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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 86 150 136
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 92 44 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.78% 1.11% 1.34%
As % of the General category 7.80% 2.82% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 74 33 47
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £26,000 £20,350
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £40,000 £40,000
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
1179 1558 1371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 35.67% 39.43% 36.82%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1293 1128
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 5 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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
Oldham - 6 £24,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 93 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (37.70%) C#
3 65 (35.52%) .NET
4 52 (28.42%) SQL Server
5 47 (25.68%) TDD
6 40 (21.86%) WCF
6 40 (21.86%) MVC
7 39 (21.31%) ASP.NET
7 39 (21.31%) Android
8 38 (20.77%) Mobile App
9 35 (19.13%) Java
10 34 (18.58%) Dependency Injection
10 34 (18.58%) Node.js
11 33 (18.03%) C++
11 33 (18.03%) Windows
12 30 (16.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (16.39%) KnockoutJS
12 30 (16.39%) Web Application Development
12 30 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (16.39%) Google
13 29 (15.85%) Domain-Driven Design
13 29 (15.85%) iPhone
13 29 (15.85%) HTML
13 29 (15.85%) Ninject
13 29 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 28 (15.30%) Degree
15 27 (14.75%) Visual Studio
16 25 (13.66%) SQL
16 25 (13.66%) Software Engineering
17 24 (13.11%) Microsoft

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (18.58%) Node.js
2 12 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) SAS
4 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.28%) Intranet
2 3 (1.64%) LAN
3 2 (1.09%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (28.42%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.39%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.37%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.28%) MySQL
6 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.64%) Big Data
7 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.09%) Power BI
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.09%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.55%) Datazen
9 1 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (14.75%) Visual Studio
2 19 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.37%) JIRA
4 5 (2.73%) JUnit
4 5 (2.73%) Selenium
4 5 (2.73%) Subversion
5 4 (2.19%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.64%) Ranorex
6 3 (1.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.55%) Ant
8 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.55%) Gradle
8 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.55%) Maven
8 1 (0.55%) NUnit
8 1 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (9.29%) Finance
2 15 (8.20%) Retail
3 6 (3.28%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (43.17%) Developer
2 37 (20.22%) .NET Developer
3 31 (16.94%) Digital Developer
4 28 (15.30%) Consultant
5 25 (13.66%) IT Consultant
5 25 (13.66%) IT Recruitment Consultant
5 25 (13.66%) Recruitment Consultant
6 17 (9.29%) Architect
6 17 (9.29%) C# Developer
6 17 (9.29%) Software Engineer
7 16 (8.74%) C++ Software Engineer
8 15 (8.20%) Graduate
9 11 (6.01%) Games Engineer
9 11 (6.01%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.46%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.92%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (4.92%) Senior IT Consultant
11 9 (4.92%) Senior Recruitment Consultant
12 8 (4.37%) Domain Architect
12 8 (4.37%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (35.52%) .NET
2 40 (21.86%) WCF
3 39 (21.31%) ASP.NET
4 30 (16.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (16.39%) KnockoutJS
5 29 (15.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 29 (15.85%) HTML
5 29 (15.85%) Ninject
6 23 (12.57%) CSS
7 18 (9.84%) Web Services
8 17 (9.29%) J2EE
9 16 (8.74%) XML
10 13 (7.10%) RESTful
10 13 (7.10%) SOAP
11 12 (6.56%) AngularJS
12 11 (6.01%) Hibernate
12 11 (6.01%) Java EE
12 11 (6.01%) Spring
13 10 (5.46%) JPA
14 8 (4.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.77%) Mobile App
2 29 (15.85%) iPhone
3 16 (8.74%) Computer Science
4 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.56%) Online Games
6 11 (6.01%) Mobile Games
7 5 (2.73%) User Experience
8 4 (2.19%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.64%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.64%) Raspberry Pi
10 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.55%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.55%) iPad
11 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.55%) Physics
11 1 (0.55%) Social Media
11 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.55%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.31%) Android
2 33 (18.03%) Windows
3 20 (10.93%) Windows XP
4 13 (7.10%) Linux
5 9 (4.92%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.28%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.68%) TDD
3 40 (21.86%) MVC
4 34 (18.58%) Dependency Injection
5 30 (16.39%) Web Application Development
6 29 (15.85%) Domain-Driven Design
7 25 (13.66%) Software Engineering
8 18 (9.84%) OO
9 17 (9.29%) Multithreading
10 16 (8.74%) People Management
11 15 (8.20%) BDD
12 14 (7.65%) DevOps
13 13 (7.10%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.56%) Mentoring
15 11 (6.01%) Unit Testing
16 10 (5.46%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 10 (5.46%) Refactoring
16 10 (5.46%) SOA
17 9 (4.92%) Software Testing
18 8 (4.37%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 69 (37.70%) C#
2 35 (19.13%) Java
3 33 (18.03%) C++
4 25 (13.66%) SQL
5 22 (12.02%) C
6 20 (10.93%) JavaScript
7 19 (10.38%) Python
8 15 (8.20%) Ruby
9 12 (6.56%) PHP
10 5 (2.73%) VB
11 4 (2.19%) Scala
11 4 (2.19%) VC++
12 3 (1.64%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (15.30%) Degree
2 5 (2.73%) ISEB
2 5 (2.73%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.55%) MCSE
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (0.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (3.28%) Nagios
1 6 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (16.39%) Google
2 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle
3 6 (3.28%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.73%) Adobe
5 3 (1.64%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.09%) McAfee
7 1 (0.55%) Apple
7 1 (0.55%) Facebook
7 1 (0.55%) Twitter
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Flexi-time, pension, 25 days hol.
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Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Flexi-time, pension, 25 days hol.
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Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Car, holiday, bonus, and many other
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Yoh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Greater Manchester
Jenrick IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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ISL
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + car
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
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The Co-operative Group
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable full benefits extensive
Posted: 17 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Training + Games Room
Posted: 18 days ago
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Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago