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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 87 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 31 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.28% 3.03% 0.64%
As % of the General category 3.78% 8.18% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5 18 7
Average salary £30,000 £41,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +3.12%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
370 379 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 33.76% 37.01% 35.85%
Number of salaries quoted 311 275 314
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
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 1 September 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 -23 9 - -
Canterbury -6 4 £30,000 - 1
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (57.14%) Game Development
2 13 (46.43%) Social Media
3 11 (39.29%) REST
3 11 (39.29%) Android
3 11 (39.29%) OAuth
3 11 (39.29%) JSON
4 10 (35.71%) OpenGL
4 10 (35.71%) Mobile App
4 10 (35.71%) Mobile Application Development
4 10 (35.71%) Android Development
5 8 (28.57%) HTML
5 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 8 (28.57%) jQuery
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) MVC
7 5 (17.86%) CSS
8 4 (14.29%) Web Development
8 4 (14.29%) Online Games
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (14.29%) MySQL
8 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.29%) PHP
8 4 (14.29%) .NET
8 4 (14.29%) C#
8 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 4 (14.29%) OO
8 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (14.29%) Mobile Development
8 4 (14.29%) HTML5

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) PEAR
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Applications Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Android Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Junior Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Junior
5 4 (14.29%) Junior Web Developer
5 4 (14.29%) PHP Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Technical Manager
5 4 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
6 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Art Worker
7 2 (7.14%) UI Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Designer
8 1 (3.57%) Marketing Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Social Media Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Marketing Executive
8 1 (3.57%) Junior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) JSON
1 11 (39.29%) OAuth
1 11 (39.29%) REST
2 10 (35.71%) OpenGL
3 8 (28.57%) jQuery
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) CSS
5 4 (14.29%) .NET
5 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (14.29%) HTML5
5 4 (14.29%) CSS3
5 4 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (7.14%) Yii
6 2 (7.14%) Google Maps API
6 2 (7.14%) XHTML
6 2 (7.14%) Symfony
7 1 (3.57%) J2EE
7 1 (3.57%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Social Media
2 10 (35.71%) Mobile App
3 4 (14.29%) Online Games
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (7.14%) Animation
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Blog
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Game Development
2 10 (35.71%) Mobile Application Development
2 10 (35.71%) Android Development
3 6 (21.43%) MVC
3 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Web Development
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) OO
4 4 (14.29%) Mobile Development
5 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 2 (7.14%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.57%) RUP
7 1 (3.57%) UML
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.29%) PHP
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Twitter
2 2 (7.14%) Google
2 2 (7.14%) Zend
2 2 (7.14%) Facebook
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
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