The first table below looks at the demand for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 249 227 232
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +5
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 7 27 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.097% 0.37% 0.056%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.47% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 4
Average salary £31,000 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.98% -18.46%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £27,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.65%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Game Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the North West region.

Game Development Salary Trend in the North West

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the North West

Game Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
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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
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Job
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Manchester -7 7 £31,000 +12.72%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 13 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 5 (38.46%) C++
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) HTML5
4 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Workflow
4 4 (30.77%) Android
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Ajax
5 3 (23.08%) 3D Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) Animation
5 3 (23.08%) Advertising
5 3 (23.08%) Python
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile Games
5 3 (23.08%) Android Development
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) Java RMI
6 2 (15.38%) OOD
6 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
6 2 (15.38%) HTTP
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (15.38%) Flash

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) 3ds Max
1 1 (7.69%) GIMP
1 1 (7.69%) Blender
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
General
1 13 (100.00%) Games
2 6 (46.15%) Marketing
3 3 (23.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Quality Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 3D Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) HTML5
2 3 (23.08%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) Java RMI
3 2 (15.38%) Flash
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) JSP
3 2 (15.38%) Servlets
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 2 (15.38%) XML-RPC
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Animation
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile Games
2 2 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (15.38%) Online Games
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
1 4 (30.77%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Workflow
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) 3D Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Android Development
3 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C++
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) ActionScript
4 1 (7.69%) Lua
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Facebook
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