The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 100 108
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Games 109 93 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.60% 2.65% 2.45%
As % of the General category 6.79% 7.06% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 96 76 73
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1605 1317 1237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 38.32% 37.53% 36.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1298 1093 986
Median salary £45,000 £44,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +10.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Manchester

Games
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 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
Altrincham - 11 £32,500 - 1
Oldham +1 5 £37,500 +50.00% 2
Rochdale - 4 £49,500 - 1
Bolton -2 2 £25,875 -42.50%
Stockport -18 2 £31,625 -20.93% 3
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
Wigan - 1 £21,750 -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 117 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (49.33%) C#
3 101 (45.29%) .NET
4 82 (36.77%) SQL Server
5 77 (34.53%) Computer Science
6 76 (34.08%) WCF
6 76 (34.08%) TDD
7 75 (33.63%) ASP.NET
7 75 (33.63%) MVC
8 70 (31.39%) Degree
8 70 (31.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 66 (29.60%) Web Application Development
10 65 (29.15%) SQL Server 2014
11 59 (26.46%) KnockoutJS
12 57 (25.56%) Google
13 54 (24.22%) Dependency Injection
14 50 (22.42%) C++
15 49 (21.97%) Windows
16 48 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
16 48 (21.52%) BDD
16 48 (21.52%) Mobile App
17 47 (21.08%) Multithreading
18 46 (20.63%) Software Engineering
19 43 (19.28%) AngularJS
19 43 (19.28%) Node.js
20 41 (18.39%) OO
21 40 (17.94%) HTML
21 40 (17.94%) Ruby
22 39 (17.49%) Visual Studio
22 39 (17.49%) Microsoft

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 27 (12.11%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.69%) Confluence
3 6 (2.69%) WordPress
4 3 (1.35%) CMS
4 3 (1.35%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (1.35%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.45%) InDesign
3 1 (0.45%) Maya
3 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 48 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (14.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (12.11%) Google Play
4 4 (1.79%) GitHub
5 3 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.90%) IaaS
6 2 (0.90%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.73%) Internet
2 7 (3.14%) LAN
3 5 (2.24%) ATM
3 5 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.24%) WAN
4 4 (1.79%) Broadband
4 4 (1.79%) RS-232
5 3 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.35%) HTTP
5 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.90%) 3G
6 2 (0.90%) ADSL
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.90%) GPRS
6 2 (0.90%) PBX
6 2 (0.90%) SDH
6 2 (0.90%) VoIP
6 2 (0.90%) VPN
6 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (36.77%) SQL Server
2 65 (29.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 33 (14.80%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.69%) CouchDB
6 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.79%) Big Data
7 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.35%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.35%) MySQL
8 3 (1.35%) QlikView
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (17.49%) Visual Studio
2 32 (14.35%) TeamCity
3 20 (8.97%) Subversion
4 19 (8.52%) Git (software)
5 11 (4.93%) JIRA
5 11 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.59%) Selenium
7 7 (3.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.69%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.24%) webpack
10 4 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (1.79%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.35%) Babel
11 3 (1.35%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.35%) Grunt
11 3 (1.35%) gulp
11 3 (1.35%) TestRail
11 3 (1.35%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.90%) Mocha
12 2 (0.90%) MSTest
General
1 19 (8.52%) Retail
2 12 (5.38%) Banking
3 10 (4.48%) Finance
4 8 (3.59%) Electronics
5 5 (2.24%) Marketing
5 5 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.79%) Legal
6 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.35%) Advertising
7 3 (1.35%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 144 (64.57%) Developer
2 77 (34.53%) .NET Developer
3 44 (19.73%) Junior
4 40 (17.94%) Graduate
4 40 (17.94%) Graduate Developer
5 34 (15.25%) Junior Developer
6 30 (13.45%) Software Engineer
7 28 (12.56%) Junior .NET Developer
8 27 (12.11%) Digital Developer
8 27 (12.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 25 (11.21%) Software Developer
