Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 136 143 155
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 +6
Permanent jobs citing Games 233 304 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.30% 2.35% 2.11%
As % of the General category 6.15% 5.59% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 199 280 230
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £55,000 £54,750
England median annual salary £50,340 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.98% -5.00% -

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 3,789 5,438 4,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.45% 42.01% 35.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2,826 4,125 3,414
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 +17 190 £47,500 +26.67% 22
Merseyside +2 22 £34,000 -16.05% 3
Cheshire -8 10 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 118 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (45.92%) C#
3 105 (45.06%) .NET
4 101 (43.35%) MVC
5 86 (36.91%) SQL Server
5 86 (36.91%) JavaScript
6 83 (35.62%) ASP.NET
7 80 (34.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 75 (32.19%) Web Application Development
8 75 (32.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 74 (31.76%) AngularJS
10 70 (30.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 65 (27.90%) HTML
12 55 (23.61%) CSS
13 54 (23.18%) Microsoft Azure
14 51 (21.89%) TDD
15 43 (18.45%) C++
16 40 (17.17%) Windows
17 39 (16.74%) RabbitMQ
18 38 (16.31%) BDD
18 38 (16.31%) Elasticsearch
18 38 (16.31%) SQL Server 2016
19 37 (15.88%) Internet
20 36 (15.45%) Software Engineering
21 35 (15.02%) OO
22 33 (14.16%) Greenfield Project
23 32 (13.73%) PHP
23 32 (13.73%) WCF
23 32 (13.73%) Degree
24 31 (13.30%) RESTful

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 38 (16.31%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.15%) nginx
3 4 (1.72%) CMS
3 4 (1.72%) IIS
4 2 (0.86%) Apache
4 2 (0.86%) Confluence
4 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.72%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.43%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 54 (23.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.58%) Google Play
3 7 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.00%) SaaS
4 5 (2.15%) Office 365
5 3 (1.29%) npm
6 2 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.43%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.88%) Internet
2 20 (8.58%) RS-232
3 7 (3.00%) RS-485
4 5 (2.15%) Firewall
4 5 (2.15%) HTTP
5 4 (1.72%) Broadband
6 1 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (36.91%) SQL Server
2 38 (16.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (4.72%) MySQL
4 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.86%) Big Data
5 2 (0.86%) BigQuery
5 2 (0.86%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.86%) Power BI
5 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) Redis
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.73%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.58%) Subversion
3 8 (3.43%) gulp
4 6 (2.58%) JIRA
4 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.58%) webpack
5 5 (2.15%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.72%) Grunt
7 2 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.86%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.86%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.43%) Moq
8 1 (0.43%) NUnit
8 1 (0.43%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.43%) Protractor
8 1 (0.43%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.43%) Selenium
8 1 (0.43%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (6.01%) Retail
2 10 (4.29%) Automotive
3 9 (3.86%) Law
3 9 (3.86%) Marketing
4 8 (3.43%) Finance
5 5 (2.15%) Electronics
6 4 (1.72%) Banking
6 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.86%) Back Office
7 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (58.80%) Developer
2 85 (36.48%) .NET Developer
3 59 (25.32%) C# Developer
4 58 (24.89%) ASP.NET Developer
5 57 (24.46%) C# .NET Developer
6 56 (24.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 38 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 27 (11.59%) Software Engineer
9 20 (8.58%) C++ Software Engineer
10 19 (8.15%) Agile .NET Developer
10 19 (8.15%) Agile C# Developer
10 19 (8.15%) Agile Developer
10 19 (8.15%) Azure Developer
10 19 (8.15%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (7.73%) Digital Developer
11 18 (7.73%) PHP Developer
12 16 (6.87%) Senior Developer
13 14 (6.01%) Analyst
14 13 (5.58%) Embedded Engineer
14 13 (5.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (45.06%) .NET
2 83 (35.62%) ASP.NET
3 80 (34.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 75 (32.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 74 (31.76%) AngularJS
6 70 (30.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 65 (27.90%) HTML
8 55 (23.61%) CSS
9 39 (16.74%) RabbitMQ
10 32 (13.73%) WCF
11 31 (13.30%) RESTful
12 19 (8.15%) KnockoutJS
12 19 (8.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (7.73%) ASP.NET Core
14 15 (6.44%) Web Services
15 14 (6.01%) Node.js
16 13 (5.58%) React
17 11 (4.72%) HTML5
17 11 (4.72%) Vue.js
18 8 (3.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.16%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (10.73%) Mobile App
3 20 (8.58%) iPhone
4 13 (5.58%) User Experience
5 11 (4.72%) Online Games
6 9 (3.86%) Xbox
7 8 (3.43%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.58%) W3C
9 5 (2.15%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.15%) Animation
9 5 (2.15%) N-Tier
9 5 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.72%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.86%) HTC Vive
11 2 (0.86%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.86%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.17%) Windows
2 31 (13.30%) Linux
3 23 (9.87%) Android
4 9 (3.86%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.72%) Debian
7 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.86%) Unix
9 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (50.64%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (43.35%) MVC
3 75 (32.19%) Web Application Development
4 51 (21.89%) TDD
5 38 (16.31%) BDD
6 36 (15.45%) Software Engineering
7 35 (15.02%) OO
8 28 (12.02%) Computer Science
8 28 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (10.30%) Kanban
9 24 (10.30%) Multithreading
10 22 (9.44%) OOP
10 22 (9.44%) Scrum
11 20 (8.58%) DevOps
12 19 (8.15%) CQRS
12 19 (8.15%) Domain-Driven Design
12 19 (8.15%) Multithreaded Programming
13 18 (7.73%) Dependency Injection
14 16 (6.87%) Front End Development
15 14 (6.01%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 107 (45.92%) C#
2 86 (36.91%) JavaScript
3 43 (18.45%) C++
4 32 (13.73%) PHP
5 19 (8.15%) SQL
6 14 (6.01%) C
6 14 (6.01%) Java
7 11 (4.72%) Python
8 5 (2.15%) VC++
9 4 (1.72%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.29%) Perl
10 3 (1.29%) R
10 3 (1.29%) VB
11 2 (0.86%) HLSL
11 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.86%) Ruby
11 2 (0.86%) Scala
11 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (13.73%) Degree
2 20 (8.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.15%) MCP
4 5 (2.15%) MCSA
5 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.15%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.43%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.15%) Docker
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.43%) NDS
4 1 (0.43%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (2.15%) SCCM
2 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.86%) Graylog
3 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.86%) Nagios
3 2 (0.86%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Grafana
4 1 (0.43%) Graphite
4 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.43%) NetIQ Identity Manager
4 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (9.44%) Google
2 17 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.86%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.43%) VMware
5 5 (2.15%) Cisco
5 5 (2.15%) Citrix
6 2 (0.86%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 2 (0.86%) Tableau
7 1 (0.43%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.43%) NetIQ
7 1 (0.43%) Perforce
7 1 (0.43%) SAP
7 1 (0.43%) Twitter
7 1 (0.43%) Xamarin