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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 161 177 166
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 92 67 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.03% 1.30%
As % of the General category 3.29% 2.85% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 67 65 75
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
2797 2352 2667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.21% 36.08% 35.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2220 1854 2160
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +3.61%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +5 59 £33,250 -6.33% 14
Cheshire +14 26 £40,000 +26.98% 6
Merseyside +10 3 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Lancashire +1 3 £37,500 +17.18%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 96 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (45.64%) C#
3 83 (42.56%) SQL Server
4 82 (42.05%) .NET
5 73 (37.44%) MVC
6 71 (36.41%) ASP.NET
7 66 (33.85%) WCF
8 64 (32.82%) TDD
9 63 (32.31%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (31.28%) Web Application Development
11 54 (27.69%) HTML
12 50 (25.64%) Node.js
13 46 (23.59%) Degree
14 40 (20.51%) Domain-Driven Design
14 40 (20.51%) JavaScript
15 37 (18.97%) CSS
15 37 (18.97%) Google
15 37 (18.97%) Mobile App
16 33 (16.92%) HTML5
16 33 (16.92%) BDD
17 32 (16.41%) Android
18 31 (15.90%) iPhone
19 30 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
20 29 (14.87%) Ninject
20 29 (14.87%) Dependency Injection
21 28 (14.36%) Internet
22 26 (13.33%) Computer Science
23 25 (12.82%) Java
23 25 (12.82%) OO
24 24 (12.31%) Git (software)

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 50 (25.64%) Node.js
2 9 (4.62%) Apache
3 5 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.56%) Umbraco
3 5 (2.56%) WordPress
3 5 (2.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.03%) CMS
4 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
Applications
1 5 (2.56%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.54%) MS Project
3 3 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.03%) ZBrush
4 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) Maya
4 2 (1.03%) 3ds Max
4 2 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.03%) InDesign
5 1 (0.51%) Mudbox
5 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) GitHub
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.36%) Internet
2 5 (2.56%) MPLS
2 5 (2.56%) OSPF
2 5 (2.56%) BGP
2 5 (2.56%) Junos
2 5 (2.56%) RIP
2 5 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.56%) Broadband
2 5 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (1.03%) HTTP
3 2 (1.03%) ATM
3 2 (1.03%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) VPN
4 1 (0.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (42.56%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.74%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.13%) MySQL
4 9 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.59%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.59%) OLTP
5 7 (3.59%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.51%) MS Access
8 1 (0.51%) Riak
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.59%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (3.59%) Moq
2 7 (3.59%) Eclipse
2 7 (3.59%) NUnit
3 5 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.05%) Selenium
4 4 (2.05%) Subversion
5 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.54%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.03%) MSBuild
6 2 (1.03%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.03%) Grunt
6 2 (1.03%) PhpStorm
6 2 (1.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.03%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.03%) JIRA
6 2 (1.03%) Ant
General
1 17 (8.72%) Finance
2 10 (5.13%) Banking
3 9 (4.62%) Retail
4 8 (4.10%) Billing
5 7 (3.59%) Marketing
6 5 (2.56%) Law
6 5 (2.56%) Electronics
7 4 (2.05%) Back Office
8 3 (1.54%) Legal
9 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.03%) iGaming
10 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 123 (63.08%) Developer
2 71 (36.41%) .NET Developer
3 16 (8.21%) Graduate
4 13 (6.67%) Web Developer
5 12 (6.15%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.64%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.62%) Games Developer
8 8 (4.10%) Mobile Developer
9 7 (3.59%) Digital Account Manager
9 7 (3.59%) Account Manager
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Manager
9 7 (3.59%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.59%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Account Manager
10 6 (3.08%) Mobile Games Developer
10 6 (3.08%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) Junior
10 6 (3.08%) Designer
11 5 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (42.05%) .NET
2 71 (36.41%) ASP.NET
3 66 (33.85%) WCF
4 63 (32.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 54 (27.69%) HTML
6 37 (18.97%) CSS
7 33 (16.92%) HTML5
8 30 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
9 29 (14.87%) Ninject
10 19 (9.74%) RESTful
11 16 (8.21%) jQuery
12 15 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (5.64%) LINQ
14 10 (5.13%) CSS3
14 10 (5.13%) WebGL
15 9 (4.62%) XML
16 8 (4.10%) AngularJS
17 7 (3.59%) Servlets
17 7 (3.59%) SOAP
17 7 (3.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.97%) Mobile App
2 31 (15.90%) iPhone
3 26 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 23 (11.79%) Mathematics
5 16 (8.21%) Online Games
6 13 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.64%) Mobile Games
8 9 (4.62%) Physics
9 6 (3.08%) User Experience
10 5 (2.56%) Social Media
10 5 (2.56%) Animation
11 4 (2.05%) Open Source
12 3 (1.54%) Interactive TV
12 3 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
13 2 (1.03%) New Media
13 2 (1.03%) NHS
13 2 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.41%) Android
2 19 (9.74%) Linux
3 9 (4.62%) UNIX
3 9 (4.62%) Windows
4 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.51%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (37.44%) MVC
3 64 (32.82%) TDD
4 61 (31.28%) Web Application Development
5 40 (20.51%) Domain-Driven Design
6 33 (16.92%) BDD
7 29 (14.87%) Dependency Injection
8 25 (12.82%) OO
9 21 (10.77%) Project Management
9 21 (10.77%) Software Engineering
10 14 (7.18%) Scrum
11 13 (6.67%) Game Development
12 11 (5.64%) CQRS
12 11 (5.64%) Web Design
12 11 (5.64%) E-Commerce
13 8 (4.10%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.59%) Kanban
15 6 (3.08%) Web Development
16 5 (2.56%) Change Management
17 4 (2.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 89 (45.64%) C#
2 40 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 25 (12.82%) Java
4 22 (11.28%) PHP
4 22 (11.28%) Ruby
5 17 (8.72%) C++
6 14 (7.18%) SQL
7 10 (5.13%) Python
8 9 (4.62%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.56%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.03%) PHP5
10 2 (1.03%) VC++
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) VB
11 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (23.59%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.56%) CCNA
2 5 (2.56%) JNCIA
2 5 (2.56%) LPIC
3 4 (2.05%) VCP4
4 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.03%) ISEB
4 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.51%) CISM
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.51%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.51%) ISSMP
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) Firmware
2 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Puppet
1 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.51%) Ansible
1 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (18.97%) Google
2 8 (4.10%) Oracle
3 6 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.08%) Adobe
4 5 (2.56%) Juniper
4 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.56%) Cisco
5 4 (2.05%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.03%) Perforce
6 2 (1.03%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) Sage
7 1 (0.51%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.51%) Zend
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Datascope Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 subject to experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits/commission
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 40k
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheadle
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
PayBreak Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum Up to 10% bonus (based on meeting ob
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Awesome benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £15000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Awesome benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auto Trader
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Awesome benefits
Posted: 27 days ago