The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Oldham. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Manchester / Oldham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 3 -
Rank change year-on-year -32 -  
Permanent jobs citing Games 6 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oldham 5.41% 38.46% -
As % of the General category 13.04% 76.92% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 0
Median salary £37,500 £24,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% -  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +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 Oldham with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Oldham
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 46 13 20
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Oldham 41.44% 50.00% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 21 12 14
Median salary £37,500 £24,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% -52.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Oldham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oldham 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 Oldham

Games
Salary Trend in Oldham

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

Salary trend for Games in Oldham

Games
Salary Histogram in Oldham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Oldham over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Oldham

For the 6 months to 30 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 Oldham region with a requirement for Games.

1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) ADSL
4 2 (15.38%) GPRS
4 2 (15.38%) SDH
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oldham 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 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) 3G
1 2 (15.38%) 802.11
1 2 (15.38%) ADSL
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (15.38%) DSL
1 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) GPRS
1 2 (15.38%) MPLS
1 2 (15.38%) SDH
1 2 (15.38%) tcpdump
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) QA Leader
1 4 (30.77%) QA Team Leader
1 4 (30.77%) Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Server Support
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Games Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Games Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate C++ Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate Games Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Graduate Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Test Management
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) SEO
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP Voice
2 2 (15.38%) CCSA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) F5
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
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