Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 198 131 160
Rank change year-on-year -67 +29 +2
Permanent jobs citing Games 127 304 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.29% 2.59% 2.01%
As % of the General category 3.69% 6.31% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 101 246 243
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 3,444 4,820 5,824
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 34.93% 41.01% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,525 3,620 4,257
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -72 99 £42,500 -5.56% 53
Cheshire +14 21 £57,500 +64.29% 20
Merseyside -5 4 £36,250 -11.59% 4
Lancashire -15 3 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 58 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.50%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (29.13%) C#
4 33 (25.98%) C++
4 33 (25.98%) Degree
5 32 (25.20%) .NET
6 28 (22.05%) Software Engineering
7 25 (19.69%) Artificial Intelligence
8 24 (18.90%) TDD
9 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
9 23 (18.11%) SQL
9 23 (18.11%) PHP
9 23 (18.11%) Windows
10 22 (17.32%) Python
11 20 (15.75%) Mathematics
11 20 (15.75%) Kanban
12 18 (14.17%) Android
12 18 (14.17%) DevOps
13 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
14 16 (12.60%) MySQL
14 16 (12.60%) User Experience
15 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (11.81%) Mobile App
15 15 (11.81%) JavaScript
15 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.81%) Git (software)
16 14 (11.02%) Azure
16 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
16 14 (11.02%) Scrum

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 (3.15%) WordPress
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.79%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Maya
1 4 (3.15%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.57%) 3ds Max
2 2 (1.57%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.57%) MotionBuilder
2 2 (1.57%) NUKE
2 2 (1.57%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.02%) Azure
2 5 (3.94%) AWS
2 5 (3.94%) GitHub
3 2 (1.57%) GCP
3 2 (1.57%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) ADSL
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (0.79%) DSL
3 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
3 1 (0.79%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) VoIP
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) Wireless
3 1 (0.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) MySQL
2 11 (8.66%) NoSQL
3 9 (7.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.57%) Big Data
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.79%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.79%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.79%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.79%) Redis
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.81%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.51%) JIRA
3 6 (4.72%) Subversion
4 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.15%) Android Studio
5 4 (3.15%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.15%) JUnit
5 4 (3.15%) Mockito
5 4 (3.15%) Xcode
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.79%) Appium
7 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.79%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.79%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 9 (7.09%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.94%) Retail
3 4 (3.15%) Banking
3 4 (3.15%) Marketing
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Finance
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 72 (56.69%) Developer
2 17 (13.39%) .NET Developer
3 16 (12.60%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.81%) C# Developer
4 15 (11.81%) PHP Developer
5 12 (9.45%) Programmer
6 11 (8.66%) C++ Developer
7 10 (7.87%) Junior
7 10 (7.87%) Software Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) Junior Developer
8 9 (7.09%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.30%) Mobile Developer
9 8 (6.30%) Senior .NET Developer
9 8 (6.30%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Web Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Senior Programmer
11 5 (3.94%) Head of IT
11 5 (3.94%) Head of Technology
11 5 (3.94%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.94%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.20%) .NET
2 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
3 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (10.24%) HTML
4 13 (10.24%) Web Services
5 12 (9.45%) AngularJS
6 11 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (8.66%) WCF
7 10 (7.87%) CSS
7 10 (7.87%) WPF
8 9 (7.09%) Laravel
9 8 (6.30%) OpenCV
9 8 (6.30%) WinForms
10 7 (5.51%) CryEngine
11 6 (4.72%) REST
11 6 (4.72%) Symfony
12 5 (3.94%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (3.94%) Node.js
12 5 (3.94%) RESTful
12 5 (3.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) User Experience
2 15 (11.81%) Mobile App
3 14 (11.02%) Algorithms
4 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.66%) Client/Server
6 8 (6.30%) N-Tier
6 8 (6.30%) Robotics
6 8 (6.30%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (6.30%) Smartphone
7 7 (5.51%) Online Games
8 6 (4.72%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (3.15%) BBC
9 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.15%) Kindle
10 3 (2.36%) Animation
10 3 (2.36%) Xbox
11 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.57%) iPhone
11 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.11%) Windows
2 18 (14.17%) Android
3 10 (7.87%) Linux
4 8 (6.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.36%) Unix
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (31.50%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (22.05%) Software Engineering
4 25 (19.69%) Artificial Intelligence
5 24 (18.90%) TDD
6 23 (18.11%) Computer Science
7 20 (15.75%) Kanban
7 20 (15.75%) Mathematics
8 18 (14.17%) DevOps
9 14 (11.02%) API Design
9 14 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (11.02%) Game Development
9 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
9 14 (11.02%) Scrum
10 13 (10.24%) MVC
10 13 (10.24%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (10.24%) Test Automation
10 13 (10.24%) Time Management
11 12 (9.45%) OOP
11 12 (9.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (29.13%) C#
2 33 (25.98%) C++
3 23 (18.11%) PHP
3 23 (18.11%) SQL
4 22 (17.32%) Python
5 15 (11.81%) JavaScript
6 12 (9.45%) Java
7 9 (7.09%) VC++
8 8 (6.30%) Apple Swift
8 8 (6.30%) C
8 8 (6.30%) MATLAB
9 7 (5.51%) Lua
10 4 (3.15%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.36%) VB
12 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.57%) R
12 2 (1.57%) Scala
12 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.57%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.79%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) Degree
2 11 (8.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.15%) ISEB
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.57%) CCNA
5 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) CCSA
6 1 (0.79%) CCSP
6 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.79%) CISA
6 1 (0.79%) CISM
6 1 (0.79%) CISSP
6 1 (0.79%) CRISC
6 1 (0.79%) HP APS
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.45%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.79%) COBIT
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) NIST
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Docker
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.57%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (11.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.36%) Adobe
2 3 (2.36%) Google
2 3 (2.36%) Oracle
2 3 (2.36%) Sun
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco
3 2 (1.57%) NetApp
4 1 (0.79%) Autodesk
4 1 (0.79%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Forcepoint
4 1 (0.79%) Imperva
4 1 (0.79%) Incapsula
4 1 (0.79%) McAfee
4 1 (0.79%) Micro Focus
4 1 (0.79%) NetIQ
4 1 (0.79%) Novell
4 1 (0.79%) Pardot
4 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.79%) Tableau
4 1 (0.79%) Talend