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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 125 135 136
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Games 61 54 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.51% 1.32% 0.88%
As % of the General category 4.08% 3.63% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 61 38 29
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
General Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1494 1488 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 36.92% 36.27% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1146 1176 1063
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 11 £32,500 - 4
Rochdale - 1 £30,000 -
Bolton - 1 £40,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (33.65%) C#
1 35 (33.65%) .NET
2 34 (32.69%) Android
3 32 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 31 (29.81%) WCF
5 30 (28.85%) JavaScript
6 28 (26.92%) HTML
7 27 (25.96%) CSS
7 27 (25.96%) MVC
7 27 (25.96%) TDD
7 27 (25.96%) Domain-Driven Design
7 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (25.96%) Web Application Development
7 27 (25.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 25 (24.04%) Mobile App
9 24 (23.08%) Node.js
10 22 (21.15%) Ninject
10 22 (21.15%) KnockoutJS
10 22 (21.15%) Dependency Injection
10 22 (21.15%) iPhone
10 22 (21.15%) Google
11 20 (19.23%) HTML5
12 18 (17.31%) Linux
13 16 (15.38%) PHP
14 15 (14.42%) Software Engineering
14 15 (14.42%) Animation
14 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (12.50%) C++

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (23.08%) Node.js
2 9 (8.65%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) WordPress
3 3 (2.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.77%) Internet
2 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (25.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.73%) MySQL
4 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.85%) Apache Hive
4 4 (3.85%) Big Data
4 4 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.92%) HBase
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.81%) Subversion
2 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (10.58%) Marketing
2 5 (4.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.85%) Multimedia
4 3 (2.88%) Advertising
5 2 (1.92%) Finance
5 2 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (67.31%) Developer
2 29 (27.88%) .NET Developer
3 14 (13.46%) Software Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.62%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.73%) C# Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Agile Project Manager
8 5 (4.81%) Games Developer
8 5 (4.81%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
10 3 (2.88%) C++ Software Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Junior Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Graduate Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Programmer
10 3 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Architect
10 3 (2.88%) Junior
10 3 (2.88%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.65%) .NET
2 32 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 31 (29.81%) WCF
4 28 (26.92%) HTML
5 27 (25.96%) CSS
5 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (25.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 22 (21.15%) Ninject
6 22 (21.15%) KnockoutJS
7 20 (19.23%) HTML5
8 11 (10.58%) jQuery
9 8 (7.69%) CSS3
10 7 (6.73%) Flash
11 6 (5.77%) Ajax
12 5 (4.81%) HTML5 Canvas
12 5 (4.81%) REST
12 5 (4.81%) Razor View Engine
12 5 (4.81%) WebGL
12 5 (4.81%) Web Services
13 4 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.04%) Mobile App
2 22 (21.15%) iPhone
3 15 (14.42%) Animation
4 10 (9.62%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (4.81%) Social Media
6 4 (3.85%) Mobile Games
6 4 (3.85%) Xbox
6 4 (3.85%) Online Games
7 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.92%) BBC
8 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.96%) Open Source
9 1 (0.96%) iSeries
9 1 (0.96%) MHEG
9 1 (0.96%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.96%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.69%) Android
2 18 (17.31%) Linux
3 12 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 11 (10.58%) Windows
5 10 (9.62%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.92%) UNIX
6 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.96%) MVC
1 27 (25.96%) TDD
1 27 (25.96%) Domain-Driven Design
1 27 (25.96%) Web Application Development
2 22 (21.15%) Dependency Injection
3 15 (14.42%) Software Engineering
3 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.58%) PRINCE2
4 11 (10.58%) Project Management
5 10 (9.62%) Time Management
5 10 (9.62%) 3D Modelling
5 10 (9.62%) Game Development
6 8 (7.69%) Scrum
6 8 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
7 6 (5.77%) Change Management
7 6 (5.77%) Web Development
7 6 (5.77%) Android Development
8 5 (4.81%) BDD
8 5 (4.81%) CQRS
8 5 (4.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.65%) C#
2 30 (28.85%) JavaScript
3 16 (15.38%) PHP
4 13 (12.50%) C++
4 13 (12.50%) Python
5 9 (8.65%) C
6 8 (7.69%) Java
6 8 (7.69%) ActionScript
7 6 (5.77%) Perl
8 5 (4.81%) Lua
8 5 (4.81%) SQL
9 4 (3.85%) Scala
10 2 (1.92%) Ruby
11 1 (0.96%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.96%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.96%) PHP5
11 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.96%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) MCTS
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (4.81%) MCP
1 5 (4.81%) MCAD
1 5 (4.81%) MCSD
2 4 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) ISEB
3 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.77%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Google
2 3 (2.88%) Sony
3 2 (1.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.92%) VMware
3 2 (1.92%) Zend
4 1 (0.96%) Facebook
4 1 (0.96%) Twitter
4 1 (0.96%) TIBCO
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000 - 32,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £28,633 to £35,791 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - + Exception Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + Career Progression + Train
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Avecto Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Avecto Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Oldham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Oldham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Premier Group
Salary: £20000 - £32500 per annum + Pension
Posted: 22 days ago