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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 241 242 245
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 1 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.014% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.018% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 9
Average salary £25,000 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5698 5700 5697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.91% 76.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4534 4846 5017
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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
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 23 July 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
Manchester -2 1 £25,000 -35.06% 2
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (44.44%) Workflow
3 3 (33.33%) Advertising
3 3 (33.33%) Marketing
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) 3D Modelling
3 3 (33.33%) Animation
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Flash
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
4 2 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) 3ds Max
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
1 1 (11.11%) 3ds Max
1 1 (11.11%) GIMP
1 1 (11.11%) Blender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Quality Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Quality Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 3D Artist
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) Flash
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Animation
2 2 (22.22%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow
2 3 (33.33%) 3D Modelling
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C++
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) Lua
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Facebook
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago