The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Online 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 Online Games over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Online Gaming
Rank 226 254 244
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 5 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.090% 0.057% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 4
Average salary £20,000 £34,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.17% -12.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,250 £48,500
% change year-on-year
-8.49% -21.13%
Online Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2127 2546 2245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.19% 36.23% 33.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 2178 1764
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,652 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Online Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Online Games Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Online Games
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Online Games across the North West region.

Online Games Salary Trend in the North West

Online 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 Online Games within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
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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 +21 4 £20,000 -41.17% 1
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Online 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 Online Games.

1 12 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (91.67%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) Python
3 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (58.33%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) EJB
3 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 7 (58.33%) JSP
3 7 (58.33%) Servlets
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) Taglibs
3 7 (58.33%) Website Architecture
3 7 (58.33%) JavaBeans
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 7 (58.33%) Ruby
3 7 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (58.33%) CMS
4 5 (41.67%) C++
5 4 (33.33%) C
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) VB
5 4 (33.33%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Android

Online Games
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing Online 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 Online Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
1 7 (58.33%) Technical Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Games Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
1 11 (91.67%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) EJB
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) JavaBeans
2 7 (58.33%) JSP
2 7 (58.33%) Servlets
2 7 (58.33%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Content Management
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (58.33%) Website Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (58.33%) Ruby
3 5 (41.67%) C++
4 4 (33.33%) C
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
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