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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 80 79 86
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Games 19 22 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.71% 1.93% 0.93%
As % of the General category 5.09% 6.08% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8 15 10
Average salary £31,250 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.21% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
373 362 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 33.60% 31.73% 38.05%
Number of salaries quoted 323 308 333
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells -13 12 £25,000 -
Canterbury -9 4 £30,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £50,000 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (47.22%) Social Media
2 13 (36.11%) BDD
2 13 (36.11%) Game Development
2 13 (36.11%) MVC
2 13 (36.11%) OO
2 13 (36.11%) Internet
3 12 (33.33%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) .NET
3 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (33.33%) JSON
3 12 (33.33%) Android
3 12 (33.33%) OAuth
3 12 (33.33%) REST
4 11 (30.56%) Mobile App
4 11 (30.56%) Mobile Application Development
4 11 (30.56%) Android Development
4 11 (30.56%) jQuery
4 11 (30.56%) HTML
4 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
4 11 (30.56%) OpenGL
5 8 (22.22%) MySQL
5 8 (22.22%) WCF
5 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (22.22%) Web Application Development
6 7 (19.44%) PHP
7 6 (16.67%) Subversion

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (5.56%) Apache
1 2 (5.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Internet
2 5 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.67%) Subversion
3 5 (13.89%) PEAR
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 33 (91.67%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Web Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Android Developer
3 10 (27.78%) Applications Developer
4 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 6 (16.67%) PHP Developer
5 6 (16.67%) PHP Web Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Junior Web Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Junior
6 4 (11.11%) Junior Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Designer
8 2 (5.56%) Art Worker
8 2 (5.56%) UI Designer
9 1 (2.78%) Marketing Executive
9 1 (2.78%) Marketing Manager
9 1 (2.78%) MySQL Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Database Designer
9 1 (2.78%) C++ Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) .NET
1 12 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 12 (33.33%) JSON
1 12 (33.33%) OAuth
1 12 (33.33%) REST
2 11 (30.56%) jQuery
2 11 (30.56%) OpenGL
2 11 (30.56%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (22.22%) WCF
4 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (13.89%) HTML5
5 5 (13.89%) Yii
5 5 (13.89%) Symfony
5 5 (13.89%) CSS
5 5 (13.89%) XHTML
5 5 (13.89%) Google Maps API
5 5 (13.89%) CSS3
6 4 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Social Media
2 11 (30.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (11.11%) Online Games
4 3 (8.33%) Animation
5 2 (5.56%) User Experience
6 1 (2.78%) iPhone
6 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.78%) Blog
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile Games
6 1 (2.78%) Clustering
6 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) OO
2 13 (36.11%) MVC
2 13 (36.11%) BDD
2 13 (36.11%) Game Development
3 11 (30.56%) Mobile Application Development
3 11 (30.56%) Android Development
4 8 (22.22%) TDD
4 8 (22.22%) Web Application Development
5 6 (16.67%) CQRS
5 6 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 6 (16.67%) Open Source
6 5 (13.89%) Web Development
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Scrum
7 1 (2.78%) RUP
7 1 (2.78%) ITSM
7 1 (2.78%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) C#
2 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) PHP
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.56%) Python
5 2 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Twitter
2 5 (13.89%) Google
2 5 (13.89%) Zend
2 5 (13.89%) Facebook