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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North West
Rank 110 129 172
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +43
Permanent jobs citing Games 145 107 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.41% 1.92% 1.29%
As % of the General category 6.73% 4.70% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 125 86 65
Median salary £40,000 £37,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
2154 2278 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.85% 40.79% 40.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1668 1849 2242
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 0 119 £40,000 +23.07% 21
Cheshire +30 17 £43,500 +26.08% 3
Merseyside 0 7 £31,500 -18.18% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 145 (54.51%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (46.24%) SQL Server
3 121 (45.49%) .NET
4 119 (44.74%) C#
5 102 (38.35%) MVC
6 100 (37.59%) WCF
7 97 (36.47%) ASP.NET
8 95 (35.71%) TDD
9 89 (33.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 88 (33.08%) Web Application Development
11 86 (32.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 69 (25.94%) Google
13 68 (25.56%) BDD
14 64 (24.06%) KnockoutJS
15 58 (21.80%) Dependency Injection
15 58 (21.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 53 (19.92%) Mobile App
17 50 (18.80%) Computer Science
18 49 (18.42%) AngularJS
18 49 (18.42%) Domain-Driven Design
19 45 (16.92%) Degree
19 45 (16.92%) SQL
20 44 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
21 43 (16.17%) HTML
21 43 (16.17%) OO
21 43 (16.17%) Web Development
22 42 (15.79%) C++
22 42 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 41 (15.41%) Node.js
23 41 (15.41%) JavaScript

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 27 (10.15%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.01%) Oracle Workflow
3 8 (3.01%) WordPress
4 4 (1.50%) CMS
5 3 (1.13%) Apache
6 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.38%) concrete5
7 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.50%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.75%) Maya
3 2 (0.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.38%) InDesign
4 1 (0.38%) MODO
Business Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle ASCP
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle iSupplier
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (3.01%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.54%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.90%) Google Play
3 27 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.13%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.28%) Internet
2 6 (2.26%) LAN
3 4 (1.50%) ATM
3 4 (1.50%) WAN
4 3 (1.13%) Intranet
4 3 (1.13%) Wireless
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.75%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
5 2 (0.75%) Skype
6 1 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) Network Security
6 1 (0.38%) SSH
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (46.24%) SQL Server
2 86 (32.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 29 (10.90%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 11 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.01%) MySQL
6 8 (3.01%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (3.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.88%) Big Data
8 5 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.88%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.50%) QlikView
9 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (10.15%) TeamCity
2 23 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (8.27%) Visual Studio
4 14 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.38%) Subversion
6 7 (2.63%) Selenium
7 5 (1.88%) MSBuild
7 5 (1.88%) NuGet
8 3 (1.13%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.75%) Gradle
9 2 (0.75%) JIRA
9 2 (0.75%) Mocha
9 2 (0.75%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.75%) webpack
10 1 (0.38%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.38%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.38%) Xcode
General
1 20 (7.52%) Finance
2 16 (6.02%) Retail
3 11 (4.14%) Banking
4 9 (3.38%) Marketing
5 4 (1.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 163 (61.28%) Developer
2 103 (38.72%) .NET Developer
3 55 (20.68%) Junior
4 44 (16.54%) Graduate
5 43 (16.17%) Junior Developer
6 42 (15.79%) Graduate Developer
7 32 (12.03%) Junior .NET Developer
8 28 (10.53%) Digital Developer
9 27 (10.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 21 (7.89%) Analyst
11 17 (6.39%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.64%) Software Engineer
13 13 (4.89%) C# Developer
13 13 (4.89%) C++ Software Engineer
14 12 (4.51%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
14 12 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
15 11 (4.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 11 (4.14%) Graduate Software Developer
15 11 (4.14%) Release Engineer
16 10 (3.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (45.49%) .NET
2 100 (37.59%) WCF
3 97 (36.47%) ASP.NET
4 89 (33.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 64 (24.06%) KnockoutJS
6 58 (21.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 49 (18.42%) AngularJS
8 43 (16.17%) HTML
9 42 (15.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 41 (15.41%) Node.js
11 40 (15.04%) .NET Framework
12 39 (14.66%) RESTful
13 38 (14.29%) Entity Framework
14 36 (13.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 33 (12.41%) WPF
16 30 (11.28%) CSS
17 28 (10.53%) Ninject
18 27 (10.15%) HTML5
18 27 (10.15%) MSMQ
19 17 (6.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.92%) Mobile App
2 50 (18.80%) Computer Science
3 29 (10.90%) iPhone
4 21 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.51%) iPad
6 9 (3.38%) Animation
7 8 (3.01%) User Experience
8 5 (1.88%) Mobile Games
9 4 (1.50%) Blog
9 4 (1.50%) Cybercrime
9 4 (1.50%) EPoS
9 4 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.50%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.13%) Online Games
10 3 (1.13%) Social Gaming
11 2 (0.75%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.75%) Xbox
12 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.38%) Replication
12 1 (0.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 37 (13.91%) Android
2 23 (8.65%) Linux
3 22 (8.27%) Windows
4 14 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 10 (3.76%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.75%) CentOS
7 2 (0.75%) Debian
7 2 (0.75%) Solaris
7 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (54.51%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (38.35%) MVC
3 95 (35.71%) TDD
4 88 (33.08%) Web Application Development
5 68 (25.56%) BDD
6 58 (21.80%) Dependency Injection
7 49 (18.42%) Domain-Driven Design
8 43 (16.17%) OO
8 43 (16.17%) Web Development
9 31 (11.65%) Multithreading
10 28 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 27 (10.15%) Kanban
12 24 (9.02%) Game Development
13 21 (7.89%) CQRS
14 15 (5.64%) DevOps
14 15 (5.64%) Scrum
14 15 (5.64%) SDLC
15 13 (4.89%) Front End Development
16 11 (4.14%) Physics
16 11 (4.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 119 (44.74%) C#
2 45 (16.92%) SQL
3 42 (15.79%) C++
4 41 (15.41%) JavaScript
5 37 (13.91%) Ruby
6 35 (13.16%) Java
7 27 (10.15%) F#
7 27 (10.15%) PHP
8 16 (6.02%) Python
9 14 (5.26%) Perl
10 10 (3.76%) C
11 8 (3.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.50%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.50%) R
13 3 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.13%) VBA
14 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.75%) ES6
14 2 (0.75%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (16.92%) Degree
2 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
2 4 (1.50%) PhD
2 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.75%) CCNP
3 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.75%) ISEB
3 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.38%) HNC
4 1 (0.38%) HND
4 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.02%) QA
2 8 (3.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.38%) Docker
3 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (10.15%) Kibana
2 5 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.88%) Puppet
3 3 (1.13%) Ansible
3 3 (1.13%) Terraform
4 2 (0.75%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 69 (25.94%) Google
2 26 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.14%) Oracle
4 6 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.26%) Tableau
5 5 (1.88%) Facebook
6 4 (1.50%) Apple
6 4 (1.50%) Cisco
7 3 (1.13%) VMware
7 3 (1.13%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.75%) Aruba
8 2 (0.75%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.75%) Juniper
8 2 (0.75%) RedGate
8 2 (0.75%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.75%) Talend
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe
9 1 (0.38%) Perforce
9 1 (0.38%) Twitter
9 1 (0.38%) Zend
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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