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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 252 257 237
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -20
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 4 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.059% 0.11% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.13% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 1
Average salary £28,750 £36,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.23% +37.73%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
5826 6141 5462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.87% 83.52% 79.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4830 4881 4627
Average salary £41,125 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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 +2 4 £28,750 -40.10%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (100.00%) C++
1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (58.33%) Mathematics
3 7 (58.33%) C#
4 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (41.67%) Perl
5 5 (41.67%) Python
6 4 (33.33%) OpenGL
6 4 (33.33%) DirectX
6 4 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
6 4 (33.33%) OO
6 4 (33.33%) Animation
6 4 (33.33%) Physics
7 3 (25.00%) User Experience
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) CSS
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) C
7 3 (25.00%) HTML
8 2 (16.67%) Java
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) J2EE
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) UNIX
8 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) Law
8 2 (16.67%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 4G
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (58.33%) Developer
3 5 (41.67%) C++ Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 5 (41.67%) Development Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 4 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Graduate
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Graduate Web Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Graduate C++ Developer
6 1 (8.33%) UX Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 4 (33.33%) DirectX
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (58.33%) Mathematics
3 4 (33.33%) Physics
3 4 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
3 4 (33.33%) Animation
4 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (25.00%) C
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle