The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Manchester / Bolton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 25 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Games 2 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bolton 1.87% 3.85% 1.60%
As % of the General category 5.88% 12.90% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Median salary £25,875 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.50% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bolton with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Bolton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34 31 24
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bolton 31.78% 29.81% 19.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 27 23
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% +9.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £22,850 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £38,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Bolton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bolton citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Bolton

Games
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Bolton.

Salary trend for Games in Bolton

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bolton region with a requirement for Games.

1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) WCF
1 5 (71.43%) Domain-Driven Design
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (71.43%) CQRS
1 5 (71.43%) Web Application Development
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2014
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 5 (71.43%) Greenfield Project
1 5 (71.43%) BDD
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Web Design

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bolton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Trainee
3 1 (14.29%) Trainee Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Trainee Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 5 (71.43%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (14.29%) e-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) BDD
1 5 (71.43%) CQRS
1 5 (71.43%) Domain-Driven Design
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) OO
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
1 5 (71.43%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 1 (14.29%) Web Design
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript