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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Manchester
Rank 101 96 157
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +61
Permanent jobs citing Games 103 77 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.81% 2.42% 1.10%
As % of the General category 8.18% 6.50% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 90 70 39
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,850 £50,250 £41,700
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
1259 1184 1545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 34.33% 37.14% 39.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1014 964 1306
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

Games Salary Histogram in Manchester

Games
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 13 £45,000 - 1
Wigan - 10 £40,000 -
Oldham -13 8 £35,000 +47.36% 1
Stockport - 1 £37,500 - 4
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Games.

1 129 (60.85%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (58.49%) SQL Server
3 111 (52.36%) C#
3 111 (52.36%) .NET
4 106 (50.00%) MVC
5 99 (46.70%) WCF
6 98 (46.23%) ASP.NET
7 94 (44.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 93 (43.87%) Web Application Development
9 89 (41.98%) TDD
10 88 (41.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 62 (29.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 62 (29.25%) KnockoutJS
12 61 (28.77%) BDD
13 58 (27.36%) Google
14 53 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
14 53 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
15 52 (24.53%) JavaScript
16 50 (23.58%) Web Development
17 47 (22.17%) AngularJS
18 44 (20.75%) Node.js
19 42 (19.81%) Mobile App
19 42 (19.81%) HTML
19 42 (19.81%) Computer Science
20 41 (19.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 39 (18.40%) RESTful
22 38 (17.92%) CSS
23 37 (17.45%) Ruby
24 36 (16.98%) .NET Framework
24 36 (16.98%) OO

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (12.26%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.77%) WordPress
3 6 (2.83%) CMS
4 3 (1.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) concrete5
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) Maya
3 1 (0.47%) MODO
3 1 (0.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle ASCP
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle iSupplier
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (3.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.04%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.74%) Google Play
3 26 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.42%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.94%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.51%) Internet
2 2 (0.94%) HTTP
2 2 (0.94%) LAN
2 2 (0.94%) SAN
2 2 (0.94%) Skype
3 1 (0.47%) ATM
3 1 (0.47%) DNS
3 1 (0.47%) SSH
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (58.49%) SQL Server
2 88 (41.51%) SQL Server 2014
3 30 (14.15%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.77%) MySQL
6 8 (3.77%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.77%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.94%) Big Data
11 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 26 (12.26%) TeamCity
2 24 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.72%) Subversion
5 7 (3.30%) Selenium
6 5 (2.36%) Mercurial
7 4 (1.89%) JIRA
8 3 (1.42%) Gradle
8 3 (1.42%) Mocha
8 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.42%) webpack
9 2 (0.94%) Ant
9 2 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.94%) Hudson
9 2 (0.94%) Maven
10 1 (0.47%) AccuRev
10 1 (0.47%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.47%) git-flow
General
1 16 (7.55%) Finance
2 8 (3.77%) Marketing
3 4 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.94%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Electronics
5 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 153 (72.17%) Developer
2 107 (50.47%) .NET Developer
3 48 (22.64%) Junior
4 40 (18.87%) Junior Developer
5 33 (15.57%) Graduate
6 31 (14.62%) Graduate Developer
7 30 (14.15%) Junior .NET Developer
8 27 (12.74%) Digital Developer
9 26 (12.26%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 22 (10.38%) Analyst
11 14 (6.60%) C# Developer
12 13 (6.13%) Software Developer
13 11 (5.19%) C++ Developer
13 11 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
15 9 (4.25%) Internet Developer
15 9 (4.25%) Systems Analyst
16 8 (3.77%) Oracle Analyst
16 8 (3.77%) Software Engineer
17 7 (3.30%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (52.36%) .NET
2 99 (46.70%) WCF
3 98 (46.23%) ASP.NET
4 94 (44.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (29.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 62 (29.25%) KnockoutJS
6 47 (22.17%) AngularJS
7 44 (20.75%) Node.js
8 42 (19.81%) HTML
9 41 (19.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 39 (18.40%) RESTful
11 38 (17.92%) CSS
12 36 (16.98%) .NET Framework
13 35 (16.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (16.51%) Entity Framework
14 29 (13.68%) WPF
15 27 (12.74%) Ninject
16 26 (12.26%) MSMQ
17 21 (9.91%) HTML5
18 19 (8.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.81%) Computer Science
1 42 (19.81%) Mobile App
2 27 (12.74%) iPhone
3 20 (9.43%) iPad
4 8 (3.77%) Mathematics
4 8 (3.77%) User Experience
5 7 (3.30%) Mobile Games
6 6 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.36%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (2.36%) Animation
7 5 (2.36%) Physics
8 4 (1.89%) Blog
8 4 (1.89%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.42%) Online Games
10 2 (0.94%) Social Network
10 2 (0.94%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.68%) Android
2 19 (8.96%) Linux
3 17 (8.02%) Windows
4 7 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.30%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.94%) CentOS
5 2 (0.94%) Debian
5 2 (0.94%) Solaris
5 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (60.85%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (50.00%) MVC
3 93 (43.87%) Web Application Development
4 89 (41.98%) TDD
5 61 (28.77%) BDD
6 53 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
6 53 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 50 (23.58%) Web Development
8 36 (16.98%) OO
9 28 (13.21%) Multithreading
10 26 (12.26%) CQRS
10 26 (12.26%) Kanban
11 13 (6.13%) Front End Development
12 12 (5.66%) DevOps
13 10 (4.72%) Game Development
13 10 (4.72%) Software Engineering
14 9 (4.25%) Change Management
14 9 (4.25%) Workflow
15 8 (3.77%) Migration
15 8 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 111 (52.36%) C#
2 52 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 37 (17.45%) Ruby
4 29 (13.68%) SQL
5 26 (12.26%) F#
6 22 (10.38%) C++
6 22 (10.38%) Java
7 16 (7.55%) PHP
8 8 (3.77%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.30%) C
10 6 (2.83%) Perl
11 5 (2.36%) Python
11 5 (2.36%) VC++
12 4 (1.89%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.42%) ES6
13 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.94%) Groovy
14 2 (0.94%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) Degree
2 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
2 4 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.47%) HNC
3 1 (0.47%) HND
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.47%) PhD
3 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (12.26%) Kibana
2 2 (0.94%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.94%) Nagios
2 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 58 (27.36%) Google
2 12 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.25%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.77%) Oracle
5 5 (2.36%) Facebook
6 2 (0.94%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Apple
7 1 (0.47%) Tableau
7 1 (0.47%) Twitter
7 1 (0.47%) Zend
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