Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 142 138
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 +29
Permanent jobs citing Games 283 279 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.33% 2.12% 2.08%
As % of the General category 5.98% 5.32% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 237 265 213
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £50,000 £48,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%

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 4,729 5,244 4,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.95% 39.80% 39.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3,555 3,887 3,744
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £64,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% -

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 +25 228 £40,000 +6.67% 62
Cheshire -8 31 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Merseyside +23 18 £42,000 +37.70% 5
Lancashire -12 6 £40,000 +23.08% 5
Games
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 184 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (48.06%) C#
3 130 (45.94%) .NET
4 119 (42.05%) SQL Server
5 113 (39.93%) MVC
6 105 (37.10%) TDD
6 105 (37.10%) ASP.NET
7 98 (34.63%) JavaScript
8 97 (34.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 91 (32.16%) Web Application Development
10 84 (29.68%) HTML
11 77 (27.21%) CSS
12 75 (26.50%) Node.js
12 75 (26.50%) WCF
13 74 (26.15%) AngularJS
13 74 (26.15%) SQL Server 2016
14 71 (25.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 65 (22.97%) ASP.NET Web API
16 64 (22.61%) BDD
17 61 (21.55%) RESTful
17 61 (21.55%) Google
18 54 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
18 54 (19.08%) Mobile App
19 53 (18.73%) KnockoutJS
20 50 (17.67%) Dependency Injection
21 47 (16.61%) SQL
22 42 (14.84%) .NET Framework
22 42 (14.84%) Git (software)
23 41 (14.49%) Entity Framework
24 40 (14.13%) Java

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 34 (12.01%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (6.36%) WordPress
3 9 (3.18%) IIS
4 6 (2.12%) Apache
4 6 (2.12%) CMS
4 6 (2.12%) ExpressionEngine
5 3 (1.06%) Confluence
5 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (0.71%) Maya
2 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.71%) ZBrush
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.35%) InDesign
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.35%) Mudbox
3 1 (0.35%) NUKE
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (9.89%) Google Play
4 6 (2.12%) GitHub
5 5 (1.77%) Office 365
6 4 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.41%) PaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.06%) IaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.71%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Zapier
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudSearch
9 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.42%) Internet
2 16 (5.65%) HTTP
3 15 (5.30%) Firewall
4 9 (3.18%) LAN
4 9 (3.18%) Network Security
4 9 (3.18%) WAN
5 8 (2.83%) IPv4
5 8 (2.83%) IPv6
5 8 (2.83%) VoIP
5 8 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.47%) VPN
7 4 (1.41%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.71%) RS-232
8 2 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 74 (26.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (10.25%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.48%) NoSQL
5 22 (7.77%) MySQL
6 6 (2.12%) Power BI
6 6 (2.12%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.41%) Big Data
8 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.41%) Redis
9 3 (1.06%) Biml
9 3 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 42 (14.84%) Git (software)
2 24 (8.48%) TeamCity
3 23 (8.13%) gulp
4 21 (7.42%) webpack
5 16 (5.65%) Grunt
6 15 (5.30%) Visual Studio
7 13 (4.59%) JIRA
8 12 (4.24%) GitLab
9 7 (2.47%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.47%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (2.47%) PhantomJS
9 7 (2.47%) Protractor
9 7 (2.47%) Subversion
10 5 (1.77%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.77%) Selenium
11 4 (1.41%) NUnit
12 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
13 2 (0.71%) JUnit
13 2 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 19 (6.71%) Finance
1 19 (6.71%) Retail
2 13 (4.59%) Electronics
3 7 (2.47%) Banking
3 7 (2.47%) Marketing
4 6 (2.12%) Advertising
4 6 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.06%) Back Office
6 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Law
6 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (69.26%) Developer
2 105 (37.10%) .NET Developer
3 39 (13.78%) C# Developer
4 38 (13.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (12.01%) Junior
6 33 (11.66%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (10.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (10.95%) Junior Developer
8 29 (10.25%) Digital Developer
9 28 (9.89%) Graduate
9 28 (9.89%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 28 (9.89%) Graduate Developer
9 28 (9.89%) Junior .NET Developer
10 26 (9.19%) Senior Developer
11 24 (8.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 17 (6.01%) Software Developer
13 16 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 16 (5.65%) JavaScript Developer
14 15 (5.30%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 13 (4.59%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (45.94%) .NET
2 105 (37.10%) ASP.NET
3 97 (34.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 84 (29.68%) HTML
5 77 (27.21%) CSS
6 75 (26.50%) Node.js
6 75 (26.50%) WCF
7 74 (26.15%) AngularJS
8 71 (25.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 65 (22.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 61 (21.55%) RESTful
11 53 (18.73%) KnockoutJS
12 42 (14.84%) .NET Framework
13 41 (14.49%) Entity Framework
14 33 (11.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 31 (10.95%) React
16 28 (9.89%) Sass
17 24 (8.48%) MSMQ
18 23 (8.13%) Vue.js
19 21 (7.42%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.08%) Mobile App
2 32 (11.31%) Computer Science
3 28 (9.89%) iPhone
4 17 (6.01%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (4.59%) User Experience
6 10 (3.53%) Online Games
7 9 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.77%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.41%) 3D Printing
10 4 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.06%) FMCG
11 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.01%) Windows
2 31 (10.95%) Linux
3 29 (10.25%) Android
4 10 (3.53%) Unix
5 9 (3.18%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.06%) CentOS
7 2 (0.71%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (39.93%) MVC
3 105 (37.10%) TDD
4 91 (32.16%) Web Application Development
5 64 (22.61%) BDD
6 50 (17.67%) Dependency Injection
7 37 (13.07%) Domain-Driven Design
8 35 (12.37%) Kanban
9 29 (10.25%) Web Development
10 28 (9.89%) E-Commerce
11 27 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (9.54%) Front End Development
11 27 (9.54%) Multithreading
11 27 (9.54%) Scrum
12 26 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 19 (6.71%) Software Engineering
15 17 (6.01%) DevOps
15 17 (6.01%) OO
16 16 (5.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 136 (48.06%) C#
2 98 (34.63%) JavaScript
3 47 (16.61%) SQL
4 40 (14.13%) Java
5 37 (13.07%) Ruby
6 21 (7.42%) PHP
7 20 (7.07%) F#
8 14 (4.95%) C++
9 11 (3.89%) Python
9 11 (3.89%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.12%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.77%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.77%) VC++
12 4 (1.41%) Perl
12 4 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.41%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.06%) C
13 3 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (10.25%) Degree
2 8 (2.83%) CCNA
2 8 (2.83%) CCNP
2 8 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.41%) ISEB
4 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.07%) QA
2 4 (1.41%) GDPR
3 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.18%) Firmware
2 6 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.06%) Docker
4 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.71%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (8.48%) Kibana
2 8 (2.83%) Ansible
2 8 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (2.83%) FortiGate
3 6 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.12%) Puppet
4 2 (0.71%) Nessus
4 2 (0.71%) Terraform
5 1 (0.35%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.35%) Grafana
5 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.35%) Nagios
5 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 61 (21.55%) Google
2 30 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.24%) Capita
3 12 (4.24%) IBM
4 10 (3.53%) Cisco
4 10 (3.53%) Fortinet
5 8 (2.83%) Meraki
5 8 (2.83%) SolarWinds
6 7 (2.47%) Oracle
7 6 (2.12%) Tableau
8 5 (1.77%) Twitter
9 4 (1.41%) Pega
10 3 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.06%) Sage
10 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.06%) VMware
11 2 (0.71%) Adobe
11 2 (0.71%) HP
11 2 (0.71%) Qualys
11 2 (0.71%) Red Hat