The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online Games in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Online Games over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Gaming
Rank 167 193 178
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 4 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.12% 0.075% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Average salary £20,000 £34,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% -12.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -22.68%
Online Games
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1292 1425 1231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 39.23% 35.43% 33.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1022 1218 990
Average salary £44,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Online Games
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the Manchester region.

Online Games Salary Trend in Manchester

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) XML
3 8 (66.67%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) Content Management
4 7 (58.33%) Ruby
4 7 (58.33%) Taglibs
4 7 (58.33%) Website Architecture
4 7 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (58.33%) J2EE
4 7 (58.33%) EJB
4 7 (58.33%) JSP
4 7 (58.33%) Servlets
4 7 (58.33%) CMS
4 7 (58.33%) Python
4 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
4 7 (58.33%) JavaBeans
5 4 (33.33%) C
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (33.33%) QA
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Games Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) XML
2 8 (66.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) EJB
3 7 (58.33%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) JavaBeans
3 7 (58.33%) JSP
3 7 (58.33%) Servlets
3 7 (58.33%) Taglibs
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Content Management
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (58.33%) Website Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Python
3 7 (58.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA