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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
North West / Manchester
Rank 95 84 124
Rank change year-on-year -11 +40  
Permanent jobs citing Games 114 105 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.89% 3.11% 1.81%
As % of the General category 8.48% 8.04% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 101 84 46
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,400 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +2.56%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1344 1306 1418
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 34.10% 38.74% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1062 1033 1114
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Games
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Manchester over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Manchester

Games
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 £45,000 - 1
Oldham -39 4 £30,250 +26.04% 5
Wigan - 4 £40,000 -
Salford - 2 £40,500 - 1
Stockport - 1 £42,500 - 4
Games
North West

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Games.

1 125 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (50.23%) SQL Server
3 104 (48.37%) .NET
4 102 (47.44%) C#
5 97 (45.12%) WCF
6 85 (39.53%) ASP.NET
6 85 (39.53%) MVC
7 84 (39.07%) TDD
8 81 (37.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 79 (36.74%) Web Application Development
9 79 (36.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 63 (29.30%) BDD
11 62 (28.84%) KnockoutJS
12 58 (26.98%) Google
13 53 (24.65%) Computer Science
13 53 (24.65%) Dependency Injection
13 53 (24.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 44 (20.47%) Domain-Driven Design
14 44 (20.47%) AngularJS
14 44 (20.47%) Mobile App
14 44 (20.47%) Degree
15 39 (18.14%) OO
15 39 (18.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 39 (18.14%) Node.js
16 38 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
17 37 (17.21%) Ruby
17 37 (17.21%) .NET Framework
18 36 (16.74%) Web Development
18 36 (16.74%) RESTful
18 36 (16.74%) Entity Framework

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 26 (12.09%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.72%) Oracle Workflow
2 8 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.26%) WordPress
4 3 (1.40%) Apache
4 3 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) concrete5
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.86%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.93%) Maya
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.47%) InDesign
4 1 (0.47%) MODO
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle ASCP
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle iSupplier
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (3.72%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.67%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (12.56%) Google Play
3 26 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.09%) Internet
2 4 (1.86%) ATM
3 3 (1.40%) LAN
4 2 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.93%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) 3G
5 1 (0.47%) 802.11
5 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.47%) DNS
5 1 (0.47%) DSL
5 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) MPLS
5 1 (0.47%) SSH
5 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.47%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
5 1 (0.47%) Wireless
5 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (50.23%) SQL Server
2 79 (36.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (12.56%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 9 (4.19%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (3.72%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.79%) MySQL
8 6 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.86%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.93%) Big Data
11 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 26 (12.09%) TeamCity
2 16 (7.44%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.44%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.72%) Selenium
5 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.79%) Subversion
6 5 (2.33%) JIRA
7 3 (1.40%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.40%) webpack
8 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.93%) Gradle
8 2 (0.93%) Mocha
8 2 (0.93%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.47%) AccuRev
9 1 (0.47%) Ant
9 1 (0.47%) Babel
9 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.47%) gulp
9 1 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 16 (7.44%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Retail
3 8 (3.72%) Banking
4 6 (2.79%) Marketing
5 4 (1.86%) Electronics
6 3 (1.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 136 (63.26%) Developer
2 91 (42.33%) .NET Developer
3 53 (24.65%) Junior
4 41 (19.07%) Junior Developer
5 39 (18.14%) Graduate
6 37 (17.21%) Graduate Developer
7 31 (14.42%) Junior .NET Developer
8 27 (12.56%) Digital Developer
9 26 (12.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 17 (7.91%) Software Engineer
11 16 (7.44%) Analyst
12 15 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (6.98%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
13 12 (5.58%) Software Developer
14 11 (5.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
16 9 (4.19%) Internet Developer
16 9 (4.19%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
16 9 (4.19%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (48.37%) .NET
2 97 (45.12%) WCF
3 85 (39.53%) ASP.NET
4 81 (37.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (28.84%) KnockoutJS
6 53 (24.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 44 (20.47%) AngularJS
8 39 (18.14%) Node.js
8 39 (18.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 37 (17.21%) .NET Framework
10 36 (16.74%) Entity Framework
10 36 (16.74%) RESTful
11 35 (16.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 35 (16.28%) WPF
12 29 (13.49%) HTML
13 27 (12.56%) Ninject
14 26 (12.09%) MSMQ
15 21 (9.77%) HTML5
16 20 (9.30%) CSS
17 17 (7.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (24.65%) Computer Science
2 44 (20.47%) Mobile App
3 27 (12.56%) iPhone
4 19 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (5.58%) Animation
6 7 (3.26%) iPad
7 5 (2.33%) User Experience
8 4 (1.86%) EPoS
9 3 (1.40%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.40%) Blog
9 3 (1.40%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.40%) Online Games
9 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) Social Gaming
10 2 (0.93%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.47%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.47%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.95%) Android
2 23 (10.70%) Linux
3 21 (9.77%) Windows
4 17 (7.91%) Windows XP
5 6 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.47%) CentOS
8 1 (0.47%) Debian
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (39.53%) MVC
3 84 (39.07%) TDD
4 79 (36.74%) Web Application Development
5 63 (29.30%) BDD
6 53 (24.65%) Dependency Injection
7 44 (20.47%) Domain-Driven Design
8 39 (18.14%) OO
9 36 (16.74%) Web Development
10 32 (14.88%) Multithreading
11 26 (12.09%) Kanban
11 26 (12.09%) Software Engineering
12 17 (7.91%) CQRS
13 13 (6.05%) Front End Development
13 13 (6.05%) Game Development
14 11 (5.12%) Mathematics
15 10 (4.65%) DevOps
15 10 (4.65%) SDLC
16 9 (4.19%) Content Development
16 9 (4.19%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 102 (47.44%) C#
2 37 (17.21%) Ruby
3 33 (15.35%) C++
4 31 (14.42%) JavaScript
5 30 (13.95%) SQL
6 27 (12.56%) Java
7 26 (12.09%) F#
8 19 (8.84%) PHP
9 11 (5.12%) C
9 11 (5.12%) PL/SQL
10 9 (4.19%) Python
11 7 (3.26%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.86%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.93%) ES6
13 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.93%) PHP 5
14 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.47%) R
14 1 (0.47%) VB
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (20.47%) Degree
2 3 (1.40%) CCNP
2 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
2 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.47%) CCNA
4 1 (0.47%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (0.47%) CCSA
4 1 (0.47%) HNC
4 1 (0.47%) HND
4 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.47%) PhD
4 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) QA
2 8 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (12.09%) Kibana
2 5 (2.33%) Puppet
3 4 (1.86%) Ansible
3 4 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.40%) Terraform
5 1 (0.47%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (26.98%) Google
2 22 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.91%) Oracle
4 4 (1.86%) Apple
4 4 (1.86%) Facebook
5 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco
5 3 (1.40%) Juniper
5 3 (1.40%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.93%) Foundry
6 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe
7 1 (0.47%) F5
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.47%) Tableau
7 1 (0.47%) Twitter
7 1 (0.47%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: competitive entry-level salary + excellent company benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Flexible Hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LGM Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
LGM Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: £30,000 - £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent HR
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolve Technologies Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net-Recruit.co.uk
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 DOE
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net-Recruit.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 - £32,000 DOE
Posted: 25 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 18 days ago