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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 96 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 88 74 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.65% 1.86% 2.06%
As % of the General category 7.20% 4.83% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 76 71 61
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
1223 1532 1571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 36.84% 38.47% 37.66%
Number of salaries quoted 968 1168 1252
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 28 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 28 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 - 3 £30,000 -
Bolton +6 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 60 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 59 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (33.33%) .NET
4 48 (32.65%) Mobile App
5 44 (29.93%) C#
6 41 (27.89%) Degree
7 39 (26.53%) HTML
7 39 (26.53%) SQL
8 38 (25.85%) WCF
8 38 (25.85%) Android
9 35 (23.81%) ASP.NET
9 35 (23.81%) MVC
10 32 (21.77%) iPhone
10 32 (21.77%) Google
11 28 (19.05%) TDD
12 27 (18.37%) C++
13 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (17.01%) Dependency Injection
14 25 (17.01%) Node.js
14 25 (17.01%) Ninject
14 25 (17.01%) KnockoutJS
14 25 (17.01%) Web Application Development
14 25 (17.01%) Domain-Driven Design
15 24 (16.33%) CSS
16 23 (15.65%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (14.97%) Banking
18 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
18 21 (14.29%) Mathematics
19 20 (13.61%) HTML5
19 20 (13.61%) Project Management

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (17.01%) Node.js
2 10 (6.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.40%) IIS
4 3 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.36%) WordPress
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (2.72%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (2.04%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.36%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (1.36%) MS Project
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.36%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (3.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) GitHub
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.72%) Intranet
2 3 (2.04%) HTTP
3 2 (1.36%) ATM
3 2 (1.36%) LAN
3 2 (1.36%) WAN
3 2 (1.36%) IPv4
3 2 (1.36%) IPv6
3 2 (1.36%) DNS
3 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 2 (1.36%) OSPF
3 2 (1.36%) BGP
4 1 (0.68%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (3.40%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.04%) OLTP
7 3 (2.04%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (15.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.44%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.40%) PhpStorm
5 4 (2.72%) Jasmine
6 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.04%) Ant
6 3 (2.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (2.04%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.36%) Grunt
7 2 (1.36%) JIRA
8 1 (0.68%) Selenium
8 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (14.97%) Banking
2 12 (8.16%) Retail
3 10 (6.80%) Law
3 10 (6.80%) Billing
4 9 (6.12%) Finance
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) iGaming
7 2 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (65.31%) Developer
2 33 (22.45%) .NET Developer
3 20 (13.61%) Graduate
4 15 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 14 (9.52%) Senior Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Account Manager
6 11 (7.48%) Senior Manager
6 11 (7.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Digital Account Manager
6 11 (7.48%) Senior Account Manager
7 10 (6.80%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.12%) Graduate Developer
8 9 (6.12%) C++ Developer
8 9 (6.12%) Junior Developer
8 9 (6.12%) Junior
9 8 (5.44%) Front-End Developer
9 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.76%) Graduate Software Developer
10 7 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (33.33%) .NET
2 39 (26.53%) HTML
3 38 (25.85%) WCF
4 35 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 26 (17.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (17.01%) Ninject
6 25 (17.01%) KnockoutJS
7 24 (16.33%) CSS
8 20 (13.61%) HTML5
9 13 (8.84%) WPF
10 12 (8.16%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.80%) jQuery
12 8 (5.44%) DirectX
13 7 (4.76%) XML
14 6 (4.08%) Web Services
15 5 (3.40%) OpenGL
15 5 (3.40%) RESTful
15 5 (3.40%) CSS3
15 5 (3.40%) Laravel
16 4 (2.72%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (32.65%) Mobile App
2 32 (21.77%) iPhone
3 21 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 12 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.12%) Animation
6 8 (5.44%) Physics
6 8 (5.44%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (4.08%) User Experience
8 5 (3.40%) Visualisation
8 5 (3.40%) Online Games
9 4 (2.72%) Social Media
9 4 (2.72%) NHS
10 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 3 (2.04%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.36%) New Media
11 2 (1.36%) Blog
11 2 (1.36%) Interactive TV
11 2 (1.36%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.85%) Android
2 11 (7.48%) Windows
3 7 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 7 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.72%) Linux
4 4 (2.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.81%) MVC
3 28 (19.05%) TDD
4 25 (17.01%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (17.01%) Web Application Development
4 25 (17.01%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (13.61%) Project Management
6 17 (11.56%) OO
7 14 (9.52%) Web Design
8 12 (8.16%) Software Engineering
9 11 (7.48%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.12%) BDD
11 8 (5.44%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (5.44%) SDLC
12 7 (4.76%) Scrum
12 7 (4.76%) Process Management
12 7 (4.76%) Game Development
13 6 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (3.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.93%) C#
2 39 (26.53%) SQL
3 27 (18.37%) C++
4 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 19 (12.93%) PHP
6 12 (8.16%) Java
7 8 (5.44%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.76%) Python
9 5 (3.40%) PHP5
10 3 (2.04%) VC++
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (27.89%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.36%) CCNA
3 2 (1.36%) ISEB
3 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Google
2 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.48%) Oracle
4 6 (4.08%) Adobe
5 4 (2.72%) Capita
6 3 (2.04%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco
7 2 (1.36%) Juniper
8 1 (0.68%) Teradata
8 1 (0.68%) Zend
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