The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 127 164 150
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 124 98 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 1.49% 1.53%
As % of the General category 5.46% 3.98% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 114 89 111
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,200 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £46,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Games
England

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

General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2270 2461 2982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.95% 37.37% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1850 1903 2324
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Games
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Games Salary Trend in the North West

Games
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Games Salary Histogram in the North West

Games
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 97 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Merseyside +3 19 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheshire +19 6 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Games.

1 149 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (47.37%) C#
2 117 (47.37%) .NET
3 108 (43.72%) SQL Server
4 93 (37.65%) MVC
5 84 (34.01%) ASP.NET
6 80 (32.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 78 (31.58%) Web Application Development
7 78 (31.58%) WCF
8 76 (30.77%) TDD
9 71 (28.74%) HTML
10 70 (28.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 61 (24.70%) Web Development
11 61 (24.70%) Google
12 55 (22.27%) Computer Science
12 55 (22.27%) JavaScript
12 55 (22.27%) CSS
13 54 (21.86%) Dependency Injection
13 54 (21.86%) BDD
14 52 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
14 52 (21.05%) Mobile App
15 50 (20.24%) Java
16 49 (19.84%) SQL
17 47 (19.03%) HTML5
18 46 (18.62%) Android
19 45 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 45 (18.22%) Ruby
20 42 (17.00%) Node.js
21 41 (16.60%) RESTful
21 41 (16.60%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (10.12%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.43%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.02%) CMS
4 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) nginx
6 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.62%) 3ds Max
2 4 (1.62%) Adobe After Effects
2 4 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.62%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.21%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.36%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.93%) Google Play
3 25 (10.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.64%) Google Analytics
5 8 (3.24%) AdWords
6 7 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.02%) GitHub
7 5 (2.02%) PaaS
8 3 (1.21%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.62%) LAN
3 3 (1.21%) Intranet
4 2 (0.81%) HTTP
4 2 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (43.72%) SQL Server
2 70 (28.34%) SQL Server 2014
3 32 (12.96%) MongoDB
4 19 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 14 (5.67%) MySQL
6 9 (3.64%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.62%) OLAP
9 4 (1.62%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.21%) MS Access
10 3 (1.21%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.81%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 25 (10.12%) Git (software)
1 25 (10.12%) TeamCity
2 19 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 18 (7.29%) Jenkins
3 18 (7.29%) JIRA
4 16 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (6.07%) Subversion
6 10 (4.05%) Selenium
7 9 (3.64%) Maven
8 8 (3.24%) AccuRev
9 6 (2.43%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.02%) Appium
10 5 (2.02%) gulp
10 5 (2.02%) JMeter
11 4 (1.62%) Ant
11 4 (1.62%) JUnit
12 3 (1.21%) Gradle
12 3 (1.21%) Hudson
12 3 (1.21%) Ranorex
12 3 (1.21%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (6.48%) Marketing
2 13 (5.26%) Retail
3 11 (4.45%) Finance
4 7 (2.83%) Back Office
4 7 (2.83%) Banking
5 5 (2.02%) iGaming
5 5 (2.02%) Law
6 4 (1.62%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 168 (68.02%) Developer
2 87 (35.22%) .NET Developer
3 40 (16.19%) Graduate
4 37 (14.98%) Graduate Developer
5 32 (12.96%) Junior
6 31 (12.55%) Junior Developer
7 29 (11.74%) Software Developer
8 26 (10.53%) C# Developer
8 26 (10.53%) Digital Developer
8 26 (10.53%) Junior .NET Developer
9 25 (10.12%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 14 (5.67%) Analyst
10 14 (5.67%) Java Developer
10 14 (5.67%) Software Engineer
11 12 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (4.86%) HTML Developer
12 11 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (4.45%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
12 11 (4.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (47.37%) .NET
2 84 (34.01%) ASP.NET
3 80 (32.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 78 (31.58%) WCF
5 71 (28.74%) HTML
6 55 (22.27%) CSS
7 52 (21.05%) KnockoutJS
8 47 (19.03%) HTML5
9 45 (18.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 42 (17.00%) Node.js
11 41 (16.60%) RESTful
12 37 (14.98%) AngularJS
13 36 (14.57%) .NET Framework
14 34 (13.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 34 (13.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 31 (12.55%) WPF
16 28 (11.34%) Web Services
17 26 (10.53%) Entity Framework
17 26 (10.53%) Ninject
18 25 (10.12%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (22.27%) Computer Science
2 52 (21.05%) Mobile App
3 26 (10.53%) iPhone
4 22 (8.91%) Online Games
5 19 (7.69%) iPad
6 16 (6.48%) User Experience
7 14 (5.67%) Mobile Games
8 11 (4.45%) 3D Graphics
9 10 (4.05%) Animation
10 9 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (3.24%) Mathematics
12 7 (2.83%) Social Media
13 6 (2.43%) Blog
14 5 (2.02%) Blackberry
15 4 (1.62%) Algorithms
15 4 (1.62%) Physics
16 3 (1.21%) Handset
17 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
17 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
17 2 (0.81%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.62%) Android
2 20 (8.10%) Windows
3 19 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.69%) Linux
4 14 (5.67%) Unix
5 5 (2.02%) BlackBerry OS
5 5 (2.02%) CoreOS
5 5 (2.02%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.02%) Windows Phone
6 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (37.65%) MVC
3 78 (31.58%) Web Application Development
4 76 (30.77%) TDD
5 61 (24.70%) Web Development
6 54 (21.86%) BDD
6 54 (21.86%) Dependency Injection
7 40 (16.19%) Domain-Driven Design
8 35 (14.17%) Kanban
9 33 (13.36%) Software Engineering
10 32 (12.96%) Multithreading
11 30 (12.15%) OO
12 21 (8.50%) Scrum
13 19 (7.69%) Test Automation
13 19 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 14 (5.67%) Analytics
14 14 (5.67%) CQRS
14 14 (5.67%) SDLC
15 10 (4.05%) Open Source
15 10 (4.05%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (47.37%) C#
2 55 (22.27%) JavaScript
3 50 (20.24%) Java
4 49 (19.84%) SQL
5 45 (18.22%) Ruby
6 37 (14.98%) C++
7 25 (10.12%) F#
8 19 (7.69%) PHP
9 18 (7.29%) Python
10 10 (4.05%) VB.NET
11 8 (3.24%) Perl
12 7 (2.83%) C
12 7 (2.83%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.43%) VC++
14 5 (2.02%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.62%) Scala
15 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.21%) Groovy
16 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (16.60%) Degree
2 3 (1.21%) ISEB
3 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.10%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.02%) Docker
2 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Varnish
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (10.12%) Kibana
2 6 (2.43%) Puppet
3 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.40%) Cacti
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) Munin
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (24.70%) Google
2 29 (11.74%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.45%) Oracle
4 7 (2.83%) Facebook
4 7 (2.83%) VMware
5 6 (2.43%) Twitter
6 5 (2.02%) Adobe
7 4 (1.62%) Autodesk
7 4 (1.62%) HP
7 4 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.81%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco
9 2 (0.81%) F5
9 2 (0.81%) Informatica
9 2 (0.81%) Perforce
9 2 (0.81%) Talend
10 1 (0.40%) Apple
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix
10 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
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