Period
to 19 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 72 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 3 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 0.14% 1.59%
As % of the General category 1.03% 0.36% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 16
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £24,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.25% -31.43% -
10th Percentile £23,950 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £44,250 £26,000 £41,250
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -6.25%

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

All General Skills
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 291 274 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 47.94% 38.48% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 234 228 249
Lancashire median annual salary £44,000 £42,291 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.04% +9.85% +2.67%
10th Percentile £30,565 £21,625 £22,300
90th Percentile £67,370 £68,061 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Lancashire

Games
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Games in Lancashire

Games
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in Lancashire

Games
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 1 £37,500 - 1
Lancaster - 1 £23,000 -
Nelson - 1 £40,000 -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Games.

1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) ATDD
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Internet Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum Master
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Core
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Kanban
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) API Design
2 1 (33.33%) ATDD
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP