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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 97 123 140
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +17
Permanent jobs citing Games 91 62 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.57% 1.57% 1.42%
As % of the General category 6.98% 4.18% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 71 62 43
Average salary £35,000 £37,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% -6.87%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
1303 1483 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 36.78% 37.57% 37.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1019 1134 1211
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Altrincham - 5 £30,000 -
Bolton +5 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 57 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (39.55%) SQL Server
3 46 (34.33%) .NET
4 42 (31.34%) Mobile App
5 41 (30.60%) C#
6 39 (29.10%) Degree
7 35 (26.12%) WCF
7 35 (26.12%) Android
8 33 (24.63%) MVC
8 33 (24.63%) HTML
8 33 (24.63%) ASP.NET
9 31 (23.13%) SQL
10 29 (21.64%) iPhone
10 29 (21.64%) Google
11 27 (20.15%) TDD
12 26 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (18.66%) Dependency Injection
13 25 (18.66%) Node.js
13 25 (18.66%) Ninject
13 25 (18.66%) KnockoutJS
13 25 (18.66%) Web Application Development
13 25 (18.66%) Domain-Driven Design
14 22 (16.42%) C++
15 21 (15.67%) Banking
16 19 (14.18%) Project Management
16 19 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (14.18%) Mathematics
16 19 (14.18%) HTML5
17 18 (13.43%) CSS
18 16 (11.94%) JavaScript

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 25 (18.66%) Node.js
2 9 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.24%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.24%) Adobe After Effects
1 3 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.49%) MS Project
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.49%) InDesign
3 1 (0.75%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) Intranet
2 3 (2.24%) Internet
3 2 (1.49%) OSPF
3 2 (1.49%) BGP
3 2 (1.49%) ATM
3 2 (1.49%) LAN
3 2 (1.49%) WAN
3 2 (1.49%) HTTP
3 2 (1.49%) DNS
3 2 (1.49%) IPv4
3 2 (1.49%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (39.55%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.73%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.24%) OLTP
5 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.73%) PhpStorm
5 3 (2.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (2.24%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.24%) Ant
5 3 (2.24%) JIRA
6 2 (1.49%) Selenium
6 2 (1.49%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.49%) Grunt
7 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.75%) Mockito
7 1 (0.75%) JUnit
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 21 (15.67%) Banking
2 11 (8.21%) Retail
3 10 (7.46%) Billing
3 10 (7.46%) Finance
3 10 (7.46%) Law
4 4 (2.99%) Marketing
5 3 (2.24%) iGaming
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
6 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (61.19%) Developer
2 34 (25.37%) .NET Developer
3 18 (13.43%) Graduate
4 12 (8.96%) C# Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.46%) Account Manager
5 10 (7.46%) Senior Manager
5 10 (7.46%) Senior Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Senior Account Manager
5 10 (7.46%) Digital Account Manager
6 9 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (6.72%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.97%) C++ Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Junior Developer
8 7 (5.22%) Junior
8 7 (5.22%) Graduate Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Graduate Software Developer
9 6 (4.48%) Designer
10 5 (3.73%) Front-End Developer
10 5 (3.73%) Tools Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (34.33%) .NET
2 35 (26.12%) WCF
3 33 (24.63%) HTML
3 33 (24.63%) ASP.NET
4 26 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (18.66%) Ninject
5 25 (18.66%) KnockoutJS
6 19 (14.18%) HTML5
7 18 (13.43%) CSS
8 10 (7.46%) WPF
8 10 (7.46%) AngularJS
9 7 (5.22%) jQuery
9 7 (5.22%) DirectX
10 5 (3.73%) XML
10 5 (3.73%) RESTful
10 5 (3.73%) Laravel
10 5 (3.73%) OpenGL
11 4 (2.99%) CSS3
11 4 (2.99%) Web Services
12 3 (2.24%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (31.34%) Mobile App
2 29 (21.64%) iPhone
3 19 (14.18%) Mathematics
4 12 (8.96%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.21%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.97%) Physics
6 8 (5.97%) Animation
7 6 (4.48%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (4.48%) Online Games
8 5 (3.73%) NHS
8 5 (3.73%) User Experience
8 5 (3.73%) Visualisation
9 4 (2.99%) Social Media
10 3 (2.24%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.49%) New Media
11 2 (1.49%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.75%) Social Network
12 1 (0.75%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.12%) Android
2 9 (6.72%) Windows
3 7 (5.22%) Windows XP
3 7 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.24%) UNIX
4 3 (2.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.54%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.63%) MVC
3 27 (20.15%) TDD
4 25 (18.66%) Domain-Driven Design
4 25 (18.66%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (18.66%) Web Application Development
5 19 (14.18%) Project Management
6 15 (11.19%) OO
7 13 (9.70%) Web Design
8 11 (8.21%) Software Engineering
9 8 (5.97%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.22%) Scrum
10 7 (5.22%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.22%) BDD
11 6 (4.48%) Game Development
11 6 (4.48%) Process Management
12 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 41 (30.60%) C#
2 31 (23.13%) SQL
3 22 (16.42%) C++
4 16 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.19%) PHP
6 11 (8.21%) Java
7 7 (5.22%) Python
8 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.73%) PHP5
9 2 (1.49%) VC++
10 1 (0.75%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (29.10%) Degree
2 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.24%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.24%) ISEB
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.49%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (21.64%) Google
2 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.46%) Oracle
4 5 (3.73%) Adobe
5 4 (2.99%) Capita
6 3 (2.24%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco
7 2 (1.49%) Juniper
8 1 (0.75%) Teradata
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