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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 240 238 243
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 9 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.014% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.019% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 8
Average salary £48,000 £26,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.13% -15.20%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
6093 5376 5713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.97% 77.61% 77.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4854 4561 4967
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 - 7 £48,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £25,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
3 6 (54.55%) Degree
3 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
3 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Java EE
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) Servlets
4 5 (45.45%) SOAP
4 5 (45.45%) XML
4 5 (45.45%) UNIX
4 5 (45.45%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Apache
4 5 (45.45%) Eclipse
4 5 (45.45%) WSDL
4 5 (45.45%) OLTP
4 5 (45.45%) RDBMS
4 5 (45.45%) Physics
4 5 (45.45%) JSON
4 5 (45.45%) Online Games
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) C#
5 4 (36.36%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (18.18%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (45.45%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 1 (9.09%) 3ds Max
1 1 (9.09%) GIMP
1 1 (9.09%) Blender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) OLTP
2 5 (45.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Engineer
1 5 (45.45%) Software Integration Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) 3D Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Servlets
1 5 (45.45%) SOAP
1 5 (45.45%) XML
1 5 (45.45%) WSDL
1 5 (45.45%) Java EE
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Mathematics
1 6 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 5 (45.45%) Online Games
2 5 (45.45%) Physics
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Games
3 2 (18.18%) Social Network
4 1 (9.09%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook