Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 145 135
Rank change year-on-year +9 -10 +43
Permanent jobs citing Games 291 290 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 2.26% 2.16%
As % of the General category 5.92% 5.96% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 253 268 203
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,000 £52,200
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +2.15%

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 4,918 4,866 4,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.03% 37.97% 41.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,748 3,703 3,740
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +1 206 £40,000 +6.67% 61
Cheshire -3 50 £35,000 -9.68% 8
Merseyside +25 28 £41,000 +30.16% 8
Lancashire -15 7 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Games
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 171 (58.76%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (45.70%) C#
3 122 (41.92%) .NET
4 111 (38.14%) SQL Server
5 109 (37.46%) MVC
6 99 (34.02%) TDD
7 91 (31.27%) ASP.NET
8 88 (30.24%) WCF
9 87 (29.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 86 (29.55%) JavaScript
11 81 (27.84%) Web Application Development
12 77 (26.46%) AngularJS
13 73 (25.09%) Node.js
13 73 (25.09%) KnockoutJS
13 73 (25.09%) Google
14 67 (23.02%) HTML
15 63 (21.65%) CSS
16 62 (21.31%) RESTful
17 59 (20.27%) Dependency Injection
18 57 (19.59%) BDD
18 57 (19.59%) SQL Server 2016
19 53 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
19 53 (18.21%) .NET Framework
20 52 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 51 (17.53%) Entity Framework
21 51 (17.53%) Mobile App
22 49 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
22 49 (16.84%) Web Development
22 49 (16.84%) ASP.NET Web API
23 47 (16.15%) Microsoft

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 33 (11.34%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (3.44%) WordPress
3 9 (3.09%) IIS
4 8 (2.75%) CMS
4 8 (2.75%) ExpressionEngine
4 8 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.06%) Apache
6 5 (1.72%) Confluence
7 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Maya
2 3 (1.03%) 3ds Max
2 3 (1.03%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.03%) ZBrush
3 2 (0.69%) MotionBuilder
3 2 (0.69%) NUKE
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.34%) InDesign
4 1 (0.34%) Mudbox
4 1 (0.34%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) Epicor Tropos
3 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 53 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (10.31%) Google Play
4 8 (2.75%) Office 365
5 6 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.06%) GitHub
6 5 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.72%) PaaS
7 4 (1.37%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.03%) IaaS
9 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.69%) SaaS
9 2 (0.69%) Zapier
10 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.19%) Firewall
2 12 (4.12%) HTTP
2 12 (4.12%) Internet
3 10 (3.44%) LAN
3 10 (3.44%) WAN
4 9 (3.09%) Network Security
5 8 (2.75%) IPv4
5 8 (2.75%) IPv6
5 8 (2.75%) VoIP
5 8 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (2.06%) VPN
7 4 (1.37%) Wireless
8 3 (1.03%) 3G
8 3 (1.03%) 802.11
8 3 (1.03%) ADSL
8 3 (1.03%) DSL
8 3 (1.03%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.03%) GPRS
8 3 (1.03%) MPLS
8 3 (1.03%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (38.14%) SQL Server
2 57 (19.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 36 (12.37%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 22 (7.56%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.84%) MySQL
7 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.06%) Power BI
9 5 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.72%) Big Data
10 4 (1.37%) QlikView
10 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.37%) Redis
10 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.69%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (13.75%) Git (software)
2 32 (11.00%) TeamCity
3 21 (7.22%) Grunt
4 15 (5.15%) gulp
5 14 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.81%) webpack
6 13 (4.47%) JIRA
7 11 (3.78%) Jasmine
8 10 (3.44%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (3.44%) PhantomJS
8 10 (3.44%) Protractor
9 7 (2.41%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.72%) NUnit
11 4 (1.37%) Subversion
12 3 (1.03%) JUnit
13 2 (0.69%) Gradle
13 2 (0.69%) Liquibase
13 2 (0.69%) Maven
13 2 (0.69%) Selenium
General
1 19 (6.53%) Retail
2 15 (5.15%) Finance
3 11 (3.78%) Marketing
4 8 (2.75%) Advertising
4 8 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.72%) Electronics
6 3 (1.03%) Banking
6 3 (1.03%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.03%) Legal
7 2 (0.69%) Back Office
7 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.69%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 186 (63.92%) Developer
2 93 (31.96%) .NET Developer
