Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 155 174
Rank change year-on-year +1 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing Games 266 245 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.01% 1.96% 1.65%
As % of the General category 4.68% 5.38% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 243 220 208
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £27,125
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 5682 4554 4949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.88% 36.47% 37.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 3672 3923
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,300 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -14 183 £37,500 -2.60% 22
Merseyside +21 29 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Cheshire -21 25 £42,500 +5.59% 3
Lancashire - 25 £35,000 - 1
Cumbria - 3 £33,000 -
Games
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 144 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (50.75%) C#
3 131 (49.25%) SQL Server
4 122 (45.86%) .NET
5 116 (43.61%) MVC
6 111 (41.73%) ASP.NET
7 106 (39.85%) TDD
8 100 (37.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 97 (36.47%) WCF
10 91 (34.21%) KnockoutJS
11 89 (33.46%) Web Application Development
12 83 (31.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 83 (31.20%) Node.js
13 79 (29.70%) JavaScript
14 77 (28.95%) AngularJS
15 71 (26.69%) Google
16 69 (25.94%) ASP.NET Web API
17 66 (24.81%) Ruby
18 63 (23.68%) .NET Framework
18 63 (23.68%) Entity Framework
19 62 (23.31%) Dependency Injection
19 62 (23.31%) RESTful
20 61 (22.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 60 (22.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 57 (21.43%) BDD
23 50 (18.80%) Git (software)
24 49 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
24 49 (18.42%) Mobile App
25 48 (18.05%) Computer Science
26 47 (17.67%) Web Development

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 32 (12.03%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.01%) WordPress
3 6 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.88%) CMS
4 5 (1.88%) ExpressionEngine
5 4 (1.50%) Confluence
5 4 (1.50%) nginx
5 4 (1.50%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.75%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.75%) Maya
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) NUKE
3 1 (0.38%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MotionBuilder
3 1 (0.38%) SPSS
3 1 (0.38%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 49 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (11.65%) Google Play
4 6 (2.26%) npm
5 4 (1.50%) GitHub
5 4 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) AdWords
8 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.38%) Internet
2 6 (2.26%) SAN
3 4 (1.50%) BIG-IP
3 4 (1.50%) Broadband
3 4 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (1.50%) Network Security
3 4 (1.50%) VoIP
3 4 (1.50%) VPN
4 3 (1.13%) DHCP
4 3 (1.13%) DNS
4 3 (1.13%) HTTP
4 3 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.13%) WAN
5 2 (0.75%) ATM
5 2 (0.75%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) BGP
6 1 (0.38%) LAN
6 1 (0.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (49.25%) SQL Server
2 83 (31.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 47 (17.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 37 (13.91%) MongoDB
5 30 (11.28%) NoSQL
6 23 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 21 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (4.89%) MySQL
10 5 (1.88%) Big Data
10 5 (1.88%) CouchDB
11 4 (1.50%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.13%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 50 (18.80%) Git (software)
2 37 (13.91%) TeamCity
3 14 (5.26%) JIRA
4 12 (4.51%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.14%) Grunt
6 10 (3.76%) Subversion
6 10 (3.76%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.01%) gulp
8 7 (2.63%) webpack
9 6 (2.26%) TestRail
9 6 (2.26%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.88%) Selenium
11 4 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.50%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.50%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.50%) MSTest
11 4 (1.50%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.38%) Babel
13 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (6.02%) Retail
2 11 (4.14%) Marketing
3 5 (1.88%) Finance
4 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.13%) Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Back Office
6 2 (0.75%) Billing
6 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.75%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 184 (69.17%) Developer
2 102 (38.35%) .NET Developer
3 37 (13.91%) Graduate
3 37 (13.91%) Junior
4 35 (13.16%) Graduate Developer
5 34 (12.78%) Digital Developer
6 33 (12.41%) Junior Developer
7 31 (11.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 31 (11.65%) Junior .NET Developer
8 26 (9.77%) SQL Developer
9 25 (9.40%) SQL Server Developer
10 20 (7.52%) Senior Developer
11 16 (6.02%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (5.26%) Software Engineer
13 13 (4.89%) Web Developer
14 12 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 12 (4.51%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 12 (4.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (4.51%) SQL BI Developer
14 12 (4.51%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (45.86%) .NET
2 111 (41.73%) ASP.NET
3 100 (37.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 97 (36.47%) WCF
5 91 (34.21%) KnockoutJS
6 83 (31.20%) Node.js
7 77 (28.95%) AngularJS
8 69 (25.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 63 (23.68%) .NET Framework
9 63 (23.68%) Entity Framework
10 62 (23.31%) RESTful
11 61 (22.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 60 (22.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 40 (15.04%) HTML
14 36 (13.53%) WPF
15 33 (12.41%) CSS
16 31 (11.65%) MSMQ
16 31 (11.65%) Ninject
17 25 (9.40%) Code First Entity Framework
18 22 (8.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.42%) Mobile App
2 48 (18.05%) Computer Science
3 31 (11.65%) iPhone
4 18 (6.77%) Online Games
5 17 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.51%) User Experience
7 5 (1.88%) Animation
8 4 (1.50%) Clustering
9 3 (1.13%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.13%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) EPoS
10 2 (0.75%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.75%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.75%) Oculus Rift
10 2 (0.75%) Replication
10 2 (0.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (13.16%) Android
2 31 (11.65%) Windows
3 17 (6.39%) Linux
4 11 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.76%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.75%) CentOS
9 1 (0.38%) Debian
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) Unix
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (43.61%) MVC
3 106 (39.85%) TDD
4 89 (33.46%) Web Application Development
5 62 (23.31%) Dependency Injection
6 57 (21.43%) BDD
7 47 (17.67%) Web Development
8 39 (14.66%) Kanban
8 39 (14.66%) Multithreading
9 34 (12.78%) Domain-Driven Design
10 26 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (8.27%) OO
11 22 (8.27%) Software Engineering
12 17 (6.39%) DevOps
12 17 (6.39%) Front End Development
13 15 (5.64%) Scrum
14 13 (4.89%) Test Automation
15 12 (4.51%) Game Development
15 12 (4.51%) Project Management
16 11 (4.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 135 (50.75%) C#
2 79 (29.70%) JavaScript
3 66 (24.81%) Ruby
4 42 (15.79%) SQL
5 31 (11.65%) F#
6 21 (7.89%) T-SQL
7 20 (7.52%) C++
8 16 (6.02%) PHP
9 15 (5.64%) Java
10 13 (4.89%) Python
11 6 (2.26%) C
11 6 (2.26%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.88%) Scala
13 4 (1.50%) R
14 3 (1.13%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.13%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.13%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.75%) Perl
15 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.38%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 35 (13.16%) Degree
2 6 (2.26%) CISM
2 6 (2.26%) CISSP
2 6 (2.26%) ISEB
2 6 (2.26%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.75%) CISA
5 2 (0.75%) CISMP
5 2 (0.75%) CRISC
5 2 (0.75%) SANS
6 1 (0.38%) CCNA
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.38%) MCITP
6 1 (0.38%) MCSA
6 1 (0.38%) MCSE
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.65%) QA
2 6 (2.26%) GDPR
2 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.75%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 12 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.38%) Docker
3 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (11.65%) Kibana
2 7 (2.63%) Puppet
3 6 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (1.50%) Packer
4 4 (1.50%) Terraform
5 3 (1.13%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.38%) Ambari
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.38%) Grafana
Vendors
1 71 (26.69%) Google
2 25 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.51%) VMware
4 9 (3.38%) Capita
5 6 (2.26%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.50%) Cisco
6 4 (1.50%) F5
7 3 (1.13%) Alterian
7 3 (1.13%) Tableau
8 2 (0.75%) Adobe
8 2 (0.75%) Openreach
8 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.75%) Veeam
9 1 (0.38%) Apple
9 1 (0.38%) Facebook
9 1 (0.38%) Snowplow
9 1 (0.38%) Sun