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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 138 174 168
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 109 77 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.61% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the General category 4.04% 2.93% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79 75 71
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
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
2701 2628 2695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.91% 36.76% 36.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2034 1991 2172
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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 +18 74 £34,500 -8.00% 12
Cheshire +11 20 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Merseyside +14 8 £31,000 -14.48% 1
Lancashire +10 5 £37,500 +17.18% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 94 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (41.87%) C#
3 84 (41.38%) SQL Server
4 83 (40.89%) .NET
5 67 (33.00%) ASP.NET
6 66 (32.51%) MVC
7 63 (31.03%) WCF
8 57 (28.08%) TDD
8 57 (28.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (26.60%) Web Application Development
10 51 (25.12%) HTML
11 49 (24.14%) Degree
12 41 (20.20%) Node.js
12 41 (20.20%) Mobile App
13 38 (18.72%) Domain-Driven Design
14 37 (18.23%) JavaScript
15 36 (17.73%) Google
16 35 (17.24%) CSS
16 35 (17.24%) Android
17 32 (15.76%) iPhone
18 30 (14.78%) OO
18 30 (14.78%) BDD
19 28 (13.79%) SQL
19 28 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
20 27 (13.30%) Dependency Injection
20 27 (13.30%) HTML5
20 27 (13.30%) Ninject
21 24 (11.82%) PHP
21 24 (11.82%) Project Management
22 23 (11.33%) Internet

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 41 (20.20%) Node.js
2 7 (3.45%) IIS
3 5 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.46%) Umbraco
3 5 (2.46%) WordPress
4 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.99%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.48%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.48%) MS Project
2 3 (1.48%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.99%) InDesign
4 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) GitHub
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.33%) Internet
2 5 (2.46%) MPLS
2 5 (2.46%) OSPF
2 5 (2.46%) BGP
2 5 (2.46%) Junos
2 5 (2.46%) RIP
2 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.46%) Broadband
2 5 (2.46%) WAN
3 3 (1.48%) Intranet
4 2 (0.99%) ATM
5 1 (0.49%) HTTP
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
5 1 (0.49%) SAN
5 1 (0.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (41.38%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.91%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.45%) MySQL
5 7 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.48%) OLTP
7 3 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (11.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (3.45%) Moq
3 7 (3.45%) NUnit
4 6 (2.96%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.46%) PhpStorm
6 4 (1.97%) JIRA
6 4 (1.97%) Selenium
7 3 (1.48%) Subversion
7 3 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.48%) Ant
7 3 (1.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 3 (1.48%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.48%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.99%) Grunt
8 2 (0.99%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.99%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (10.84%) Finance
2 17 (8.37%) Banking
3 13 (6.40%) Retail
3 13 (6.40%) Billing
4 11 (5.42%) Law
5 9 (4.43%) Marketing
6 4 (1.97%) Electronics
7 3 (1.48%) Legal
7 3 (1.48%) iGaming
8 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (61.08%) Developer
2 71 (34.98%) .NET Developer
3 20 (9.85%) Graduate
4 14 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 13 (6.40%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.91%) Web Developer
7 9 (4.43%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.94%) Junior
8 8 (3.94%) C# Developer
8 8 (3.94%) Junior Developer
8 8 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (3.45%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.45%) C++ Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Senior Manager
9 7 (3.45%) Account Manager
9 7 (3.45%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.45%) Designer
9 7 (3.45%) Senior Account Manager
9 7 (3.45%) Digital Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (40.89%) .NET
2 67 (33.00%) ASP.NET
3 63 (31.03%) WCF
4 57 (28.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 51 (25.12%) HTML
6 35 (17.24%) CSS
7 28 (13.79%) KnockoutJS
8 27 (13.30%) Ninject
8 27 (13.30%) HTML5
9 16 (7.88%) jQuery
10 15 (7.39%) RESTful
11 11 (5.42%) LINQ
12 10 (4.93%) AngularJS
12 10 (4.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (3.94%) Web Services
14 7 (3.45%) WPF
14 7 (3.45%) NHibernate
14 7 (3.45%) CSS3
15 6 (2.96%) DirectX
16 5 (2.46%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.20%) Mobile App
2 32 (15.76%) iPhone
3 21 (10.34%) Mathematics
4 19 (9.36%) Computer Science
5 17 (8.37%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.43%) Online Games
7 8 (3.94%) Animation
7 8 (3.94%) Physics
7 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.45%) User Experience
9 6 (2.96%) Social Media
9 6 (2.96%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.97%) NHS
11 3 (1.48%) Interactive TV
11 3 (1.48%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.99%) New Media
12 2 (0.99%) Open Source
13 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.49%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.24%) Android
2 14 (6.90%) Windows
3 12 (5.91%) Linux
4 7 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 7 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.46%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.97%) UNIX
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.49%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (46.31%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (32.51%) MVC
3 57 (28.08%) TDD
4 54 (26.60%) Web Application Development
5 38 (18.72%) Domain-Driven Design
6 30 (14.78%) BDD
6 30 (14.78%) OO
7 27 (13.30%) Dependency Injection
8 24 (11.82%) Project Management
9 18 (8.87%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.37%) Scrum
11 11 (5.42%) Web Design
11 11 (5.42%) Game Development
11 11 (5.42%) CQRS
12 9 (4.43%) Mentoring
13 8 (3.94%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (3.45%) Kanban
15 6 (2.96%) Unit Testing
15 6 (2.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 85 (41.87%) C#
2 37 (18.23%) JavaScript
3 28 (13.79%) SQL
4 24 (11.82%) PHP
5 19 (9.36%) C++
6 18 (8.87%) Java
7 16 (7.88%) Ruby
8 11 (5.42%) Python
9 9 (4.43%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.46%) PHP5
11 4 (1.97%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.48%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (24.14%) Degree
2 5 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.46%) CCNA
2 5 (2.46%) JNCIA
2 5 (2.46%) LPIC
2 5 (2.46%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.97%) ISEB
3 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.49%) CISM
4 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.49%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.49%) ISSMP
4 1 (0.49%) CISSP
4 1 (0.49%) PCI QSA
4 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.93%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.97%) Firmware
2 2 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 36 (17.73%) Google
2 11 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.45%) Oracle
4 5 (2.46%) Cisco
4 5 (2.46%) Adobe
4 5 (2.46%) Juniper
4 5 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.97%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.99%) VMware
7 1 (0.49%) Teradata
7 1 (0.49%) Sage
7 1 (0.49%) Perforce
7 1 (0.49%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.49%) Zend
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