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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 98 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 93 67 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.57% 1.87% 2.25%
As % of the General category 6.72% 4.98% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 83 57 85
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1383 1346 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 38.25% 37.52% 39.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1131 1033 1186
Median salary £43,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 9 £45,000 - 1
Oldham - 8 £25,000 -
Stockport - 5 £40,000 - 3
Altrincham - 1 £26,500 - 1
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 124 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.77%) C#
3 92 (45.77%) .NET
4 83 (41.29%) SQL Server
5 66 (32.84%) MVC
6 63 (31.34%) ASP.NET
7 62 (30.85%) WCF
8 61 (30.35%) Web Application Development
9 59 (29.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 59 (29.35%) TDD
10 55 (27.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 52 (25.87%) Computer Science
12 49 (24.38%) Google
12 49 (24.38%) Dependency Injection
13 47 (23.38%) HTML
14 46 (22.89%) KnockoutJS
15 44 (21.89%) Web Development
15 44 (21.89%) Degree
16 43 (21.39%) Android
16 43 (21.39%) CSS
16 43 (21.39%) Mobile App
17 39 (19.40%) Node.js
17 39 (19.40%) JavaScript
17 39 (19.40%) Ruby
18 35 (17.41%) Domain-Driven Design
18 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 34 (16.92%) Java
19 34 (16.92%) SQL
20 33 (16.42%) BDD
21 32 (15.92%) .NET Framework

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 20 (9.95%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.49%) Apache
3 5 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.49%) CMS
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (4.48%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.99%) 3ds Max
4 4 (1.99%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (1.99%) MS Office
5 2 (1.00%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.50%) InDesign
6 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (13.43%) Google Play
2 20 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.49%) GitHub
4 5 (2.49%) PaaS
5 2 (1.00%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.00%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.50%) AdWords
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.98%) Internet
2 4 (1.99%) LAN
3 3 (1.49%) Intranet
4 2 (1.00%) HTTP
5 1 (0.50%) Firewall
5 1 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (41.29%) SQL Server
2 55 (27.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 24 (11.94%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.47%) MySQL
5 10 (4.98%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.99%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.00%) DataStage
9 2 (1.00%) Datazen
9 2 (1.00%) MS Access
9 2 (1.00%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.00%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.00%) Power BI
9 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (9.95%) TeamCity
2 18 (8.96%) JIRA
2 18 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.47%) Jenkins
4 11 (5.47%) Selenium
5 9 (4.48%) Git (software)
6 8 (3.98%) AccuRev
6 8 (3.98%) Maven
7 7 (3.48%) JUnit
7 7 (3.48%) Subversion
8 5 (2.49%) Appium
8 5 (2.49%) gulp
8 5 (2.49%) JMeter
8 5 (2.49%) Ranorex
8 5 (2.49%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.99%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.49%) Ant
11 2 (1.00%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (6.97%) Retail
2 13 (6.47%) Finance
3 8 (3.98%) Marketing
3 8 (3.98%) Publishing
4 7 (3.48%) Back Office
5 5 (2.49%) iGaming
5 5 (2.49%) Law
6 3 (1.49%) Banking
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 128 (63.68%) Developer
2 66 (32.84%) .NET Developer
3 38 (18.91%) Graduate
4 29 (14.43%) Graduate Developer
5 26 (12.94%) Digital Developer
5 26 (12.94%) Junior
6 25 (12.44%) Junior Developer
7 23 (11.44%) Software Developer
8 22 (10.95%) C# Developer
9 21 (10.45%) Junior .NET Developer
10 20 (9.95%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 14 (6.97%) Software Engineer
12 12 (5.97%) Web Developer
12 12 (5.97%) WinForms Developer
13 11 (5.47%) Analyst
13 11 (5.47%) C# Software Developer
13 11 (5.47%) HTML Developer
13 11 (5.47%) UI Developer
14 10 (4.98%) Java Developer
15 9 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (45.77%) .NET
2 63 (31.34%) ASP.NET
3 62 (30.85%) WCF
4 59 (29.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 47 (23.38%) HTML
6 46 (22.89%) KnockoutJS
7 43 (21.39%) CSS
8 39 (19.40%) Node.js
9 35 (17.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 32 (15.92%) .NET Framework
11 31 (15.42%) HTML5
12 28 (13.93%) WPF
13 26 (12.94%) Ninject
14 25 (12.44%) RESTful
14 25 (12.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (11.44%) AngularJS
16 21 (10.45%) Web Services
17 20 (9.95%) ASP.NET Web API
17 20 (9.95%) Entity Framework
17 20 (9.95%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (25.87%) Computer Science
2 43 (21.39%) Mobile App
3 26 (12.94%) iPhone
4 22 (10.95%) Online Games
5 16 (7.96%) User Experience
6 11 (5.47%) Animation
6 11 (5.47%) iPad
7 9 (4.48%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.99%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.49%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.99%) Physics
11 3 (1.49%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.49%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.49%) Handset
12 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.50%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.50%) Social Media
13 1 (0.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.39%) Android
2 17 (8.46%) Apple iOS
2 17 (8.46%) Windows
3 15 (7.46%) Linux
4 14 (6.97%) Unix
5 9 (4.48%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.49%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.84%) MVC
3 61 (30.35%) Web Application Development
4 59 (29.35%) TDD
5 49 (24.38%) Dependency Injection
6 44 (21.89%) Web Development
7 35 (17.41%) Domain-Driven Design
8 33 (16.42%) BDD
9 32 (15.92%) Software Engineering
10 30 (14.93%) Multithreading
11 27 (13.43%) Kanban
12 26 (12.94%) OO
13 23 (11.44%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.46%) Scrum
14 15 (7.46%) Unit Testing
15 12 (5.97%) Open Source
15 12 (5.97%) Responsive Web Design
16 10 (4.98%) Software Testing
17 9 (4.48%) CQRS
17 9 (4.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (46.77%) C#
2 39 (19.40%) JavaScript
2 39 (19.40%) Ruby
3 34 (16.92%) Java
3 34 (16.92%) SQL
4 31 (15.42%) C++
5 20 (9.95%) F#
5 20 (9.95%) Python
6 16 (7.96%) PHP
7 13 (6.47%) C
8 6 (2.99%) Scala
8 6 (2.99%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.99%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.49%) Perl
9 5 (2.49%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.99%) VC++
11 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (1.00%) Groovy
12 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 44 (21.89%) Degree
2 3 (1.49%) ISEB
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.00%) MCSE
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.46%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.49%) Docker
2 2 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (9.95%) Kibana
2 5 (2.49%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.49%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (24.38%) Google
2 23 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.46%) Adobe
4 6 (2.99%) Oracle
4 6 (2.99%) VMware
5 4 (1.99%) Autodesk
6 3 (1.49%) HP
6 3 (1.49%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.00%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.00%) Informatica
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.00%) Talend
8 1 (0.50%) Apple
8 1 (0.50%) Facebook
8 1 (0.50%) Perforce
8 1 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.50%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £250000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jenrick - IT
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum with additional shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
KDR
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Training & Progression
Posted: 18 days ago
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + negotiable, excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bens, inc. Healthcare
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 26 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Success Appointments
Salary: Up to £65k (DOE) + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago