Period
to 21 April 2021

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 6 months to 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 143 120
Rank change year-on-year +30 -23 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 81 76 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.19% 1.62% 2.59%
As % of the General category 6.99% 4.79% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 32 66 137
10th Percentile £28,400 £26,875 £28,250
25th Percentile £31,500 £35,313 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +16.88%
75th Percentile £59,375 £62,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £101,250
North West median annual salary £40,500 £50,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year -19.00% +12.36% +11.25%

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 Manchester with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,159 1,585 2,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.28% 33.87% 38.30%
Number of salaries quoted 903 1,135 1,898
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,946 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,175 £36,250 £35,677
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,875 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Manchester.

Salary trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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 6 months to 21 April 2021. 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
Altrincham - 12 - - 1
Wigan - 2 £57,500 -
Bolton - 1 - -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Games.

1 35 (43.21%) Java
2 34 (41.98%) JavaScript
3 32 (39.51%) C#
4 28 (34.57%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (33.33%) DevOps
5 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (28.40%) CSS
8 21 (25.93%) Oracle
8 21 (25.93%) HTML
8 21 (25.93%) Python
8 21 (25.93%) Software Testing
9 20 (24.69%) HTML5
9 20 (24.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (24.69%) OO
10 19 (23.46%) OOP
11 18 (22.22%) OCP
11 18 (22.22%) OCA
11 18 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
11 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 18 (22.22%) Java SE
11 18 (22.22%) CIW
11 18 (22.22%) CSS3
11 18 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 18 (22.22%) Java 8
12 16 (19.75%) Functional Programming
12 16 (19.75%) Data Structures
12 16 (19.75%) Scrum
12 16 (19.75%) SQL
13 15 (18.52%) MySQL

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 12 (14.81%) Apache
2 2 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) AWS
2 7 (8.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (3.70%) SaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Azure
4 2 (2.47%) Azure Service Fabric
4 2 (2.47%) npm
5 1 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.23%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.52%) MySQL
2 4 (4.94%) Redis
3 2 (2.47%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 12 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 12 (14.81%) Gradle
2 12 (14.81%) IntelliJ
2 12 (14.81%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.47%) gulp
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.47%) webpack
5 1 (1.23%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.23%) JMeter
5 1 (1.23%) Postman
5 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (16.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Advertising
2 1 (1.23%) Electronics
2 1 (1.23%) Law
2 1 (1.23%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Developer
2 21 (25.93%) Tester
3 20 (24.69%) Software Tester
4 18 (22.22%) Games Tester
4 18 (22.22%) Trainee
4 18 (22.22%) Trainee Software Tester
4 18 (22.22%) Trainee Tester
5 8 (9.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Designer
6 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Principal Developer
7 5 (6.17%) UX Designer
8 4 (4.94%) Programmer
8 4 (4.94%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Site Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) C# Programmer
9 3 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.40%) CSS
2 21 (25.93%) HTML
3 20 (24.69%) HTML5
4 18 (22.22%) CSS3
4 18 (22.22%) Java SE
5 13 (16.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 12 (14.81%) Apache Flex
6 12 (14.81%) Kafka
6 12 (14.81%) OpenJDK
7 9 (11.11%) Node.js
8 4 (4.94%) .NET
9 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.70%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.70%) Flash
9 3 (3.70%) React
9 3 (3.70%) RESTful
10 2 (2.47%) .NET Core
10 2 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (2.47%) Universal Windows Platform
10 2 (2.47%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Structures
2 12 (14.81%) e-Learning
2 12 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.41%) User Experience
4 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.47%) Acoustics
5 2 (2.47%) Media Streaming
5 2 (2.47%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.23%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (1.23%) Online Games
6 1 (1.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.11%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.47%) Android
4 2 (2.47%) CentOS
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.33%) DevOps
3 21 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 20 (24.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (24.69%) OO
5 19 (23.46%) OOP
6 16 (19.75%) Functional Programming
6 16 (19.75%) Scrum
7 15 (18.52%) Coaching
7 15 (18.52%) Test Automation
8 14 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (14.81%) Community of Practice
9 12 (14.81%) Pair Programming
10 11 (13.58%) Visualisation
11 10 (12.35%) TDD
12 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
13 8 (9.88%) Workflow
14 7 (8.64%) Mathematics
15 6 (7.41%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) Java
2 34 (41.98%) JavaScript
3 32 (39.51%) C#
4 21 (25.93%) Python
5 18 (22.22%) Java 8
6 16 (19.75%) SQL
7 12 (14.81%) Groovy
8 5 (6.17%) C++
8 5 (6.17%) Go
9 4 (4.94%) Kotlin
10 3 (3.70%) VC++
11 2 (2.47%) ES6
11 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.23%) C
12 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.23%) PHP
12 1 (1.23%) R
12 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) CIW
1 18 (22.22%) OCA
1 18 (22.22%) OCP
1 18 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.23%) ISEB
4 1 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (29.63%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (16.05%) Kubernetes
2 13 (16.05%) Terraform
3 12 (14.81%) Ansible
3 12 (14.81%) Packer
4 6 (7.41%) Graphite
4 6 (7.41%) ZABBIX
5 4 (4.94%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.47%) Grafana
6 2 (2.47%) Kibana
6 2 (2.47%) logstash
7 1 (1.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) Oracle
2 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.81%) Aquila
4 1 (1.23%) Sony