Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 119 140
Rank change year-on-year -13 +21 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 183 197 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.30% 2.68% 2.03%
As % of the General category 5.79% 7.22% 5.42%
Number of salaries quoted 169 183 146
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,250 £73,750
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 3161 2727 2788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 39.74% 37.03% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2474 2265 2188
Manchester median annual salary £42,625 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,425 £65,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £44,250 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +10.63% -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 20 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +4 19 £32,500 +22.64% 1
Stockport -7 7 £34,000 -15.00% 10
Rochdale - 7 £33,000 - 1
Wigan -4 2 £21,750 -47.27% 2
Salford -6 1 - - 1
Bolton -22 1 £21,750 -51.67%
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 103 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (53.55%) SQL Server
3 96 (52.46%) C#
4 86 (46.99%) .NET
5 85 (46.45%) MVC
5 85 (46.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 83 (45.36%) TDD
7 82 (44.81%) ASP.NET
8 73 (39.89%) WCF
9 72 (39.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 68 (37.16%) Google
11 66 (36.07%) KnockoutJS
12 64 (34.97%) Web Application Development
12 64 (34.97%) Dependency Injection
13 50 (27.32%) Amazon AWS
13 50 (27.32%) Node.js
14 46 (25.14%) Mobile App
14 46 (25.14%) Computer Science
15 45 (24.59%) ASP.NET Web API
16 43 (23.50%) AngularJS
17 42 (22.95%) Ruby
18 40 (21.86%) Multithreading
18 40 (21.86%) Kanban
19 39 (21.31%) TeamCity
19 39 (21.31%) .NET Framework
19 39 (21.31%) Entity Framework
20 38 (20.77%) RESTful
21 37 (20.22%) WPF
21 37 (20.22%) MongoDB
22 36 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 33 (18.03%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (3.83%) WordPress
3 5 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.73%) CMS
3 5 (2.73%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (1.64%) Confluence
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.09%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.09%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.09%) Maya
2 2 (1.09%) NUKE
3 1 (0.55%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.55%) SPSS
3 1 (0.55%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.32%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (19.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (17.49%) Google Play
4 3 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.09%) GitHub
5 2 (1.09%) Office 365
6 1 (0.55%) AdWords
6 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.37%) Internet
2 6 (3.28%) SAN
3 4 (2.19%) Broadband
4 3 (1.64%) HTTP
4 3 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.64%) WAN
5 2 (1.09%) ATM
6 1 (0.55%) LAN
6 1 (0.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (53.55%) SQL Server
2 85 (46.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (20.22%) MongoDB
4 21 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (11.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 21 (11.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.92%) MySQL
6 5 (2.73%) CouchDB
6 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.19%) Big Data
7 4 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.09%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 39 (21.31%) TeamCity
2 20 (10.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.46%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.92%) JIRA
4 9 (4.92%) Subversion
5 6 (3.28%) TestRail
5 6 (3.28%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.73%) Grunt
7 4 (2.19%) Bitbucket
7 4 (2.19%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.19%) MSTest
7 4 (2.19%) Selenium
7 4 (2.19%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.09%) gulp
9 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.55%) Babel
10 1 (0.55%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 8 (4.37%) Retail
2 4 (2.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.19%) Marketing
3 3 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Back Office
4 2 (1.09%) Billing
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 129 (70.49%) Developer
2 76 (41.53%) .NET Developer
3 34 (18.58%) Graduate
3 34 (18.58%) Junior
4 33 (18.03%) Digital Developer
5 32 (17.49%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 32 (17.49%) Graduate Developer
5 32 (17.49%) Junior .NET Developer
5 32 (17.49%) Junior Developer
6 25 (13.66%) SQL Developer
6 25 (13.66%) SQL Server Developer
7 14 (7.65%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.10%) Software Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (6.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 12 (6.56%) SQL BI Developer
9 12 (6.56%) SQL Server BI Developer
9 12 (6.56%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
10 10 (5.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (4.37%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (46.99%) .NET
2 82 (44.81%) ASP.NET
3 73 (39.89%) WCF
4 72 (39.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 66 (36.07%) KnockoutJS
6 50 (27.32%) Node.js
7 45 (24.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 43 (23.50%) AngularJS
9 39 (21.31%) .NET Framework
9 39 (21.31%) Entity Framework
10 38 (20.77%) RESTful
11 37 (20.22%) WPF
12 36 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 36 (19.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 32 (17.49%) MSMQ
13 32 (17.49%) Ninject
14 27 (14.75%) HTML
15 22 (12.02%) CSS
16 18 (9.84%) jQuery
17 15 (8.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (25.14%) Computer Science
1 46 (25.14%) Mobile App
2 32 (17.49%) iPhone
3 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.83%) User Experience
5 4 (2.19%) Clustering
5 4 (2.19%) Online Games
6 3 (1.64%) Animation
6 3 (1.64%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.09%) EPoS
7 2 (1.09%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.09%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.09%) Oculus Rift
7 2 (1.09%) Replication
7 2 (1.09%) Xbox
8 1 (0.55%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.13%) Android
2 26 (14.21%) Windows
3 12 (6.56%) Linux
4 10 (5.46%) Windows XP
5 7 (3.83%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.09%) CentOS
10 1 (0.55%) Debian
10 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (46.45%) MVC
3 83 (45.36%) TDD
4 64 (34.97%) Dependency Injection
4 64 (34.97%) Web Application Development
5 40 (21.86%) Kanban
5 40 (21.86%) Multithreading
6 36 (19.67%) Web Development
7 34 (18.58%) Domain-Driven Design
8 32 (17.49%) BDD
9 24 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (8.74%) OO
10 16 (8.74%) Software Engineering
11 15 (8.20%) Front End Development
12 13 (7.10%) DevOps
12 13 (7.10%) Scrum
13 8 (4.37%) Analytics
13 8 (4.37%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.37%) Test Automation
13 8 (4.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 96 (52.46%) C#
2 42 (22.95%) Ruby
3 32 (17.49%) F#
3 32 (17.49%) JavaScript
4 27 (14.75%) SQL
5 21 (11.48%) T-SQL
6 12 (6.56%) C++
7 11 (6.01%) Python
8 10 (5.46%) Java
9 7 (3.83%) PHP
10 5 (2.73%) C
11 4 (2.19%) Objective-C
11 4 (2.19%) Scala
12 3 (1.64%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.64%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.64%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.64%) R
13 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (13.11%) Degree
2 6 (3.28%) ISEB
2 6 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.09%) CISA
5 2 (1.09%) CISM
5 2 (1.09%) CISMP
5 2 (1.09%) CISSP
5 2 (1.09%) CRISC
5 2 (1.09%) SANS
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.29%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) GDPR
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.73%) Docker
4 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) HDFS
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (17.49%) Kibana
2 7 (3.83%) Puppet
3 6 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.19%) Packer
4 4 (2.19%) Terraform
5 3 (1.64%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.55%) Ambari
6 1 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.55%) Grafana
Vendors
1 68 (37.16%) Google
2 17 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.37%) VMware
4 4 (2.19%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.09%) Adobe
5 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.09%) Tableau
5 2 (1.09%) Veeam
6 1 (0.55%) Facebook
6 1 (0.55%) Sun