Games Jobs in the North West

Gaming
England > North West

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 27 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 140 19 207
Rank change year-on-year -121 +188 -61
Permanent jobs citing Games 118 1,000 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.62% 12.04% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.86% 17.39% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 79 86 87
10th Percentile £31,150 £22,500 £28,850
25th Percentile £36,250 £39,375 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% -21.43% +75.00%
75th Percentile £61,875 £76,250 £95,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £86,250 £105,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% -10.71% +27.27%

All General Skills
North West

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,119 5,751 5,654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 56.67% 69.23% 59.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,088 2,755 3,055
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,894 £28,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £38,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.62% +5.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £63,913 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £85,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Games as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the North West.

Salary trend for Games in the North West

Games
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the North West over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

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 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Manchester -102 64 £55,000 -8.33% 48
Merseyside -41 38 £43,117 -8.26% 12
Cheshire -45 13 £32,500 -23.53% 9
Lancashire -51 3 £35,000 -11.39% 3
Games
England

Games
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.54%) WordPress
2 2 (1.69%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.69%) InDesign
1 2 (1.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.85%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.86%) AWS
2 11 (9.32%) Azure
3 7 (5.93%) Figma
4 6 (5.08%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.54%) Commercetools
5 3 (2.54%) Salesforce Commerce Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.47%) Intrusion Detection
1 10 (8.47%) LAN
1 10 (8.47%) WAN
2 3 (2.54%) VoIP
3 2 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.08%) MySQL
4 5 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (4.24%) MariaDB
4 5 (4.24%) OLTP
5 4 (3.39%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.69%) QlikView
7 1 (0.85%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.39%) JIRA
3 2 (1.69%) Git
3 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.69%) WiX
4 1 (0.85%) Liquibase
General
1 58 (49.15%) Social Skills
2 12 (10.17%) Marketing
3 9 (7.63%) Finance
3 9 (7.63%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.78%) Banking
5 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.24%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.54%) Publishing
7 3 (2.54%) Retail
8 2 (1.69%) Automotive
8 2 (1.69%) Law
8 2 (1.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.85%) Esports
9 1 (0.85%) iGaming
9 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Developer
2 21 (17.80%) Senior
3 13 (11.02%) Senior Manager
4 10 (8.47%) Analyst
4 10 (8.47%) Business Manager
4 10 (8.47%) Designer
4 10 (8.47%) Security Manager
4 10 (8.47%) Senior Business Manager
5 9 (7.63%) Games Developer
6 8 (6.78%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.93%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Architect
8 6 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Full Stack PHP Developer
8 6 (5.08%) PHP Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Games Programmer
9 5 (4.24%) Programmer
9 5 (4.24%) Security Architect
10 4 (3.39%) DBA
10 4 (3.39%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.56%) Unreal Engine
2 13 (11.02%) .NET
3 11 (9.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 10 (8.47%) Vue
5 8 (6.78%) .NET Core
5 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 8 (6.78%) Entity Framework
6 7 (5.93%) React
7 6 (5.08%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.08%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (5.08%) Laravel
8 5 (4.24%) CSS
8 5 (4.24%) HTML
9 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.39%) Node.js
9 4 (3.39%) OpenGL
9 4 (3.39%) OpenGL ES
9 4 (3.39%) Vulkan
9 4 (3.39%) WebAssembly
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (8.47%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (6.78%) Social Media
4 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.93%) Virtual Reality
5 4 (3.39%) Animation
5 4 (3.39%) Augmented Reality
5 4 (3.39%) Handset
5 4 (3.39%) Mali
5 4 (3.39%) Ray Tracing
5 4 (3.39%) Replication
5 4 (3.39%) SIMD
5 4 (3.39%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.54%) iPhone
6 3 (2.54%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.69%) Distributed Systems
7 2 (1.69%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.85%) Sports Betting
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.56%) Windows
2 12 (10.17%) Android
2 12 (10.17%) Unix
3 10 (8.47%) Linux
4 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.54%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.42%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (17.80%) Computer Science
3 20 (16.95%) Agile
4 17 (14.41%) User Experience
4 17 (14.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (13.56%) Mathematics
6 15 (12.71%) SIEM
7 14 (11.86%) Impact Assessments
8 13 (11.02%) Business Continuity
8 13 (11.02%) Scrum
9 12 (10.17%) Full Stack Development
9 12 (10.17%) Vulnerability Remediation
10 11 (9.32%) Game Development
10 11 (9.32%) Incident Management
11 10 (8.47%) Actionable Insight
11 10 (8.47%) Security Management
11 10 (8.47%) Security Operations
11 10 (8.47%) Service Management
11 10 (8.47%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.95%) JavaScript
2 17 (14.41%) C#
3 13 (11.02%) SQL
4 7 (5.93%) C++
4 7 (5.93%) Python
5 6 (5.08%) PHP
5 6 (5.08%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.39%) C
6 4 (3.39%) Rust
7 2 (1.69%) Go
7 2 (1.69%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.69%) VB
7 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.85%) Bash
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (27.12%) Degree
2 12 (10.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (9.32%) CISSP
4 10 (8.47%) CISM
4 10 (8.47%) SSCP
5 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.24%) CCNA
6 5 (4.24%) CCNA CyberOps
6 5 (4.24%) CCNP
6 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) GCFA
8 1 (0.85%) GCFE
8 1 (0.85%) GCIH
8 1 (0.85%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.02%) GDPR
2 10 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Docker
2 5 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) Ansible
2 2 (1.69%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) WSUS
3 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) Cisco
3 3 (2.54%) Adobe
3 3 (2.54%) Salesforce
3 3 (2.54%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.69%) Apple
4 2 (1.69%) Instagram
4 2 (1.69%) SYSPRO
4 2 (1.69%) Twitter
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) YouTube