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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
North West > Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 178 178
Rank change year-on-year -28 0  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 7 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 4
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -13.04%  
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £41,500 £25,000 £35,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +60.00% -21.87%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3838 3156 3039
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.12% 90.22% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 11099 10450
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 14 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (92.86%) OO
3 12 (85.71%) OpenGL
3 12 (85.71%) DirectX
3 12 (85.71%) C++
3 12 (85.71%) Computer Science
3 12 (85.71%) Degree
3 12 (85.71%) Mathematics
3 12 (85.71%) Content Development
4 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) C
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Performance Optimisation
4 6 (42.86%) Physics
4 6 (42.86%) Animation
4 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 6 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (7.14%) Selenium
6 1 (7.14%) Online Games
6 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.14%) HTML5
6 1 (7.14%) Mocha
6 1 (7.14%) Node.js

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:

Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Mocha
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) webpack
General
1 14 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Junior
2 6 (42.86%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Junior Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Games Developer
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) DirectX
1 12 (85.71%) OpenGL
2 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Ember.js
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) PhoneGap
3 1 (7.14%) Pixi.js
3 1 (7.14%) React
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 12 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (42.86%) Animation
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Online Games
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) OO
2 12 (85.71%) Content Development
2 12 (85.71%) Mathematics
3 6 (42.86%) Performance Optimisation
3 6 (42.86%) Physics
3 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) C
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) ES6
4 1 (7.14%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago