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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 236 233 241
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 20 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.089% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.83% 0.28% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 14
Average salary £44,000 £27,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.96% -16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £37,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2412 2133 2311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.63% 31.50% 31.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1878 1763 1957
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Online Games across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Online Games Salary Histogram 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 18 September 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 - 10 £48,000 -
Merseyside +15 8 £35,000 -26.31%
Cheshire -18 2 £35,000 +29.62%
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Games
2 18 (78.26%) Linux
3 16 (69.57%) SOAP
3 16 (69.57%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
4 10 (43.48%) UNIX
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Apache
5 9 (39.13%) XML
5 9 (39.13%) Eclipse
5 9 (39.13%) WSDL
5 9 (39.13%) OLTP
5 9 (39.13%) RDBMS
5 9 (39.13%) Oracle
5 9 (39.13%) Servlets
5 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
5 9 (39.13%) Java EE
5 9 (39.13%) Degree
5 9 (39.13%) JSON
5 9 (39.13%) Mathematics
5 9 (39.13%) Physics
5 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
5 9 (39.13%) Game Development
5 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
6 8 (34.78%) C++
7 7 (30.43%) C#
7 7 (30.43%) Selenium
7 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
7 7 (30.43%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) CloudStack
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Rackspace Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) OLTP
2 9 (39.13%) RDBMS
2 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) Riak
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Eclipse
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
2 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
2 7 (30.43%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 23 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Integration Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Software Integration Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Automation Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) SOAP
2 9 (39.13%) XML
2 9 (39.13%) WSDL
2 9 (39.13%) Servlets
2 9 (39.13%) Java EE
2 9 (39.13%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Mathematics
1 9 (39.13%) Physics
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
1 9 (39.13%) Game Development
2 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) MapReduce
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) Java
2 8 (34.78%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) VB6
5 2 (8.70%) VB
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) VBA
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
1 1 (4.35%) Salt
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Rackspace
2 1 (4.35%) Google
2 1 (4.35%) Perforce
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