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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 107 141 166
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +25
Permanent jobs citing Games 127 119 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.25% 1.86% 1.28%
As % of the General category 5.51% 4.75% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 104 90 89
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,900 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,100 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
2303 2507 2640
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.80% 39.15% 37.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1848 1878 1970
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,800 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +17 105 £35,000 - 23
Cheshire +27 10 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Merseyside +6 7 £38,500 +20.31% 8
Lancashire 0 5 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 113 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (47.32%) C#
3 96 (42.86%) .NET
4 74 (33.04%) SQL Server
5 60 (26.79%) MVC
6 59 (26.34%) TDD
7 58 (25.89%) WCF
8 55 (24.55%) ASP.NET
9 53 (23.66%) Web Application Development
10 50 (22.32%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (22.32%) Software Engineering
11 48 (21.43%) Degree
11 48 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
11 48 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
12 47 (20.98%) C++
13 46 (20.54%) KnockoutJS
14 44 (19.64%) Mobile App
14 44 (19.64%) SQL
15 43 (19.20%) HTML
15 43 (19.20%) Node.js
15 43 (19.20%) Android
16 40 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 39 (17.41%) Java
17 39 (17.41%) Computer Science
18 35 (15.63%) JavaScript
18 35 (15.63%) CSS
19 34 (15.18%) OO
19 34 (15.18%) Multithreading
19 34 (15.18%) Google
19 34 (15.18%) RESTful

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 43 (19.20%) Node.js
2 14 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.68%) Apache
5 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.79%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.45%) nginx
7 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (3.13%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.89%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.89%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.89%) MS Office
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.79%) GitHub
4 4 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.23%) Internet
1 5 (2.23%) Intranet
1 5 (2.23%) LAN
2 2 (0.89%) Firewall
2 2 (0.89%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 48 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 14 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.02%) MySQL
6 8 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.89%) Datazen
10 2 (0.89%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.89%) Power BI
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.45%) DataStage
11 1 (0.45%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 32 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 22 (9.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (6.70%) JIRA
4 13 (5.80%) Git (software)
5 9 (4.02%) Jenkins
5 9 (4.02%) Selenium
6 8 (3.57%) JUnit
6 8 (3.57%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.13%) Subversion
8 6 (2.68%) Maven
9 5 (2.23%) AccuRev
9 5 (2.23%) Ranorex
9 5 (2.23%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.79%) gulp
11 3 (1.34%) Appium
11 3 (1.34%) JMeter
12 2 (0.89%) Ant
12 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.89%) webpack
13 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
General
1 20 (8.93%) Retail
2 9 (4.02%) Finance
3 7 (3.13%) Banking
4 6 (2.68%) Publishing
5 5 (2.23%) Back Office
6 4 (1.79%) iGaming
6 4 (1.79%) Law
7 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (54.02%) Developer
2 55 (24.55%) .NET Developer
3 35 (15.63%) Software Engineer
4 28 (12.50%) Graduate
5 27 (12.05%) Digital Developer
6 25 (11.16%) Software Developer
7 22 (9.82%) C# Developer
8 19 (8.48%) C++ Software Engineer
9 16 (7.14%) Games Engineer
9 16 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
10 14 (6.25%) Games Developer
11 11 (4.91%) Consultant
11 11 (4.91%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.46%) Java Developer
12 10 (4.46%) WinForms Developer
13 9 (4.02%) C# Software Developer
13 9 (4.02%) Junior
13 9 (4.02%) Junior .NET Developer
13 9 (4.02%) Junior Developer
13 9 (4.02%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (42.86%) .NET
2 58 (25.89%) WCF
3 55 (24.55%) ASP.NET
4 50 (22.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 46 (20.54%) KnockoutJS
6 43 (19.20%) HTML
7 40 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 35 (15.63%) CSS
9 34 (15.18%) RESTful
10 29 (12.95%) AngularJS
11 28 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (12.50%) Web Services
12 27 (12.05%) HTML5
13 26 (11.61%) Ninject
14 23 (10.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 18 (8.04%) .NET Framework
15 18 (8.04%) WPF
16 15 (6.70%) XML
17 14 (6.25%) jQuery
18 12 (5.36%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.64%) Mobile App
2 39 (17.41%) Computer Science
3 26 (11.61%) iPhone
4 19 (8.48%) Online Games
5 15 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.46%) iPad
6 10 (4.46%) User Experience
7 9 (4.02%) Animation
8 5 (2.23%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.23%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.23%) Physics
9 4 (1.79%) Mobile Games
10 3 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.34%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.89%) Handset
11 2 (0.89%) Xbox
12 1 (0.45%) Contactless
12 1 (0.45%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.45%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 43 (19.20%) Android
2 29 (12.95%) Windows
3 22 (9.82%) Windows XP
4 18 (8.04%) Apple iOS
5 15 (6.70%) Linux
6 9 (4.02%) Unix
7 4 (1.79%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.89%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.45%) CentOS
9 1 (0.45%) Debian
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.79%) MVC
3 59 (26.34%) TDD
4 53 (23.66%) Web Application Development
5 50 (22.32%) Software Engineering
6 48 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
7 34 (15.18%) Multithreading
7 34 (15.18%) OO
8 31 (13.84%) BDD
9 26 (11.61%) Domain-Driven Design
9 26 (11.61%) Web Development
10 24 (10.71%) Scrum
11 23 (10.27%) Kanban
12 17 (7.59%) Mentoring
12 17 (7.59%) Test Automation
13 14 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (6.25%) People Management
14 13 (5.80%) Unit Testing
15 10 (4.46%) Project Management
15 10 (4.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 106 (47.32%) C#
2 47 (20.98%) C++
3 44 (19.64%) SQL
4 39 (17.41%) Java
5 35 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 29 (12.95%) C
7 24 (10.71%) Ruby
8 21 (9.38%) PHP
9 19 (8.48%) Python
10 8 (3.57%) F#
11 6 (2.68%) Scala
11 6 (2.68%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.68%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.23%) VB
13 4 (1.79%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.34%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.34%) VC++
15 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.89%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (21.43%) Degree
2 4 (1.79%) ISEB
3 3 (1.34%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.89%) MCSE
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.59%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Docker
2 3 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (3.57%) Kibana
2 5 (2.23%) Puppet
3 4 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.45%) Cacti
4 1 (0.45%) Munin
4 1 (0.45%) Nagios
4 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (15.18%) Google
2 30 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.80%) Adobe
4 11 (4.91%) Oracle
5 7 (3.13%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.68%) VMware
7 4 (1.79%) HP
8 2 (0.89%) Apple
8 2 (0.89%) Autodesk
8 2 (0.89%) Twitter
9 1 (0.45%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.45%) Cisco
9 1 (0.45%) Citrix
9 1 (0.45%) F5
9 1 (0.45%) Facebook
9 1 (0.45%) Informatica
9 1 (0.45%) ION Trading
9 1 (0.45%) Perforce
9 1 (0.45%) Talend
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Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Perks
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
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The Training Room
Salary: Training course that once completed will lead to permanent employment
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
Advantage Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chadderton, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: £Excellent Base + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Pension, Medical Insurance
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Ultra Electronics
Salary: £35,000-£45,000
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £30000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
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UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum with additional shift allowance
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
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Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
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Oliver Bernard
Salary: £500 - £550 per day +
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KDR
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Wilmslow
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Perks
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Manchester, Lancashire
Playtech
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Up to £40,000 + bonus and benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Applause IT Ltd
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