Period
to 25 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 119 146
Rank change year-on-year -93 +27 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 90 289 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.03% 2.73% 2.16%
As % of the General category 2.94% 6.73% 4.91%
Number of salaries quoted 73 240 250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £101,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 the North West with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,064 4,292 5,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.18% 40.59% 44.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,286 3,289 4,125
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,379 £71,312 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Games in the North West

Games
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Games in the North West

Games
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the North West over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the North West

Games
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 Games within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Manchester -83 59 £47,500 - 52
Cheshire +25 25 £55,000 +66.67% 16
Merseyside -3 3 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Lancashire -4 3 £37,500 +56.25% 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 North West region with a requirement for Games.

1 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.00%) C#
3 25 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (26.67%) .NET
5 20 (22.22%) TDD
6 18 (20.00%) C++
6 18 (20.00%) PHP
6 18 (20.00%) Windows
6 18 (20.00%) Python
7 16 (17.78%) Kanban
7 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
8 15 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 14 (15.56%) Azure
9 14 (15.56%) QA
9 14 (15.56%) Artificial Intelligence
9 14 (15.56%) Degree
9 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
10 13 (14.44%) MySQL
10 13 (14.44%) MVC
10 13 (14.44%) Scrum
10 13 (14.44%) Web Development
10 13 (14.44%) User Experience
11 12 (13.33%) API Design
11 12 (13.33%) Computer Science
11 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
11 12 (13.33%) Game Development
11 12 (13.33%) SQL
11 12 (13.33%) Web Services
12 11 (12.22%) HTML

Games
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.44%) CMS
2 2 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.11%) nginx
3 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.44%) Maya
3 3 (3.33%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.22%) 3ds Max
4 2 (2.22%) MotionBuilder
4 2 (2.22%) NUKE
4 2 (2.22%) ZBrush
5 1 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.11%) InVision
5 1 (1.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.56%) Azure
2 8 (8.89%) AWS
3 4 (4.44%) GCP
4 3 (3.33%) GitHub
5 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.11%) Google Play
6 1 (1.11%) Office 365
6 1 (1.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (1.11%) ADSL
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (1.11%) DHCP
2 1 (1.11%) DNS
2 1 (1.11%) DSL
2 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) LAN
2 1 (1.11%) Network Security
2 1 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) VoIP
2 1 (1.11%) WAN
2 1 (1.11%) Wireless
2 1 (1.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.44%) MySQL
2 10 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.22%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.11%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.11%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.44%) Android Studio
2 4 (4.44%) Xcode
3 3 (3.33%) gulp
3 3 (3.33%) JIRA
3 3 (3.33%) Subversion
4 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.11%) Appium
5 1 (1.11%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.11%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.11%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.11%) Selenium
5 1 (1.11%) Sourcetree
5 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.11%) Retail
2 6 (6.67%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Automotive
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (58.89%) Developer
2 16 (17.78%) .NET Developer
2 16 (17.78%) Senior Developer
3 12 (13.33%) PHP Developer
4 10 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.11%) Programmer
5 8 (8.89%) Senior .NET Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Senior Programmer
6 7 (7.78%) Web Developer
7 6 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Junior
8 5 (5.56%) Junior Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) C# Application Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Lead C# Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (4.44%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) .NET
2 15 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (13.33%) Web Services
4 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
4 11 (12.22%) HTML
5 10 (11.11%) WCF
6 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (10.00%) WPF
7 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (8.89%) CSS
7 8 (8.89%) WinForms
8 7 (7.78%) CryEngine
9 6 (6.67%) JSON
9 6 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (6.67%) Laravel
10 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (5.56%) Node.js
10 5 (5.56%) REST
10 5 (5.56%) RESTful
11 4 (4.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 13 (14.44%) User Experience
3 8 (8.89%) Client/Server
3 8 (8.89%) N-Tier
3 8 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.78%) Online Games
5 4 (4.44%) Animation
5 4 (4.44%) Xbox
6 3 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (3.33%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.22%) iPhone
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.11%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.11%) iPad
8 1 (1.11%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (1.11%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.78%) Android
3 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.56%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) Debian
5 1 (1.11%) Unix
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (22.22%) TDD
4 16 (17.78%) Kanban
5 14 (15.56%) Artificial Intelligence
6 13 (14.44%) MVC
6 13 (14.44%) Scrum
6 13 (14.44%) Web Development
7 12 (13.33%) API Design
7 12 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 12 (13.33%) Game Development
7 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 11 (12.22%) Multithreading
8 11 (12.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (11.11%) Multithreaded Programming
10 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 9 (10.00%) OOP
10 9 (10.00%) Time Management
11 8 (8.89%) Performance Optimisation
11 8 (8.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) C#
2 18 (20.00%) C++
2 18 (20.00%) PHP
2 18 (20.00%) Python
3 14 (15.56%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.33%) SQL
5 8 (8.89%) Java
6 7 (7.78%) Lua
7 5 (5.56%) VC++
8 4 (4.44%) Apple Swift
8 4 (4.44%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.44%) R
8 4 (4.44%) Scala
9 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.22%) Erlang
10 2 (2.22%) Ruby
11 1 (1.11%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.11%) F#
11 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (15.56%) Degree
2 10 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.22%) CCNA
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.22%) MCSA
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
4 2 (2.22%) PhD
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) CCSA
5 1 (1.11%) CCSP
5 1 (1.11%) CEH
5 1 (1.11%) CISA
5 1 (1.11%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.11%) HP APS
5 1 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Ansible
1 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.11%) Prometheus
1 1 (1.11%) Terraform
1 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) Adobe
3 4 (4.44%) Google
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (2.22%) Tableau
5 2 (2.22%) Talend
5 2 (2.22%) VMware
6 1 (1.11%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.11%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) Imperva
6 1 (1.11%) Incapsula
6 1 (1.11%) Juniper
6 1 (1.11%) McAfee
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle
6 1 (1.11%) Pardot
6 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.11%) Splunk