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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 116 151 140
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 125 106 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 1.68% 1.80%
As % of the General category 5.84% 4.35% 4.52%
Number of salaries quoted 103 92 120
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £42,500
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
2141 2438 2766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.21% 38.58% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1909 2118
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £63,900 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +16 94 £40,000 +1.91% 18
Merseyside +19 22 £38,500 +20.31% 6
Cheshire +36 6 £41,250 +17.85% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 139 (56.50%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (46.75%) C#
3 109 (44.31%) .NET
4 89 (36.18%) SQL Server
5 71 (28.86%) WCF
6 68 (27.64%) MVC
7 66 (26.83%) ASP.NET
8 64 (26.02%) TDD
9 61 (24.80%) Web Application Development
10 60 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 59 (23.98%) Software Engineering
12 56 (22.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 54 (21.95%) Computer Science
13 54 (21.95%) Degree
14 50 (20.33%) Dependency Injection
15 48 (19.51%) HTML
16 47 (19.11%) KnockoutJS
16 47 (19.11%) Mobile App
17 46 (18.70%) Android
17 46 (18.70%) C++
18 45 (18.29%) Google
19 44 (17.89%) SQL
19 44 (17.89%) Multithreading
20 43 (17.48%) Node.js
20 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
21 41 (16.67%) OO
21 41 (16.67%) CSS
22 40 (16.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 39 (15.85%) BDD
24 38 (15.45%) Web Development

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 16 (6.50%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.44%) Apache
4 5 (2.03%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (3.25%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.63%) MS Office
5 3 (1.22%) 3ds Max
5 3 (1.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.81%) MS Project
7 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.98%) Google Play
2 24 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.03%) GitHub
5 5 (2.03%) PaaS
6 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.41%) AdWords
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.47%) Internet
2 5 (2.03%) Intranet
3 4 (1.63%) LAN
4 3 (1.22%) HTTP
5 2 (0.81%) Network Security
6 1 (0.41%) Firewall
6 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (36.18%) SQL Server
2 56 (22.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 19 (7.72%) MongoDB
3 19 (7.72%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.66%) MySQL
4 9 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.03%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.63%) OLAP
7 4 (1.63%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (1.22%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.81%) Big Data
9 2 (0.81%) Datazen
9 2 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 32 (13.01%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (6.91%) JIRA
4 16 (6.50%) TeamCity
5 15 (6.10%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.88%) Selenium
7 10 (4.07%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.66%) JUnit
9 8 (3.25%) AccuRev
9 8 (3.25%) Subversion
10 7 (2.85%) Ranorex
10 7 (2.85%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.44%) Maven
12 5 (2.03%) Appium
12 5 (2.03%) gulp
12 5 (2.03%) JMeter
13 2 (0.81%) Talend Open Studio
13 2 (0.81%) webpack
14 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 20 (8.13%) Retail
2 13 (5.28%) Finance
3 7 (2.85%) Back Office
3 7 (2.85%) Banking
4 6 (2.44%) Publishing
5 5 (2.03%) iGaming
5 5 (2.03%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 144 (58.54%) Developer
2 68 (27.64%) .NET Developer
3 39 (15.85%) Graduate
4 35 (14.23%) Software Engineer
5 28 (11.38%) Software Developer
6 27 (10.98%) Digital Developer
6 27 (10.98%) Graduate Developer
7 23 (9.35%) C# Developer
8 19 (7.72%) C++ Software Engineer
9 18 (7.32%) Junior
9 18 (7.32%) Junior Developer
10 17 (6.91%) Junior .NET Developer
11 16 (6.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 12 (4.88%) Games Engineer
12 12 (4.88%) WinForms Developer
13 11 (4.47%) HTML Developer
13 11 (4.47%) UI Developer
13 11 (4.47%) Web Developer
14 10 (4.07%) Analyst
14 10 (4.07%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (44.31%) .NET
2 71 (28.86%) WCF
3 66 (26.83%) ASP.NET
4 60 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 48 (19.51%) HTML
6 47 (19.11%) KnockoutJS
7 43 (17.48%) Node.js
8 41 (16.67%) CSS
9 40 (16.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 36 (14.63%) RESTful
11 32 (13.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (13.01%) HTML5
12 30 (12.20%) .NET Framework
13 28 (11.38%) AngularJS
14 27 (10.98%) Web Services
15 26 (10.57%) Ninject
15 26 (10.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (10.57%) WPF
16 16 (6.50%) Entity Framework
16 16 (6.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 47 (19.11%) Mobile App
3 26 (10.57%) iPhone
4 24 (9.76%) Online Games
5 16 (6.50%) User Experience
6 12 (4.88%) iPad
7 11 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.07%) Animation
9 6 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (2.03%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.03%) Physics
11 4 (1.63%) Mobile Games
12 3 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.22%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.22%) Handset
13 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.41%) Streaming Video
14 1 (0.41%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.70%) Android
2 27 (10.98%) Windows
3 19 (7.72%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.72%) Windows XP
4 18 (7.32%) Linux
5 14 (5.69%) Unix
6 5 (2.03%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Debian
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (56.50%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.64%) MVC
3 64 (26.02%) TDD
4 61 (24.80%) Web Application Development
5 59 (23.98%) Software Engineering
6 50 (20.33%) Dependency Injection
7 44 (17.89%) Multithreading
8 41 (16.67%) OO
9 39 (15.85%) BDD
10 38 (15.45%) Web Development
11 31 (12.60%) Domain-Driven Design
12 29 (11.79%) Kanban
13 25 (10.16%) Test Automation
14 23 (9.35%) Scrum
15 15 (6.10%) Mentoring
15 15 (6.10%) Unit Testing
16 12 (4.88%) Project Management
16 12 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (4.47%) Open Source
18 10 (4.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 115 (46.75%) C#
2 46 (18.70%) C++
3 44 (17.89%) SQL
4 37 (15.04%) Java
4 37 (15.04%) Ruby
5 36 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 25 (10.16%) C
7 24 (9.76%) Python
8 18 (7.32%) PHP
9 16 (6.50%) F#
10 10 (4.07%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.66%) Scala
12 6 (2.44%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.44%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.63%) VC++
14 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.22%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.22%) Perl
15 2 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 54 (21.95%) Degree
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.81%) ISEB
3 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.81%) MCSE
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.72%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.03%) Docker
2 3 (1.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (6.50%) Kibana
2 6 (2.44%) Puppet
3 5 (2.03%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) Cacti
4 1 (0.41%) Munin
4 1 (0.41%) Nagios
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (18.29%) Google
2 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.69%) Adobe
4 10 (4.07%) Oracle
5 7 (2.85%) VMware
6 5 (2.03%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.63%) HP
8 3 (1.22%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.81%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco
9 2 (0.81%) F5
9 2 (0.81%) Facebook
9 2 (0.81%) Informatica
9 2 (0.81%) Talend
9 2 (0.81%) Twitter
10 1 (0.41%) Apple
10 1 (0.41%) Citrix
10 1 (0.41%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.41%) Perforce
10 1 (0.41%) SOASTA, Inc
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