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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 143 125 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Permanent jobs citing Games 101 135 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 1.90% 2.31%
As % of the General category 4.00% 4.72% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 88 129 124
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £27,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
2524 2861 2787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.62% 40.19% 38.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1942 2188 2265
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -12 67 £40,000 +6.66% 20
Cheshire +6 15 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Lancashire +3 11 £40,000 - 1
Merseyside -20 5 £40,000 +14.28%
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 98 (44.55%) SQL Server
2 89 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (36.82%) .NET
4 80 (36.36%) C#
5 71 (32.27%) Mobile App
6 61 (27.73%) ASP.NET
7 57 (25.91%) Degree
8 55 (25.00%) SQL
9 54 (24.55%) MVC
10 51 (23.18%) HTML
11 50 (22.73%) Android
12 49 (22.27%) TDD
13 47 (21.36%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (20.91%) iPhone
15 45 (20.45%) WCF
16 44 (20.00%) Google
17 43 (19.55%) Web Application Development
18 41 (18.64%) C++
19 36 (16.36%) CSS
19 36 (16.36%) KnockoutJS
19 36 (16.36%) Dependency Injection
20 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
21 30 (13.64%) BDD
22 29 (13.18%) Domain-Driven Design
23 28 (12.73%) Node.js
24 27 (12.27%) HTML5
25 26 (11.82%) Ninject
26 25 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
27 24 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
27 24 (10.91%) Mathematics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (12.73%) Node.js
2 13 (5.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.27%) IIS
4 4 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.36%) WordPress
5 3 (1.36%) CMS
6 2 (0.91%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.18%) MS Project
3 4 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.36%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.91%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.91%) MS Office
5 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.45%) InDesign
6 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) GitHub
2 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.82%) Internet
2 3 (1.36%) 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 98 (44.55%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (9.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 17 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.36%) OLTP
10 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.91%) MySQL
12 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.45%) OLAP
12 1 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 24 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (6.36%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.09%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.27%) PhpStorm
5 4 (1.82%) Grunt
5 4 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.82%) NUnit
5 4 (1.82%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (1.82%) Moq
6 3 (1.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.36%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.36%) JIRA
6 3 (1.36%) Ant
7 2 (0.91%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.91%) Selenium
8 1 (0.45%) Redmine
8 1 (0.45%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
General
1 20 (9.09%) Banking
1 20 (9.09%) Retail
2 13 (5.91%) Finance
3 11 (5.00%) Billing
4 10 (4.55%) Law
5 8 (3.64%) Marketing
6 3 (1.36%) iGaming
7 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Advertising
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 150 (68.18%) Developer
2 58 (26.36%) .NET Developer
3 23 (10.45%) Graduate
4 19 (8.64%) C# Developer
5 18 (8.18%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.82%) Software Developer
7 14 (6.36%) Junior
7 14 (6.36%) Junior Developer
7 14 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (5.91%) Front-End Developer
8 13 (5.91%) Software Engineer
9 12 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
11 10 (4.55%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
11 10 (4.55%) C++ Developer
12 9 (4.09%) Graduate Software Developer
12 9 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (3.18%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (36.82%) .NET
2 61 (27.73%) ASP.NET
3 51 (23.18%) HTML
4 47 (21.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 45 (20.45%) WCF
6 36 (16.36%) CSS
6 36 (16.36%) KnockoutJS
7 27 (12.27%) HTML5
8 26 (11.82%) Ninject
9 23 (10.45%) jQuery
10 21 (9.55%) AngularJS
11 15 (6.82%) RESTful
12 12 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (5.45%) WPF
13 10 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (4.09%) DirectX
15 7 (3.18%) XML
15 7 (3.18%) OpenGL
16 6 (2.73%) Web Services
17 5 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (32.27%) Mobile App
2 46 (20.91%) iPhone
3 24 (10.91%) Mathematics
4 20 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (5.00%) Animation
6 11 (5.00%) Management Information System
7 10 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
7 10 (4.55%) Physics
7 10 (4.55%) User Experience
8 8 (3.64%) Online Games
9 6 (2.73%) Social Media
10 5 (2.27%) Visualisation
10 5 (2.27%) Blog
11 4 (1.82%) NHS
12 3 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.91%) New Media
13 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.91%) Mobile Games
14 1 (0.45%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.73%) Android
2 17 (7.73%) Windows
3 9 (4.09%) Linux
4 8 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.18%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.73%) UNIX
7 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (40.45%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.55%) MVC
3 49 (22.27%) TDD
4 43 (19.55%) Web Application Development
5 36 (16.36%) Dependency Injection
6 30 (13.64%) BDD
7 29 (13.18%) Domain-Driven Design
8 24 (10.91%) Scrum
8 24 (10.91%) OO
9 22 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (9.55%) Project Management
11 17 (7.73%) Kanban
12 16 (7.27%) Game Development
12 16 (7.27%) Software Engineering
13 14 (6.36%) SDLC
14 13 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (5.00%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.00%) Process Management
16 10 (4.55%) Mentoring
17 9 (4.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 80 (36.36%) C#
2 55 (25.00%) SQL
3 41 (18.64%) C++
4 34 (15.45%) JavaScript
5 21 (9.55%) Java
5 21 (9.55%) T-SQL
5 21 (9.55%) PHP
6 14 (6.36%) Python
7 5 (2.27%) PHP5
7 5 (2.27%) Perl
8 4 (1.82%) C
9 3 (1.36%) VC++
10 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.45%) Ruby
10 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (25.91%) Degree
2 4 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (1.82%) ISEB
2 4 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.91%) CCNA
3 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.45%) Firmware
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (20.00%) Google
2 23 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.36%) Oracle
4 6 (2.73%) Capita
5 5 (2.27%) Adobe
6 4 (1.82%) McAfee
7 3 (1.36%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.91%) Cisco
8 2 (0.91%) Juniper
9 1 (0.45%) Apple
9 1 (0.45%) VMware
9 1 (0.45%) Teradata
9 1 (0.45%) Zend
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