Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 116 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 -20 +31
Permanent jobs citing Games 211 223 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.88% 2.70% 2.86%
As % of the General category 7.55% 7.02% 7.26%
Number of salaries quoted 177 206 168
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,250 £52,500 £51,450
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%

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 2,796 3,175 2,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.19% 38.41% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2,248 2,525 2,236
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,250 £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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +21 7 £21,750 -42.00% 4
Stockport +10 5 £40,000 +83.91% 7
Altrincham -7 3 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Wigan +14 1 £37,500 +72.41%
Bolton +8 1 £32,500 +49.43%
Salford -1 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Bury - 1 £47,500 - 1
Sale - 1 £42,500 -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 138 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (50.24%) C#
3 103 (48.82%) .NET
4 90 (42.65%) MVC
5 87 (41.23%) SQL Server
6 83 (39.34%) TDD
7 78 (36.97%) ASP.NET
8 77 (36.49%) JavaScript
9 73 (34.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 72 (34.12%) Web Application Development
11 68 (32.23%) WCF
12 67 (31.75%) Google
13 66 (31.28%) HTML
13 66 (31.28%) CSS
14 64 (30.33%) AngularJS
15 59 (27.96%) Node.js
16 58 (27.49%) KnockoutJS
17 57 (27.01%) Dependency Injection
18 51 (24.17%) RESTful
18 51 (24.17%) Microsoft Azure
19 50 (23.70%) SQL Server 2016
20 48 (22.75%) Mobile App
21 47 (22.27%) ASP.NET Web API
21 47 (22.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 45 (21.33%) BDD
23 39 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
24 38 (18.01%) Domain-Driven Design
25 37 (17.54%) .NET Framework
26 36 (17.06%) Web Development
27 35 (16.59%) Entity Framework

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 34 (16.11%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (6.64%) WordPress
3 11 (5.21%) IIS
4 6 (2.84%) Apache
4 6 (2.84%) CMS
4 6 (2.84%) ExpressionEngine
4 6 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.37%) Confluence
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.95%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (0.95%) Maya
2 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.95%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) InDesign
3 1 (0.47%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.47%) Mudbox
3 1 (0.47%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 51 (24.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (14.22%) Google Play
4 6 (2.84%) PaaS
5 5 (2.37%) GitHub
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.42%) IaaS
6 3 (1.42%) Office 365
7 2 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.95%) Zapier
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.64%) HTTP
2 13 (6.16%) Internet
3 12 (5.69%) Firewall
4 9 (4.27%) LAN
4 9 (4.27%) Network Security
4 9 (4.27%) WAN
5 8 (3.79%) IPv4
5 8 (3.79%) IPv6
5 8 (3.79%) VoIP
5 8 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (41.23%) SQL Server
2 50 (23.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (13.74%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (6.16%) MySQL
6 11 (5.21%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.90%) Redis
7 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.95%) Big Data
9 2 (0.95%) Power BI
10 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.47%) Riak
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (13.27%) TeamCity
2 25 (11.85%) Git (software)
3 20 (9.48%) gulp
4 19 (9.00%) webpack
5 16 (7.58%) Grunt
6 15 (7.11%) Visual Studio
7 11 (5.21%) JIRA
8 9 (4.27%) Jasmine
8 9 (4.27%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (4.27%) PhantomJS
8 9 (4.27%) Protractor
9 8 (3.79%) GitLab
10 6 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.84%) NUnit
11 4 (1.90%) Subversion
12 3 (1.42%) Selenium
13 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.95%) Maven
14 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.47%) PHPUnit
General
1 15 (7.11%) Retail
2 10 (4.74%) Finance
3 8 (3.79%) Marketing
4 7 (3.32%) Electronics
5 6 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.90%) Advertising
7 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.95%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.47%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 153 (72.51%) Developer
2 83 (39.34%) .NET Developer
3 32 (15.17%) Junior
