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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 223 250
Rank change year-on-year -32 +27  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 9 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 8
North West median annual salary £40,000 £25,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +60.00% -21.87%  
10th Percentile £36,250 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £42,875 £25,000 £35,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11%  

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 6173 4942 5773
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.01% 88.22% 89.77%
Number of salaries quoted 20044 16650 18844
North West median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  

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
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 29 June 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 -28 7 £40,000 +60.00% 1
Cheshire - 1 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 18 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (83.33%) C++
3 14 (77.78%) OO
4 13 (72.22%) OpenGL
4 13 (72.22%) Degree
5 12 (66.67%) Mathematics
5 12 (66.67%) Computer Science
5 12 (66.67%) DirectX
5 12 (66.67%) Content Development
6 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
6 7 (38.89%) C#
7 6 (33.33%) C
7 6 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (33.33%) Physics
7 6 (33.33%) Animation
7 6 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 1 (5.56%) Perl
9 1 (5.56%) CSS
9 1 (5.56%) HTML
9 1 (5.56%) Java
9 1 (5.56%) SMTP
9 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
9 1 (5.56%) SSL

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) ICMP
1 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.56%) SMTP
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Mocha
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) webpack
General
1 18 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
1 7 (38.89%) Junior
2 6 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Junior C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Junior Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) C++ Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Games Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Programmer
4 1 (5.56%) Release Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior IT Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) OpenGL
2 12 (66.67%) DirectX
3 6 (33.33%) .NET
3 6 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) Ember.js
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) PhoneGap
4 1 (5.56%) Pixi.js
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) Sass
4 1 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (33.33%) Animation
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Online Games
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) OO
2 12 (66.67%) Content Development
2 12 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
4 6 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 6 (33.33%) Physics
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.56%) Data Management
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.56%) OOP
5 1 (5.56%) SIEM
5 1 (5.56%) Threat Detection
5 1 (5.56%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) C++
2 7 (38.89%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) C
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) ES6
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
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