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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 146 128 138
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Permanent jobs citing Games 40 45 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.01% 1.21% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.59% 3.32% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 33 42 45
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £20,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
1545 1356 1335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 39.15% 36.48% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1113 1159
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Bolton - 1 £35,000 -
Cheadle - 1 £21,500 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 50 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) C#
3 41 (40.20%) SQL Server
4 38 (37.25%) Google
5 37 (36.27%) .NET
6 36 (35.29%) MVC
7 33 (32.35%) ASP.NET
7 33 (32.35%) Mobile App
8 32 (31.37%) Node.js
8 32 (31.37%) Android
8 32 (31.37%) HTML
9 31 (30.39%) WCF
9 31 (30.39%) KnockoutJS
10 30 (29.41%) iPhone
10 30 (29.41%) TDD
11 28 (27.45%) Web Application Development
11 28 (27.45%) Ninject
11 28 (27.45%) Domain-Driven Design
11 28 (27.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (27.45%) Dependency Injection
12 25 (24.51%) Degree
13 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
14 22 (21.57%) HTML5
15 21 (20.59%) Java
16 20 (19.61%) CSS
17 18 (17.65%) Mathematics
17 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
18 15 (14.71%) Online Games
18 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
19 13 (12.75%) Linux

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (31.37%) Node.js
2 9 (8.82%) Apache
3 4 (3.92%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.92%) WordPress
4 2 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.96%) CMS
4 2 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Drupal
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.98%) CloudStack
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.98%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.98%) Maya
3 1 (0.98%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.98%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.98%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (1.96%) ATM
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (40.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) OLTP
2 9 (8.82%) RDBMS
2 9 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.90%) MySQL
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.98%) Riak
7 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.96%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.96%) Jasmine
3 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.96%) Grunt
3 2 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (0.98%) Selenium
4 1 (0.98%) JUnit
4 1 (0.98%) Subversion
4 1 (0.98%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.98%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.98%) Mockito
4 1 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Billing
4 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (61.76%) Developer
2 31 (30.39%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.76%) Web Developer
4 10 (9.80%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Software Integration Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Games Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Graduate
7 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.86%) Front-End Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Mobile Games Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Digital Account Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Account Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Account Manager
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.90%) .NET Web Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Graduate Developer
10 4 (3.92%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (36.27%) .NET
2 33 (32.35%) ASP.NET
3 32 (31.37%) HTML
4 31 (30.39%) WCF
4 31 (30.39%) KnockoutJS
5 28 (27.45%) Ninject
5 28 (27.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (21.57%) HTML5
7 20 (19.61%) CSS
8 12 (11.76%) XML
9 10 (9.80%) Servlets
10 9 (8.82%) SOAP
10 9 (8.82%) WSDL
10 9 (8.82%) Java EE
10 9 (8.82%) JSON
10 9 (8.82%) CSS3
10 9 (8.82%) WebGL
11 6 (5.88%) jQuery
11 6 (5.88%) Web Services
12 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.35%) Mobile App
2 30 (29.41%) iPhone
3 18 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 18 (17.65%) Mathematics
4 15 (14.71%) Online Games
5 10 (9.80%) Mobile Games
6 9 (8.82%) Physics
7 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.96%) Interactive TV
8 2 (1.96%) Open Source
8 2 (1.96%) Social Media
8 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.98%) New Media
9 1 (0.98%) Social Network
9 1 (0.98%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 32 (31.37%) Android
2 13 (12.75%) Linux
3 11 (10.78%) UNIX
4 7 (6.86%) Windows
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.98%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (35.29%) MVC
3 30 (29.41%) TDD
4 28 (27.45%) Domain-Driven Design
4 28 (27.45%) Web Application Development
4 28 (27.45%) Dependency Injection
5 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 11 (10.78%) Game Development
6 11 (10.78%) Project Management
7 9 (8.82%) Web Design
8 5 (4.90%) OO
8 5 (4.90%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.90%) Scrum
9 4 (3.92%) Web Development
10 3 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.94%) B2B
11 2 (1.96%) SEO
11 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2
11 2 (1.96%) Multithreading
11 2 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (42.16%) C#
2 24 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 21 (20.59%) Java
4 13 (12.75%) PHP
5 7 (6.86%) Objective-C
6 6 (5.88%) Ruby
6 6 (5.88%) Python
6 6 (5.88%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) SQL
7 2 (1.96%) VC++
8 1 (0.98%) XPath
8 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) ISEB
2 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.98%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Puppet
1 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.98%) Ansible
1 1 (0.98%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (37.25%) Google
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.92%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.98%) Perforce
5 1 (0.98%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.98%) Zend
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