Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England > North West
6 months to
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 192 139
Rank change year-on-year +62 -53 +15
Permanent jobs citing Games 89 155 287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.81% 1.47% 2.34%
As % of the General category 5.17% 3.97% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 88 143 262
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £74,125 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,375 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.75% - +11.11%

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 1,723 3,907 5,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 35.03% 36.98% 40.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 2,599 3,767
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +47 61 £55,000 +37.50% 21
Cheshire +58 19 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Lancashire - 5 £37,000 - 2
Merseyside +3 4 £46,250 +34.06% 7
Games
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 34 (38.20%) JavaScript
2 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.72%) C#
4 21 (23.60%) HTML
4 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
5 20 (22.47%) CSS
6 19 (21.35%) C++
7 18 (20.22%) PHP
8 17 (19.10%) Python
9 16 (17.98%) Linux
9 16 (17.98%) SQL
9 16 (17.98%) MVC
10 15 (16.85%) AWS
11 14 (15.73%) Retail
11 14 (15.73%) Java
11 14 (15.73%) React
11 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (14.61%) MySQL
12 13 (14.61%) Git (software)
13 12 (13.48%) Multithreading
13 12 (13.48%) QA
13 12 (13.48%) Node.js
13 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
13 12 (13.48%) TDD
13 12 (13.48%) Multithreaded Programming
14 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
15 10 (11.24%) Windows
15 10 (11.24%) .NET
15 10 (11.24%) Open Source
15 10 (11.24%) 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 6 (6.74%) Apache
1 6 (6.74%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) 3ds Max
1 2 (2.25%) Adobe After Effects
1 2 (2.25%) Maya
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.25%) MotionBuilder
1 2 (2.25%) NUKE
1 2 (2.25%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.25%) ZBrush
2 1 (1.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) AWS
2 8 (8.99%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (7.87%) Azure
4 3 (3.37%) GitHub
5 2 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.25%) GCP
5 2 (2.25%) Serverless
6 1 (1.12%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.12%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) HTTP
1 5 (5.62%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) Firewall
3 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.12%) LAN
4 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) MySQL
2 8 (8.99%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.62%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.37%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.99%) JIRA
4 7 (7.87%) Subversion
5 6 (6.74%) PHPUnit
6 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.12%) GitLab
8 1 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.12%) Selenium
8 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.12%) TestRail
8 1 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 14 (15.73%) Retail
2 5 (5.62%) Banking
2 5 (5.62%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.37%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Law
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (52.81%) Developer
2 12 (13.48%) PHP Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Programmer
3 11 (12.36%) Senior Developer
4 9 (10.11%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.87%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Network Programmer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (5.62%) C++ Programmer
8 5 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (5.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.62%) Tester
9 4 (4.49%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.49%) C# Programmer
9 4 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (4.49%) C++ Developer
10 3 (3.37%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) HTML
2 20 (22.47%) CSS
3 14 (15.73%) React
4 12 (13.48%) Node.js
5 10 (11.24%) .NET
6 8 (8.99%) AngularJS
6 8 (8.99%) JSON
6 8 (8.99%) Web Services
7 7 (7.87%) React Native
7 7 (7.87%) Sass
8 6 (6.74%) CodeIgniter
8 6 (6.74%) Laravel
8 6 (6.74%) Lumberyard
8 6 (6.74%) XML
9 5 (5.62%) Ajax
9 5 (5.62%) Apache Flex
9 5 (5.62%) jQuery
9 5 (5.62%) Middleware
9 5 (5.62%) RESTful
9 5 (5.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Client/Server
1 9 (10.11%) Online Games
2 8 (8.99%) Mobile App
2 8 (8.99%) User Experience
3 5 (5.62%) Wiki
4 4 (4.49%) Animation
5 3 (3.37%) BBC
5 3 (3.37%) Life Science
5 3 (3.37%) Mobile Games
5 3 (3.37%) NHS
6 2 (2.25%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.12%) SIMD
7 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.98%) Linux
2 10 (11.24%) Windows
3 9 (10.11%) Android
4 8 (8.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.12%) Debian
5 1 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.60%) Software Engineering
3 16 (17.98%) MVC
4 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (13.48%) E-Commerce
5 12 (13.48%) Multithreaded Programming
5 12 (13.48%) Multithreading
5 12 (13.48%) TDD
6 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
7 10 (11.24%) Computer Science
7 10 (11.24%) DevOps
7 10 (11.24%) Microservices
7 10 (11.24%) Open Source
8 9 (10.11%) BDD
8 9 (10.11%) Pair Programming
8 9 (10.11%) Web Development
9 8 (8.99%) SDLC
9 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (6.74%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.20%) JavaScript
2 22 (24.72%) C#
3 19 (21.35%) C++
4 18 (20.22%) PHP
5 17 (19.10%) Python
6 16 (17.98%) SQL
7 14 (15.73%) Java
8 6 (6.74%) Groovy
8 6 (6.74%) Ruby
8 6 (6.74%) Scala
9 5 (5.62%) Go
9 5 (5.62%) Java 8
10 4 (4.49%) ES6
11 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.12%) C
11 1 (1.12%) Rust
11 1 (1.12%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.12%) VB
11 1 (1.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 10 (11.24%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.37%) CISA
3 3 (3.37%) CISM
3 3 (3.37%) CISSP
4 2 (2.25%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.12%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.12%) GIAC
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.12%) SANS
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.48%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.12%) LXC
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.37%) Terraform
3 2 (2.25%) Ansible
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.12%) Grafana
4 1 (1.12%) Graylog
4 1 (1.12%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
4 1 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (10.11%) Zend
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle
3 3 (3.37%) Perforce
4 2 (2.25%) Adobe
4 2 (2.25%) Google
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco
5 1 (1.12%) Citrix
5 1 (1.12%) F5
5 1 (1.12%) McAfee
5 1 (1.12%) New Relic
5 1 (1.12%) Sage
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Symantec
5 1 (1.12%) VMware