Period
to 20 April 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 116 109
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 -13
Permanent jobs citing Games 162 210 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.59% 2.83% 2.85%
As % of the General category 7.11% 7.41% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 138 193 199
Manchester median annual salary £46,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.33% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £28,375 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £52,500 £49,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.82% +4.00% -

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 2,279 2,835 2,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 36.50% 38.15% 35.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,792 2,309 2,212
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £24,025
90th Percentile £74,875 £68,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 2019.

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 2019. 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 +15 5 £35,000 -
Rochdale +17 2 £25,000 -24.24%
Salford -15 2 - - 1
Stockport +11 1 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Wigan +3 1 £37,500 -
Altrincham -4 1 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, 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 91 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (47.53%) C#
3 71 (43.83%) .NET
4 68 (41.98%) MVC
5 62 (38.27%) SQL Server
6 61 (37.65%) ASP.NET
7 60 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 60 (37.04%) Web Application Development
7 60 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 56 (34.57%) JavaScript
9 55 (33.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 47 (29.01%) AngularJS
11 42 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
12 40 (24.69%) HTML
13 38 (23.46%) TDD
14 36 (22.22%) C++
14 36 (22.22%) CSS
15 34 (20.99%) Windows
16 32 (19.75%) Software Engineering
16 32 (19.75%) RabbitMQ
17 31 (19.14%) Elasticsearch
18 30 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
18 30 (18.52%) BDD
18 30 (18.52%) Internet
19 26 (16.05%) OO
20 25 (15.43%) WCF
20 25 (15.43%) Greenfield Project
21 24 (14.81%) Degree
22 23 (14.20%) Computer Science
23 22 (13.58%) RESTful

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 31 (19.14%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.85%) CMS
4 2 (1.23%) IIS
4 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Drupal
5 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.26%) Google Play
3 5 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.47%) Office 365
4 4 (2.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.52%) Internet
2 17 (10.49%) RS-232
3 5 (3.09%) RS-485
4 4 (2.47%) Broadband
4 4 (2.47%) Firewall
4 4 (2.47%) HTTP
5 1 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (38.27%) SQL Server
2 30 (18.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (4.32%) MySQL
4 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.23%) Big Data
5 2 (1.23%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.62%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.62%) Power BI
6 1 (0.62%) RethinkDB
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.17%) Subversion
3 4 (2.47%) gulp
3 4 (2.47%) JIRA
3 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 11 (6.79%) Retail
2 9 (5.56%) Automotive
2 9 (5.56%) Law
3 6 (3.70%) Finance
4 4 (2.47%) Banking
4 4 (2.47%) Electronics
4 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.47%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) Back Office
5 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.62%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 91 (56.17%) Developer
2 65 (40.12%) .NET Developer
3 47 (29.01%) C# Developer
4 46 (28.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 45 (27.78%) ASP.NET Developer
5 45 (27.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 30 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 25 (15.43%) Software Engineer
8 18 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
9 15 (9.26%) Agile .NET Developer
9 15 (9.26%) Agile C# Developer
9 15 (9.26%) Agile Developer
9 15 (9.26%) Azure Developer
9 15 (9.26%) Digital Developer
9 15 (9.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (7.41%) Senior Developer
11 11 (6.79%) PHP Developer
12 10 (6.17%) Embedded C Engineer
12 10 (6.17%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 10 (6.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (43.83%) .NET
2 61 (37.65%) ASP.NET
3 60 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 60 (37.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 55 (33.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 47 (29.01%) AngularJS
6 40 (24.69%) HTML
7 36 (22.22%) CSS
8 32 (19.75%) RabbitMQ
9 25 (15.43%) WCF
10 22 (13.58%) RESTful
11 15 (9.26%) ASP.NET Core
11 15 (9.26%) KnockoutJS
11 15 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (9.26%) Web Services
12 9 (5.56%) Node.js
13 8 (4.94%) OpenGL
14 7 (4.32%) DirectX
15 6 (3.70%) React
16 5 (3.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.43%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (10.49%) Mobile App
3 15 (9.26%) iPhone
4 10 (6.17%) User Experience
5 8 (4.94%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.09%) Animation
6 5 (3.09%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.09%) Online Games
7 4 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.47%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.23%) CUDA
9 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.23%) HTC Vive
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile Games
9 2 (1.23%) Oculus Rift
9 2 (1.23%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.99%) Windows
2 16 (9.88%) Android
2 16 (9.88%) Linux
3 5 (3.09%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.47%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (56.17%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.98%) MVC
3 60 (37.04%) Web Application Development
4 38 (23.46%) TDD
5 32 (19.75%) Software Engineering
6 30 (18.52%) BDD
7 26 (16.05%) OO
8 23 (14.20%) Computer Science
9 21 (12.96%) Kanban
9 21 (12.96%) Multithreading
10 19 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (11.73%) OOP
11 17 (10.49%) Scrum
12 16 (9.88%) Multithreaded Programming
13 15 (9.26%) CQRS
13 15 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
13 15 (9.26%) Domain-Driven Design
14 13 (8.02%) DevOps
15 11 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (6.79%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (47.53%) C#
2 56 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 36 (22.22%) C++
4 18 (11.11%) PHP
5 10 (6.17%) C
6 8 (4.94%) SQL
7 7 (4.32%) Java
8 6 (3.70%) Python
9 5 (3.09%) VC++
10 2 (1.23%) HLSL
10 2 (1.23%) Perl
10 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.23%) R
11 1 (0.62%) Scala
11 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (14.81%) Degree
2 17 (10.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.47%) MCP
3 4 (2.47%) MCSA
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.62%) NDS
3 1 (0.62%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) SCCM
2 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.62%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (9.88%) Google
2 10 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.70%) VMware
5 4 (2.47%) Cisco
5 4 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (1.23%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.62%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.62%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.62%) Perforce
7 1 (0.62%) SAP
7 1 (0.62%) Tableau
7 1 (0.62%) Twitter