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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 151 153 135
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing Games 107 108 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 1.45% 1.60%
As % of the General category 4.18% 3.56% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 98 107 87
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,300 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
2560 3035 2621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.45% 40.79% 38.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2369 2139
Average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +3 71 £40,000 - 22
Cheshire +13 20 £35,000 +32.07% 7
Lancashire +14 13 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside -17 3 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 102 (46.36%) SQL Server
2 99 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (41.36%) .NET
4 87 (39.55%) C#
5 72 (32.73%) Mobile App
6 68 (30.91%) ASP.NET
7 61 (27.73%) MVC
8 58 (26.36%) TDD
9 57 (25.91%) SQL
10 55 (25.00%) Android
11 50 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (21.82%) HTML
13 47 (21.36%) iPhone
13 47 (21.36%) Google
13 47 (21.36%) Web Application Development
14 45 (20.45%) WCF
15 41 (18.64%) Degree
15 41 (18.64%) KnockoutJS
15 41 (18.64%) Dependency Injection
16 40 (18.18%) BDD
16 40 (18.18%) C++
17 37 (16.82%) CSS
18 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
19 32 (14.55%) Domain-Driven Design
20 29 (13.18%) Node.js
20 29 (13.18%) Java
20 29 (13.18%) Team Foundation Server
21 27 (12.27%) AngularJS
22 26 (11.82%) Ninject
23 25 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (13.18%) Node.js
2 17 (7.73%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.64%) CMS
4 3 (1.36%) IIS
4 3 (1.36%) WordPress
5 2 (0.91%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.27%) MS Project
3 2 (0.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.91%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.91%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.64%) Internet
2 6 (2.73%) Intranet
3 2 (0.91%) OSPF
3 2 (0.91%) BGP
3 2 (0.91%) LAN
3 2 (0.91%) WAN
3 2 (0.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.91%) DNS
3 2 (0.91%) IPv4
3 2 (0.91%) IPv6
4 1 (0.45%) SSH
4 1 (0.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (46.36%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 20 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (7.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.73%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.91%) MySQL
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.45%) OLAP
11 1 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 29 (13.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.82%) Grunt
5 3 (1.36%) PhpStorm
5 3 (1.36%) JIRA
6 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.45%) Gradle
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) Selenium
7 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.45%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.45%) Redmine
General
1 19 (8.64%) Retail
2 13 (5.91%) Finance
2 13 (5.91%) Banking
3 5 (2.27%) Marketing
4 4 (1.82%) Billing
4 4 (1.82%) Law
5 2 (0.91%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Publishing
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 159 (72.27%) Developer
2 58 (26.36%) .NET Developer
3 25 (11.36%) C# Developer
4 17 (7.73%) Graduate
4 17 (7.73%) Software Developer
4 17 (7.73%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (6.36%) Front-End Developer
5 14 (6.36%) Senior Developer
6 13 (5.91%) Junior
6 13 (5.91%) SQL Developer
6 13 (5.91%) Junior Developer
6 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Developer
7 12 (5.45%) Graduate Developer
8 11 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 11 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (4.55%) Graduate Software Developer
9 10 (4.55%) Software Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) C++ Developer
11 8 (3.64%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.18%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (41.36%) .NET
2 68 (30.91%) ASP.NET
3 50 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 48 (21.82%) HTML
5 45 (20.45%) WCF
6 41 (18.64%) KnockoutJS
7 37 (16.82%) CSS
8 27 (12.27%) AngularJS
9 26 (11.82%) Ninject
10 24 (10.91%) RESTful
11 22 (10.00%) HTML5
12 17 (7.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 16 (7.27%) jQuery
14 15 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (5.91%) WPF
15 13 (5.91%) J2EE
16 12 (5.45%) Web Services
17 8 (3.64%) XML
17 8 (3.64%) Hibernate
17 8 (3.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 72 (32.73%) Mobile App
2 47 (21.36%) iPhone
3 15 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.91%) Mathematics
6 10 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (3.64%) Mobile Games
7 8 (3.64%) Online Games
8 6 (2.73%) Animation
8 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.73%) User Experience
9 5 (2.27%) Blog
9 5 (2.27%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.27%) Social Media
10 4 (1.82%) Physics
10 4 (1.82%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.36%) NHS
12 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (25.00%) Android
2 20 (9.09%) Windows
3 9 (4.09%) Linux
4 8 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.82%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.82%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.36%) UNIX
6 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (27.73%) MVC
3 58 (26.36%) TDD
4 47 (21.36%) Web Application Development
5 41 (18.64%) Dependency Injection
6 40 (18.18%) BDD
7 32 (14.55%) Domain-Driven Design
8 24 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (10.00%) Scrum
10 21 (9.55%) OO
11 18 (8.18%) Kanban
11 18 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (7.27%) Project Management
13 14 (6.36%) SDLC
14 13 (5.91%) Software Engineering
15 12 (5.45%) Unit Testing
15 12 (5.45%) Game Development
15 12 (5.45%) DevOps
16 11 (5.00%) Process Management
17 10 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (39.55%) C#
2 57 (25.91%) SQL
3 40 (18.18%) C++
4 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 29 (13.18%) Java
6 23 (10.45%) T-SQL
7 21 (9.55%) Python
8 20 (9.09%) PHP
9 9 (4.09%) Ruby
10 5 (2.27%) Perl
11 4 (1.82%) C
11 4 (1.82%) VC++
12 3 (1.36%) PHP5
13 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 41 (18.64%) Degree
2 4 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.82%) ISEB
3 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.91%) CEH
4 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.91%) CCNA
4 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.36%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.45%) Firmware
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.82%) Nagios
1 4 (1.82%) Puppet
1 4 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (21.36%) Google
2 22 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.45%) Oracle
4 7 (3.18%) Capita
5 6 (2.73%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.27%) McAfee
7 2 (0.91%) Cisco
7 2 (0.91%) Adobe
7 2 (0.91%) Juniper
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) Teradata
8 1 (0.45%) Zend
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