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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 126 124 117
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 67 71 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.74% 1.75% 1.60%
As % of the General category 4.71% 4.44% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 59 70 44
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £26,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
1421 1600 1459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 36.94% 39.40% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1093 1232 1205
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Stockport -6 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Altrincham - 1 £35,500 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 80 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 61 (39.87%) .NET
4 58 (37.91%) Mobile App
5 54 (35.29%) C#
6 45 (29.41%) HTML
7 43 (28.10%) ASP.NET
8 41 (26.80%) Android
9 40 (26.14%) SQL
10 38 (24.84%) Degree
10 38 (24.84%) WCF
11 37 (24.18%) MVC
12 35 (22.88%) TDD
13 34 (22.22%) Google
14 33 (21.57%) iPhone
14 33 (21.57%) C++
14 33 (21.57%) CSS
15 29 (18.95%) JavaScript
15 29 (18.95%) Node.js
16 28 (18.30%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (16.99%) Domain-Driven Design
17 26 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (16.99%) Dependency Injection
17 26 (16.99%) Ninject
17 26 (16.99%) KnockoutJS
17 26 (16.99%) Web Application Development
18 23 (15.03%) Java
19 22 (14.38%) HTML5
20 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
21 18 (11.76%) PHP

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (18.95%) Node.js
2 16 (10.46%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.58%) CMS
4 3 (1.96%) IIS
4 3 (1.96%) WordPress
5 2 (1.31%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.31%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.31%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) Intranet
2 2 (1.31%) OSPF
2 2 (1.31%) BGP
2 2 (1.31%) LAN
2 2 (1.31%) WAN
2 2 (1.31%) HTTP
2 2 (1.31%) DNS
2 2 (1.31%) IPv4
2 2 (1.31%) IPv6
3 1 (0.65%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.31%) MySQL
9 1 (0.65%) OLTP
9 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.65%) OLAP
9 1 (0.65%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 28 (18.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.61%) Grunt
5 3 (1.96%) PhpStorm
5 3 (1.96%) JIRA
6 2 (1.31%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) Ant
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.65%) Redmine
7 1 (0.65%) Gradle
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 15 (9.80%) Retail
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
3 9 (5.88%) Finance
4 6 (3.92%) Law
5 3 (1.96%) Billing
5 3 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) iGaming
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 115 (75.16%) Developer
2 32 (20.92%) .NET Developer
3 21 (13.73%) C# Developer
4 18 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 16 (10.46%) Graduate
6 15 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 13 (8.50%) Junior
7 13 (8.50%) Junior Developer
7 13 (8.50%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (8.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (7.84%) Graduate Developer
9 10 (6.54%) Graduate Software Developer
9 10 (6.54%) C++ Developer
10 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 8 (5.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (4.58%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (4.58%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Java Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.92%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (39.87%) .NET
2 45 (29.41%) HTML
3 43 (28.10%) ASP.NET
4 38 (24.84%) WCF
5 33 (21.57%) CSS
6 26 (16.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (16.99%) Ninject
6 26 (16.99%) KnockoutJS
7 22 (14.38%) HTML5
8 14 (9.15%) jQuery
9 12 (7.84%) WPF
10 11 (7.19%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.54%) J2EE
11 10 (6.54%) Web Services
12 8 (5.23%) XML
13 7 (4.58%) DirectX
13 7 (4.58%) SOAP
13 7 (4.58%) RESTful
14 6 (3.92%) Hibernate
14 6 (3.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (37.91%) Mobile App
2 33 (21.57%) iPhone
3 15 (9.80%) Mathematics
4 14 (9.15%) Computer Science
5 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (6.54%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (4.58%) Animation
8 6 (3.92%) Physics
8 6 (3.92%) Online Games
9 5 (3.27%) User Experience
9 5 (3.27%) Blog
9 5 (3.27%) Visualisation
9 5 (3.27%) Management Information System
9 5 (3.27%) Mobile Games
10 4 (2.61%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.96%) NHS
12 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.31%) Social Media
13 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.80%) Android
2 18 (11.76%) Windows
3 8 (5.23%) Linux
4 7 (4.58%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.27%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.61%) UNIX
7 3 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (52.29%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.18%) MVC
3 35 (22.88%) TDD
4 26 (16.99%) Dependency Injection
4 26 (16.99%) Domain-Driven Design
4 26 (16.99%) Web Application Development
5 17 (11.11%) BDD
6 12 (7.84%) SDLC
6 12 (7.84%) OO
7 11 (7.19%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.19%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.54%) Project Management
8 10 (6.54%) Process Management
8 10 (6.54%) DevOps
8 10 (6.54%) Waterfall
9 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.23%) Game Development
10 8 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (35.29%) C#
2 40 (26.14%) SQL
3 33 (21.57%) C++
4 29 (18.95%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.03%) Java
6 18 (11.76%) PHP
7 14 (9.15%) Python
8 8 (5.23%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.58%) Ruby
10 4 (2.61%) VC++
11 3 (1.96%) PHP5
12 2 (1.31%) C
12 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (24.84%) Degree
2 3 (1.96%) ISEB
2 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.31%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.96%) Nagios
1 3 (1.96%) Puppet
1 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (22.22%) Google
2 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.50%) Oracle
4 7 (4.58%) Capita
5 6 (3.92%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.27%) McAfee
7 2 (1.31%) Cisco
7 2 (1.31%) Adobe
7 2 (1.31%) Juniper
8 1 (0.65%) Apple
8 1 (0.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) Teradata
8 1 (0.65%) Zend
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