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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 124 157 131
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -26
Permanent jobs citing Games 126 101 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 1.54% 1.90%
As % of the General category 5.58% 4.00% 4.72%
Number of salaries quoted 113 88 129
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,350 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,000 £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
2260 2524 2861
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.50% 38.61% 40.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1845 1942 2188
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +27 95 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Merseyside +11 25 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Cheshire +20 1 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 148 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (45.16%) .NET
3 109 (43.95%) C#
4 95 (38.31%) SQL Server
5 78 (31.45%) MVC
6 73 (29.44%) ASP.NET
7 72 (29.03%) WCF
8 69 (27.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 68 (27.42%) Web Application Development
9 68 (27.42%) TDD
10 62 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 58 (23.39%) HTML
12 56 (22.58%) Computer Science
13 54 (21.77%) Google
14 51 (20.56%) Degree
14 51 (20.56%) SQL
15 50 (20.16%) Dependency Injection
16 49 (19.76%) KnockoutJS
16 49 (19.76%) Mobile App
16 49 (19.76%) Web Development
17 48 (19.35%) CSS
18 47 (18.95%) JavaScript
18 47 (18.95%) Node.js
19 46 (18.55%) BDD
20 45 (18.15%) Java
21 44 (17.74%) Software Engineering
21 44 (17.74%) Ruby
21 44 (17.74%) Android
22 42 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 39 (15.73%) HTML5

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 20 (8.06%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (5.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.42%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.21%) CMS
6 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) nginx
7 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.61%) 3ds Max
4 4 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (1.61%) MS Office
5 2 (0.81%) MS Project
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.40%) InDesign
6 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.89%) Google Play
3 20 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.82%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.42%) AdWords
6 5 (2.02%) GitHub
6 5 (2.02%) PaaS
7 2 (0.81%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.45%) Internet
2 4 (1.61%) LAN
3 3 (1.21%) Intranet
4 2 (0.81%) HTTP
4 2 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (38.31%) SQL Server
2 62 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 25 (10.08%) MongoDB
4 19 (7.66%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.84%) MySQL
6 9 (3.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.61%) OLAP
11 4 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.21%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.81%) Datazen
13 2 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 22 (8.87%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.06%) TeamCity
3 19 (7.66%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (7.26%) JIRA
5 12 (4.84%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.44%) Selenium
7 9 (3.63%) Subversion
8 8 (3.23%) AccuRev
8 8 (3.23%) Maven
9 7 (2.82%) JUnit
10 5 (2.02%) Appium
10 5 (2.02%) gulp
10 5 (2.02%) JMeter
10 5 (2.02%) Ranorex
10 5 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.61%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.21%) Ant
13 2 (0.81%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 18 (7.26%) Retail
2 13 (5.24%) Finance
2 13 (5.24%) Marketing
3 8 (3.23%) Banking
4 7 (2.82%) Back Office
4 7 (2.82%) Publishing
5 5 (2.02%) iGaming
5 5 (2.02%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 157 (63.31%) Developer
2 76 (30.65%) .NET Developer
3 41 (16.53%) Graduate
4 34 (13.71%) Graduate Developer
5 29 (11.69%) Software Developer
6 26 (10.48%) Digital Developer
6 26 (10.48%) Junior
7 25 (10.08%) C# Developer
7 25 (10.08%) Junior Developer
8 21 (8.47%) Junior .NET Developer
9 20 (8.06%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 20 (8.06%) Software Engineer
10 14 (5.65%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.84%) Analyst
11 12 (4.84%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (4.84%) Web Developer
11 12 (4.84%) WinForms Developer
12 11 (4.44%) HTML Developer
13 10 (4.03%) Graduate Software Developer
13 10 (4.03%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (45.16%) .NET
2 73 (29.44%) ASP.NET
3 72 (29.03%) WCF
4 69 (27.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 58 (23.39%) HTML
6 49 (19.76%) KnockoutJS
7 48 (19.35%) CSS
8 47 (18.95%) Node.js
9 42 (16.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 39 (15.73%) HTML5
11 38 (15.32%) RESTful
12 32 (12.90%) .NET Framework
12 32 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (11.29%) AngularJS
13 28 (11.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 28 (11.29%) WPF
14 27 (10.89%) Web Services
15 26 (10.48%) Ninject
16 20 (8.06%) Entity Framework
16 20 (8.06%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 49 (19.76%) Mobile App
3 26 (10.48%) iPhone
4 24 (9.68%) Online Games
5 17 (6.85%) User Experience
6 15 (6.05%) iPad
7 11 (4.44%) Animation
8 10 (4.03%) 3D Graphics
8 10 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.82%) Mathematics
10 6 (2.42%) Mobile Games
11 5 (2.02%) Social Media
12 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.61%) Blog
12 4 (1.61%) Physics
13 3 (1.21%) Graphic Design
13 3 (1.21%) Handset
14 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
15 1 (0.40%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 44 (17.74%) Android
2 21 (8.47%) Linux
3 17 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 17 (6.85%) Windows
4 14 (5.65%) Unix
5 6 (2.42%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.02%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (31.45%) MVC
3 68 (27.42%) TDD
3 68 (27.42%) Web Application Development
4 50 (20.16%) Dependency Injection
5 49 (19.76%) Web Development
6 46 (18.55%) BDD
7 44 (17.74%) Software Engineering
8 35 (14.11%) Domain-Driven Design
9 32 (12.90%) Multithreading
10 31 (12.50%) Kanban
11 29 (11.69%) OO
12 23 (9.27%) Test Automation
13 20 (8.06%) Scrum
14 17 (6.85%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.24%) Open Source
15 13 (5.24%) SDLC
16 12 (4.84%) Analytics
17 11 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (4.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (43.95%) C#
2 51 (20.56%) SQL
3 47 (18.95%) JavaScript
4 45 (18.15%) Java
5 44 (17.74%) Ruby
6 37 (14.92%) C++
7 23 (9.27%) Python
8 21 (8.47%) PHP
9 20 (8.06%) F#
10 11 (4.44%) VB.NET
11 10 (4.03%) C
12 7 (2.82%) Perl
13 6 (2.42%) Scala
13 6 (2.42%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.42%) TypeScript
14 5 (2.02%) VC++
15 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.21%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (0.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 51 (20.56%) Degree
2 3 (1.21%) ISEB
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.81%) MCSE
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.47%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.02%) Docker
2 3 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.40%) Varnish
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (8.06%) Kibana
2 6 (2.42%) Puppet
3 5 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.40%) Cacti
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) Munin
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (21.77%) Google
2 34 (13.71%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.65%) Adobe
4 12 (4.84%) Oracle
5 7 (2.82%) VMware
6 5 (2.02%) Facebook
6 5 (2.02%) Twitter
7 4 (1.61%) Autodesk
7 4 (1.61%) HP
8 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.81%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco
9 2 (0.81%) F5
9 2 (0.81%) Informatica
9 2 (0.81%) Perforce
9 2 (0.81%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.81%) Talend
10 1 (0.40%) Apple
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix
10 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Blue Beck
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + flexible working unlmtd holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester - Northern Quarter
Talent HR
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £250000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Capita ITPS
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
greywood
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum with additional shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Training & Progression
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £24000 per annum + Pension, Medical Insurance
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bens, inc. Healthcare
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool City Centre
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension, Health
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Success Appointments
Salary: Up to £65k (DOE) + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago