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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North West
Rank 127 142 179
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +37
Permanent jobs citing Games 124 97 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.11% 1.74% 1.14%
As % of the General category 6.03% 4.43% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 110 87 66
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £45,750 £43,750
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
2056 2192 2809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.04% 39.33% 40.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1805 2363
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +3 103 £40,000 +7.38% 28
Cheshire +19 9 £43,500 +33.84% 1
Merseyside +2 8 £31,500 -18.18%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 143 (56.75%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (51.59%) SQL Server
3 127 (50.40%) C#
4 123 (48.81%) .NET
5 111 (44.05%) MVC
6 102 (40.48%) ASP.NET
7 100 (39.68%) WCF
8 96 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 94 (37.30%) TDD
10 93 (36.90%) Web Application Development
11 88 (34.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 68 (26.98%) BDD
13 62 (24.60%) KnockoutJS
13 62 (24.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 62 (24.60%) Google
14 55 (21.83%) HTML
14 55 (21.83%) Dependency Injection
15 54 (21.43%) JavaScript
16 53 (21.03%) Web Development
16 53 (21.03%) Domain-Driven Design
17 49 (19.44%) AngularJS
18 48 (19.05%) Mobile App
19 44 (17.46%) Node.js
20 42 (16.67%) SQL
20 42 (16.67%) Computer Science
21 41 (16.27%) CSS
21 41 (16.27%) OO
21 41 (16.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 39 (15.48%) RESTful
23 38 (15.08%) .NET Framework

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 26 (10.32%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.17%) WordPress
3 6 (2.38%) CMS
4 3 (1.19%) Apache
5 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) concrete5
6 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) MS Office
2 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) Maya
3 1 (0.40%) MODO
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle ASCP
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle iSupplier
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.71%) Google Play
3 26 (10.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.98%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.79%) AdWords
6 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.40%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.89%) Internet
2 3 (1.19%) LAN
3 2 (0.79%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) Intranet
3 2 (0.79%) SAN
3 2 (0.79%) Skype
4 1 (0.40%) ATM
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.40%) SSH
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (51.59%) SQL Server
2 88 (34.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 30 (11.90%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.57%) MySQL
7 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.59%) Big Data
10 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.19%) QlikView
12 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (12.30%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.32%) TeamCity
3 20 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.94%) Visual Studio
4 16 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.56%) Subversion
6 8 (3.17%) Selenium
7 5 (1.98%) Mercurial
7 5 (1.98%) MSBuild
7 5 (1.98%) NuGet
8 4 (1.59%) JIRA
9 3 (1.19%) Gradle
9 3 (1.19%) Mocha
9 3 (1.19%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.19%) webpack
10 1 (0.40%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.40%) git-flow
10 1 (0.40%) Hudson
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (6.75%) Finance
2 10 (3.97%) Marketing
2 10 (3.97%) Retail
3 6 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Advertising
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 170 (67.46%) Developer
2 109 (43.25%) .NET Developer
3 47 (18.65%) Junior
4 39 (15.48%) Graduate
4 39 (15.48%) Junior Developer
5 37 (14.68%) Graduate Developer
6 30 (11.90%) Junior .NET Developer
7 27 (10.71%) Digital Developer
8 26 (10.32%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 23 (9.13%) Analyst
10 20 (7.94%) Software Developer
11 17 (6.75%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.37%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (4.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (4.37%) Release Engineer
13 10 (3.97%) C++ Developer
14 9 (3.57%) Internet Developer
14 9 (3.57%) Software Engineer
14 9 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
15 8 (3.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (48.81%) .NET
2 102 (40.48%) ASP.NET
3 100 (39.68%) WCF
4 96 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (24.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 62 (24.60%) KnockoutJS
6 55 (21.83%) HTML
7 49 (19.44%) AngularJS
8 44 (17.46%) Node.js
9 41 (16.27%) CSS
9 41 (16.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 39 (15.48%) RESTful
11 38 (15.08%) .NET Framework
12 37 (14.68%) Entity Framework
13 35 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (12.30%) HTML5
15 29 (11.51%) WPF
16 27 (10.71%) Ninject
17 26 (10.32%) MSMQ
18 20 (7.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 42 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 27 (10.71%) iPhone
4 20 (7.94%) iPad
5 13 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.37%) Mobile Games
7 9 (3.57%) User Experience
8 7 (2.78%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.78%) Physics
9 6 (2.38%) Blog
10 5 (1.98%) Animation
10 5 (1.98%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.59%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.59%) Visualisation
12 3 (1.19%) Online Games
13 2 (0.79%) Social Network
13 2 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.68%) Android
2 24 (9.52%) Windows
3 21 (8.33%) Linux
4 9 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.78%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.98%) BlackBerry OS
6 5 (1.98%) Mac OS
6 5 (1.98%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.79%) CentOS
7 2 (0.79%) Debian
7 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (56.75%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (44.05%) MVC
3 94 (37.30%) TDD
4 93 (36.90%) Web Application Development
5 68 (26.98%) BDD
6 55 (21.83%) Dependency Injection
7 53 (21.03%) Domain-Driven Design
7 53 (21.03%) Web Development
8 41 (16.27%) OO
9 28 (11.11%) Multithreading
10 26 (10.32%) CQRS
10 26 (10.32%) Kanban
11 20 (7.94%) Game Development
12 18 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 15 (5.95%) DevOps
14 13 (5.16%) Front End Development
15 12 (4.76%) SDLC
16 11 (4.37%) Unit Testing
16 11 (4.37%) Workflow
17 10 (3.97%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 127 (50.40%) C#
2 54 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 42 (16.67%) SQL
4 38 (15.08%) C++
4 38 (15.08%) Java
5 37 (14.68%) Ruby
6 26 (10.32%) F#
7 22 (8.73%) PHP
8 16 (6.35%) Python
9 15 (5.95%) Perl
10 9 (3.57%) C
11 8 (3.17%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.98%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.59%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.59%) VC++
14 3 (1.19%) ES6
14 3 (1.19%) R
14 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (12.70%) Degree
2 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 4 (1.59%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.19%) PhD
4 1 (0.40%) HNC
4 1 (0.40%) HND
4 1 (0.40%) ISEB
4 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.56%) QA
2 8 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.40%) Docker
3 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (10.32%) Kibana
2 2 (0.79%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.79%) Puppet
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 62 (24.60%) Google
2 18 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.56%) Oracle
4 8 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.78%) Facebook
6 3 (1.19%) Tableau
6 3 (1.19%) Twitter
6 3 (1.19%) VMware
7 2 (0.79%) RedGate
7 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.40%) Apple
8 1 (0.40%) Aruba
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco
8 1 (0.40%) Perforce
8 1 (0.40%) Zend
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Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser Ltd
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package
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Isle of Man
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Package + Pension +Bonus
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
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Greater Manchester
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: c.£45,000 DOE
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Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: Yesterday
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Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Laptop, ReSharper Licence
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Greater Manchester
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Competitive DOE
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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