4 31 (14.69%) Digital Developer
5 29 (13.74%) Graduate
5 29 (13.74%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 29 (13.74%) Graduate Developer
5 29 (13.74%) Junior .NET Developer
5 29 (13.74%) Junior Developer
6 23 (10.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 22 (10.43%) C# Developer
7 22 (10.43%) Senior Developer
8 21 (9.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (7.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 13 (6.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (6.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (5.69%) Software Developer
12 11 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
13 9 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 9 (4.27%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (48.82%) .NET
2 78 (36.97%) ASP.NET
3 73 (34.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 68 (32.23%) WCF
5 66 (31.28%) CSS
5 66 (31.28%) HTML
6 64 (30.33%) AngularJS
7 59 (27.96%) Node.js
8 58 (27.49%) KnockoutJS
9 51 (24.17%) RESTful
10 47 (22.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 47 (22.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (17.54%) .NET Framework
12 35 (16.59%) Entity Framework
13 31 (14.69%) MSMQ
13 31 (14.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (13.27%) React
14 28 (13.27%) Sass
15 27 (12.80%) Ninject
16 26 (12.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.75%) Mobile App
2 33 (15.64%) Computer Science
3 30 (14.22%) iPhone
4 12 (5.69%) User Experience
5 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.90%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (1.42%) 3D Printing
7 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.42%) RIA
8 2 (0.95%) Animation
8 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.95%) Online Games
8 2 (0.95%) Robotics
9 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.69%) Android
2 23 (10.90%) Windows
3 18 (8.53%) Linux
4 9 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.79%) Unix
6 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.95%) CentOS
7 2 (0.95%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (65.40%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (42.65%) MVC
3 83 (39.34%) TDD
4 72 (34.12%) Web Application Development
5 57 (27.01%) Dependency Injection
6 45 (21.33%) BDD
7 38 (18.01%) Domain-Driven Design
8 36 (17.06%) Web Development
9 32 (15.17%) Kanban
10 28 (13.27%) Multithreading
10 28 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (12.32%) Front End Development
12 17 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (7.58%) E-Commerce
14 14 (6.64%) DevOps
14 14 (6.64%) Mentoring
14 14 (6.64%) Software Engineering
15 13 (6.16%) OO
16 12 (5.69%) OOP
16 12 (5.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 106 (50.24%) C#
2 77 (36.49%) JavaScript
3 30 (14.22%) Java
4 29 (13.74%) Ruby
5 25 (11.85%) F#
5 25 (11.85%) SQL
6 20 (9.48%) PHP
7 12 (5.69%) Python
8 9 (4.27%) C++
9 8 (3.79%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.32%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.90%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.42%) Java 8
12 3 (1.42%) VC++
13 2 (0.95%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.95%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.95%) Scala
13 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (9.00%) Degree
2 8 (3.79%) CCNA
2 8 (3.79%) CCNP
2 8 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.90%) ISEB
4 3 (1.42%) HND
4 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.95%) PhD
6 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.64%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.79%) Firmware
2 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.90%) Docker
3 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (12.80%) Kibana
2 8 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.79%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (3.79%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.32%) Ansible
4 2 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.95%) logstash
4 2 (0.95%) Nessus
4 2 (0.95%) Terraform
5 1 (0.47%) Nagios
5 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (31.75%) Google
2 22 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.79%) Cisco
3 8 (3.79%) Fortinet
3 8 (3.79%) IBM
3 8 (3.79%) Meraki
3 8 (3.79%) SolarWinds
4 6 (2.84%) Tableau
5 5 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.37%) Twitter
6 4 (1.90%) Pega
7 3 (1.42%) Capita
7 3 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.95%) Adobe
8 2 (0.95%) Hummingbird
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle
8 2 (0.95%) Qualys
8 2 (0.95%) VMware
9 1 (0.47%) Sun
9 1 (0.47%) Xilinx