The first table below looks at the demand for the Games Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games Developer in their job title 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 Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Game Developer
Rank 237 235 252
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 5 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.071% 0.21% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.22% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 5 15 2
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -24.32%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6673 6931 7192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.74% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5396 5932 6340
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Games Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer across the North West region.

Games Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Games Developer
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 Games Developer 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 5 £35,000 -
Games Developer
England

Games Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (91.67%) 3D Graphics
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Python
2 11 (91.67%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) Android
3 6 (50.00%) iPhone
3 6 (50.00%) OpenGL
3 6 (50.00%) Sony
3 6 (50.00%) Qt
3 6 (50.00%) GLSL
3 6 (50.00%) Xbox
4 5 (41.67%) 3D Animation
4 5 (41.67%) 3D Modelling
4 5 (41.67%) Time Management
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (41.67%) Animation
4 5 (41.67%) Lua
4 5 (41.67%) C
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Perl
4 5 (41.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (8.33%) Flash
5 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) HTML
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)

Games Developer
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 that cited Games Developer in their job title 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 with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Qt
1 6 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) WebGL
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5 Canvas
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) 3D Graphics
2 6 (50.00%) iPhone
2 6 (50.00%) Xbox
3 5 (41.67%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Android
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
1 5 (41.67%) Time Management
1 5 (41.67%) 3D Modelling
1 5 (41.67%) 3D Animation
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) C++
1 11 (91.67%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) GLSL
3 5 (41.67%) C
3 5 (41.67%) Lua
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) ActionScript
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Sony