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

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 116 123
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +58
Permanent jobs citing Games 178 212 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.39% 2.85% 2.32%
As % of the General category 6.12% 7.98% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 165 191 155
Manchester median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -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 2,907 2,658 2,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.06% 35.74% 37.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2,268 2,198 2,057
Manchester median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%

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 January 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 January 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 0 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Altrincham - 8 £37,500 - 5
Stockport +1 7 £41,250 +3.13% 6
Rochdale - 6 £33,000 -
Oldham +12 1 - - 4
Salford -3 1 - - 1
Bolton -12 1 £22,500 -50.00% 2
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 92 (51.69%) SQL Server
2 91 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (49.44%) MVC
4 81 (45.51%) C#
5 79 (44.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 75 (42.13%) KnockoutJS
6 75 (42.13%) .NET
7 74 (41.57%) TDD
8 72 (40.45%) Google
9 71 (39.89%) ASP.NET
10 68 (38.20%) WCF
11 66 (37.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 66 (37.08%) Dependency Injection
11 66 (37.08%) Web Application Development
12 52 (29.21%) AngularJS
13 50 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
14 49 (27.53%) Web Development
15 45 (25.28%) Computer Science
16 44 (24.72%) Node.js
17 41 (23.03%) Multithreading
17 41 (23.03%) RESTful
18 39 (21.91%) Kanban
18 39 (21.91%) Android
18 39 (21.91%) Ruby
19 38 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 38 (21.35%) TeamCity
19 38 (21.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 38 (21.35%) Mobile App
19 38 (21.35%) Elasticsearch
19 38 (21.35%) ASP.NET Web API

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 38 (21.35%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.25%) Confluence
2 4 (2.25%) WordPress
3 3 (1.69%) CMS
3 3 (1.69%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.49%) Maya
2 6 (3.37%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.25%) 3ds Max
3 4 (2.25%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (2.25%) NUKE
4 2 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.12%) MotionBuilder
4 2 (1.12%) ZBrush
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.56%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.56%) Houdini
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (21.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (17.42%) Google Play
4 5 (2.81%) Office 365
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.56%) AdWords
6 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.37%) Internet
1 6 (3.37%) SAN
1 6 (3.37%) WAN
2 4 (2.25%) 3G
2 4 (2.25%) 802.11
2 4 (2.25%) ADSL
2 4 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (2.25%) DSL
2 4 (2.25%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.25%) Firewall
2 4 (2.25%) GPRS
2 4 (2.25%) MPLS
2 4 (2.25%) SDH
2 4 (2.25%) tcpdump
2 4 (2.25%) VPN
2 4 (2.25%) Wireless
2 4 (2.25%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.12%) ATM
4 1 (0.56%) Broadband
4 1 (0.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (51.69%) SQL Server
2 79 (44.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (20.79%) MongoDB
4 15 (8.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (7.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 13 (7.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.18%) MySQL
7 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.12%) Big Data
8 2 (1.12%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.12%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 38 (21.35%) TeamCity
2 12 (6.74%) JIRA
3 10 (5.62%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.93%) Grunt
5 5 (2.81%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.25%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.25%) gulp
6 4 (2.25%) Subversion
6 4 (2.25%) TestRail
6 4 (2.25%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (1.69%) PhantomJS
7 3 (1.69%) Protractor
7 3 (1.69%) webpack
8 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.12%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.56%) Mocha
9 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (2.81%) Marketing
2 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
2 2 (1.12%) Retail
3 1 (0.56%) Electronics
3 1 (0.56%) Finance
3 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
3 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (68.54%) Developer
2 68 (38.20%) .NET Developer
3 37 (20.79%) Graduate
3 37 (20.79%) Junior
4 35 (19.66%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 35 (19.66%) Graduate Developer
4 35 (19.66%) Junior .NET Developer
4 35 (19.66%) Junior Developer
5 34 (19.10%) Digital Developer
6 15 (8.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 15 (8.43%) SQL Developer
7 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Developer
8 11 (6.18%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (5.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 9 (5.06%) SQL BI Developer
9 9 (5.06%) SQL Server BI Developer
9 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (42.13%) .NET
1 75 (42.13%) KnockoutJS
2 71 (39.89%) ASP.NET
3 68 (38.20%) WCF
4 66 (37.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 52 (29.21%) AngularJS
6 44 (24.72%) Node.js
7 41 (23.03%) RESTful
8 38 (21.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 38 (21.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 37 (20.79%) WPF
10 35 (19.66%) .NET Framework
10 35 (19.66%) Entity Framework
10 35 (19.66%) MSMQ
11 31 (17.42%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 31 (17.42%) Ninject
12 28 (15.73%) HTML
13 26 (14.61%) CSS
14 18 (10.11%) jQuery
15 17 (9.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (25.28%) Computer Science
2 38 (21.35%) Mobile App
3 31 (17.42%) iPhone
4 18 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.74%) User Experience
6 10 (5.62%) Animation
7 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.81%) Replication
8 4 (2.25%) Clustering
9 3 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.69%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.69%) Xbox
10 2 (1.12%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.12%) EPoS
10 2 (1.12%) Oculus Rift
11 1 (0.56%) BBC
11 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.56%) New Media
11 1 (0.56%) RIA
11 1 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.91%) Android
2 20 (11.24%) Windows
3 14 (7.87%) Linux
4 9 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.12%) CentOS
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Debian
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Solaris
8 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (51.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (49.44%) MVC
3 74 (41.57%) TDD
4 66 (37.08%) Dependency Injection
4 66 (37.08%) Web Application Development
5 49 (27.53%) Web Development
6 41 (23.03%) Multithreading
7 39 (21.91%) Kanban
8 35 (19.66%) BDD
9 33 (18.54%) Domain-Driven Design
10 16 (8.99%) Front End Development
11 13 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.06%) Mobile Development
12 9 (5.06%) Software Engineering
13 8 (4.49%) Android Development
13 8 (4.49%) iOS Development
14 7 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.93%) OO
14 7 (3.93%) Workflow
15 6 (3.37%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.51%) C#
2 39 (21.91%) Ruby
3 35 (19.66%) F#
4 33 (18.54%) JavaScript
5 22 (12.36%) SQL
6 16 (8.99%) Python
7 14 (7.87%) C++
8 13 (7.30%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.06%) Objective-C
9 9 (5.06%) PHP
10 7 (3.93%) Java
11 4 (2.25%) C
12 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.69%) VC++
13 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.12%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.12%) X++
14 1 (0.56%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (10.11%) Degree
2 6 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.25%) CCNA
3 4 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.25%) ISEB
3 4 (2.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.56%) HNC
4 1 (0.56%) HND
4 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.18%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (20.79%) Kibana
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.69%) Terraform
4 2 (1.12%) Ansible
4 2 (1.12%) logstash
4 2 (1.12%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.56%) Grafana
5 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.56%) Packer
Vendors
1 72 (40.45%) Google
2 18 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.62%) VMware
4 9 (5.06%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.81%) Veeam
6 4 (2.25%) Adobe
6 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.25%) Cisco
6 4 (2.25%) F5
6 4 (2.25%) HP
6 4 (2.25%) Juniper
7 2 (1.12%) Capita
7 2 (1.12%) Hummingbird
7 2 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.12%) Snowplow
7 2 (1.12%) Tableau
8 1 (0.56%) Facebook
8 1 (0.56%) NVIDIA
8 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.56%) Xilinx