (5.30%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.31%) CUDA
8 3 (1.99%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.99%) Online Games
9 2 (1.32%) New Media
10 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.66%) iSeries
10 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.09%) Android
2 33 (21.85%) Linux
3 23 (15.23%) Windows
4 15 (9.93%) Mac OS X
5 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.84%) MVC
2 34 (22.52%) TDD
3 33 (21.85%) Web Application Development
4 29 (19.21%) Domain-Driven Design
5 26 (17.22%) Dependency Injection
6 22 (14.57%) Project Management
7 21 (13.91%) Software Engineering
8 15 (9.93%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (9.93%) PRINCE2
9 14 (9.27%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.95%) Time Management
11 11 (7.28%) Scrum
12 10 (6.62%) OOD
12 10 (6.62%) CAD
13 9 (5.96%) 3D Modelling
14 8 (5.30%) BDD
14 8 (5.30%) iOS Development
14 8 (5.30%) Agile Project Management
14 8 (5.30%) Unit Testing
14 8 (5.30%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 55 (36.42%) C#
2 35 (23.18%) JavaScript
3 32 (21.19%) C++
4 30 (19.87%) Python
5 15 (9.93%) SQL
6 14 (9.27%) C
7 11 (7.28%) Java
8 10 (6.62%) PHP
9 8 (5.30%) Objective-C
10 7 (4.64%) XPath
11 6 (3.97%) GLSL
11 6 (3.97%) Perl
12 5 (3.31%) Lua
13 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.32%) Ruby
14 2 (1.32%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.66%) RPG
15 1 (0.66%) PHP5
15 1 (0.66%) RPG/400
15 1 (0.66%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 8 (5.30%) Degree
2 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.99%) MCP
3 3 (1.99%) MCAD
3 3 (1.99%) MCSD
3 3 (1.99%) MCTS
4 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (27.81%) Google
2 9 (5.96%) Sony
3 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.32%) Zend
4 2 (1.32%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.66%) Facebook
5 1 (0.66%) Twitter
Oldham, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £26000 - £37000 per annum + package
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Salary: 60,000 - 85,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: 35,000
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £53000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
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Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago