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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
England / North West
Rank 122 123 157
Rank change year-on-year +1 +34  
Permanent jobs citing Games 139 119 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.26% 2.09% 1.46%
As % of the General category 6.50% 5.06% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 124 98 66
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,900 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2137 2351 2637
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.76% 41.37% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1667 1872 2001
Median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,825
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 114 £37,500 +15.38% 29
Cheshire +20 19 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Merseyside +1 5 £31,500 -18.18% 2
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Games.

1 140 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (44.79%) SQL Server
3 113 (43.63%) .NET
4 112 (43.24%) C#
5 97 (37.45%) WCF
6 89 (34.36%) TDD
6 89 (34.36%) ASP.NET
6 89 (34.36%) MVC
7 83 (32.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 81 (31.27%) ASP.NET MVC
9 79 (30.50%) Web Application Development
10 71 (27.41%) Google
11 67 (25.87%) BDD
12 62 (23.94%) KnockoutJS
13 56 (21.62%) Dependency Injection
14 53 (20.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 53 (20.46%) Degree
14 53 (20.46%) Computer Science
15 52 (20.08%) Mobile App
16 50 (19.31%) SQL
17 47 (18.15%) AngularJS
18 44 (16.99%) Domain-Driven Design
18 44 (16.99%) C++
18 44 (16.99%) OO
19 41 (15.83%) Amazon AWS
20 40 (15.44%) Node.js
21 39 (15.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 38 (14.67%) Android
22 38 (14.67%) .NET Framework
22 38 (14.67%) Ruby

Games
Top Related 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 26 (10.04%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (5.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.09%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (2.70%) WordPress
5 3 (1.16%) Apache
5 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) concrete5
7 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.77%) Maya
3 2 (0.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.39%) InDesign
4 1 (0.39%) MODO
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle ASCP
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle Assets
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle Cash Management
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle iProcurement
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle iSupplier
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle Payables
1 8 (3.09%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.83%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (11.97%) Google Play
3 26 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.39%) GitHub
5 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.04%) Internet
2 5 (1.93%) LAN
3 4 (1.54%) ATM
3 4 (1.54%) WAN
3 4 (1.54%) Wireless
4 3 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.16%) Intranet
5 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.39%) 3G
6 1 (0.39%) 802.11
6 1 (0.39%) DSL
6 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.39%) Firewall
6 1 (0.39%) MPLS
6 1 (0.39%) SAN
6 1 (0.39%) SSH
6 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (44.79%) SQL Server
2 83 (32.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 28 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 13 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.25%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (3.47%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (3.09%) MySQL
9 8 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.93%) Big Data
12 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.54%) QlikView
12 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (10.04%) TeamCity
2 21 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 19 (7.34%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.86%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.47%) Selenium
6 7 (2.70%) Subversion
7 5 (1.93%) JIRA
8 4 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.16%) Gradle
9 3 (1.16%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.16%) NuGet
9 3 (1.16%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.16%) webpack
10 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.77%) Mocha
11 1 (0.39%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.39%) Babel
11 1 (0.39%) gulp
General
1 23 (8.88%) Finance
2 18 (6.95%) Retail
3 12 (4.63%) Banking
4 8 (3.09%) Marketing
5 4 (1.54%) Electronics
6 3 (1.16%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 150 (57.92%) Developer
2 92 (35.52%) .NET Developer
3 53 (20.46%) Junior
4 43 (16.60%) Graduate
5 41 (15.83%) Graduate Developer
5 41 (15.83%) Junior Developer
6 31 (11.97%) Junior .NET Developer
7 27 (10.42%) Digital Developer
8 26 (10.04%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 18 (6.95%) Software Engineer
10 17 (6.56%) Analyst
11 16 (6.18%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.79%) C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (5.79%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
12 15 (5.79%) Senior Software Engineer
13 12 (4.63%) Graduate Software Developer
14 11 (4.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 10 (3.86%) Systems Analyst
16 9 (3.47%) Internet Developer
16 9 (3.47%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (43.63%) .NET
2 97 (37.45%) WCF
3 89 (34.36%) ASP.NET
4 81 (31.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 62 (23.94%) KnockoutJS
6 53 (20.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 47 (18.15%) AngularJS
8 40 (15.44%) Node.js
9 39 (15.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 38 (14.67%) .NET Framework
11 37 (14.29%) HTML
11 37 (14.29%) RESTful
12 36 (13.90%) Entity Framework
13 35 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 35 (13.51%) WPF
14 27 (10.42%) Ninject
15 26 (10.04%) MSMQ
16 25 (9.65%) HTML5
17 24 (9.27%) CSS
18 18 (6.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.46%) Computer Science
2 52 (20.08%) Mobile App
3 31 (11.97%) iPhone
4 26 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.63%) Animation
6 7 (2.70%) iPad
7 6 (2.32%) User Experience
8 4 (1.54%) EPoS
9 3 (1.16%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.16%) Blog
9 3 (1.16%) Cybercrime
9 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.16%) Online Games
9 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.16%) Social Gaming
10 2 (0.77%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.77%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.77%) Xbox
11 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.67%) Android
2 24 (9.27%) Linux
3 23 (8.88%) Windows
4 17 (6.56%) Windows XP
5 10 (3.86%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) Debian
8 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (34.36%) MVC
2 89 (34.36%) TDD
3 79 (30.50%) Web Application Development
4 67 (25.87%) BDD
5 56 (21.62%) Dependency Injection
6 44 (16.99%) Domain-Driven Design
6 44 (16.99%) OO
7 36 (13.90%) Web Development
8 32 (12.36%) Multithreading
8 32 (12.36%) Software Engineering
9 26 (10.04%) Kanban
10 22 (8.49%) Game Development
11 17 (6.56%) CQRS
11 17 (6.56%) SDLC
12 14 (5.41%) DevOps
13 13 (5.02%) Front End Development
13 13 (5.02%) Scrum
14 12 (4.63%) Process Management
14 12 (4.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 112 (43.24%) C#
2 50 (19.31%) SQL
3 44 (16.99%) C++
4 38 (14.67%) Java
4 38 (14.67%) Ruby
5 33 (12.74%) JavaScript
6 26 (10.04%) F#
7 24 (9.27%) PHP
8 20 (7.72%) Python
9 13 (5.02%) C
10 11 (4.25%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.86%) Perl
12 7 (2.70%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.54%) R
13 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.16%) VBA
15 2 (0.77%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.77%) ES6
15 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (20.46%) Degree
2 4 (1.54%) PhD
3 3 (1.16%) CCNP
3 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.16%) ISEB
3 3 (1.16%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.39%) CCNA
5 1 (0.39%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (0.39%) CCSA
5 1 (0.39%) HNC
5 1 (0.39%) HND
5 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.34%) QA
2 8 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Docker
1 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (10.04%) Kibana
2 5 (1.93%) Puppet
3 4 (1.54%) Ansible
3 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.16%) Terraform
5 1 (0.39%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (27.41%) Google
2 28 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.11%) Oracle
4 8 (3.09%) Tableau
5 5 (1.93%) Cisco
6 4 (1.54%) Apple
6 4 (1.54%) Facebook
6 4 (1.54%) Talend
7 3 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.16%) Juniper
7 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.16%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.77%) Aruba
8 2 (0.77%) Foundry
8 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds
8 2 (0.77%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) F5
9 1 (0.39%) RedGate
9 1 (0.39%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.39%) Twitter
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