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

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Online Gaming
Rank 244 247 246
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Online Games 12 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.014% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.044% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 10
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £47,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £45,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.62%
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
2425 2279 2404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.62% 32.90% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2078 1856 2111
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,556
% change year-on-year
- +3.74%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £40,000 -
Online Games
England

Online Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 25 (100.00%) Games
2 20 (80.00%) Linux
3 16 (64.00%) SOAP
3 16 (64.00%) Java
3 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (44.00%) UNIX
4 11 (44.00%) Apache
4 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
5 10 (40.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) XML
6 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
6 9 (36.00%) WSDL
6 9 (36.00%) Oracle
6 9 (36.00%) Servlets
6 9 (36.00%) Java EE
6 9 (36.00%) Mathematics
6 9 (36.00%) Physics
6 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (36.00%) OLTP
6 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
6 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (36.00%) Degree
6 9 (36.00%) JSON
6 9 (36.00%) Game Development
6 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (32.00%) C++
8 7 (28.00%) C#
8 7 (28.00%) Selenium
8 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
8 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 11 (44.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) CloudStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) OLTP
2 9 (36.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (36.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (28.00%) JIRA
2 7 (28.00%) Selenium
2 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (28.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (28.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 25 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Software Engineer
1 9 (36.00%) Integration Engineer
1 9 (36.00%) Software Integration Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Tester
2 7 (28.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) SOAP
2 9 (36.00%) XML
2 9 (36.00%) WSDL
2 9 (36.00%) Java EE
2 9 (36.00%) JSON
2 9 (36.00%) Servlets
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.00%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Mathematics
1 9 (36.00%) Physics
1 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Open Source
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) UNIX
3 10 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Game Development
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (28.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.00%) DevOps
5 1 (4.00%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) C++
3 7 (28.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VB
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
5 2 (8.00%) VB6
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
6 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Perforce
2 1 (4.00%) Google
2 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago