Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 110 97
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +57
Permanent jobs citing Games 210 221 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.83% 2.85% 2.86%
As % of the General category 7.41% 8.08% 7.25%
Number of salaries quoted 193 199 163
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £49,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +1.35%

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 2,835 2,734 2,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.15% 35.32% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,309 2,212 2,088
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +4.40%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,025 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Wigan +5 10 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Stockport +1 6 £45,000 +8.43% 15
Rochdale - 5 £33,000 - 1
Oldham +21 2 - - 2
Bolton -5 2 £22,500 -50.00% 2
Altrincham - 2 £32,500 - 2
Salford -1 1 £35,000 -13.58% 1
Sale - 1 £42,500 - 1
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 118 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (42.86%) C#
3 89 (42.38%) MVC
4 87 (41.43%) .NET
4 87 (41.43%) SQL Server
5 80 (38.10%) Google
6 76 (36.19%) KnockoutJS
7 75 (35.71%) TDD
8 70 (33.33%) WCF
9 69 (32.86%) JavaScript
10 67 (31.90%) ASP.NET
10 67 (31.90%) AngularJS
11 66 (31.43%) Web Application Development
11 66 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (31.43%) Dependency Injection
12 59 (28.10%) HTML
13 58 (27.62%) CSS
13 58 (27.62%) Amazon AWS
14 57 (27.14%) Web Development
15 52 (24.76%) Node.js
16 50 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
17 47 (22.38%) RESTful
18 46 (21.90%) SQL Server 2014
19 43 (20.48%) Mobile App
19 43 (20.48%) Computer Science
20 41 (19.52%) Android
21 40 (19.05%) .NET Framework
21 40 (19.05%) MongoDB
22 39 (18.57%) Elasticsearch
22 39 (18.57%) Problem-Solving

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 39 (18.57%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.81%) Confluence
3 7 (3.33%) CMS
3 7 (3.33%) ExpressionEngine
3 7 (3.33%) WordPress
4 6 (2.86%) IIS
5 5 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.33%) Maya
2 4 (1.90%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.43%) 3ds Max
3 3 (1.43%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (1.43%) NUKE
4 2 (0.95%) MotionBuilder
4 2 (0.95%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.48%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (27.62%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (15.24%) Google Play
4 5 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.38%) Office 365
5 4 (1.90%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.90%) GitHub
5 4 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.90%) PaaS
6 3 (1.43%) IaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.67%) Firewall
2 13 (6.19%) WAN
3 10 (4.76%) Internet
4 8 (3.81%) HTTP
5 7 (3.33%) IPv4
5 7 (3.33%) IPv6
5 7 (3.33%) LAN
5 7 (3.33%) Network Security
5 7 (3.33%) VoIP
5 7 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.86%) VPN
7 4 (1.90%) 3G
7 4 (1.90%) ADSL
7 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.90%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.90%) GPRS
7 4 (1.90%) SDH
7 4 (1.90%) tcpdump
7 4 (1.90%) Wireless
7 4 (1.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (41.43%) SQL Server
2 46 (21.90%) SQL Server 2014
3 40 (19.05%) MongoDB
4 22 (10.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (6.19%) MySQL
6 5 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (1.90%) Big Data
7 4 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.90%) Redis
7 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.95%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (17.62%) TeamCity
2 19 (9.05%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.10%) Grunt
4 14 (6.67%) JIRA
5 11 (5.24%) gulp
6 10 (4.76%) webpack
7 9 (4.29%) Jasmine
7 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.81%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (3.81%) PhantomJS
8 8 (3.81%) Protractor
9 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.90%) NUnit
10 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.95%) Maven
10 2 (0.95%) Subversion
11 1 (0.48%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (5.71%) Retail
2 11 (5.24%) Marketing
3 7 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.43%) Finance
4 3 (1.43%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.95%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 145 (69.05%) Developer
2 71 (33.81%) .NET Developer
3 35 (16.67%) Digital Developer
3 35 (16.67%) Junior
4 34 (16.19%) Graduate
4 34 (16.19%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 34 (16.19%) Graduate Developer
4 34 (16.19%) Junior .NET Developer
4 34 (16.19%) Junior Developer
5 32 (15.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 25 (11.90%) Senior Developer
7 15 (7.14%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 11 (5.24%) Network Engineer
8 11 (5.24%) React Developer
9 9 (4.29%) Analyst
10 8 (3.81%) Customer Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.81%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.81%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.81%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (41.43%) .NET
2 76 (36.19%) KnockoutJS
3 70 (33.33%) WCF
4 67 (31.90%) AngularJS
4 67 (31.90%) ASP.NET
5 66 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 59 (28.10%) HTML
7 58 (27.62%) CSS
8 52 (24.76%) Node.js
9 47 (22.38%) RESTful
10 40 (19.05%) .NET Framework
11 38 (18.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 38 (18.10%) Entity Framework
11 38 (18.10%) MSMQ
11 38 (18.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 35 (16.67%) WPF
13 32 (15.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 32 (15.24%) Ninject
14 30 (14.29%) React
15 27 (12.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.48%) Computer Science
1 43 (20.48%) Mobile App
2 32 (15.24%) iPhone
3 19 (9.05%) User Experience
4 18 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.76%) Animation
6 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.38%) Replication
7 4 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.90%) RIA
8 3 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.43%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.43%) Xbox
9 2 (0.95%) Clustering
9 2 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) Online Games
9 2 (0.95%) Verilog
9 2 (0.95%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.52%) Android
2 26 (12.38%) Windows
3 22 (10.48%) Linux
4 14 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.86%) Unix
8 2 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (56.19%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (42.38%) MVC
3 75 (35.71%) TDD
4 66 (31.43%) Dependency Injection
4 66 (31.43%) Web Application Development
5 57 (27.14%) Web Development
6 39 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (18.10%) BDD
7 38 (18.10%) Kanban
7 38 (18.10%) Multithreading
8 36 (17.14%) Domain-Driven Design
9 35 (16.67%) Front End Development
10 12 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.24%) DevOps
11 11 (5.24%) Workflow
12 10 (4.76%) iOS Development
12 10 (4.76%) Mobile Development
13 9 (4.29%) Android Development
13 9 (4.29%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 90 (42.86%) C#
2 69 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 36 (17.14%) Ruby
4 34 (16.19%) F#
5 25 (11.90%) Python
5 25 (11.90%) SQL
6 20 (9.52%) Java
7 17 (8.10%) PHP
8 12 (5.71%) C++
9 11 (5.24%) Objective-C
10 6 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.38%) Java 8
12 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.43%) C
13 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.43%) VC++
14 2 (0.95%) Scala
14 2 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.67%) Degree
2 11 (5.24%) CCNA
2 11 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.33%) CCNP
4 4 (1.90%) HND
5 3 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.43%) ISEB
5 3 (1.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.43%) PhD
6 2 (0.95%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.95%) HNC
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.33%) Firmware
3 5 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.90%) Docker
5 2 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (18.10%) Kibana
2 9 (4.29%) Ansible
3 7 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.33%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.38%) Terraform
5 4 (1.90%) logstash
6 2 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.95%) Nessus
6 2 (0.95%) Puppet
7 1 (0.48%) Grafana
7 1 (0.48%) Nagios
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) Packer
Vendors
1 80 (38.10%) Google
2 24 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.24%) Cisco
4 10 (4.76%) Xamarin
5 9 (4.29%) VMware
6 7 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 7 (3.33%) Meraki
6 7 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 7 (3.33%) Tableau
7 6 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.38%) Capita
8 5 (2.38%) Veeam
9 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.90%) F5
9 4 (1.90%) HP
9 4 (1.90%) Hummingbird
9 4 (1.90%) Juniper
10 3 (1.43%) Adobe
10 3 (1.43%) Twitter
11 2 (0.95%) Red Hat