Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 151 168
Rank change year-on-year +24 +17 +11
Permanent jobs citing Games 297 269 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.60% 2.05% 1.93%
As % of the General category 6.78% 4.80% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 244 245 212
North West median annual salary £43,750 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £52,500 £52,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +4.17%

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 4,380 5,606 4,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.36% 42.77% 36.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,283 4,099 3,609
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +34 250 £45,000 +20.00% 69
Cheshire +17 23 £35,000 -12.50% 18
Merseyside 0 14 £32,500 -13.33% 20
Lancashire -13 2 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Games
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 175 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (54.88%) C#
3 156 (52.53%) .NET
4 149 (50.17%) MVC
5 136 (45.79%) SQL Server
5 136 (45.79%) ASP.NET
6 126 (42.42%) JavaScript
7 124 (41.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 119 (40.07%) Web Application Development
9 115 (38.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 104 (35.02%) HTML
11 98 (33.00%) AngularJS
11 98 (33.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 97 (32.66%) TDD
13 85 (28.62%) CSS
14 73 (24.58%) BDD
15 70 (23.57%) SQL Server 2016
16 67 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (18.52%) WCF
18 54 (18.18%) RESTful
19 52 (17.51%) Degree
19 52 (17.51%) Software Engineering
19 52 (17.51%) Elasticsearch
20 50 (16.84%) RabbitMQ
21 49 (16.50%) Internet
22 48 (16.16%) Greenfield Project
23 43 (14.48%) C++
24 41 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (13.13%) Mobile App
26 38 (12.79%) Computer Science

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 52 (17.51%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.37%) WordPress
3 5 (1.68%) IIS
4 3 (1.01%) Confluence
5 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (9.09%) Google Play
3 7 (2.36%) Office 365
4 6 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.35%) SaaS
6 2 (0.67%) PaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudSearch
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) GitHub
7 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) iTunes
7 1 (0.34%) npm
7 1 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 49 (16.50%) Internet
2 24 (8.08%) RS-232
3 11 (3.70%) RS-485
4 10 (3.37%) HTTP
5 6 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.68%) VPN
7 4 (1.35%) Firewall
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco Firepower
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (45.79%) SQL Server
2 70 (23.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (5.72%) MySQL
4 15 (5.05%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.01%) Big Data
7 3 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.34%) Biml
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) Power BI
9 1 (0.34%) Redis
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.39%) gulp
3 15 (5.05%) webpack
4 13 (4.38%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.04%) JIRA
6 10 (3.37%) GitLab
7 8 (2.69%) Subversion
8 6 (2.02%) Grunt
9 5 (1.68%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.35%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.35%) PhantomJS
10 4 (1.35%) Protractor
10 4 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.01%) eggPlant
11 3 (1.01%) Selenium
12 2 (0.67%) Moq
13 1 (0.34%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 18 (6.06%) Electronics
2 14 (4.71%) Finance
3 9 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.36%) Banking
4 7 (2.36%) Retail
5 3 (1.01%) Back Office
6 2 (0.67%) Advertising
6 2 (0.67%) Automotive
6 2 (0.67%) Law
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 2 (0.67%) Marketing
6 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 209 (70.37%) Developer
2 133 (44.78%) .NET Developer
3 81 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
3 81 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 78 (26.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (25.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 49 (16.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 31 (10.44%) JavaScript Developer
8 28 (9.43%) Software Engineer
9 27 (9.09%) Digital Developer
10 25 (8.42%) Agile Developer
10 25 (8.42%) Embedded Engineer
10 25 (8.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 24 (8.08%) Agile .NET Developer
11 24 (8.08%) Agile C# Developer
11 24 (8.08%) Azure Developer
12 22 (7.41%) Junior
13 21 (7.07%) C++ Software Engineer
13 21 (7.07%) Junior Developer
14 20 (6.73%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (52.53%) .NET
2 136 (45.79%) ASP.NET
3 124 (41.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 115 (38.72%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 104 (35.02%) HTML
6 98 (33.00%) AngularJS
6 98 (33.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 85 (28.62%) CSS
8 55 (18.52%) WCF
9 54 (18.18%) RESTful
10 50 (16.84%) RabbitMQ
11 37 (12.46%) Node.js
12 32 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
13 30 (10.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (9.09%) React
15 25 (8.42%) ASP.NET Core
16 24 (8.08%) .NET Framework
16 24 (8.08%) Vue.js
17 22 (7.41%) Entity Framework
17 22 (7.41%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.16%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (13.13%) Mobile App
3 27 (9.09%) iPhone
4 9 (3.03%) User Experience
4 9 (3.03%) Xbox
5 8 (2.69%) W3C
6 7 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.35%) 3D Printing
9 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.01%) Acoustics
10 3 (1.01%) Animation
10 3 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.67%) HTC Vive
11 2 (0.67%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.46%) Windows
2 33 (11.11%) Linux
3 32 (10.77%) Android
4 12 (4.04%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.34%) Debian
8 1 (0.34%) Unix
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (50.17%) MVC
3 119 (40.07%) Web Application Development
4 97 (32.66%) TDD
5 73 (24.58%) BDD
6 52 (17.51%) Software Engineering
7 41 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (12.79%) Computer Science
9 35 (11.78%) Scrum
10 33 (11.11%) Kanban
10 33 (11.11%) Multithreading
10 33 (11.11%) OO
11 32 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
11 32 (10.77%) E-Commerce
12 30 (10.10%) Domain-Driven Design
13 24 (8.08%) CQRS
13 24 (8.08%) Multithreaded Programming
14 22 (7.41%) DevOps
15 17 (5.72%) Responsive Web Design
15 17 (5.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 163 (54.88%) C#
2 126 (42.42%) JavaScript
3 43 (14.48%) C++
4 28 (9.43%) Java
5 26 (8.75%) C
6 25 (8.42%) SQL
7 21 (7.07%) PHP
8 20 (6.73%) Ruby
9 11 (3.70%) VB
10 7 (2.36%) Python
11 4 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.35%) F#
11 4 (1.35%) Perl
11 4 (1.35%) VC++
12 3 (1.01%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.01%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.01%) VB6
13 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (17.51%) Degree
2 26 (8.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) MCP
5 2 (0.67%) MCSA
6 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.36%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.01%) Firmware
3 2 (0.67%) Docker
3 2 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.36%) Kibana
2 5 (1.68%) Puppet
3 4 (1.35%) Ansible
3 4 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (12.12%) Google
2 28 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.37%) IBM
4 4 (1.35%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle
5 3 (1.01%) Cisco
5 3 (1.01%) Twitter
5 3 (1.01%) VMware
6 2 (0.67%) Citrix
6 2 (0.67%) Sage
6 2 (0.67%) SAP
6 2 (0.67%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.67%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.34%) Apple
7 1 (0.34%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.34%) HP
7 1 (0.34%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.34%) Sony
7 1 (0.34%) SYSPRO