3 34 (11.68%) Junior
4 31 (10.65%) Digital Developer
4 31 (10.65%) Senior Developer
5 30 (10.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 30 (10.31%) Junior Developer
6 29 (9.97%) Graduate
6 29 (9.97%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 29 (9.97%) Graduate Developer
6 29 (9.97%) Junior .NET Developer
7 22 (7.56%) C# Developer
8 20 (6.87%) Software Developer
9 18 (6.19%) Analyst
10 17 (5.84%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 15 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (4.47%) Network Engineer
13 11 (3.78%) C++ Developer
13 11 (3.78%) Web Developer
14 9 (3.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (41.92%) .NET
2 91 (31.27%) ASP.NET
3 88 (30.24%) WCF
4 87 (29.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 77 (26.46%) AngularJS
6 73 (25.09%) KnockoutJS
6 73 (25.09%) Node.js
7 67 (23.02%) HTML
8 63 (21.65%) CSS
9 62 (21.31%) RESTful
10 53 (18.21%) .NET Framework
11 52 (17.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 51 (17.53%) Entity Framework
13 49 (16.84%) ASP.NET Web API
14 41 (14.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 34 (11.68%) MSMQ
16 30 (10.31%) Ninject
16 30 (10.31%) WPF
17 28 (9.62%) React
18 27 (9.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.53%) Mobile App
2 41 (14.09%) Computer Science
3 30 (10.31%) iPhone
4 17 (5.84%) Online Games
5 14 (4.81%) User Experience
6 13 (4.47%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.41%) Animation
9 6 (2.06%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.37%) RIA
12 3 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (1.03%) Robotics
13 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.69%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.69%) Verilog
13 2 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.37%) Windows
2 35 (12.03%) Android
3 32 (11.00%) Linux
4 9 (3.09%) Unix
4 9 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.03%) CentOS
7 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (58.76%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (37.46%) MVC
3 99 (34.02%) TDD
4 81 (27.84%) Web Application Development
5 59 (20.27%) Dependency Injection
6 57 (19.59%) BDD
7 49 (16.84%) Web Development
8 43 (14.78%) Domain-Driven Design
9 40 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (11.34%) Front End Development
10 33 (11.34%) Kanban
10 33 (11.34%) Multithreading
11 18 (6.19%) OO
12 17 (5.84%) Software Engineering
13 16 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (5.15%) DevOps
15 13 (4.47%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (4.47%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.47%) Mentoring
15 13 (4.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 133 (45.70%) C#
2 86 (29.55%) JavaScript
3 44 (15.12%) Ruby
3 44 (15.12%) SQL
4 37 (12.71%) Java
5 29 (9.97%) F#
6 23 (7.90%) C++
7 21 (7.22%) Python
8 20 (6.87%) PHP
9 11 (3.78%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.06%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.72%) Java 8
12 5 (1.72%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.72%) VC++
13 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.03%) Scala
14 3 (1.03%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 21 (7.22%) Degree
2 11 (3.78%) CCNA
2 11 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (2.75%) CCNP
4 5 (1.72%) ISEB
5 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.37%) HND
6 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.03%) MCSE
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.03%) PhD
7 2 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.69%) HNC
8 1 (0.34%) MCITP
8 1 (0.34%) MCP
8 1 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.87%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) GDPR
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (2.75%) Firmware
2 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.72%) Docker
3 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (11.68%) Kibana
2 10 (3.44%) Ansible
3 8 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.75%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.06%) Terraform
5 4 (1.37%) logstash
6 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.03%) Puppet
7 2 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.69%) Nessus
8 1 (0.34%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.34%) Grafana
8 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 73 (25.09%) Google
2 47 (16.15%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.87%) Capita
4 12 (4.12%) Cisco
4 12 (4.12%) Tableau
5 9 (3.09%) Fortinet
6 8 (2.75%) Meraki
6 8 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (2.75%) SolarWinds
7 5 (1.72%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.37%) HP
8 4 (1.37%) Hummingbird
8 4 (1.37%) Pega
9 3 (1.03%) Adobe
9 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.03%) Juniper
9 3 (1.03%) Oracle
9 3 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.03%) Twitter
9 3 (1.03%) VMware