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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 64 96 79
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Permanent jobs citing Games 44 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.78% 0.65% 0.13%
As % of the General category 11.00% 1.82% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 37 8 1
Average salary £40,000 £31,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +24.00%
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
400 440 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 34.36% 35.71% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 344 388 202
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,500 £65,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Dartford -8 10 £50,000 +25.00%
Canterbury - 9 £30,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +10 8 £65,000 +52.94%
Whitstable - 8 £40,000 - 1
Tonbridge - 4 £35,000 - 1
Chatham +10 1 £40,000 +100.00%
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (49.25%) Android
2 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (40.30%) C#
4 26 (38.81%) Web Application Development
4 26 (38.81%) .NET
4 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET
4 26 (38.81%) WCF
4 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (38.81%) TDD
4 26 (38.81%) MVC
4 26 (38.81%) SQL Server
5 22 (32.84%) Node.js
6 18 (26.87%) Domain-Driven Design
7 17 (25.37%) Google
7 17 (25.37%) NoSQL
7 17 (25.37%) KnockoutJS
7 17 (25.37%) iPhone
7 17 (25.37%) Mobile App
8 16 (23.88%) Apple iOS
9 14 (20.90%) Ninject
9 14 (20.90%) Photoshop
9 14 (20.90%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (20.90%) Dependency Injection
9 14 (20.90%) SEO
10 13 (19.40%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (19.40%) Adobe
11 12 (17.91%) BDD
11 12 (17.91%) MySQL
11 12 (17.91%) Internet
12 11 (16.42%) MariaDB

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 22 (32.84%) Node.js
2 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Photoshop
1 14 (20.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (10.45%) MS Office
3 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.49%) Maya
4 1 (1.49%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (38.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (25.37%) NoSQL
3 12 (17.91%) MySQL
4 11 (16.42%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.49%) Text Mining
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.94%) Marketing
2 7 (10.45%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Developer
2 26 (38.81%) .NET Developer
3 23 (34.33%) Designer
4 13 (19.40%) Web Designer
5 9 (13.43%) Database Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Database Designer
6 5 (7.46%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Development Manager
10 1 (1.49%) Support Engineer
10 1 (1.49%) Administrator
10 1 (1.49%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.49%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Games Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) .NET
1 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET
1 26 (38.81%) WCF
1 26 (38.81%) ASP.NET MVC
2 17 (25.37%) KnockoutJS
3 14 (20.90%) Ninject
4 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (11.94%) RESTful
5 5 (7.46%) HTML
5 5 (7.46%) CSS
6 4 (5.97%) jQuery
7 3 (4.48%) HTML5
7 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (4.48%) CSS3
8 2 (2.99%) REST
8 2 (2.99%) OAuth
8 2 (2.99%) OpenGL
8 2 (2.99%) Java EE
8 2 (2.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) iPhone
1 17 (25.37%) Mobile App
2 9 (13.43%) Clustering
3 5 (7.46%) Mobile Games
4 4 (5.97%) Replication
4 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.48%) Physics
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Animation
7 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.49%) Statistics
7 1 (1.49%) User Experience
7 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Android
2 16 (23.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.81%) TDD
2 26 (38.81%) MVC
2 26 (38.81%) Web Application Development
3 18 (26.87%) Domain-Driven Design
4 14 (20.90%) Dependency Injection
4 14 (20.90%) SEO
5 13 (19.40%) Responsive Web Design
6 12 (17.91%) BDD
7 9 (13.43%) Time Management
7 9 (13.43%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (11.94%) Project Management
9 5 (7.46%) OO
10 4 (5.97%) CQRS
11 3 (4.48%) Product Management
11 3 (4.48%) Brand Management
11 3 (4.48%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.48%) Android Development
11 3 (4.48%) iOS Development
12 2 (2.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) C#
2 8 (11.94%) VB
2 8 (11.94%) VB.NET
2 8 (11.94%) Ruby
3 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) C++
4 3 (4.48%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) HDFS
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Google
2 13 (19.40%) Adobe
3 7 (10.45%) Twitter
4 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) Perforce
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