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

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 199 141 152
Rank change year-on-year -58 +11 -5
Permanent jobs citing Games 149 290 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.41% 2.39% 2.13%
As % of the General category 3.83% 5.92% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 114 242 267
North West median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £64,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 3,892 4,902 5,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 36.96% 40.43% 41.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,614 3,666 4,075
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,312 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 August 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 August 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 -67 111 £40,000 - 48
Merseyside +3 20 £34,000 -19.05% 3
Cheshire +13 15 £41,000 +2.50% 14
Games
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 63 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (23.49%) Software Engineering
4 34 (22.82%) C++
5 32 (21.48%) C#
5 32 (21.48%) Degree
6 29 (19.46%) SQL
7 27 (18.12%) .NET
7 27 (18.12%) DevOps
8 25 (16.78%) PHP
9 24 (16.11%) Test Automation
9 24 (16.11%) User Experience
10 23 (15.44%) Computer Science
11 21 (14.09%) Android
11 21 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (12.75%) Algorithms
12 19 (12.75%) Windows
13 18 (12.08%) TDD
13 18 (12.08%) Mathematics
14 17 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (11.41%) Artificial Intelligence
14 17 (11.41%) Manufacturing
14 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET
14 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
14 17 (11.41%) HTML
14 17 (11.41%) Python
15 16 (10.74%) Linux
15 16 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
17 14 (9.40%) Laravel

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 (2.68%) WordPress
2 3 (2.01%) nginx
3 2 (1.34%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.34%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.34%) Sketch
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) SessionCam
2 1 (0.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.71%) Azure
2 8 (5.37%) GitHub
3 7 (4.70%) AWS
4 6 (4.03%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.01%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.01%) SaaS
6 1 (0.67%) GCP
6 1 (0.67%) Google Play
6 1 (0.67%) npm
6 1 (0.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) HTTP
2 4 (2.68%) Broadband
3 1 (0.67%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.67%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.38%) MySQL
2 10 (6.71%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.01%) Blockchain
6 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.01%) Power BI
7 2 (1.34%) Big Data
7 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.67%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.37%) Jasmine
2 8 (5.37%) JIRA
2 8 (5.37%) JUnit
2 8 (5.37%) Mockito
2 8 (5.37%) Subversion
3 7 (4.70%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.01%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.34%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.67%) Grunt
6 1 (0.67%) gulp
6 1 (0.67%) Selenium
6 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 17 (11.41%) Manufacturing
2 14 (9.40%) Marketing
3 6 (4.03%) Banking
4 5 (3.36%) Finance
5 3 (2.01%) Legal
6 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 2 (1.34%) Automotive
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (49.66%) Developer
2 22 (14.77%) Software Engineer
3 16 (10.74%) PHP Developer
4 14 (9.40%) C++ Developer
4 14 (9.40%) Software Developer
5 11 (7.38%) C# Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Senior Software Engineer
6 9 (6.04%) Programmer
7 8 (5.37%) Junior
7 8 (5.37%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (5.37%) Product Manager
7 8 (5.37%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.70%) C++ Software Developer
8 7 (4.70%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) DBA
9 6 (4.03%) Junior Developer
10 5 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Head of IT
10 5 (3.36%) Scrum Master
10 5 (3.36%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.12%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) ASP.NET
2 17 (11.41%) HTML
3 14 (9.40%) Laravel
4 13 (8.72%) AngularJS
5 12 (8.05%) CSS
6 11 (7.38%) OpenCV
6 11 (7.38%) Web Services
6 11 (7.38%) XML
7 10 (6.71%) Symfony
8 9 (6.04%) Node.js
9 8 (5.37%) Dapper ORM
9 8 (5.37%) OpenGL
10 7 (4.70%) DirectX
10 7 (4.70%) Vue.js
10 7 (4.70%) WPF
11 6 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.03%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (4.03%) MFC
11 6 (4.03%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.11%) User Experience
2 21 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (12.75%) Algorithms
4 11 (7.38%) Robotics
4 11 (7.38%) Smartphone
5 8 (5.37%) BBC
5 8 (5.37%) Kindle
6 7 (4.70%) 3D Graphics
7 6 (4.03%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.68%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (2.68%) Xbox
10 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.34%) Mobile Games
10 2 (1.34%) Online Games
10 2 (1.34%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.67%) Animation
11 1 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.09%) Android
2 19 (12.75%) Windows
3 16 (10.74%) Linux
4 9 (6.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (23.49%) Software Engineering
4 27 (18.12%) DevOps
5 24 (16.11%) Test Automation
6 23 (15.44%) Computer Science
7 18 (12.08%) Mathematics
7 18 (12.08%) TDD
8 17 (11.41%) Artificial Intelligence
8 17 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (9.40%) Scrum
11 13 (8.72%) Computer Vision
11 13 (8.72%) Kanban
12 12 (8.05%) 3D Rendering
12 12 (8.05%) Image Processing
12 12 (8.05%) Open Source
12 12 (8.05%) Performance Monitoring
12 12 (8.05%) Physics
13 11 (7.38%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.82%) C++
2 32 (21.48%) C#
3 29 (19.46%) SQL
4 25 (16.78%) PHP
5 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.41%) Python
6 14 (9.40%) Java
7 11 (7.38%) C
7 11 (7.38%) MATLAB
8 10 (6.71%) VC++
9 8 (5.37%) Apple Swift
10 7 (4.70%) TypeScript
11 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.68%) VB
13 2 (1.34%) Perl
13 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.67%) R
14 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (21.48%) Degree
2 4 (2.68%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (2.68%) CISA
2 4 (2.68%) CISM
2 4 (2.68%) CISSP
2 4 (2.68%) CRISC
2 4 (2.68%) ISEB
2 4 (2.68%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) COBIT
2 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.68%) NIST
2 4 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.67%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (2.01%) Docker
2 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.36%) Google
3 3 (2.01%) Crazy Egg
3 3 (2.01%) Hotjar
3 3 (2.01%) Optimizely
3 3 (2.01%) Sun
4 2 (1.34%) NetApp
4 2 (1.34%) Oracle
4 2 (1.34%) VMware
5 1 (0.67%) Micro Focus
5 1 (0.67%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.67%) Novell
5 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.67%) Tableau