Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 356 348
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 7 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.059% 0.14% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.15% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 3
North West median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,250 £32,625 £26,500
90th Percentile £46,000 £52,500 £45,200
England median annual salary £49,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.47% -15.00% +11.11%

Game Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,849 12,050 10,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.08% 91.14% 90.48%
Number of salaries quoted 8,716 9,618 8,955
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the North West

Game Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development in the North West.

Salary trend for Game Development in the North West

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in the North West over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the North West

Game Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Manchester +17 6 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Merseyside +15 1 £27,500 -5.98%
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 North West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 7 (100.00%) Games
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) RS-232
4 2 (28.57%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) CryEngine
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Spring
5 1 (14.29%) Maya
5 1 (14.29%) 3ds Max
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Games
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (14.29%) ZBrush
5 1 (14.29%) Mudbox
5 1 (14.29%) Animation
5 1 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (14.29%) GitHub
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) 3ds Max
1 1 (14.29%) Maya
1 1 (14.29%) Mudbox
1 1 (14.29%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RS-232
General
1 7 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3D Artist
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Games Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate
3 1 (14.29%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Programmer
3 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (14.29%) CryEngine
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Animation
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreaded Programming
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Degree