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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 76 99 88
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 16 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.67% 0.81% 0.40%
As % of the General category 4.47% 2.68% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 3
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +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
358 373 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 37.33% 30.33% 49.31%
Number of salaries quoted 318 308 510
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Tonbridge - 5 £35,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £33,750 -
Maidstone +29 2 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Canterbury -10 1 £31,500 +5.00%
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.03%) MVC
3 28 (44.44%) TDD
3 28 (44.44%) C#
3 28 (44.44%) .NET
3 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 28 (44.44%) WCF
3 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 28 (44.44%) Web Application Development
4 26 (41.27%) BDD
4 26 (41.27%) Internet
5 22 (34.92%) NoSQL
6 20 (31.75%) MySQL
7 19 (30.16%) OO
8 18 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
9 17 (26.98%) Android
10 16 (25.40%) Node.js
11 15 (23.81%) Git (software)
12 14 (22.22%) MariaDB
13 12 (19.05%) Performance Analysis
13 12 (19.05%) CQRS
13 12 (19.05%) Ruby
13 12 (19.05%) Clustering
14 10 (15.87%) Google
14 10 (15.87%) VB
14 10 (15.87%) VB.NET
14 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (15.87%) Mobile App
14 10 (15.87%) RESTful

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (25.40%) Node.js
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Photoshop
1 6 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) Internet
2 4 (6.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (34.92%) NoSQL
3 20 (31.75%) MySQL
4 14 (22.22%) MariaDB
5 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.59%) Text Mining
7 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.94%) Subversion
3 4 (6.35%) PEAR
4 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 5 (7.94%) Marketing
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (82.54%) Developer
2 28 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 18 (28.57%) Designer
4 12 (19.05%) Database Designer
4 12 (19.05%) Database Developer
5 8 (12.70%) MySQL Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 5 (7.94%) PHP Web Developer
7 5 (7.94%) PHP Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Software Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Web Designer
8 4 (6.35%) Android Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Art Worker
9 2 (3.17%) UI Designer
9 2 (3.17%) Development Manager
10 1 (1.59%) Administrator
10 1 (1.59%) Games Developer
10 1 (1.59%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.59%) Applications Developer
10 1 (1.59%) Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (44.44%) .NET
1 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 28 (44.44%) WCF
1 28 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (15.87%) RESTful
2 10 (15.87%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (11.11%) REST
3 7 (11.11%) JSON
3 7 (11.11%) OAuth
4 6 (9.52%) jQuery
4 6 (9.52%) OpenGL
4 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 6 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (9.52%) Ninject
5 5 (7.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (6.35%) XHTML
6 4 (6.35%) Symfony
6 4 (6.35%) Google Maps API
6 4 (6.35%) Yii
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Clustering
2 10 (15.87%) Mobile App
3 9 (14.29%) Social Media
4 7 (11.11%) iPhone
5 6 (9.52%) Mobile Games
6 5 (7.94%) Open Source
7 4 (6.35%) Replication
8 3 (4.76%) Animation
9 2 (3.17%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.17%) User Experience
10 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.59%) Physics
10 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.59%) Blog
10 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.59%) Statistics
10 1 (1.59%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Android
2 9 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (46.03%) MVC
3 28 (44.44%) TDD
3 28 (44.44%) Web Application Development
4 26 (41.27%) BDD
5 19 (30.16%) OO
6 18 (28.57%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (19.05%) CQRS
7 12 (19.05%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (12.70%) Game Development
9 6 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (9.52%) Android Development
10 5 (7.94%) iOS Development
11 4 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (6.35%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (6.35%) SEO
11 4 (6.35%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (4.76%) ITSM
13 2 (3.17%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) C#
2 12 (19.05%) Ruby
3 10 (15.87%) VB
3 10 (15.87%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) PHP
5 5 (7.94%) Java
6 2 (3.17%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) SQL
7 1 (1.59%) C
7 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) HDFS
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Google
2 5 (7.94%) Twitter
3 4 (6.35%) Zend
3 4 (6.35%) Facebook
3 4 (6.35%) Adobe
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
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