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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / North West
Rank 246 239 244
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 11 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.018% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.020% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 6
Median salary £40,000 £28,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.35% -12.30%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88%  

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5476 4968 5800
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.30% 87.94% 88.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4544 4141 4667
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Game Development as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 9 £40,000 +40.35% 2
Merseyside - 2 £35,750 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 22 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (68.18%) C++
3 12 (54.55%) OO
4 11 (50.00%) OpenGL
5 10 (45.45%) DirectX
5 10 (45.45%) Windows
5 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
5 10 (45.45%) Degree
5 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
6 9 (40.91%) Animation
6 9 (40.91%) Mathematics
6 9 (40.91%) Physics
6 9 (40.91%) Python
6 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
6 9 (40.91%) Content Development
7 8 (36.36%) Perl
8 5 (22.73%) QA
8 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
9 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
10 3 (13.64%) OOP
10 3 (13.64%) Java
10 3 (13.64%) C#
10 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
10 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
10 3 (13.64%) NuGet
11 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
11 2 (9.09%) React

Game Development
Top Related 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 (4.55%) Maya
1 1 (4.55%) MODO
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) MSBuild
2 3 (13.64%) NuGet
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) Mocha
3 2 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) webpack
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 22 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Junior
2 9 (40.91%) C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Junior Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Senior Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineer
3 8 (36.36%) Release Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Build and Release Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Build Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Games Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Games Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) Junior Programmer
7 1 (4.55%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) OpenGL
2 10 (45.45%) DirectX
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
3 2 (9.09%) Ember.js
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) PhoneGap
3 2 (9.09%) React
3 2 (9.09%) Sass
3 2 (9.09%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 9 (40.91%) Animation
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) OO
2 10 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 9 (40.91%) Content Development
3 9 (40.91%) Mathematics
3 9 (40.91%) Physics
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Automation Testing
5 3 (13.64%) OOP
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.55%) API Design
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Post-Production
7 1 (4.55%) Release Management
7 1 (4.55%) Visual Effects
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) C++
2 9 (40.91%) Python
3 8 (36.36%) Perl
4 3 (13.64%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) ES6
5 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) VMware
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