Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 101 123
Rank change year-on-year -67 +22 -16
Permanent jobs citing Games 101 236 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.55% 3.24% 2.55%
As % of the General category 4.45% 8.07% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 74 189 191
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,625 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,644 £75,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 2,268 2,926 3,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.78% 40.14% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,673 2,293 2,614
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Salford - 8 - - 1
Oldham 0 7 £37,500 +72.41% 5
Bolton +1 6 £48,000 +47.69% 1
Altrincham +24 3 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Stockport -15 1 £37,500 - 2
Wigan - 1 £22,000 -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) C++
2 30 (29.70%) Software Engineering
3 27 (26.73%) Degree
3 27 (26.73%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (22.77%) DevOps
4 23 (22.77%) C#
5 19 (18.81%) Android
5 19 (18.81%) Algorithms
6 18 (17.82%) User Experience
6 18 (17.82%) Test Automation
7 17 (16.83%) Mathematics
7 17 (16.83%) Computer Science
7 17 (16.83%) SQL
8 16 (15.84%) PHP
8 16 (15.84%) Artificial Intelligence
8 16 (15.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (13.86%) HTML
9 14 (13.86%) Python
10 13 (12.87%) Java
10 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
10 13 (12.87%) .NET
10 13 (12.87%) Windows
10 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (11.88%) Computer Vision
11 12 (11.88%) Image Processing
11 12 (11.88%) Physics
11 12 (11.88%) Scrum
12 11 (10.89%) MATLAB

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 3 (2.97%) WordPress
2 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) 3ds Max
1 1 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (0.99%) Maya
1 1 (0.99%) MotionBuilder
1 1 (0.99%) NUKE
1 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.99%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SessionCam
2 1 (0.99%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Azure
1 8 (7.92%) GitHub
2 4 (3.96%) AWS
3 3 (2.97%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.98%) GCP
5 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) ADSL
2 1 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.99%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (0.99%) DSL
2 1 (0.99%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.99%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.93%) MySQL
2 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) Big Data
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.99%) Redis
4 1 (0.99%) RethinkDB
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.92%) Jasmine
2 8 (7.92%) JUnit
2 8 (7.92%) Mockito
3 6 (5.94%) Subversion
3 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.95%) JIRA
5 3 (2.97%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (9.90%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.95%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Marketing
4 3 (2.97%) Finance
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Advertising
5 2 (1.98%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (49.50%) Developer
2 17 (16.83%) Software Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) C++ Developer
4 12 (11.88%) Software Developer
5 11 (10.89%) PHP Developer
5 11 (10.89%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) C# Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.94%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (4.95%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Head of IT
9 5 (4.95%) Head of Technology
9 5 (4.95%) Junior
9 5 (4.95%) Junior Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Programmer
9 5 (4.95%) Tester
10 4 (3.96%) DBA
10 4 (3.96%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.86%) HTML
2 13 (12.87%) .NET
3 11 (10.89%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.89%) OpenCV
4 10 (9.90%) CSS
5 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
5 7 (6.93%) Laravel
6 6 (5.94%) Node.js
6 6 (5.94%) OpenGL
6 6 (5.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (5.94%) WPF
7 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (4.95%) DirectX
7 5 (4.95%) MFC
7 5 (4.95%) Web Services
7 5 (4.95%) XML
8 4 (3.96%) .NET Core
8 4 (3.96%) HTML5
8 4 (3.96%) Symfony
9 3 (2.97%) React
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.81%) Algorithms
2 18 (17.82%) User Experience
3 13 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (10.89%) Robotics
4 11 (10.89%) Smartphone
5 8 (7.92%) BBC
5 8 (7.92%) Kindle
6 6 (5.94%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (4.95%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.97%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (1.98%) Animation
10 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.98%) Mobile Games
10 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.81%) Android
2 13 (12.87%) Windows
3 11 (10.89%) Linux
4 8 (7.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.98%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (48.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (29.70%) Software Engineering
3 27 (26.73%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (22.77%) DevOps
5 18 (17.82%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.83%) Computer Science
6 17 (16.83%) Mathematics
7 16 (15.84%) Artificial Intelligence
7 16 (15.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (11.88%) Computer Vision
9 12 (11.88%) Image Processing
9 12 (11.88%) Physics
9 12 (11.88%) Scrum
10 11 (10.89%) Linear Algebra
10 11 (10.89%) Open Source Development
10 11 (10.89%) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
10 11 (10.89%) Statistics
10 11 (10.89%) TDD
10 11 (10.89%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) C++
2 23 (22.77%) C#
3 17 (16.83%) SQL
4 16 (15.84%) PHP
5 14 (13.86%) Python
6 13 (12.87%) Java
6 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
7 11 (10.89%) C
7 11 (10.89%) MATLAB
8 9 (8.91%) VC++
9 8 (7.92%) Apple Swift
10 4 (3.96%) VB
11 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.98%) R
11 2 (1.98%) Scala
11 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.98%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.99%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (26.73%) Degree
2 4 (3.96%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (3.96%) CISA
2 4 (3.96%) CISM
2 4 (3.96%) CISSP
2 4 (3.96%) CRISC
3 3 (2.97%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.98%) PhD
5 1 (0.99%) CCNA
5 1 (0.99%) CCNP
5 1 (0.99%) CCSA
5 1 (0.99%) CCSP
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.99%) HP APS
5 1 (0.99%) MCSA
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) COBIT
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.96%) NIST
2 4 (3.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.99%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.99%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.97%) Crazy Egg
2 3 (2.97%) Hotjar
2 3 (2.97%) Optimizely
2 3 (2.97%) Sun
3 2 (1.98%) Google
3 2 (1.98%) NetApp
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle
4 1 (0.99%) Adobe
4 1 (0.99%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco
4 1 (0.99%) HP
4 1 (0.99%) Juniper
4 1 (0.99%) Micro Focus
4 1 (0.99%) NetIQ
4 1 (0.99%) Novell
4 1 (0.99%) Tableau
4 1 (0.99%) Talend