The table below looks at the statistics for Game Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Game Development over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 433 427 450
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +23
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 6 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.028% 0.023% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.029% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 9
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £44,500 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £33,750 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +14.40%
Game Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17370 17162 17976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.09% 79.69% 77.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13879 13633 15469
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Game Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Game Development Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Game Development
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development across the South East region.

Game Development Salary Trend in the South East

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Game Development across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Game Development Salary Histogram in the South East

Game Development
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
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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
Kent - 2 £65,000 -
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Oxfordshire +1 1 £35,000 -20.00%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Game Development 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 Game Development.

1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) HTML
3 12 (57.14%) Twitter
4 10 (47.62%) CSS
5 9 (42.86%) User Experience
6 8 (38.10%) Web Application Development
6 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
7 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 6 (28.57%) REST
9 5 (23.81%) HTML5
9 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
9 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
9 5 (23.81%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (19.05%) Android
10 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (19.05%) jQuery
10 4 (19.05%) Node.js
10 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
10 4 (19.05%) CSS3
10 4 (19.05%) Jasmine
10 4 (19.05%) Underscore.js
10 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
10 4 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (14.29%) Android Development
11 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
11 3 (14.29%) Java
11 3 (14.29%) C++
11 3 (14.29%) Mobile Games

Game Development
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the South East region citing Game Development 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 Game Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Photoshop
1 5 (23.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) Maya
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 4 (19.05%) Jasmine
2 4 (19.05%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
2 5 (23.81%) UI Developer
2 5 (23.81%) UI Programmer
3 4 (19.05%) Web Applications Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Web Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) Games Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Games Programmer
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Junior
5 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Graduate
6 1 (4.76%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 10 (47.62%) CSS
3 6 (28.57%) REST
4 5 (23.81%) HTML5
5 4 (19.05%) CSS3
5 4 (19.05%) Underscore.js
5 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 4 (19.05%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) OAuth
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (9.52%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) Flash
6 2 (9.52%) OpenGL
6 2 (9.52%) Java EE
6 2 (9.52%) JSON
6 2 (9.52%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) User Experience
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Games
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.76%) Social Network
4 1 (4.76%) Social Gaming
4 1 (4.76%) Graphic Design
4 1 (4.76%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Apple iOS
2 4 (19.05%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Web Application Development
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (14.29%) Android Development
5 3 (14.29%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) OO
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
3 2 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Lua
4 1 (4.76%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (4.76%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Twitter
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe