The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Games Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank 229 241 246
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Games Developer 6 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 9
Median salary £31,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.25% +23.07%
UK excluding London median salary £29,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.42% -12.50%
Games Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5491 6185 6810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.03% 96.63% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4672 4936 5468
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,690 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Games Developer in the job title.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Games Developer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games Developer across the North West region.

Games Developer Salary Trend in the North West

Games Developer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Games Developer Salary Histogram in the North West

Games Developer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +4 3 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire +19 1 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Games Developer
England

Games Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Games Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Games Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 11 (78.57%) C#
3 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 10 (71.43%) MVC
3 10 (71.43%) .NET
3 10 (71.43%) TDD
3 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (71.43%) KnockoutJS
4 9 (64.29%) Web Application Development
4 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 9 (64.29%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (64.29%) RESTful
4 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (64.29%) Kanban
4 9 (64.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (64.29%) AngularJS
4 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 9 (64.29%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) HTML5
6 3 (21.43%) Node.js
6 3 (21.43%) CSS3
7 2 (14.29%) Spine.js
7 2 (14.29%) WebGL

Games Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (21.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) webpack
General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
1 10 (71.43%) KnockoutJS
2 9 (64.29%) AngularJS
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 9 (64.29%) RESTful
2 9 (64.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) CSS3
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) CreateJS
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) Spine.js
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) WebGL
6 1 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Animation
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Games
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) MVC
1 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 9 (64.29%) BDD
2 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (64.29%) Dependency Injection
2 9 (64.29%) Kanban
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
2 9 (64.29%) Web Application Development
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) OOP
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
4 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce
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