10 24 (10.76%) Senior Software Engineer
11 20 (8.97%) C++ Software Engineer
11 20 (8.97%) Senior Developer
12 18 (8.07%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 12 (5.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 12 (5.38%) Linux Developer
14 9 (4.04%) Graduate Software Developer
14 9 (4.04%) Java Developer
15 8 (3.59%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (45.29%) .NET
2 76 (34.08%) WCF
3 75 (33.63%) ASP.NET
4 70 (31.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 59 (26.46%) KnockoutJS
6 43 (19.28%) AngularJS
6 43 (19.28%) Node.js
7 40 (17.94%) HTML
8 39 (17.49%) ASP.NET Web API
9 37 (16.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 36 (16.14%) .NET Framework
10 36 (16.14%) Entity Framework
11 35 (15.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 35 (15.70%) WPF
12 34 (15.25%) RESTful
13 27 (12.11%) HTML5
13 27 (12.11%) MSMQ
13 27 (12.11%) Ninject
14 22 (9.87%) Web Services
15 21 (9.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (34.53%) Computer Science
2 48 (21.52%) Mobile App
3 27 (12.11%) iPhone
4 22 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.83%) Animation
6 8 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.59%) User Experience
7 7 (3.14%) EPoS
8 6 (2.69%) iPad
9 4 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
10 3 (1.35%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.35%) Online Banking
10 3 (1.35%) Online Games
10 3 (1.35%) Social Gaming
11 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.90%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.45%) Mobile Games
12 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (21.97%) Windows
2 33 (14.80%) Android
3 29 (13.00%) Windows XP
4 22 (9.87%) Linux
5 9 (4.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (52.47%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (34.08%) TDD
3 75 (33.63%) MVC
4 66 (29.60%) Web Application Development
5 54 (24.22%) Dependency Injection
6 48 (21.52%) BDD
7 47 (21.08%) Multithreading
8 46 (20.63%) Software Engineering
9 41 (18.39%) OO
10 35 (15.70%) Web Development
11 32 (14.35%) Domain-Driven Design
12 29 (13.00%) Kanban
13 15 (6.73%) Front End Development
13 15 (6.73%) Game Development
13 15 (6.73%) Mathematics
14 13 (5.83%) Content Development
14 13 (5.83%) Scrum
15 12 (5.38%) DevOps
16 11 (4.93%) Analytics
16 11 (4.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 110 (49.33%) C#
2 50 (22.42%) C++
3 40 (17.94%) Ruby
4 37 (16.59%) Java
5 31 (13.90%) JavaScript
6 27 (12.11%) F#
7 24 (10.76%) SQL
8 20 (8.97%) C
9 19 (8.52%) Python
10 13 (5.83%) PHP
11 7 (3.14%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.24%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.24%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.79%) R
14 3 (1.35%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.35%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.35%) Scala
14 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.90%) ES6
Qualifications
1 70 (31.39%) Degree
2 13 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.24%) CCNP
3 5 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.24%) ISEB
4 3 (1.35%) CISA
4 3 (1.35%) CISM
4 3 (1.35%) CISMP
4 3 (1.35%) CISSP
4 3 (1.35%) CRISC
4 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.35%) SANS
5 2 (0.90%) CCNA
5 2 (0.90%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (0.90%) CCSA
5 2 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.52%) QA
2 5 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.35%) GDPR
3 3 (1.35%) ISO 22301
3 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.24%) Docker
2 4 (1.79%) Firmware
3 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (12.11%) Kibana
2 8 (3.59%) Puppet
3 7 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.79%) Ansible
4 4 (1.79%) Terraform
5 2 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 57 (25.56%) Google
2 39 (17.49%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.48%) Oracle
4 7 (3.14%) Cisco
5 5 (2.24%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.24%) Juniper
6 4 (1.79%) Freescale
7 3 (1.35%) Apple
7 3 (1.35%) Foundry
7 3 (1.35%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.35%) Tableau
7 3 (1.35%) VMware
7 3 (1.35%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.90%) F5
8 2 (0.90%) HP
8 2 (0.90%) Sun
9 1 (0.45%) Adobe
9 1 (0.45%) Perforce
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.45%) SaltStack
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Free Parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days annual leave; Flexi-time
Posted: 22 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £63000 - £85000 per annum + car, flex working, exc pen/ hol
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 9 days ago