Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 135 114
Rank change year-on-year +38 -21 +20
Permanent jobs citing Games 241 183 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.31% 2.35% 2.74%
As % of the General category 8.57% 5.92% 7.29%
Number of salaries quoted 193 169 181
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 2,812 3,091 2,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.63% 39.70% 37.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,191 2,397 2,293
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £67,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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
Oldham +13 12 £21,750 -33.08% 8
Stockport +17 3 - - 5
Altrincham -27 3 £50,000 +53.85%
Bury - 1 £47,500 - 1
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 162 (67.22%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (56.02%) C#
3 129 (53.53%) .NET
4 118 (48.96%) MVC
5 106 (43.98%) ASP.NET
6 104 (43.15%) SQL Server
7 101 (41.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 99 (41.08%) Web Application Development
9 97 (40.25%) TDD
10 89 (36.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 86 (35.68%) JavaScript
12 78 (32.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 76 (31.54%) HTML
14 71 (29.46%) AngularJS
15 65 (26.97%) CSS
16 64 (26.56%) BDD
17 63 (26.14%) SQL Server 2016
18 61 (25.31%) WCF
19 54 (22.41%) RESTful
20 53 (21.99%) Microsoft Azure
21 46 (19.09%) Node.js
22 44 (18.26%) Degree
23 42 (17.43%) Elasticsearch
24 40 (16.60%) Mobile App
25 38 (15.77%) Google
26 37 (15.35%) Software Engineering
26 37 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
26 37 (15.35%) KnockoutJS
26 37 (15.35%) Dependency Injection
27 35 (14.52%) RabbitMQ

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 42 (17.43%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (5.39%) WordPress
3 8 (3.32%) IIS
4 4 (1.66%) Confluence
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) CMS
5 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.41%) InDesign
2 1 (0.41%) Maya
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Mudbox
2 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.41%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.37%) Google Play
3 11 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.90%) Office 365
5 4 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.24%) SaaS
7 2 (0.83%) GitHub
7 2 (0.83%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.41%) iTunes
8 1 (0.41%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.11%) Internet
2 14 (5.81%) HTTP
3 13 (5.39%) RS-232
4 6 (2.49%) RS-485
4 6 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.07%) Firewall
5 5 (2.07%) VPN
6 2 (0.83%) LAN
6 2 (0.83%) Network Security
6 2 (0.83%) WAN
7 1 (0.41%) IPv4
7 1 (0.41%) IPv6
7 1 (0.41%) VoIP
7 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (43.15%) SQL Server
2 63 (26.14%) SQL Server 2016
3 16 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 15 (6.22%) MySQL
5 14 (5.81%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.24%) Big Data
7 3 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.41%) Power BI
9 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (9.54%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.30%) gulp
3 19 (7.88%) webpack
4 16 (6.64%) Visual Studio
5 15 (6.22%) JIRA
6 12 (4.98%) GitLab
7 11 (4.56%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.73%) Grunt
9 7 (2.90%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.90%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (2.90%) PhantomJS
9 7 (2.90%) Protractor
9 7 (2.90%) Subversion
10 4 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.24%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.24%) Selenium
12 2 (0.83%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 18 (7.47%) Electronics
2 13 (5.39%) Finance
3 9 (3.73%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.32%) Retail
5 7 (2.90%) Banking
6 4 (1.66%) Advertising
6 4 (1.66%) Back Office
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 176 (73.03%) Developer
2 108 (44.81%) .NET Developer
3 57 (23.65%) C# Developer
4 55 (22.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (21.16%) ASP.NET Developer
5 51 (21.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 34 (14.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 29 (12.03%) Junior
8 27 (11.20%) Junior Developer
9 26 (10.79%) Digital Developer
10 24 (9.96%) Graduate
10 24 (9.96%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (9.54%) Graduate .NET Developer
11 23 (9.54%) Graduate Developer
11 23 (9.54%) Junior .NET Developer
12 19 (7.88%) Software Engineer
13 18 (7.47%) Agile Developer
14 17 (7.05%) Agile .NET Developer
14 17 (7.05%) Agile C# Developer
14 17 (7.05%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (53.53%) .NET
2 106 (43.98%) ASP.NET
3 101 (41.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 89 (36.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 78 (32.37%) ASP.NET Web API
6 76 (31.54%) HTML
7 71 (29.46%) AngularJS
8 65 (26.97%) CSS
9 61 (25.31%) WCF
10 54 (22.41%) RESTful
11 46 (19.09%) Node.js
12 37 (15.35%) KnockoutJS
13 35 (14.52%) RabbitMQ
14 29 (12.03%) .NET Framework
15 28 (11.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (11.20%) Entity Framework
17 24 (9.96%) React
18 21 (8.71%) Sass
19 18 (7.47%) Vue.js
20 17 (7.05%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.60%) Mobile App
2 35 (14.52%) Computer Science
3 30 (12.45%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (10.37%) iPhone
5 11 (4.56%) User Experience
6 8 (3.32%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.07%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.66%) 3D Printing
9 4 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.83%) Acoustics
11 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.41%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.03%) Android
1 29 (12.03%) Windows
2 20 (8.30%) Linux
3 6 (2.49%) Ubuntu
4 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.66%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.24%) Unix
7 2 (0.83%) CentOS
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (67.22%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (48.96%) MVC
3 99 (41.08%) Web Application Development
4 97 (40.25%) TDD
5 64 (26.56%) BDD
6 37 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (15.35%) Dependency Injection
6 37 (15.35%) Software Engineering
7 33 (13.69%) E-Commerce
8 31 (12.86%) Domain-Driven Design
8 31 (12.86%) Kanban
9 29 (12.03%) Multithreading
10 27 (11.20%) Scrum
11 21 (8.71%) DevOps
11 21 (8.71%) OO
12 17 (7.05%) CQRS
12 17 (7.05%) Test Automation
13 15 (6.22%) Waterfall
14 14 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (5.81%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (56.02%) C#
2 86 (35.68%) JavaScript
3 35 (14.52%) Java
4 29 (12.03%) C++
5 23 (9.54%) Ruby
6 19 (7.88%) SQL
7 16 (6.64%) C
8 14 (5.81%) PHP
9 10 (4.15%) F#
10 7 (2.90%) Python
11 6 (2.49%) VC++
12 3 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.24%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.24%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.24%) Perl
12 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.24%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.83%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 44 (18.26%) Degree
2 15 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) ISEB
4 2 (0.83%) MCP
4 2 (0.83%) MCSA
4 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) CCNA
5 1 (0.41%) CCNP
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.66%) Firmware
3 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (5.39%) Kibana
2 3 (1.24%) Ansible
2 3 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.24%) Puppet
3 2 (0.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (15.77%) Google
2 17 (7.05%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.98%) IBM
4 4 (1.66%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.66%) Oracle
5 3 (1.24%) Cisco
5 3 (1.24%) VMware
6 2 (0.83%) Citrix
6 2 (0.83%) Pega
6 2 (0.83%) Twitter
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe
7 1 (0.41%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) Meraki
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.41%) Sony
7 1 (0.41%) Sun
7 1 (0.41%) Xamarin