The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 247 225 221
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 4 12 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.058% 0.18% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.22% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 17
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £28,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+60.71% -1.75%
Game Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5727 5529 6065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.10% 82.86% 80.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4754 4573 5059
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 3 March 2015. 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 -5 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
3 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
3 8 (57.14%) Physics
3 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Online Games
5 5 (35.71%) Java EE
5 5 (35.71%) JSON
5 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Apache
5 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
5 5 (35.71%) WSDL
5 5 (35.71%) OLTP
5 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Servlets
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) UNIX
6 4 (28.57%) C++
6 4 (28.57%) HTML
6 4 (28.57%) CSS
6 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) OpenGL

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 1 (7.14%) Maya
1 1 (7.14%) 3ds Max
1 1 (7.14%) ZBrush
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) OLTP
1 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (21.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Integration Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Games Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior
4 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Games Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Servlets
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
1 5 (35.71%) XML
1 5 (35.71%) WSDL
1 5 (35.71%) Java EE
1 5 (35.71%) JSON
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) OpenGL
3 3 (21.43%) DirectX
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) CryEngine
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Mathematics
1 8 (57.14%) Physics
1 8 (57.14%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Online Games
3 3 (21.43%) Animation
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) VCP4
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle