Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 133 118
Rank change year-on-year +44 -15 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 253 183 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.53% 2.35% 2.71%
As % of the General category 9.22% 5.96% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 213 168 184
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £101,250 £50,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -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 2,744 3,071 2,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 38.28% 39.46% 36.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,175 2,401 2,237
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £67,500 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.44%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 - 7 - - 4
Stockport +13 2 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Altrincham -21 2 £46,250 +42.31%
Bury - 1 £47,500 - 1
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 166 (65.61%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (56.52%) C#
3 136 (53.75%) .NET
4 130 (51.38%) MVC
5 120 (47.43%) ASP.NET
6 119 (47.04%) SQL Server
7 118 (46.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 117 (46.25%) Web Application Development
9 115 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 100 (39.53%) JavaScript
11 95 (37.55%) ASP.NET Web API
12 93 (36.76%) TDD
13 84 (33.20%) AngularJS
14 83 (32.81%) HTML
15 72 (28.46%) CSS
16 71 (28.06%) BDD
17 68 (26.88%) SQL Server 2016
18 62 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 52 (20.55%) RESTful
20 51 (20.16%) RabbitMQ
20 51 (20.16%) Degree
20 51 (20.16%) Software Engineering
20 51 (20.16%) Internet
20 51 (20.16%) Elasticsearch
21 50 (19.76%) WCF
22 46 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
23 45 (17.79%) C++
24 41 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
25 37 (14.62%) Computer Science
25 37 (14.62%) Mobile App

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 51 (20.16%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (4.35%) WordPress
3 5 (1.98%) IIS
4 3 (1.19%) Confluence
5 2 (0.79%) CMS
5 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 62 (24.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (10.28%) Google Play
3 6 (2.37%) Office 365
4 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) iTunes
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.16%) Internet
2 25 (9.88%) RS-232
3 11 (4.35%) RS-485
4 10 (3.95%) HTTP
5 6 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.58%) VPN
7 3 (1.19%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (47.04%) SQL Server
2 68 (26.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (5.14%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.95%) MySQL
5 6 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.19%) Big Data
6 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 15 (5.93%) gulp
3 14 (5.53%) webpack
4 12 (4.74%) JIRA
5 11 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.95%) GitLab
7 7 (2.77%) Subversion
8 5 (1.98%) Grunt
9 4 (1.58%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
9 4 (1.58%) PhantomJS
9 4 (1.58%) Protractor
9 4 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (1.19%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.19%) eggPlant
10 3 (1.19%) Selenium
10 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.40%) CocoaPods
11 1 (0.40%) ReSharper
General
1 17 (6.72%) Electronics
2 12 (4.74%) Finance
3 8 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.77%) Retail
5 6 (2.37%) Banking
6 3 (1.19%) Automotive
6 3 (1.19%) Back Office
6 3 (1.19%) Law
7 2 (0.79%) Advertising
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 183 (72.33%) Developer
2 122 (48.22%) .NET Developer
3 81 (32.02%) C# Developer
4 79 (31.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 76 (30.04%) ASP.NET Developer
5 76 (30.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 50 (19.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 32 (12.65%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (11.07%) Software Engineer
9 26 (10.28%) Agile Developer
9 26 (10.28%) Digital Developer
10 25 (9.88%) Agile .NET Developer
10 25 (9.88%) Agile C# Developer
10 25 (9.88%) Azure Developer
10 25 (9.88%) Embedded Engineer
10 25 (9.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 22 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
12 20 (7.91%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 20 (7.91%) Junior
12 20 (7.91%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (53.75%) .NET
2 120 (47.43%) ASP.NET
3 118 (46.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 115 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 95 (37.55%) ASP.NET Web API
6 84 (33.20%) AngularJS
7 83 (32.81%) HTML
8 72 (28.46%) CSS
9 52 (20.55%) RESTful
10 51 (20.16%) RabbitMQ
11 50 (19.76%) WCF
12 33 (13.04%) Node.js
13 30 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
14 29 (11.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (10.28%) ASP.NET Core
16 20 (7.91%) .NET Framework
17 19 (7.51%) React
18 18 (7.11%) Entity Framework
19 15 (5.93%) Sass
20 14 (5.53%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.18%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (14.62%) Mobile App
3 26 (10.28%) iPhone
4 8 (3.16%) User Experience
5 7 (2.77%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.37%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.58%) Animation
8 4 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) 3D Printing
9 3 (1.19%) Acoustics
9 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.79%) HTC Vive
10 2 (0.79%) Oculus Rift
11 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.23%) Windows
2 30 (11.86%) Android
3 25 (9.88%) Linux
4 11 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (65.61%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (51.38%) MVC
3 117 (46.25%) Web Application Development
4 93 (36.76%) TDD
5 71 (28.06%) BDD
6 51 (20.16%) Software Engineering
7 41 (16.21%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (14.62%) Computer Science
9 33 (13.04%) Scrum
10 32 (12.65%) Kanban
10 32 (12.65%) Multithreading
11 31 (12.25%) E-Commerce
12 30 (11.86%) Dependency Injection
12 30 (11.86%) OO
13 29 (11.46%) Domain-Driven Design
14 25 (9.88%) CQRS
14 25 (9.88%) Multithreaded Programming
15 20 (7.91%) DevOps
16 16 (6.32%) Test Automation
17 13 (5.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 143 (56.52%) C#
2 100 (39.53%) JavaScript
3 45 (17.79%) C++
4 27 (10.67%) Java
5 26 (10.28%) C
6 15 (5.93%) PHP
6 15 (5.93%) Ruby
7 11 (4.35%) SQL
8 7 (2.77%) Python
9 4 (1.58%) VC++
10 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.19%) Embedded C
10 3 (1.19%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.19%) Perl
10 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.79%) F#
11 2 (0.79%) HLSL
11 2 (0.79%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.79%) VB
11 2 (0.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 51 (20.16%) Degree
2 27 (10.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) MCP
4 2 (0.79%) MCSA
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.37%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.19%) Firmware
3 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.98%) Kibana
2 3 (1.19%) Ansible
2 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.19%) Puppet
3 2 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (11.86%) Google
2 10 (3.95%) IBM
2 10 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.58%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle
4 3 (1.19%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.19%) Twitter
4 3 (1.19%) VMware
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco
5 2 (0.79%) Citrix
5 2 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.40%) Apple
6 1 (0.40%) Sony
6 1 (0.40%) SYSPRO
6 1 (0.40%) Xamarin