Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 154 163
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 +28
Permanent jobs citing Games 287 265 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.27% 2.15% 1.85%
As % of the General category 5.27% 6.02% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 259 231 203
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%

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 5,442 4,400 4,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.12% 35.75% 39.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4,084 3,442 3,835
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -15 179 £36,250 -9.38% 62
Cheshire -8 60 £40,000 -3.61% 11
Merseyside +34 33 £41,000 +30.16% 8
Lancashire - 11 £35,000 - 3
Cumbria - 3 £33,000 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 150 (52.26%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (46.69%) SQL Server
3 133 (46.34%) C#
4 132 (45.99%) MVC
5 123 (42.86%) .NET
6 109 (37.98%) ASP.NET
7 108 (37.63%) TDD
8 105 (36.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 105 (36.59%) KnockoutJS
9 101 (35.19%) WCF
10 99 (34.49%) Web Application Development
11 93 (32.40%) AngularJS
12 87 (30.31%) JavaScript
13 79 (27.53%) Google
14 73 (25.44%) Node.js
14 73 (25.44%) SQL Server 2014
15 69 (24.04%) BDD
16 68 (23.69%) Dependency Injection
16 68 (23.69%) RESTful
17 66 (23.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 65 (22.65%) Web Development
19 64 (22.30%) .NET Framework
20 63 (21.95%) Entity Framework
20 63 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 62 (21.60%) ASP.NET Web API
21 62 (21.60%) Ruby
22 53 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
23 52 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
23 52 (18.12%) HTML
24 48 (16.72%) CSS

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 41 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.44%) Confluence
3 6 (2.09%) WordPress
4 5 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.39%) CMS
5 4 (1.39%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (1.39%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.05%) IIS
6 3 (1.05%) nginx
7 2 (0.70%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.79%) Maya
2 5 (1.74%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.39%) 3ds Max
3 4 (1.39%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (1.39%) NUKE
4 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.70%) MotionBuilder
5 2 (0.70%) ZBrush
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.35%) Houdini
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (18.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (11.15%) Google Play
4 13 (4.53%) Office 365
5 5 (1.74%) npm
6 4 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.70%) PaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.57%) Internet
2 9 (3.14%) Firewall
3 8 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (2.79%) VPN
3 8 (2.79%) WAN
4 5 (1.74%) Network Security
4 5 (1.74%) SAN
4 5 (1.74%) VoIP
5 4 (1.39%) 3G
5 4 (1.39%) 802.11
5 4 (1.39%) BIG-IP
5 4 (1.39%) DHCP
5 4 (1.39%) DSL
5 4 (1.39%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.39%) HTTP
5 4 (1.39%) MPLS
5 4 (1.39%) SDH
5 4 (1.39%) tcpdump
5 4 (1.39%) Wireless
5 4 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (46.69%) SQL Server
2 73 (25.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 40 (13.94%) MongoDB
3 40 (13.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 23 (8.01%) NoSQL
5 19 (6.62%) MySQL
6 11 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (2.09%) Big Data
11 4 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.05%) QlikView
12 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.70%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 39 (13.59%) Git (software)
2 37 (12.89%) TeamCity
3 16 (5.57%) Grunt
3 16 (5.57%) JIRA
4 12 (4.18%) gulp
5 11 (3.83%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.83%) webpack
6 7 (2.44%) Jasmine
7 6 (2.09%) Karma Test Runner
7 6 (2.09%) PhantomJS
7 6 (2.09%) Protractor
7 6 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.70%) Gradle
10 2 (0.70%) JUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.70%) NUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Subversion
11 1 (0.35%) Selenium
General
1 10 (3.48%) Retail
2 9 (3.14%) Marketing
3 8 (2.79%) Finance
4 4 (1.39%) Advertising
4 4 (1.39%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.05%) Italian Language
5 3 (1.05%) Online Betting
6 2 (0.70%) Electronics
6 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 195 (67.94%) Developer
2 105 (36.59%) .NET Developer
3 42 (14.63%) Junior
4 39 (13.59%) Junior Developer
5 38 (13.24%) Digital Developer
5 38 (13.24%) Graduate
6 37 (12.89%) Graduate Developer
7 36 (12.54%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 36 (12.54%) Junior .NET Developer
8 22 (7.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 19 (6.62%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.53%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.53%) C++ Developer
11 12 (4.18%) Analyst
11 12 (4.18%) Web Developer
12 11 (3.83%) React Developer
13 10 (3.48%) SQL Developer
14 9 (3.14%) Network Engineer
14 9 (3.14%) Support Engineer
15 8 (2.79%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (42.86%) .NET
2 109 (37.98%) ASP.NET
3 105 (36.59%) ASP.NET MVC
3 105 (36.59%) KnockoutJS
4 101 (35.19%) WCF
5 93 (32.40%) AngularJS
6 73 (25.44%) Node.js
7 68 (23.69%) RESTful
8 66 (23.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 64 (22.30%) .NET Framework
10 63 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 63 (21.95%) Entity Framework
11 62 (21.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 52 (18.12%) HTML
13 48 (16.72%) CSS
14 38 (13.24%) MSMQ
15 37 (12.89%) WPF
16 32 (11.15%) Ninject
17 31 (10.80%) jQuery
18 24 (8.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.38%) Mobile App
2 45 (15.68%) Computer Science
3 32 (11.15%) iPhone
4 24 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (7.32%) Online Games
6 19 (6.62%) User Experience
7 12 (4.18%) Animation
8 9 (3.14%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.74%) Replication
11 4 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.39%) Clustering
11 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.39%) Graphic Design
12 3 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (1.05%) RIA
12 3 (1.05%) Xbox
13 2 (0.70%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.70%) Verilog
13 2 (0.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (15.33%) Android
2 30 (10.45%) Windows
3 25 (8.71%) Linux
4 14 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.83%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (52.26%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (45.99%) MVC
3 108 (37.63%) TDD
4 99 (34.49%) Web Application Development
5 69 (24.04%) BDD
6 68 (23.69%) Dependency Injection
7 65 (22.65%) Web Development
8 43 (14.98%) Domain-Driven Design
9 41 (14.29%) Kanban
10 40 (13.94%) Multithreading
11 23 (8.01%) Front End Development
12 19 (6.62%) OO
13 13 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (4.53%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.18%) DevOps
15 11 (3.83%) Android Development
15 11 (3.83%) iOS Development
15 11 (3.83%) Mobile Development
16 10 (3.48%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (3.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (46.34%) C#
2 87 (30.31%) JavaScript
3 62 (21.60%) Ruby
4 36 (12.54%) F#
5 31 (10.80%) SQL
6 25 (8.71%) C++
7 23 (8.01%) Python
8 19 (6.62%) Java
9 14 (4.88%) PHP
10 13 (4.53%) Objective-C
11 11 (3.83%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.05%) C
14 3 (1.05%) VC++
15 2 (0.70%) R
15 2 (0.70%) Scala
15 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (7.67%) Degree
2 6 (2.09%) CCNA
2 6 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.39%) CISM
4 4 (1.39%) CISSP
4 4 (1.39%) MCSE
4 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.39%) PhD
5 3 (1.05%) HND
6 2 (0.70%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.70%) CCNP
6 2 (0.70%) HNC
6 2 (0.70%) ISEB
6 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.70%) MCITP
6 2 (0.70%) MCP
6 2 (0.70%) MCSA
7 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.92%) QA
2 4 (1.39%) GDPR
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.74%) Docker
3 5 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (13.94%) Kibana
2 5 (1.74%) Ansible
2 5 (1.74%) Terraform
3 4 (1.39%) logstash
3 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.05%) Nagios
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.35%) Grafana
5 1 (0.35%) Packer
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 79 (27.53%) Google
2 42 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.97%) Capita
4 15 (5.23%) VMware
5 14 (4.88%) Xamarin
6 9 (3.14%) Cisco
7 8 (2.79%) F5
8 7 (2.44%) Tableau
9 5 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.74%) Veeam
10 4 (1.39%) Adobe
10 4 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.39%) HP
10 4 (1.39%) Hummingbird
10 4 (1.39%) Juniper
11 2 (0.70%) Apple
11 2 (0.70%) Openreach
11 2 (0.70%) Snowplow
11 2 (0.70%) Xilinx
11 2 (0.70%) Zend