Period
to

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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 110 118 136
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 -7
Permanent jobs citing Games 158 88 69
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.78% 2.24% 1.68%
As % of the General category 4.65% 4.95% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 103 42 58
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £27,625
25th Percentile £41,250 £33,438 £35,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +40.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £88,125 £65,938 £62,188
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,875 £73,250
North West median annual salary £70,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +17.65%

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 3,400 1,776 1,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 59.80% 45.27% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,993 1,433 1,464
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,132 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,112 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.22% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £83,100 £77,500 £76,250
North West median annual salary £50,960 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.28% - +5.56%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Stockport - 12 - - 1
Salford -18 4 - -
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 70 (44.30%) Finance
2 63 (39.87%) DevOps
3 58 (36.71%) Docker
4 51 (32.28%) Kubernetes
5 45 (28.48%) Virtual Team
5 45 (28.48%) Greenfield Project
5 45 (28.48%) Agile
6 43 (27.22%) Go
7 35 (22.15%) Java
8 31 (19.62%) HTML
9 26 (16.46%) HTML5
9 26 (16.46%) Social Skills
10 25 (15.82%) JavaScript
11 24 (15.19%) Coaching
12 23 (14.56%) Legal
13 21 (13.29%) Git (software)
14 20 (12.66%) User Experience
14 20 (12.66%) Mobile App
15 18 (11.39%) Mentoring
15 18 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (11.39%) Software Engineering
16 17 (10.76%) CSS
16 17 (10.76%) Self-Motivation
17 16 (10.13%) Project Delivery
17 16 (10.13%) AWS
18 15 (9.49%) Node.js
18 15 (9.49%) .NET
18 15 (9.49%) Project Management
19 14 (8.86%) Windows
19 14 (8.86%) Degree

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 8 (5.06%) Confluence
2 7 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Adobe Captivate
1 7 (4.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (3.16%) Chatbot
2 5 (3.16%) EngageOne
3 3 (1.90%) 3ds Max
3 3 (1.90%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (1.90%) Maya
3 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.90%) MotionBuilder
3 3 (1.90%) NUKE
3 3 (1.90%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.90%) ZBrush
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.63%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.63%) InDesign
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.13%) AWS
2 11 (6.96%) Azure
3 7 (4.43%) Figma
4 5 (3.16%) SaaS
5 4 (2.53%) GCP
6 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.90%) Serverless
7 2 (1.27%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.27%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.63%) GitHub
8 1 (0.63%) Pulumi
8 1 (0.63%) Route 53
8 1 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.16%) HTTP
1 5 (3.16%) Internet
1 5 (3.16%) SMS
2 2 (1.27%) DHCP
2 2 (1.27%) DNS
2 2 (1.27%) LAN
2 2 (1.27%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.63%) RS-232
3 1 (0.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) MySQL
2 7 (4.43%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.16%) Big Data
3 5 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.90%) OLTP
4 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.86%) JIRA
3 11 (6.96%) Cypress.io
4 9 (5.70%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.70%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.06%) Maven
6 6 (3.80%) Subversion
7 2 (1.27%) Ant
8 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.63%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.63%) CMake
8 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.63%) GitLab
8 1 (0.63%) Gradle
8 1 (0.63%) JMeter
8 1 (0.63%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.63%) Postman
8 1 (0.63%) Selenium
8 1 (0.63%) TestRail
8 1 (0.63%) Xcode
General
1 70 (44.30%) Finance
2 26 (16.46%) Social Skills
3 23 (14.56%) Legal
4 13 (8.23%) Retail
5 11 (6.96%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.06%) Marketing
7 7 (4.43%) Multimedia
7 7 (4.43%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (3.16%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.63%) Electronics
10 1 (0.63%) iGaming
10 1 (0.63%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 86 (54.43%) Developer
2 27 (17.09%) Senior Developer
3 14 (8.86%) Designer
4 12 (7.59%) Architect
5 9 (5.70%) Java Developer
5 9 (5.70%) Technical Architect
6 8 (5.06%) iOS Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Digital Designer
7 7 (4.43%) Mobile Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Product Owner
7 7 (4.43%) Technical Product Owner
8 6 (3.80%) C++ Developer
8 6 (3.80%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) UX Designer
9 4 (2.53%) Agile Project Manager
9 4 (2.53%) C# Developer
9 4 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (2.53%) Principal Developer
9 4 (2.53%) Principal Java Developer
9 4 (2.53%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (19.62%) HTML
2 26 (16.46%) HTML5
3 17 (10.76%) CSS
4 15 (9.49%) .NET
4 15 (9.49%) Node.js
5 12 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 12 (7.59%) REST
6 11 (6.96%) React
7 10 (6.33%) RESTful
8 8 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (4.43%) Apache Flex
9 7 (4.43%) Flutter
9 7 (4.43%) WCF
9 7 (4.43%) XML
10 6 (3.80%) Web Services
11 5 (3.16%) AngularJS
11 5 (3.16%) JSON
11 5 (3.16%) MFC
12 4 (2.53%) Spring
12 4 (2.53%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.48%) Greenfield Project
1 45 (28.48%) Virtual Team
2 20 (12.66%) Mobile App
2 20 (12.66%) User Experience
3 17 (10.76%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (8.23%) Sports Betting
5 12 (7.59%) Management Information System
6 11 (6.96%) Smart Home
7 10 (6.33%) Animation
8 9 (5.70%) Social Media
9 8 (5.06%) 3D Graphics
10 7 (4.43%) Algorithms
10 7 (4.43%) e-Learning
10 7 (4.43%) Learning Management System
10 7 (4.43%) NHS
10 7 (4.43%) Podcast
11 6 (3.80%) Online Games
12 5 (3.16%) Client/Server
12 5 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (1.90%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.86%) Windows
2 12 (7.59%) Linux
3 9 (5.70%) Android
3 9 (5.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.90%) CentOS
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.87%) DevOps
2 45 (28.48%) Agile
3 24 (15.19%) Coaching
4 18 (11.39%) Mentoring
4 18 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (11.39%) Software Engineering
5 16 (10.13%) Project Delivery
6 15 (9.49%) Project Management
7 13 (8.23%) UX Design
8 12 (7.59%) Design Thinking
8 12 (7.59%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 12 (7.59%) User Research
9 11 (6.96%) Microservices
9 11 (6.96%) Telematics
9 11 (6.96%) Time Management
10 10 (6.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 8 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.06%) iOS Development
11 8 (5.06%) Product Management
11 8 (5.06%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.22%) Go
2 35 (22.15%) Java
3 25 (15.82%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.59%) C#
4 12 (7.59%) C++
5 8 (5.06%) Apple Swift
5 8 (5.06%) SQL
6 7 (4.43%) Objective-C
6 7 (4.43%) Python
7 6 (3.80%) VC++
8 5 (3.16%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.90%) C
11 2 (1.27%) Bash
11 2 (1.27%) Perl
11 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (8.86%) Degree
2 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.63%) ISEB
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) QA
2 5 (3.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (36.71%) Docker
2 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (32.28%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.16%) Terraform
3 3 (1.90%) Ansible
4 2 (1.27%) Kibana
4 2 (1.27%) logstash
4 2 (1.27%) WSUS
5 1 (0.63%) Consul
5 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.63%) Istio
5 1 (0.63%) linkerd
5 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (6.96%) Adobe
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.16%) Oracle
4 4 (2.53%) Google
5 3 (1.90%) Perforce
5 3 (1.90%) VMware
6 2 (1.27%) Veeam
7 1 (0.63%) BT
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.63%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.63%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.63%) SAP
7 1 (0.63%) Sun