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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 140 169 177
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +8
Permanent jobs citing Games 106 81 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 1.17% 1.01%
As % of the General category 4.74% 2.86% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 88 63 62
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,200 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2238 2833 2273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.28% 41.00% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1826 2326 1826
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,900
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +64 92 £37,000 +5.71% 26
Lancashire +24 8 £40,000 - 1
Cheshire -8 2 £29,500 -26.25% 5
Merseyside -11 2 £38,500 +10.00%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 104 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (43.17%) C#
3 94 (41.41%) .NET
4 83 (36.56%) SQL Server
5 74 (32.60%) TDD
6 67 (29.52%) MVC
7 66 (29.07%) ASP.NET
8 61 (26.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 57 (25.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 57 (25.11%) Web Application Development
10 56 (24.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 54 (23.79%) Dependency Injection
12 51 (22.47%) WCF
13 50 (22.03%) KnockoutJS
14 46 (20.26%) Android
15 44 (19.38%) Mobile App
16 42 (18.50%) BDD
17 38 (16.74%) Java
18 36 (15.86%) Domain-Driven Design
19 35 (15.42%) RESTful
20 34 (14.98%) Node.js
20 34 (14.98%) Google
20 34 (14.98%) C++
21 33 (14.54%) SQL
21 33 (14.54%) Windows
21 33 (14.54%) iPhone
22 32 (14.10%) AngularJS
23 30 (13.22%) Software Engineering
24 29 (12.78%) Degree
24 29 (12.78%) HTML

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (14.98%) Node.js
2 12 (5.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.96%) CMS
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) SAS
4 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.44%) MS Office
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.44%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.96%) Internet
2 6 (2.64%) Intranet
3 3 (1.32%) LAN
4 2 (0.88%) HTTP
5 1 (0.44%) DNS
5 1 (0.44%) Firewall
5 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (36.56%) SQL Server
2 61 (26.87%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.64%) MySQL
6 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.32%) Big Data
9 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.88%) Power BI
9 2 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.88%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.44%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (11.89%) Visual Studio
2 24 (10.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.52%) JIRA
4 5 (2.20%) JUnit
4 5 (2.20%) Selenium
4 5 (2.20%) Subversion
5 4 (1.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.32%) Ranorex
6 3 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.44%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.44%) Gradle
8 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.44%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.44%) Maven
8 1 (0.44%) NUnit
8 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (10.57%) Finance
2 22 (9.69%) Retail
3 6 (2.64%) Banking
4 5 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.88%) Online Betting
5 2 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (49.78%) Developer
2 64 (28.19%) .NET Developer
3 35 (15.42%) Digital Developer
4 28 (12.33%) Consultant
5 25 (11.01%) IT Consultant
5 25 (11.01%) IT Recruitment Consultant
5 25 (11.01%) Recruitment Consultant
6 20 (8.81%) Games Developer
6 20 (8.81%) Software Engineer
7 17 (7.49%) Architect
7 17 (7.49%) C# Developer
8 16 (7.05%) C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) Graduate
10 12 (5.29%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.85%) Games Engineer
12 10 (4.41%) Software Developer
13 9 (3.96%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (3.96%) Senior IT Consultant
13 9 (3.96%) Senior Recruitment Consultant
14 8 (3.52%) Domain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (41.41%) .NET
2 66 (29.07%) ASP.NET
3 57 (25.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 56 (24.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 51 (22.47%) WCF
6 50 (22.03%) KnockoutJS
7 35 (15.42%) RESTful
8 32 (14.10%) AngularJS
9 29 (12.78%) HTML
9 29 (12.78%) Ninject
10 23 (10.13%) CSS
11 22 (9.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 22 (9.69%) Web Services
12 21 (9.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (7.49%) J2EE
14 16 (7.05%) XML
15 13 (5.73%) SOAP
16 11 (4.85%) Hibernate
16 11 (4.85%) Java EE
16 11 (4.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.38%) Mobile App
2 33 (14.54%) iPhone
3 22 (9.69%) Computer Science
4 20 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.73%) Online Games
6 11 (4.85%) Mobile Games
7 5 (2.20%) User Experience
8 4 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.32%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.32%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (1.32%) Social Media
10 2 (0.88%) Fintech
10 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.88%) Xbox
11 1 (0.44%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.44%) Chip and PIN
11 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.44%) Contactless
11 1 (0.44%) iPad
11 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.26%) Android
2 33 (14.54%) Windows
3 20 (8.81%) Windows XP
4 14 (6.17%) Linux
5 12 (5.29%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.64%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (45.81%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.60%) TDD
3 67 (29.52%) MVC
4 57 (25.11%) Web Application Development
5 54 (23.79%) Dependency Injection
6 42 (18.50%) BDD
7 36 (15.86%) Domain-Driven Design
8 30 (13.22%) Software Engineering
9 27 (11.89%) OO
10 23 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (9.69%) Scrum
12 20 (8.81%) Kanban
13 19 (8.37%) Multithreading
14 16 (7.05%) People Management
15 14 (6.17%) DevOps
16 13 (5.73%) E-Commerce
17 12 (5.29%) Mentoring
18 11 (4.85%) Unit Testing
19 10 (4.41%) Refactoring
19 10 (4.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 98 (43.17%) C#
2 38 (16.74%) Java
3 34 (14.98%) C++
4 33 (14.54%) SQL
5 22 (9.69%) C
5 22 (9.69%) JavaScript
6 19 (8.37%) Python
7 15 (6.61%) Ruby
8 12 (5.29%) PHP
9 7 (3.08%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.20%) VB
11 4 (1.76%) Scala
11 4 (1.76%) VC++
12 3 (1.32%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 29 (12.78%) Degree
2 5 (2.20%) ISEB
2 5 (2.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.88%) CEH
4 1 (0.44%) MCSE
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.44%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (2.64%) Nagios
1 6 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (14.98%) Google
2 24 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.52%) Xamarin
4 6 (2.64%) Oracle
5 5 (2.20%) Adobe
6 3 (1.32%) Apple
6 3 (1.32%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.88%) McAfee
8 1 (0.44%) Facebook
8 1 (0.44%) Twitter
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