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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 121 141
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Games 150 122 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 2.17% 1.73%
As % of the General category 5.49% 5.63% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 136 101 97
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2734 2166 2450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.01% 38.50% 38.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2021 1773 1936
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £64,400
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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 -5 109 £37,500 - 31
Cheshire -17 15 £37,500 -9.09% 4
Lancashire - 15 £32,500 - 2
Merseyside -15 11 £30,250 -21.42% 1
Games
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 143 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (47.75%) C#
3 127 (43.94%) .NET
4 112 (38.75%) SQL Server
5 94 (32.53%) MVC
5 94 (32.53%) ASP.NET
6 91 (31.49%) TDD
7 88 (30.45%) WCF
8 85 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 79 (27.34%) Computer Science
9 79 (27.34%) Web Application Development
10 78 (26.99%) Degree
11 75 (25.95%) Google
11 75 (25.95%) SQL Server 2014
12 72 (24.91%) KnockoutJS
13 63 (21.80%) BDD
14 59 (20.42%) Mobile App
15 58 (20.07%) AngularJS
16 57 (19.72%) Node.js
16 57 (19.72%) C++
17 56 (19.38%) JavaScript
17 56 (19.38%) Dependency Injection
18 55 (19.03%) HTML
19 54 (18.69%) SQL
20 53 (18.34%) Ruby
20 53 (18.34%) .NET Framework
21 51 (17.65%) Software Engineering
21 51 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
21 51 (17.65%) Entity Framework
21 51 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API

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 27 (9.34%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.08%) Confluence
3 6 (2.08%) WordPress
4 3 (1.04%) CMS
4 3 (1.04%) ExpressionEngine
4 3 (1.04%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.35%) InDesign
3 1 (0.35%) Maya
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (12.80%) Google Play
3 35 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.42%) GitHub
5 3 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.69%) IaaS
6 2 (0.69%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.19%) Internet
2 9 (3.11%) LAN
3 7 (2.42%) WAN
4 6 (2.08%) Wireless
5 5 (1.73%) ATM
5 5 (1.73%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.38%) Broadband
6 4 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.38%) RS-232
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.04%) HTTP
7 3 (1.04%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.69%) ADSL
8 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.69%) Firewall
8 2 (0.69%) GPRS
8 2 (0.69%) PBX
8 2 (0.69%) SDH
8 2 (0.69%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (38.75%) SQL Server
2 75 (25.95%) SQL Server 2014
3 33 (11.42%) MongoDB
4 25 (8.65%) SQL Server 2016
5 23 (7.96%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (2.08%) Big Data
10 6 (2.08%) CouchDB
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.73%) QlikView
12 4 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.38%) MySQL
13 3 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.04%) Apache Hive
13 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (14.88%) Visual Studio
2 33 (11.42%) Git (software)
3 32 (11.07%) TeamCity
4 21 (7.27%) Subversion
5 14 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (3.81%) JIRA
7 8 (2.77%) Selenium
8 7 (2.42%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.73%) webpack
11 4 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.38%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (1.38%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.04%) Babel
12 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.04%) Grunt
12 3 (1.04%) gulp
12 3 (1.04%) ReSharper
12 3 (1.04%) TestRail
12 3 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (9.00%) Retail
2 18 (6.23%) Finance
3 14 (4.84%) Banking
4 10 (3.46%) Marketing
5 8 (2.77%) Electronics
6 5 (1.73%) Legal
6 5 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.04%) Advertising
8 3 (1.04%) Billing
9 2 (0.69%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 187 (64.71%) Developer
2 95 (32.87%) .NET Developer
3 45 (15.57%) Junior
4 43 (14.88%) Graduate
4 43 (14.88%) Graduate Developer
5 34 (11.76%) Junior Developer
6 30 (10.38%) Software Engineer
7 29 (10.03%) Software Developer
8 28 (9.69%) Junior .NET Developer
9 27 (9.34%) Digital Developer
9 27 (9.34%) Graduate .NET Developer
10 24 (8.30%) Senior Software Engineer
11 22 (7.61%) Senior Developer
12 20 (6.92%) C++ Software Engineer
13 18 (6.23%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 18 (6.23%) SQL Developer
14 15 (5.19%) SQL Server Developer
15 13 (4.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 12 (4.15%) C# Developer
16 12 (4.15%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (43.94%) .NET
