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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 150 132 164
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +32
Permanent jobs citing Games 108 110 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.61% 1.17%
As % of the General category 3.56% 4.20% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 107 87 81
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £26,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £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
3035 2621 2594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.80% 38.26% 35.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2369 2139 2180
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 29 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 -2 69 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Merseyside +17 27 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Cheshire -18 9 £26,500 -1.85% 3
Lancashire -11 4 £40,000 - 1
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 95 (42.04%) C#
2 86 (38.05%) .NET
3 85 (37.61%) SQL Server
4 60 (26.55%) ASP.NET
4 60 (26.55%) Android
5 57 (25.22%) MVC
6 53 (23.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 52 (23.01%) JavaScript
8 51 (22.57%) TDD
9 50 (22.12%) iPhone
10 49 (21.68%) Web Application Development
10 49 (21.68%) Linux
11 46 (20.35%) Windows
11 46 (20.35%) WCF
11 46 (20.35%) Mobile App
12 44 (19.47%) C++
13 43 (19.03%) Google
14 40 (17.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 37 (16.37%) HTML
16 36 (15.93%) Software Engineering
17 35 (15.49%) SQL
17 35 (15.49%) Domain-Driven Design
17 35 (15.49%) Node.js
18 34 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 33 (14.60%) KnockoutJS
19 33 (14.60%) 3D Graphics
20 29 (12.83%) Python
21 28 (12.39%) CSS
22 27 (11.95%) HTML5
22 27 (11.95%) Dependency Injection

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (15.49%) Node.js
2 7 (3.10%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.10%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.21%) Drupal
3 5 (2.21%) WordPress
3 5 (2.21%) Apache
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.77%) MS Office
1 4 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.33%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.88%) MS Project
3 2 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.44%) GIMP
4 1 (0.44%) Blender
4 1 (0.44%) Maya
4 1 (0.44%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.29%) Internet
2 8 (3.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (37.61%) SQL Server
2 40 (17.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.98%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.10%) MySQL
6 7 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.21%) OLTP
8 5 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.88%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.44%) Big Data
12 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.87%) Subversion
3 9 (3.98%) Selenium
3 9 (3.98%) NUnit
3 9 (3.98%) Cucumber
3 9 (3.98%) SoapUI
4 8 (3.54%) JIRA
4 8 (3.54%) Xcode
5 7 (3.10%) Maven
5 7 (3.10%) WebDriver
5 7 (3.10%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (2.21%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.77%) Moq
8 3 (1.33%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.88%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.44%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (4.42%) Marketing
2 5 (2.21%) Finance
3 3 (1.33%) Retail
3 3 (1.33%) Online Betting
4 2 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 141 (62.39%) Developer
2 51 (22.57%) .NET Developer
3 41 (18.14%) Software Developer
4 33 (14.60%) Software Engineer
5 22 (9.73%) Project Manager
6 19 (8.41%) C++ Developer
6 19 (8.41%) C++ Software Developer
7 13 (5.75%) C# Developer
7 13 (5.75%) Web Developer
8 12 (5.31%) Analyst
9 11 (4.87%) Games Developer
10 10 (4.42%) Tester
11 9 (3.98%) Programmer
12 8 (3.54%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.54%) iOS Developer
13 7 (3.10%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (3.10%) Front-End Web Developer
13 7 (3.10%) Automation Tester
13 7 (3.10%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.10%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (38.05%) .NET
2 60 (26.55%) ASP.NET
3 53 (23.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 46 (20.35%) WCF
5 37 (16.37%) HTML
6 34 (15.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 33 (14.60%) KnockoutJS
8 28 (12.39%) CSS
9 27 (11.95%) HTML5
10 26 (11.50%) Ninject
11 17 (7.52%) OpenGL
12 15 (6.64%) CSS3
13 13 (5.75%) XML
13 13 (5.75%) SOAP
14 12 (5.31%) Web Services
14 12 (5.31%) Servlets
15 10 (4.42%) DirectX
15 10 (4.42%) Qt
16 9 (3.98%) RESTful
16 9 (3.98%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 50 (22.12%) iPhone
2 46 (20.35%) Mobile App
3 33 (14.60%) 3D Graphics
4 21 (9.29%) Animation
5 17 (7.52%) Online Games
6 11 (4.87%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.54%) Smartphone
7 8 (3.54%) iPad
8 7 (3.10%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.65%) Physics
9 6 (2.65%) Xbox
10 5 (2.21%) CUDA
10 5 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.77%) W3C
11 4 (1.77%) Mobile Games
11 4 (1.77%) Social Network
12 3 (1.33%) New Media
13 2 (0.88%) Open Source
13 2 (0.88%) Replication
13 2 (0.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.55%) Android
2 49 (21.68%) Linux
3 46 (20.35%) Windows
4 15 (6.64%) Mac OS X
5 11 (4.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.21%) UNIX
8 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.22%) MVC
2 51 (22.57%) TDD
3 49 (21.68%) Web Application Development
4 36 (15.93%) Software Engineering
5 35 (15.49%) Domain-Driven Design
6 27 (11.95%) Dependency Injection
7 26 (11.50%) Project Management
8 25 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (9.29%) BDD
10 20 (8.85%) OO
11 18 (7.96%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.96%) Scrum
12 14 (6.19%) E-Commerce
13 12 (5.31%) Time Management
14 11 (4.87%) Game Development
14 11 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (4.87%) CAD
15 10 (4.42%) OOD
15 10 (4.42%) 3D Modelling
15 10 (4.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 95 (42.04%) C#
2 52 (23.01%) JavaScript
3 44 (19.47%) C++
4 35 (15.49%) SQL
5 29 (12.83%) Python
6 26 (11.50%) Java
7 19 (8.41%) C
8 9 (3.98%) PHP
9 8 (3.54%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.54%) Ruby
9 8 (3.54%) Objective-C
10 7 (3.10%) XPath
11 6 (2.65%) GLSL
12 5 (2.21%) Lua
12 5 (2.21%) Perl
13 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.88%) VB
14 2 (0.88%) VB6
15 1 (0.44%) RPG
15 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (9.73%) Degree
2 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.65%) MCSE
3 6 (2.65%) MCSA
3 6 (2.65%) MCITP
4 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (19.03%) Google
2 11 (4.87%) Oracle
2 11 (4.87%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.10%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.65%) McAfee
4 6 (2.65%) Sony
5 5 (2.21%) VMware
6 4 (1.77%) Zend
7 3 (1.33%) Twitter
7 3 (1.33%) Citrix
8 2 (0.88%) Facebook
8 2 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.44%) Avaya
9 1 (0.44%) SAP
9 1 (0.44%) Kronos
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