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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 82 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.28% 2.31% 0.95%
As % of the General category 3.81% 7.26% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 10
Average salary £30,000 £47,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.84% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
367 358 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 33.42% 31.85% 36.40%
Number of salaries quoted 309 291 304
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £67,500
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
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 29 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 -22 9 - -
Canterbury -5 4 £30,000 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 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 16 (51.61%) Social Media
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) OO
3 12 (38.71%) Game Development
4 11 (35.48%) Android
4 11 (35.48%) OAuth
4 11 (35.48%) REST
4 11 (35.48%) HTML
4 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 11 (35.48%) JSON
4 11 (35.48%) jQuery
5 10 (32.26%) OpenGL
5 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
5 10 (32.26%) Mobile Application Development
5 10 (32.26%) Android Development
6 9 (29.03%) BDD
6 9 (29.03%) MVC
6 9 (29.03%) Internet
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
7 8 (25.81%) C#
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
7 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
8 7 (22.58%) MySQL
8 7 (22.58%) PHP
9 6 (19.35%) Marketing
9 6 (19.35%) Subversion
9 6 (19.35%) Open Source
9 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
9 6 (19.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (19.35%) Twitter

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (6.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) Internet
2 5 (16.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) MySQL
3 5 (16.13%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Subversion
1 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) PEAR
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 6 (19.35%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Web Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Applications Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Android Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Software Developer
4 6 (19.35%) PHP Developer
4 6 (19.35%) PHP Web Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Junior
5 5 (16.13%) Junior Developer
6 4 (12.90%) .NET Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Junior Web Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Art Worker
7 2 (6.45%) UI Designer
7 2 (6.45%) Designer
8 1 (3.23%) Social Media Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Marketing Executive
8 1 (3.23%) Marketing Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Junior Java Developer
8 1 (3.23%) C++ Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) HTML
1 11 (35.48%) JSON
1 11 (35.48%) jQuery
1 11 (35.48%) OAuth
1 11 (35.48%) REST
2 10 (32.26%) OpenGL
3 8 (25.81%) .NET
3 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
4 6 (19.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (16.13%) CSS3
5 5 (16.13%) CSS
5 5 (16.13%) HTML5
5 5 (16.13%) Yii
5 5 (16.13%) Google Maps API
5 5 (16.13%) XHTML
5 5 (16.13%) Symfony
6 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (12.90%) WCF
6 4 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Social Media
2 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.90%) Online Games
4 3 (9.68%) Animation
5 2 (6.45%) User Experience
6 1 (3.23%) iPhone
6 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.23%) Blog
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Game Development
2 12 (38.71%) OO
3 10 (32.26%) Mobile Application Development
3 10 (32.26%) Android Development
4 9 (29.03%) MVC
4 9 (29.03%) BDD
5 6 (19.35%) Open Source
6 5 (16.13%) Web Development
6 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) CQRS
7 4 (12.90%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.23%) UML
8 1 (3.23%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
2 8 (25.81%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) PHP
4 3 (9.68%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C++
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Twitter
2 5 (16.13%) Google
2 5 (16.13%) Zend
2 5 (16.13%) Facebook
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) IBM