Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 286 262
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 +6
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 4 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.055% 0.17% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 3
Manchester median annual salary £34,750 £40,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.13% +40.35% -12.31%
10th Percentile £24,800 £36,250 £25,050
90th Percentile £40,000 £43,750 £35,150
North West median annual salary £29,500 £40,000 £28,500
% change year-on-year -26.25% +40.35% -10.94%

Game Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,666 7,530 6,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.03% 92.37% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5,532 6,304 5,545
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in Manchester

Game Development
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Game Development in Manchester

Game Development
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Game Development in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (50.00%) RS-232
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CryEngine
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) ZBrush
3 1 (25.00%) Mudbox
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Games
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Maya
3 1 (25.00%) 3ds Max

Game Development
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (25.00%) Maya
1 1 (25.00%) Mudbox
1 1 (25.00%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) RS-232
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3D Artist
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (25.00%) CryEngine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Degree