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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 147 143 170
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Permanent jobs citing Games 120 106 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 1.70% 1.40%
As % of the General category 5.44% 4.57% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 104 103 94
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £48,000
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
2206 2317 3108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.69% 37.19% 41.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 1872 2663
Median salary £41,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.46% -4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +3 102 £40,000 - 29
Merseyside - 8 £30,000 - 1
Cheshire +9 6 £40,250 +15.00% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 132 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (48.16%) SQL Server
3 114 (46.53%) C#
4 110 (44.90%) .NET
4 110 (44.90%) MVC
5 97 (39.59%) ASP.NET
6 90 (36.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 86 (35.10%) TDD
8 85 (34.69%) Web Application Development
9 82 (33.47%) WCF
10 79 (32.24%) SQL Server 2014
11 65 (26.53%) Google
12 64 (26.12%) Web Development
13 62 (25.31%) HTML
14 59 (24.08%) BDD
15 54 (22.04%) Dependency Injection
15 54 (22.04%) KnockoutJS
15 54 (22.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 54 (22.04%) JavaScript
16 51 (20.82%) Domain-Driven Design
17 48 (19.59%) CSS
18 46 (18.78%) Mobile App
19 43 (17.55%) SQL
20 41 (16.73%) Computer Science
21 40 (16.33%) AngularJS
21 40 (16.33%) Android
21 40 (16.33%) Node.js
22 38 (15.51%) Java
23 35 (14.29%) RESTful
24 33 (13.47%) Ruby

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 25 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (3.67%) CMS
3 8 (3.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (2.04%) WordPress
5 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 2 (0.82%) IIS
5 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.41%) concrete5
6 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS Project
4 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.41%) InDesign
4 1 (0.41%) Maya
4 1 (0.41%) MODO
4 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle ASCP
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle Assets
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle iProcurement
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle iSupplier
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.06%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (11.02%) Google Play
3 25 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.49%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.86%) AdWords
6 3 (1.22%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.84%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) HTTP
2 3 (1.22%) Intranet
3 2 (0.82%) LAN
3 2 (0.82%) Network Security
3 2 (0.82%) SAN
3 2 (0.82%) Skype
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (48.16%) SQL Server
2 79 (32.24%) SQL Server 2014
3 31 (12.65%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.49%) MySQL
5 10 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.63%) OLAP
9 4 (1.63%) OLAP Cube
9 4 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 25 (10.20%) TeamCity
2 23 (9.39%) Visual Studio
3 22 (8.98%) Jenkins
4 18 (7.35%) Subversion
5 13 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (3.67%) JIRA
7 8 (3.27%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.04%) Gradle
8 5 (2.04%) MSBuild
8 5 (2.04%) NuGet
8 5 (2.04%) Selenium
9 3 (1.22%) Ant
9 3 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.22%) Hudson
9 3 (1.22%) Maven
9 3 (1.22%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.82%) AccuRev
10 2 (0.82%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.41%) TestComplete
General
1 20 (8.16%) Marketing
2 19 (7.76%) Finance
3 11 (4.49%) Retail
4 5 (2.04%) Banking
5 3 (1.22%) Publishing
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 167 (68.16%) Developer
2 96 (39.18%) .NET Developer
3 41 (16.73%) Graduate
4 39 (15.92%) Junior
5 37 (15.10%) Graduate Developer
6 36 (14.69%) Junior Developer
7 27 (11.02%) Junior .NET Developer
8 26 (10.61%) Digital Developer
9 25 (10.20%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 23 (9.39%) C# Developer
11 21 (8.57%) Software Developer
12 19 (7.76%) Analyst
13 14 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (5.31%) C++ Developer
15 10 (4.08%) ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (4.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (4.08%) Java Developer
15 10 (4.08%) Web Developer
16 9 (3.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 7 (2.86%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (44.90%) .NET
2 97 (39.59%) ASP.NET
3 90 (36.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 82 (33.47%) WCF
5 62 (25.31%) HTML
6 54 (22.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 54 (22.04%) KnockoutJS
7 48 (19.59%) CSS
8 40 (16.33%) AngularJS
8 40 (16.33%) Node.js
9 35 (14.29%) RESTful
10 32 (13.06%) .NET Framework
10 32 (13.06%) HTML5
10 32 (13.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 30 (12.24%) Entity Framework
12 29 (11.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 26 (10.61%) Ninject
14 25 (10.20%) MSMQ
14 25 (10.20%) WPF
15 18 (7.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.78%) Mobile App
2 41 (16.73%) Computer Science
3 26 (10.61%) iPhone
4 23 (9.39%) iPad
5 12 (4.90%) Mobile Games
6 10 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.08%) Blog
6 10 (4.08%) User Experience
7 7 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
7 7 (2.86%) Online Games
7 7 (2.86%) Social Media
8 5 (2.04%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.63%) Cybercrime
9 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.63%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.22%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.82%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.33%) Android
2 25 (10.20%) Windows
3 22 (8.98%) Linux
4 11 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.04%) BlackBerry OS
6 5 (2.04%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.82%) CentOS
8 2 (0.82%) Debian
8 2 (0.82%) Solaris
8 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (44.90%) MVC
3 86 (35.10%) TDD
4 85 (34.69%) Web Application Development
5 64 (26.12%) Web Development
6 59 (24.08%) BDD
7 54 (22.04%) Dependency Injection
8 51 (20.82%) Domain-Driven Design
9 33 (13.47%) OO
10 29 (11.84%) Multithreading
11 27 (11.02%) Kanban
12 25 (10.20%) CQRS
13 17 (6.94%) Unit Testing
14 15 (6.12%) DevOps
15 12 (4.90%) Software Engineering
16 11 (4.49%) Analytics
16 11 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (4.49%) Scrum
16 11 (4.49%) SDLC
17 10 (4.08%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 114 (46.53%) C#
2 54 (22.04%) JavaScript
3 43 (17.55%) SQL
4 38 (15.51%) Java
5 33 (13.47%) C++
5 33 (13.47%) Ruby
6 25 (10.20%) F#
7 21 (8.57%) PHP
8 15 (6.12%) Perl
9 12 (4.90%) Python
10 8 (3.27%) C
10 8 (3.27%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.86%) VC++
12 6 (2.45%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.04%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.22%) Groovy
14 3 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.82%) PHP 5
15 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (11.84%) Degree
2 4 (1.63%) DV Cleared
2 4 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.82%) ISEB
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.41%) HNC
4 1 (0.41%) HND
4 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.41%) PhD
4 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.12%) QA
2 5 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (10.20%) Kibana
2 2 (0.82%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.82%) Nagios
2 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.82%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (26.53%) Google
2 29 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.49%) Oracle
4 10 (4.08%) Facebook
5 9 (3.67%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.45%) Twitter
7 3 (1.22%) VMware
7 3 (1.22%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.82%) Apple
8 2 (0.82%) RedGate
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe
9 1 (0.41%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco
9 1 (0.41%) F5
9 1 (0.41%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.41%) Perforce
9 1 (0.41%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.41%) Zend
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
TEKsystems
Salary: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £27k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
LIVERPOOL
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 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
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: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 11 days ago
Chadderton, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £18,995
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £28 - £29 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Pension, Health, Childcare
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 16 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago