Games Jobs in the North of England

Gaming
England > North of England

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 23 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 140 32 135
Rank change year-on-year -108 +103 -2
Permanent jobs citing Games 246 1,471 470
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 1.85% 8.36% 2.57%
As % of the General category 3.15% 11.92% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 168 162 302
10th Percentile £27,850 £25,125 £36,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £47,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,950 £50,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.90% -24.24% +32.66%
75th Percentile £69,914 £70,000 £86,250
90th Percentile £78,250 £85,000 £105,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
North of England

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 the North of England with a requirement for common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 7,818 12,341 10,241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 58.94% 70.17% 56.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,976 5,533 6,034
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,779 £27,500
25th Percentile £33,609 £38,016 £35,970
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.62% +5.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £84,056 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North of England

Games
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the North of England.

Salary trend for Games in the North of England

Games
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the North of England over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Games in the North of England

Games
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the North of England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2024. 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
North West -125 116 £45,000 -18.18% 73
Yorkshire -84 69 £54,900 +29.18% 43
North East +47 61 £64,080 +28.16% 28
Games
England

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.88%) Apache Airflow
2 3 (1.22%) nginx
2 3 (1.22%) WordPress
3 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
3 2 (0.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) IIS
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.81%) InDesign
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.41%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (24.80%) AWS
2 30 (12.20%) Azure
3 17 (6.91%) AWS Lambda
3 17 (6.91%) Serverless
4 14 (5.69%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (5.69%) SaaS
5 13 (5.28%) Amazon S3
6 12 (4.88%) Amazon Kinesis
6 12 (4.88%) dbt
7 11 (4.47%) Figma
8 10 (4.07%) GitHub
9 5 (2.03%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (2.03%) AWS CodePipeline
9 5 (2.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (2.03%) DigitalOcean
9 5 (2.03%) Power Automate
10 3 (1.22%) Azure DevOps
10 3 (1.22%) Commercetools
10 3 (1.22%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) Intrusion Detection
2 15 (6.10%) LAN
2 15 (6.10%) WAN
3 10 (4.07%) Broadband
4 7 (2.85%) Firewall
5 3 (1.22%) Network Security
5 3 (1.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.79%) MySQL
2 23 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 20 (8.13%) Redis
4 13 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.88%) Amazon Redshift
6 9 (3.66%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (2.03%) Couchbase
8 5 (2.03%) Data Mining
8 5 (2.03%) DynamoDB
8 5 (2.03%) MariaDB
8 5 (2.03%) OLTP
8 5 (2.03%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.81%) QlikView
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.07%) TeamCity
2 5 (2.03%) Git
2 5 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.63%) JIRA
4 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.81%) WiX
5 1 (0.41%) Liquibase
General
1 112 (45.53%) Social Skills
2 25 (10.16%) Finance
3 15 (6.10%) Banking
3 15 (6.10%) Marketing
3 15 (6.10%) Retail
4 12 (4.88%) Local Government
4 12 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.25%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (2.85%) Legal
8 3 (1.22%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.22%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.22%) Publishing
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.81%) Esports
9 2 (0.81%) Law
10 1 (0.41%) iGaming
10 1 (0.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (20.33%) Developer
2 43 (17.48%) Senior
3 24 (9.76%) Architect
3 24 (9.76%) Senior Manager
4 22 (8.94%) .NET Developer
5 20 (8.13%) Business Manager
5 20 (8.13%) Lead
6 19 (7.72%) AWS Engineer
6 19 (7.72%) Software Engineer
7 16 (6.50%) C# Developer
