Period
to 2 December 2020

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 2 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
North West > Manchester
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 169 94
Rank change year-on-year +35 -75 +40
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 87 249
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.97% 1.39% 3.41%
As % of the General category 3.28% 4.08% 8.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 75 233
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £75,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +20.00%

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 853 2,131 2,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 29.63% 33.94% 40.34%
Number of salaries quoted 700 1,595 2,350
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,988 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,312
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%

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 2 December 2020.

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 2 December 2020. 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
Stockport +40 2 £51,250 +36.67% 1
Games
North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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 14 (50.00%) AWS
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 8 (28.57%) Node.js
2 8 (28.57%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) React
3 7 (25.00%) Go
3 7 (25.00%) Web Development
3 7 (25.00%) Middleware
4 6 (21.43%) MySQL
4 6 (21.43%) Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
5 5 (17.86%) Ansible
5 5 (17.86%) Sass
5 5 (17.86%) Degree
5 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) CSS
5 5 (17.86%) C#
5 5 (17.86%) React Native
5 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (14.29%) Kubernetes
6 4 (14.29%) Terraform
6 4 (14.29%) Graphite
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) ZABBIX
6 4 (14.29%) Azure
6 4 (14.29%) Docker

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 (10.71%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) AWS
2 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (14.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (14.29%) Azure
4 3 (10.71%) GCP
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (7.14%) Serverless
6 1 (3.57%) Office 365
6 1 (3.57%) Power Automate
6 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
6 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) Redis
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.57%) GitLab
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (7.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) C++ Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (7.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Lambda Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) PHP Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Programmer
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Site Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) C# Programmer
4 1 (3.57%) iOS Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Tools Programmer
4 1 (3.57%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) Node.js
2 7 (25.00%) Middleware
2 7 (25.00%) React
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) React Native
3 5 (17.86%) Sass
4 3 (10.71%) Flash
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 3 (10.71%) Vue.js
5 2 (7.14%) Apache Flex
5 2 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) Kafka
5 2 (7.14%) Pixi.js
6 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.57%) FreeMarker
6 1 (3.57%) Laravel
6 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
6 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
2 1 (3.57%) PlayStation
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) DevOps
2 7 (25.00%) Web Development
3 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (10.71%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Visualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Auto-Scaling
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
6 2 (7.14%) OO
6 2 (7.14%) Open Source
6 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.00%) Go
3 5 (17.86%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Kotlin
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.14%) VC++
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Ansible
2 4 (14.29%) Graphite
2 4 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 4 (14.29%) Terraform
2 4 (14.29%) ZABBIX
3 3 (10.71%) Grafana
3 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Prometheus
3 3 (10.71%) Puppet
4 2 (7.14%) Kibana
4 2 (7.14%) logstash
5 1 (3.57%) Graylog
5 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.57%) Rancher
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Sony
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk
3 1 (3.57%) Zend