The first 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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games 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 terms in our General category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 121 104 186
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +82
Permanent jobs citing Games 130 172 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.35% 0.91%
As % of the General category 4.61% 6.13% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 124 129 65
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
General Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2823 2806 2584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.08% 38.35% 34.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2149 2284 2193
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -
Games
England

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games 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 -11 89 £37,500 -2.59% 12
Merseyside +7 35 £33,750 -12.90% 6
Cheshire -17 8 £42,500 +41.66% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Games 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 Games.

1 85 (38.99%) C#
2 81 (37.16%) .NET
3 73 (33.49%) SQL Server
4 57 (26.15%) ASP.NET
5 56 (25.69%) Android
6 52 (23.85%) JavaScript
7 49 (22.48%) Windows
7 49 (22.48%) MVC
8 47 (21.56%) iPhone
9 46 (21.10%) Linux
10 45 (20.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 44 (20.18%) WCF
11 44 (20.18%) TDD
11 44 (20.18%) C++
12 43 (19.72%) SQL Server 2012
12 43 (19.72%) Mobile App
13 42 (19.27%) Web Application Development
14 40 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 40 (18.35%) Google
15 38 (17.43%) HTML
16 36 (16.51%) Python
17 35 (16.06%) 3D Graphics
17 35 (16.06%) Domain-Driven Design
18 32 (14.68%) CSS
19 31 (14.22%) KnockoutJS
20 30 (13.76%) SQL
21 29 (13.30%) Software Engineering
21 29 (13.30%) Node.js
22 28 (12.84%) HTML5
23 27 (12.39%) Dependency Injection

Games
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 citing Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (13.30%) Node.js
2 7 (3.21%) WordPress
3 6 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.75%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.83%) Drupal
5 3 (1.38%) CMS
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) MS Office
2 3 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.38%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.92%) MS Project
3 2 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.46%) GIMP
4 1 (0.46%) Blender
4 1 (0.46%) Maya
4 1 (0.46%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.88%) Internet
2 7 (3.21%) HTTP
3 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.83%) VPN
3 4 (1.83%) Firewall
4 3 (1.38%) VLAN
4 3 (1.38%) NAS
4 3 (1.38%) DNS
4 3 (1.38%) SAN
4 3 (1.38%) LDAP
4 3 (1.38%) ISDN
4 3 (1.38%) LAN
4 3 (1.38%) VoIP
4 3 (1.38%) WAN
4 3 (1.38%) DHCP
4 3 (1.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (33.49%) SQL Server
2 43 (19.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (5.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.13%) MySQL
5 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.92%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Subversion
1 16 (7.34%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.67%) Selenium
2 8 (3.67%) NUnit
3 7 (3.21%) Xcode
3 7 (3.21%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.21%) SoapUI
4 6 (2.75%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (2.75%) Maven
4 6 (2.75%) JIRA
5 5 (2.29%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.38%) Moq
6 3 (1.38%) Mercurial
6 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.92%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.46%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (4.59%) Marketing
2 4 (1.83%) Finance
3 3 (1.38%) Advertising
4 2 (0.92%) Retail
4 2 (0.92%) Multimedia
4 2 (0.92%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.46%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 134 (61.47%) Developer
2 45 (20.64%) .NET Developer
3 36 (16.51%) Software Developer
4 29 (13.30%) Software Engineer
5 23 (10.55%) Project Manager
6 19 (8.72%) C++ Developer
6 19 (8.72%) C++ Software Developer
7 17 (7.80%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.50%) Games Developer
8 12 (5.50%) Analyst
8 12 (5.50%) Web Developer
9 10 (4.59%) Programmer
10 8 (3.67%) Technical Support
10 8 (3.67%) Tester
11 7 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.21%) iOS Developer
12 6 (2.75%) C++ Games Developer
12 6 (2.75%) Agile Project Manager
12 6 (2.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
12 6 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (37.16%) .NET
2 57 (26.15%) ASP.NET
3 45 (20.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (20.18%) WCF
5 40 (18.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 38 (17.43%) HTML
7 32 (14.68%) CSS
8 31 (14.22%) KnockoutJS
9 28 (12.84%) HTML5
10 26 (11.93%) Ninject
11 18 (8.26%) CSS3
12 17 (7.80%) OpenGL
13 13 (5.96%) Web Services
13 13 (5.96%) Razor View Engine
13 13 (5.96%) jQuery
14 10 (4.59%) Qt
14 10 (4.59%) DirectX
15 9 (4.13%) WebGL
15 9 (4.13%) HTML5 Canvas
16 8 (3.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.56%) iPhone
2 43 (19.72%) Mobile App
3 35 (16.06%) 3D Graphics
4 24 (11.01%) Animation
5 10 (4.59%) Online Games
6 9 (4.13%) Xbox
7 7 (3.21%) iPad
7 7 (3.21%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.29%) CUDA
9 4 (1.83%) W3C
10 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.38%) Open Source
11 2 (0.92%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.92%) Replication
11 2 (0.92%) Clustering
11 2 (0.92%) New Media
12 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.69%) Android
2 49 (22.48%) Windows
3 46 (21.10%) Linux
4 19 (8.72%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.48%) MVC
2 44 (20.18%) TDD
3 42 (19.27%) Web Application Development
4 35 (16.06%) Domain-Driven Design
5 29 (13.30%) Software Engineering
6 27 (12.39%) Dependency Injection
7 26 (11.93%) Project Management
8 25 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (9.17%) PRINCE2
10 19 (8.72%) OO
10 19 (8.72%) Scrum
11 16 (7.34%) E-Commerce
12 14 (6.42%) BDD
13 13 (5.96%) Time Management
14 12 (5.50%) 3D Modelling
15 11 (5.05%) CAD
16 10 (4.59%) OOD
17 9 (4.13%) Game Development
17 9 (4.13%) CQRS
17 9 (4.13%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (38.99%) C#
2 52 (23.85%) JavaScript
3 44 (20.18%) C++
4 36 (16.51%) Python
5 30 (13.76%) SQL
6 20 (9.17%) C
7 17 (7.80%) Java
8 12 (5.50%) PHP
9 10 (4.59%) Perl
10 7 (3.21%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.75%) XPath
11 6 (2.75%) Lua
11 6 (2.75%) GLSL
12 5 (2.29%) ActionScript
12 5 (2.29%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.38%) Ruby
13 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.46%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (8.26%) Degree
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.21%) MCITP
3 7 (3.21%) MCSE
3 7 (3.21%) MCSA
4 4 (1.83%) MCP
4 4 (1.83%) MCAD
4 4 (1.83%) MCSD
4 4 (1.83%) MCTS
5 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.96%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.46%) XenApp
3 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (18.35%) Google
2 12 (5.50%) Sony
3 11 (5.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.21%) VMware
4 7 (3.21%) McAfee
5 6 (2.75%) Oracle
5 6 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.83%) Citrix
6 4 (1.83%) Avaya
6 4 (1.83%) Cisco
6 4 (1.83%) Zend
7 3 (1.38%) Twitter
7 3 (1.38%) CommVault
7 3 (1.38%) Dell
8 2 (0.92%) Facebook
9 1 (0.46%) Kronos
9 1 (0.46%) SAP
9 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
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