8 15 (6.10%) Security Manager
8 15 (6.10%) Senior Business Manager
9 14 (5.69%) Analyst
9 14 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (5.69%) Games Developer
10 13 (5.28%) Data Engineer
10 13 (5.28%) Security Architect
11 12 (4.88%) AWS Data Engineer
11 12 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
12 11 (4.47%) Agile Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.04%) .NET
2 26 (10.57%) ASP.NET
3 23 (9.35%) .NET Core
3 23 (9.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (8.94%) Vue
5 19 (7.72%) Node.js
5 19 (7.72%) RESTful
5 19 (7.72%) Unreal Engine
6 14 (5.69%) HTML
7 13 (5.28%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (4.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 10 (4.07%) CSS
10 9 (3.66%) Laravel
10 9 (3.66%) React
11 8 (3.25%) Entity Framework
12 7 (2.85%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.85%) HTML5
13 6 (2.44%) OpenGL
13 6 (2.44%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.63%) Client/Server
2 31 (12.60%) Online Games
3 15 (6.10%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (4.47%) Data Structures
5 11 (4.47%) Social Media
6 8 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.25%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.44%) Handset
7 6 (2.44%) Mali
7 6 (2.44%) Ray Tracing
7 6 (2.44%) SIMD
7 6 (2.44%) Smartphone
8 5 (2.03%) Life Science
8 5 (2.03%) Virtual Reality
9 4 (1.63%) Product Ownership
9 4 (1.63%) Replication
10 3 (1.22%) iPhone
10 3 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.20%) Windows
2 18 (7.32%) Android
2 18 (7.32%) Unix
3 15 (6.10%) Linux
4 9 (3.66%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.03%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.22%) VMS
8 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.95%) Agile
2 49 (19.92%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
4 34 (13.82%) Computer Science
5 30 (12.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 29 (11.79%) SIEM
7 28 (11.38%) Full Stack Development
8 25 (10.16%) MVC
8 25 (10.16%) Software Engineering
9 24 (9.76%) Coaching
10 23 (9.35%) Mentoring
10 23 (9.35%) User Experience
11 22 (8.94%) Mathematics
12 21 (8.54%) Decision-Making
12 21 (8.54%) Scrum
13 19 (7.72%) Actionable Insight
13 19 (7.72%) Containerisation
13 19 (7.72%) Impact Assessments
13 19 (7.72%) Project Management
14 18 (7.32%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.95%) C#
2 49 (19.92%) JavaScript
3 47 (19.11%) SQL
4 23 (9.35%) Python
5 19 (7.72%) TypeScript
6 12 (4.88%) C++
7 11 (4.47%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.07%) PHP
9 8 (3.25%) C
10 7 (2.85%) Java
10 7 (2.85%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.44%) Rust
12 4 (1.63%) BrightScript
12 4 (1.63%) Go
12 4 (1.63%) Kotlin
12 4 (1.63%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.81%) VB
13 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (23.17%) Degree
2 17 (6.91%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (6.91%) SSCP
3 16 (6.50%) CISM
3 16 (6.50%) CISSP
3 16 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.07%) CCNA
4 10 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.25%) CCNA CyberOps
5 8 (3.25%) CCNP
6 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.22%) CEH
7 3 (1.22%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.81%) MCP
8 2 (0.81%) MCSE
8 2 (0.81%) OSCP
9 1 (0.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.72%) GDPR
1 19 (7.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.69%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.81%) NIST
5 2 (0.81%) QA
6 1 (0.41%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.41%) GRC
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.41%) NIST 800
System Software
1 24 (9.76%) Docker
2 12 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (3.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.03%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (7.72%) Terraform
2 11 (4.47%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.44%) Ansible
4 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.63%) SCCM
6 3 (1.22%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.22%) WSUS
7 2 (0.81%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.41%) Argo
8 1 (0.41%) Istio
Vendors
1 27 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.07%) BT
2 10 (4.07%) Cisco
3 5 (2.03%) Aruba
3 5 (2.03%) Freshdesk
3 5 (2.03%) SonicWALL
3 5 (2.03%) Veeam
4 3 (1.22%) Adobe
4 3 (1.22%) Apple
4 3 (1.22%) Dell
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle
4 3 (1.22%) Salesforce
4 3 (1.22%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.81%) Citrix
5 2 (0.81%) Instagram
5 2 (0.81%) SAP
5 2 (0.81%) SYSPRO
5 2 (0.81%) Twitter
5 2 (0.81%) VMware
6 1 (0.41%) YouTube