2 94 (32.53%) ASP.NET
3 88 (30.45%) WCF
4 85 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 72 (24.91%) KnockoutJS
6 58 (20.07%) AngularJS
7 57 (19.72%) Node.js
8 55 (19.03%) HTML
9 53 (18.34%) .NET Framework
10 51 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 51 (17.65%) Entity Framework
11 49 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 47 (16.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 46 (15.92%) RESTful
14 35 (12.11%) HTML5
14 35 (12.11%) WPF
15 33 (11.42%) CSS
16 27 (9.34%) MSMQ
16 27 (9.34%) Ninject
17 24 (8.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 79 (27.34%) Computer Science
2 59 (20.42%) Mobile App
3 37 (12.80%) iPhone
4 30 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.84%) Animation
6 10 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (3.11%) User Experience
8 7 (2.42%) EPoS
9 6 (2.08%) e-Learning
9 6 (2.08%) iPad
10 4 (1.38%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.04%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.04%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.04%) Online Games
11 3 (1.04%) Social Gaming
12 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.69%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.30%) Windows
2 45 (15.57%) Android
3 29 (10.03%) Windows XP
4 22 (7.61%) Linux
5 11 (3.81%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (49.48%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (32.53%) MVC
3 91 (31.49%) TDD
4 79 (27.34%) Web Application Development
5 63 (21.80%) BDD
6 56 (19.38%) Dependency Injection
7 51 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 47 (16.26%) Multithreading
9 45 (15.57%) OO
9 45 (15.57%) Web Development
10 32 (11.07%) Domain-Driven Design
11 29 (10.03%) Kanban
12 21 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (6.92%) Scrum
14 19 (6.57%) Game Development
15 17 (5.88%) SDLC
16 16 (5.54%) Front End Development
17 15 (5.19%) Mathematics
18 14 (4.84%) DevOps
19 13 (4.50%) Content Development
Programming Languages
1 138 (47.75%) C#
2 57 (19.72%) C++
3 56 (19.38%) JavaScript
4 54 (18.69%) SQL
5 53 (18.34%) Ruby
6 43 (14.88%) Java
7 27 (9.34%) F#
8 23 (7.96%) Python
9 21 (7.27%) C
10 17 (5.88%) PHP
11 14 (4.84%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.42%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.08%) R
14 5 (1.73%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.73%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.04%) Apple Swift
16 3 (1.04%) MATLAB
16 3 (1.04%) Scala
17 2 (0.69%) ES6
Qualifications
1 78 (26.99%) Degree
2 13 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.73%) CCNP
3 5 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.73%) ISEB
4 4 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (1.04%) CISA
5 3 (1.04%) CISM
5 3 (1.04%) CISMP
5 3 (1.04%) CISSP
5 3 (1.04%) CRISC
5 3 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.04%) SANS
6 2 (0.69%) CCNA
6 2 (0.69%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (0.69%) CCSA
6 2 (0.69%) PhD
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.61%) QA
2 5 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.04%) GDPR
3 3 (1.04%) ISO 22301
3 3 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.73%) Docker
2 4 (1.38%) Firmware
3 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.69%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (9.34%) Kibana
2 8 (2.77%) Puppet
3 7 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.38%) Ansible
4 4 (1.38%) Terraform
5 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 75 (25.95%) Google
2 44 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.81%) Oracle
4 9 (3.11%) Cisco
4 9 (3.11%) Tableau
5 5 (1.73%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.73%) Juniper
5 5 (1.73%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.38%) Freescale
6 4 (1.38%) Talend
7 3 (1.04%) Apple
7 3 (1.04%) Foundry
7 3 (1.04%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.04%) VMware
8 2 (0.69%) Aruba
8 2 (0.69%) F5
8 2 (0.69%) HP
8 2 (0.69%) Perforce
8 2 (0.69%) Sun
9 1 (0.35%) RedGate
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Recruitment Genius
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Free Parking
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Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Limited
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £24,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 10 days ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Relocation package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
bet365
Salary: Competitive base salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + OTE 35K
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 25 days annual leave; Flexi-time
Posted: 23 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
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Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
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