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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 69 89 75
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Permanent jobs citing Games 31 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.08% 0.54% 0.24%
As % of the General category 8.40% 1.51% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 2
Average salary £46,250 £38,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.35% +19.23%
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
369 398 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 36.68% 35.89% 35.39%
Number of salaries quoted 266 316 256
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £67,500
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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Chatham - 8 £37,500 -
Dartford - 7 £50,000 - 2
Canterbury - 5 £30,000 - 2
Tunbridge Wells +23 3 - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 15 (33.33%) Android
2 14 (31.11%) Marketing
3 13 (28.89%) C#
4 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 12 (26.67%) .NET
4 12 (26.67%) TDD
4 12 (26.67%) Time Management
5 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
5 11 (24.44%) Google
6 10 (22.22%) CSS
6 10 (22.22%) HTML
6 10 (22.22%) PHP
6 10 (22.22%) Project Management
6 10 (22.22%) Twitter
6 10 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 9 (20.00%) MVC
8 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
8 8 (17.78%) MS Office
8 8 (17.78%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (17.78%) iPhone
9 7 (15.56%) QA
9 7 (15.56%) WCF
9 7 (15.56%) Domain-Driven Design
9 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (15.56%) Software Architecture
9 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
9 7 (15.56%) Workflow

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (13.33%) Node.js
2 5 (11.11%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Photoshop
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
2 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
3 6 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (6.67%) Maya
4 3 (6.67%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Maven
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (31.11%) Marketing
2 7 (15.56%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Web Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Designer
5 3 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Web Designer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 3 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Games Artist
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3D Artist
6 2 (4.44%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Sitecore Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Artist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) .NET
2 10 (22.22%) HTML
2 10 (22.22%) CSS
3 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (17.78%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (15.56%) WCF
6 6 (13.33%) jQuery
6 6 (13.33%) Spring
6 6 (13.33%) XML
7 5 (11.11%) Ninject
8 4 (8.89%) J2EE
8 4 (8.89%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (6.67%) JSON
9 3 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 3 (6.67%) HTML5
9 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Mobile App
2 8 (17.78%) iPhone
3 7 (15.56%) Mathematics
4 6 (13.33%) Physics
5 5 (11.11%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (11.11%) Animation
6 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Android
2 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) TDD
1 12 (26.67%) Time Management
2 10 (22.22%) Project Management
2 10 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 9 (20.00%) MVC
4 7 (15.56%) Workflow
4 7 (15.56%) Domain-Driven Design
4 7 (15.56%) Software Architecture
5 6 (13.33%) Web Development
5 6 (13.33%) Use Case
5 6 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) SEO
6 5 (11.11%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (11.11%) Game Development
7 4 (8.89%) Android Development
7 4 (8.89%) iOS Development
7 4 (8.89%) UML
7 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) C#
2 10 (22.22%) PHP
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.11%) C++
4 5 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Google
2 10 (22.22%) Twitter
3 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Perforce
5 3 (6.67%) Facebook
5 3 (6.67%) Adobe
6 2 (4.44%) Sitecore
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