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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 134 161 153
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 119 90 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.86% 1.28% 1.39%
As % of the General category 4.75% 3.41% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 90 89 76
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
2507 2640 2667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.17% 37.60% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1970 2110
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £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 1 May 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 May 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 +28 92 £35,000 -5.40% 11
Cheshire -3 10 £40,000 - 3
Merseyside +9 9 £32,000 -8.57%
Lancashire - 7 £37,500 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 88 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (43.15%) SQL Server
3 77 (39.09%) .NET
3 77 (39.09%) C#
4 61 (30.96%) ASP.NET
5 57 (28.93%) MVC
6 56 (28.43%) WCF
7 50 (25.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 48 (24.37%) TDD
9 46 (23.35%) Degree
9 46 (23.35%) Web Application Development
10 45 (22.84%) Mobile App
11 40 (20.30%) HTML
12 36 (18.27%) Android
13 35 (17.77%) Domain-Driven Design
13 35 (17.77%) SQL
14 32 (16.24%) iPhone
15 30 (15.23%) Node.js
16 29 (14.72%) Google
16 29 (14.72%) C++
16 29 (14.72%) OO
17 27 (13.71%) BDD
18 25 (12.69%) Ninject
18 25 (12.69%) Dependency Injection
18 25 (12.69%) KnockoutJS
18 25 (12.69%) CSS
18 25 (12.69%) Project Management
19 24 (12.18%) JavaScript
20 20 (10.15%) Banking
20 20 (10.15%) SQL Server 2008

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 30 (15.23%) Node.js
2 8 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.54%) IIS
4 3 (1.52%) WordPress
4 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.52%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (1.52%) MS Project
2 3 (1.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.02%) InDesign
4 1 (0.51%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) GitHub
2 1 (0.51%) PaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.63%) Internet
2 5 (2.54%) OSPF
2 5 (2.54%) BGP
2 5 (2.54%) WAN
3 4 (2.03%) Intranet
4 3 (1.52%) Junos
4 3 (1.52%) MPLS
4 3 (1.52%) Broadband
4 3 (1.52%) RIP
4 3 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.02%) DNS
5 2 (1.02%) IPv4
5 2 (1.02%) IPv6
5 2 (1.02%) ATM
5 2 (1.02%) LAN
5 2 (1.02%) HTTP
6 1 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (43.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (7.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (4.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (2.54%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.52%) OLTP
8 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.02%) MySQL
10 1 (0.51%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (7.11%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.57%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (3.55%) Moq
4 7 (3.55%) NUnit
5 5 (2.54%) PhpStorm
6 3 (1.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (1.52%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.52%) JIRA
6 3 (1.52%) Selenium
6 3 (1.52%) Ant
6 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.02%) Subversion
7 2 (1.02%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.02%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.02%) Grunt
8 1 (0.51%) Mockito
8 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (10.15%) Banking
2 19 (9.64%) Finance
3 18 (9.14%) Retail
4 13 (6.60%) Billing
5 11 (5.58%) Law
6 10 (5.08%) Marketing
7 3 (1.52%) iGaming
7 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.02%) Electronics
8 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 121 (61.42%) Developer
2 62 (31.47%) .NET Developer
3 20 (10.15%) Graduate
4 15 (7.61%) C# Developer
5 12 (6.09%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (5.58%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Senior Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Account Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Software Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Senior Account Manager
7 10 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (5.08%) Digital Account Manager
8 8 (4.06%) Junior
8 8 (4.06%) C++ Developer
8 8 (4.06%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (4.06%) Junior Developer
9 7 (3.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (3.55%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (39.09%) .NET
2 61 (30.96%) ASP.NET
3 56 (28.43%) WCF
4 50 (25.38%) ASP.NET MVC
5 40 (20.30%) HTML
6 25 (12.69%) Ninject
6 25 (12.69%) KnockoutJS
6 25 (12.69%) CSS
7 20 (10.15%) HTML5
8 13 (6.60%) jQuery
9 11 (5.58%) AngularJS
10 10 (5.08%) WPF
11 9 (4.57%) RESTful
12 7 (3.55%) LINQ
12 7 (3.55%) NHibernate
12 7 (3.55%) DirectX
13 5 (2.54%) Laravel
13 5 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (2.54%) OpenGL
13 5 (2.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.84%) Mobile App
2 32 (16.24%) iPhone
3 19 (9.64%) Mathematics
4 16 (8.12%) Computer Science
5 15 (7.61%) Management Information System
6 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.06%) Physics
7 8 (4.06%) Animation
8 7 (3.55%) User Experience
8 7 (3.55%) Social Media
8 7 (3.55%) Online Games
9 6 (3.05%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (2.54%) Visualisation
10 5 (2.54%) NHS
11 3 (1.52%) Interactive TV
12 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.02%) New Media
12 2 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.51%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.27%) Android
2 12 (6.09%) Windows
3 9 (4.57%) Linux
4 8 (4.06%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.55%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.52%) UNIX
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (44.67%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.93%) MVC
3 48 (24.37%) TDD
4 46 (23.35%) Web Application Development
5 35 (17.77%) Domain-Driven Design
6 29 (14.72%) OO
7 27 (13.71%) BDD
8 25 (12.69%) Dependency Injection
8 25 (12.69%) Project Management
9 16 (8.12%) Software Engineering
10 14 (7.11%) Scrum
11 13 (6.60%) Web Design
12 11 (5.58%) Game Development
13 10 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.08%) CQRS
14 8 (4.06%) Unit Testing
14 8 (4.06%) Mentoring
15 7 (3.55%) Kanban
15 7 (3.55%) Process Management
16 6 (3.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 77 (39.09%) C#
2 35 (17.77%) SQL
3 29 (14.72%) C++
4 24 (12.18%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.63%) PHP
6 15 (7.61%) Java
6 15 (7.61%) Python
7 10 (5.08%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.05%) Perl
8 6 (3.05%) Ruby
9 5 (2.54%) PHP5
10 2 (1.02%) VC++
11 1 (0.51%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.51%) VB
11 1 (0.51%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (23.35%) Degree
2 5 (2.54%) CCNA
2 5 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.52%) LPIC
4 3 (1.52%) JNCIA
4 3 (1.52%) ISEB
5 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.51%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.51%) ISSMP
5 1 (0.51%) CISM
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) SLA
3 1 (0.51%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.02%) Firmware
Vendors
1 29 (14.72%) Google
2 15 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.08%) Oracle
4 5 (2.54%) Juniper
4 5 (2.54%) Cisco
4 5 (2.54%) Adobe
5 3 (1.52%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.52%) Capita
5 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.51%) Teradata
6 1 (0.51%) Perforce
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
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
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Little Black Book Agency
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheadle
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Training + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 23 days ago