Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 134 166
Rank change year-on-year -9 +32 -66
Permanent jobs citing Games 103 27 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.83% 1.03% 1.64%
As % of the General category 3.56% 2.28% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 73 23 73
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,300 £26,500
25th Percentile £37,750 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +37.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £90,000 £65,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £86,250 £71,262
North West median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -

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 2,893 1,183 3,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 51.44% 45.03% 51.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1,980 994 2,607
10th Percentile £30,500 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,134 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +15.56% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £71,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in Manchester.

Salary trend for Games in Manchester

Games
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 - 5 £71,250 - 2
Salford -1 2 £55,000 - 2
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 44 (42.72%) Docker
2 42 (40.78%) DevOps
2 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.04%) Terraform
4 32 (31.07%) Finance
5 31 (30.10%) Virtual Team
6 24 (23.30%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (23.30%) Go
7 23 (22.33%) JavaScript
8 22 (21.36%) Microservices
9 20 (19.42%) Mentoring
9 20 (19.42%) AWS
10 19 (18.45%) Social Skills
11 18 (17.48%) Git (software)
11 18 (17.48%) TypeScript
12 17 (16.50%) RabbitMQ
12 17 (16.50%) SQL
12 17 (16.50%) CSS
13 16 (15.53%) Java
13 16 (15.53%) Azure
14 15 (14.56%) Node.js
14 15 (14.56%) Kubernetes
14 15 (14.56%) React
14 15 (14.56%) MySQL
14 15 (14.56%) Oracle
14 15 (14.56%) OO
15 14 (13.59%) Degree
16 13 (12.62%) Spring
16 13 (12.62%) Software Engineering
16 13 (12.62%) Amazon CloudWatch

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 12 (11.65%) Apache
2 8 (7.77%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.88%) nginx
4 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.97%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.42%) AWS
2 16 (15.53%) Azure
3 13 (12.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (11.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 9 (8.74%) npm
6 7 (6.80%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (6.80%) Azure Service Fabric
6 7 (6.80%) Serverless
7 5 (4.85%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.88%) Amazon S3
8 4 (3.88%) AWS CodePipeline
8 4 (3.88%) AWS OpsWorks
8 4 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.88%) Cloudflare
8 4 (3.88%) GitHub
8 4 (3.88%) Google Analytics
8 4 (3.88%) SaaS
8 4 (3.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.94%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) Internet
2 1 (0.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.56%) MySQL
2 12 (11.65%) Oracle Database
2 12 (11.65%) Redis
3 8 (7.77%) InterSystems Cache
4 7 (6.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 7 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.97%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.97%) OLTP
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.71%) webpack
3 9 (8.74%) gulp
4 5 (4.85%) JIRA
5 4 (3.88%) Cypress.io
5 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.88%) Postman
6 3 (2.91%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.94%) JUnit
7 2 (1.94%) Selenium
8 1 (0.97%) Babel
8 1 (0.97%) Browser DevTools
8 1 (0.97%) Gradle
8 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (31.07%) Finance
2 19 (18.45%) Social Skills
3 11 (10.68%) Marketing
4 5 (4.85%) Legal
5 3 (2.91%) Banking
6 2 (1.94%) Law
6 2 (1.94%) Local Government
7 1 (0.97%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (48.54%) Developer
2 10 (9.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (8.74%) Designer
4 7 (6.80%) Senior Developer
4 7 (6.80%) UI Designer
5 6 (5.83%) C# Programmer
5 6 (5.83%) Games Programmer
5 6 (5.83%) Programmer
5 6 (5.83%) Software Tester
5 6 (5.83%) Tester
6 5 (4.85%) Analyst
6 5 (4.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 5 (4.85%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.88%) Scala Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Technical Leader
8 3 (2.91%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.91%) SaaS Developer
8 3 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (1.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.50%) CSS
1 17 (16.50%) RabbitMQ
2 15 (14.56%) Node.js
2 15 (14.56%) React
3 13 (12.62%) Spring
4 12 (11.65%) AngularJS
4 12 (11.65%) MyBatis
4 12 (11.65%) Spring Boot
4 12 (11.65%) Spring Cloud
4 12 (11.65%) Zuul
5 11 (10.68%) .NET
6 10 (9.71%) .NET Core
6 10 (9.71%) RESTful
6 10 (9.71%) WebSockets
7 9 (8.74%) DOM
7 9 (8.74%) HTML5 Canvas
7 9 (8.74%) JWT
7 9 (8.74%) LESS
7 9 (8.74%) Sass
8 8 (7.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 31 (30.10%) Virtual Team
2 24 (23.30%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (12.62%) Mobile App
4 9 (8.74%) Legacy Code
5 8 (7.77%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (7.77%) User Experience
6 7 (6.80%) Animation
7 5 (4.85%) Online Gambling
7 5 (4.85%) Online Games
8 4 (3.88%) Acoustics
8 4 (3.88%) Blog
9 2 (1.94%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) Android
2 10 (9.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.85%) Windows
4 1 (0.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (40.78%) DevOps
2 22 (21.36%) Microservices
3 20 (19.42%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.56%) OO
5 13 (12.62%) Software Engineering
6 12 (11.65%) Fintech
6 12 (11.65%) User Stories
7 10 (9.71%) Front End Development
7 10 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (9.71%) Software Testing
7 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.74%) Kanban
8 9 (8.74%) Workflow
9 8 (7.77%) CRUD
9 8 (7.77%) OOD
9 8 (7.77%) OOP
9 8 (7.77%) Visualisation
10 7 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.80%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.30%) Go
2 23 (22.33%) JavaScript
3 18 (17.48%) TypeScript
4 17 (16.50%) SQL
5 16 (15.53%) Java
6 12 (11.65%) C#
7 10 (9.71%) ES6
8 4 (3.88%) Scala
9 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.97%) C++
10 1 (0.97%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.97%) Perl
10 1 (0.97%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.85%) ISEB
4 2 (1.94%) CCAB
4 2 (1.94%) CISSP
4 2 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.94%) OSCP
5 1 (0.97%) AAT
5 1 (0.97%) HNC
5 1 (0.97%) HND
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.94%) QA
System Software
1 44 (42.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (32.04%) Terraform
2 15 (14.56%) Kubernetes
3 12 (11.65%) Grafana
4 8 (7.77%) Graphite
4 8 (7.77%) Kibana
4 8 (7.77%) logstash
4 8 (7.77%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.88%) Prometheus
5 4 (3.88%) Rancher
5 4 (3.88%) Rsyslog
5 4 (3.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (14.56%) Oracle
2 6 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.85%) Google
3 5 (4.85%) Sun
4 4 (3.88%) IBM
5 3 (2.91%) Netlify
6 1 (0.97%) Workday