Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 270 287 279
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 -7
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 10 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.027% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.029% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 4
Manchester median annual salary £32,500 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.70% -15.63% +83.91%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,875 £29,525
90th Percentile £44,500 £49,625 £46,750
North West median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year -27.78% +42.86% +44.83%

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 6,092 6,893 6,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.95% 92.94% 93.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,070 5,667 6,003
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Game Development in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 10 (100.00%) Games
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
6 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) C
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (20.00%) RS-232
7 2 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
8 1 (10.00%) Thought Leadership
8 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (10.00%) JSON
8 1 (10.00%) Analytics
8 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (10.00%) QA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) RS-232
General
1 10 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) C++ Programmer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Games Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Games Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Content Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Games Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Games Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate
4 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Online Games
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 2 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Static Code Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
6 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA