Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 158 150
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 295 251 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.51% 1.96% 2.08%
As % of the General category 6.48% 4.70% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 235 231 220
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £50,000 £52,625
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 4,552 5,346 4,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.70% 41.82% 37.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,361 3,871 3,720
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 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £64,020
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.94% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +35 239 £45,000 +20.00% 55
Cheshire +21 32 £35,000 -6.67% 8
Merseyside -2 13 £42,000 +36.59% 9
Lancashire -11 6 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 178 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (53.90%) C#
3 153 (51.86%) .NET
4 138 (46.78%) MVC
5 130 (44.07%) SQL Server
6 127 (43.05%) ASP.NET
7 114 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
8 110 (37.29%) JavaScript
9 106 (35.93%) Web Application Development
10 103 (34.92%) TDD
11 95 (32.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 94 (31.86%) HTML
13 84 (28.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 83 (28.14%) AngularJS
15 75 (25.42%) CSS
16 71 (24.07%) SQL Server 2016
16 71 (24.07%) BDD
17 67 (22.71%) WCF
18 61 (20.68%) RESTful
19 59 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
20 53 (17.97%) Node.js
21 46 (15.59%) Degree
22 45 (15.25%) Mobile App
23 44 (14.92%) Google
24 43 (14.58%) Elasticsearch
25 40 (13.56%) SQL
26 38 (12.88%) Software Engineering
26 38 (12.88%) KnockoutJS
26 38 (12.88%) Dependency Injection
27 37 (12.54%) Continuous Integration

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 43 (14.58%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (4.75%) WordPress
3 8 (2.71%) IIS
4 4 (1.36%) Confluence
5 3 (1.02%) CMS
6 2 (0.68%) Apache
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.34%) InDesign
3 1 (0.34%) Maya
3 1 (0.34%) Mudbox
3 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.34%) SPSS
3 1 (0.34%) SPSS Modeler
3 1 (0.34%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.81%) Google Play
3 15 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.37%) Office 365
5 4 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.02%) SaaS
7 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.68%) GitHub
7 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudSearch
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.34%) iTunes
8 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.34%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.53%) Internet
2 14 (4.75%) HTTP
3 13 (4.41%) RS-232
4 7 (2.37%) Firewall
5 6 (2.03%) RS-485
5 6 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.69%) VPN
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (0.68%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.68%) LAN
7 2 (0.68%) Network Security
7 2 (0.68%) WAN
7 2 (0.68%) Wireless
8 1 (0.34%) IPv4
8 1 (0.34%) IPv6
8 1 (0.34%) VoIP
8 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (44.07%) SQL Server
2 71 (24.07%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.44%) MySQL
5 16 (5.42%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.36%) Power BI
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.02%) Big Data
9 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.68%) Biml
10 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.34%) QlikView
11 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.78%) gulp
3 19 (6.44%) webpack
4 17 (5.76%) Visual Studio
5 16 (5.42%) JIRA
6 12 (4.07%) GitLab
6 12 (4.07%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.39%) Grunt
8 8 (2.71%) Subversion
9 7 (2.37%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.37%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (2.37%) PhantomJS
9 7 (2.37%) Protractor
10 4 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.36%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.02%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.02%) Selenium
12 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.68%) Moq
General
1 18 (6.10%) Electronics
2 16 (5.42%) Finance
3 9 (3.05%) Banking
3 9 (3.05%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.05%) Retail
4 5 (1.69%) Advertising
5 4 (1.36%) Back Office
5 4 (1.36%) Legal
6 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Law
6 2 (0.68%) Marketing
6 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 206 (69.83%) Developer
2 124 (42.03%) .NET Developer
3 64 (21.69%) C# Developer
4 62 (21.02%) ASP.NET Developer
5 61 (20.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 56 (18.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (11.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 29 (9.83%) Junior
9 27 (9.15%) Digital Developer
9 27 (9.15%) Junior Developer
10 25 (8.47%) Graduate
11 24 (8.14%) Graduate Developer
12 23 (7.80%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 23 (7.80%) JavaScript Developer
12 23 (7.80%) Junior .NET Developer
13 19 (6.44%) Software Engineer
14 17 (5.76%) Agile Developer
15 16 (5.42%) Agile .NET Developer
15 16 (5.42%) Agile C# Developer
15 16 (5.42%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (51.86%) .NET
2 127 (43.05%) ASP.NET
3 114 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 95 (32.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 94 (31.86%) HTML
6 84 (28.47%) ASP.NET Web API
7 83 (28.14%) AngularJS
8 75 (25.42%) CSS
9 67 (22.71%) WCF
10 61 (20.68%) RESTful
11 53 (17.97%) Node.js
12 38 (12.88%) KnockoutJS
13 35 (11.86%) .NET Framework
13 35 (11.86%) RabbitMQ
14 33 (11.19%) Entity Framework
15 29 (9.83%) React
15 29 (9.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (9.15%) jQuery
17 24 (8.14%) Vue.js
18 22 (7.46%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.25%) Mobile App
2 35 (11.86%) Computer Science
3 32 (10.85%) Greenfield Project
4 26 (8.81%) iPhone
5 11 (3.73%) User Experience
6 8 (2.71%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.03%) Xbox
9 5 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
9 5 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.69%) W3C
10 4 (1.36%) 3D Printing
10 4 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.02%) FMCG
12 2 (0.68%) Acoustics
12 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.85%) Windows
2 31 (10.51%) Android
3 29 (9.83%) Linux
4 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.03%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.36%) Unix
5 4 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.02%) CentOS
6 3 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (46.78%) MVC
3 106 (35.93%) Web Application Development
4 103 (34.92%) TDD
5 71 (24.07%) BDD
6 38 (12.88%) Dependency Injection
6 38 (12.88%) Software Engineering
7 37 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (11.53%) E-Commerce
9 32 (10.85%) Kanban
10 31 (10.51%) Domain-Driven Design
10 31 (10.51%) Scrum
11 30 (10.17%) Multithreading
12 23 (7.80%) DevOps
12 23 (7.80%) OO
13 19 (6.44%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (6.10%) Test Automation
14 18 (6.10%) Web Development
15 17 (5.76%) CQRS
16 16 (5.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 159 (53.90%) C#
2 110 (37.29%) JavaScript
3 40 (13.56%) SQL
4 36 (12.20%) Java
5 31 (10.51%) Ruby
6 29 (9.83%) C++
7 17 (5.76%) PHP
8 16 (5.42%) C
9 11 (3.73%) F#
9 11 (3.73%) VB
10 9 (3.05%) Python
11 6 (2.03%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.03%) VC++
12 5 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.36%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.02%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.02%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.02%) Perl
14 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (15.59%) Degree
2 15 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.02%) ISEB
6 2 (0.68%) MCP
6 2 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) CCNA
7 1 (0.34%) CCNP
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.39%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) GDPR
3 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.36%) Firmware
3 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.68%) Docker
4 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (5.08%) Kibana
2 6 (2.03%) Puppet
3 5 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.36%) Ansible
5 2 (0.68%) SCCM
5 2 (0.68%) Terraform
6 1 (0.34%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.34%) Grafana
6 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 44 (14.92%) Google
2 36 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.07%) IBM
4 6 (2.03%) Oracle
5 5 (1.69%) Cisco
6 4 (1.36%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.36%) VMware
7 3 (1.02%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.02%) Sage
7 3 (1.02%) Tableau
8 2 (0.68%) Citrix
8 2 (0.68%) HP
8 2 (0.68%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.68%) Pega
8 2 (0.68%) Twitter
8 2 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.34%) Sun