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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 136 145 139
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 57 34 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.35% 0.89% 1.35%
As % of the General category 3.30% 2.50% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 53 28 49
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £20,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
1727 1361 1414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 40.98% 35.60% 34.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1472 1106 1260
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 25 November 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 25 November 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
(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
Rochdale - 6 £48,000 -
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 69 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (41.98%) C#
3 53 (40.46%) Android
4 52 (39.69%) Google
4 52 (39.69%) .NET
5 50 (38.17%) SQL Server
6 47 (35.88%) Mobile App
7 45 (34.35%) iPhone
8 40 (30.53%) ASP.NET
8 40 (30.53%) MVC
9 36 (27.48%) KnockoutJS
10 35 (26.72%) HTML
10 35 (26.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (26.72%) TDD
11 34 (25.95%) Node.js
11 34 (25.95%) JavaScript
12 33 (25.19%) Web Application Development
13 31 (23.66%) WCF
14 30 (22.90%) Java
15 29 (22.14%) Ninject
15 29 (22.14%) Dependency Injection
15 29 (22.14%) Domain-Driven Design
16 28 (21.37%) HTML5
16 28 (21.37%) Degree
17 25 (19.08%) Linux
18 22 (16.79%) CSS
19 21 (16.03%) Software Engineering
20 17 (12.98%) XML
21 16 (12.21%) Servlets
21 16 (12.21%) Windows

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 34 (25.95%) Node.js
2 9 (6.87%) Apache
3 7 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.34%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.05%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.29%) WordPress
6 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.53%) CMS
6 2 (1.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.76%) Drupal
7 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.76%) CloudStack
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.76%) ZBrush
2 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) Maya
2 1 (0.76%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.76%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (38.17%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (8.40%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.87%) OLTP
4 9 (6.87%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.34%) MySQL
6 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.53%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.76%) Riak
9 1 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.87%) Eclipse
3 8 (6.11%) Subversion
4 7 (5.34%) Maven
4 7 (5.34%) Xcode
5 4 (3.05%) NUnit
5 4 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (3.05%) Moq
6 2 (1.53%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.53%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.53%) Grunt
6 2 (1.53%) JIRA
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) JUnit
7 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.76%) Mockito
7 1 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 4 (3.05%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Marketing
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (71.76%) Developer
2 37 (28.24%) .NET Developer
3 18 (13.74%) Software Engineer
4 16 (12.21%) Web Developer
5 13 (9.92%) Software Developer
6 10 (7.63%) Project Manager
6 10 (7.63%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.87%) Games Developer
7 9 (6.87%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.87%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Software Integration Engineer
7 9 (6.87%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (6.11%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Graduate
9 7 (5.34%) C++ Developer
9 7 (5.34%) iOS Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Front-End Web Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Junior
10 6 (4.58%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (39.69%) .NET
2 40 (30.53%) ASP.NET
3 36 (27.48%) KnockoutJS
4 35 (26.72%) HTML
4 35 (26.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 31 (23.66%) WCF
6 29 (22.14%) Ninject
7 28 (21.37%) HTML5
8 22 (16.79%) CSS
9 17 (12.98%) XML
10 16 (12.21%) Servlets
11 13 (9.92%) WebGL
12 12 (9.16%) CSS3
12 12 (9.16%) Web Services
12 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 10 (7.63%) jQuery
14 9 (6.87%) Java EE
14 9 (6.87%) JSON
14 9 (6.87%) Spring
14 9 (6.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (35.88%) Mobile App
2 45 (34.35%) iPhone
3 16 (12.21%) Computer Science
3 16 (12.21%) Mathematics
4 13 (9.92%) Online Games
5 10 (7.63%) 3D Graphics
6 9 (6.87%) Mobile Games
6 9 (6.87%) Physics
7 7 (5.34%) Smartphone
7 7 (5.34%) iPad
8 5 (3.82%) Animation
9 3 (2.29%) User Experience
9 3 (2.29%) New Media
10 2 (1.53%) Open Source
11 1 (0.76%) CUDA
11 1 (0.76%) Social Media
11 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.76%) Interactive TV
11 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (40.46%) Android
2 25 (19.08%) Linux
3 16 (12.21%) Windows
4 11 (8.40%) UNIX
5 8 (6.11%) Apple iOS
6 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.05%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.76%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (30.53%) MVC
3 35 (26.72%) TDD
4 33 (25.19%) Web Application Development
5 29 (22.14%) Dependency Injection
5 29 (22.14%) Domain-Driven Design
6 21 (16.03%) Software Engineering
7 13 (9.92%) Game Development
8 12 (9.16%) Scrum
9 10 (7.63%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.11%) Project Management
10 8 (6.11%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.34%) iOS Development
12 6 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.82%) Web Design
14 4 (3.05%) OO
14 4 (3.05%) Kanban
14 4 (3.05%) BDD
15 3 (2.29%) Time Management
15 3 (2.29%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.98%) C#
2 34 (25.95%) JavaScript
3 30 (22.90%) Java
4 14 (10.69%) Objective-C
5 13 (9.92%) Python
6 11 (8.40%) PHP
7 10 (7.63%) C++
8 7 (5.34%) Ruby
8 7 (5.34%) XPath
9 6 (4.58%) SQL
10 5 (3.82%) C
11 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) VC++
12 1 (0.76%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 28 (21.37%) Degree
2 2 (1.53%) ISEB
2 2 (1.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.76%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.29%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Puppet
1 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.76%) Ansible
1 1 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 52 (39.69%) Google
2 9 (6.87%) Oracle
3 7 (5.34%) Red Hat
4 4 (3.05%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe
6 1 (0.76%) Zend
6 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.76%) Sony
6 1 (0.76%) Perforce
6 1 (0.76%) Rackspace
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