The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 68 86 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.38% 0.85% -
As % of the General category 6.25% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 0
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

General Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
368 386 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 38.02% 36.35% 36.41%
Number of salaries quoted 259 316 250
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Games
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Kent region.

Games Salary Trend in Kent

Games
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Kent

Games
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 7 £50,000 - 1
Canterbury - 5 £30,000 -
Chatham - 3 £37,500 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 19 (39.58%) Android
2 16 (33.33%) C#
2 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) TDD
3 15 (31.25%) .NET
3 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 14 (29.17%) Google
4 14 (29.17%) Marketing
4 14 (29.17%) Mobile App
5 13 (27.08%) Web Application Development
6 12 (25.00%) MVC
6 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (25.00%) Time Management
7 11 (22.92%) iPhone
7 11 (22.92%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (20.83%) Twitter
8 10 (20.83%) WCF
8 10 (20.83%) Domain-Driven Design
8 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (20.83%) Project Management
9 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.75%) CSS
9 9 (18.75%) Photoshop
9 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.75%) PHP
9 9 (18.75%) HTML
9 9 (18.75%) Node.js
10 8 (16.67%) Ninject
10 8 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (16.67%) MS Office

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.75%) Node.js
2 5 (10.42%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 8 (16.67%) MS Office
3 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (14.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (6.25%) Maya
4 3 (6.25%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Maven
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (29.17%) Marketing
2 7 (14.58%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) .NET Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Designer
4 4 (8.33%) Web Designer
4 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Artist
6 2 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (4.17%) 3D Artist
6 2 (4.17%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Games Artist
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (22.92%) KnockoutJS
4 10 (20.83%) WCF
4 10 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (18.75%) CSS
5 9 (18.75%) HTML
6 8 (16.67%) Ninject
7 6 (12.50%) jQuery
7 6 (12.50%) Spring
7 6 (12.50%) XML
8 4 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (8.33%) J2EE
9 3 (6.25%) Flash
9 3 (6.25%) J2SE
9 3 (6.25%) JSON
9 3 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Mobile App
2 11 (22.92%) iPhone
3 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
4 6 (12.50%) Physics
5 5 (10.42%) Animation
5 5 (10.42%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (6.25%) User Experience
7 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Android
2 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) TDD
3 13 (27.08%) Web Application Development
4 12 (25.00%) MVC
4 12 (25.00%) Time Management
5 10 (20.83%) Domain-Driven Design
5 10 (20.83%) Project Management
6 8 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (14.58%) SEO
7 7 (14.58%) Workflow
7 7 (14.58%) Software Architecture
8 6 (12.50%) Use Case
8 6 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (12.50%) Web Development
9 5 (10.42%) Game Development
10 4 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (8.33%) Android Development
10 4 (8.33%) iOS Development
10 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 9 (18.75%) PHP
3 5 (10.42%) C++
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 3 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Google
2 10 (20.83%) Twitter
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.33%) Perforce
4 4 (8.33%) Adobe
5 3 (6.25%) Facebook
6 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
Dartford, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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