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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Games Development
Rank 228 247 263
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 4 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.071% 0.17% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.19% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 5
Average salary £32,250 £32,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.78% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £32,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
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
4914 5674 6048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 87.36% 85.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4141 4513 4885
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 2016. 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 4 £32,250 -0.76%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) C++
1 4 (100.00%) Animation
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Physics
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (75.00%) OpenGL
2 3 (75.00%) DirectX
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) 3D Animation
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (25.00%) Flash

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Games Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) DirectX
1 3 (75.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (25.00%) Flash
2 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Animation
2 3 (75.00%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Animation
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Perks
Posted: 11 days ago