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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 438 401 435
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +34
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 6 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.029% 0.035% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.036% 0.043% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 12
Average salary £50,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.87% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,800 £17,100
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,000 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +1.69%
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
16732 16099 17338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.87% 80.26% 77.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13498 12726 14825
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Kent - 5 £50,000 -
Oxfordshire -3 1 £30,000 -31.42%
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
3 7 (46.67%) Android
4 6 (40.00%) Android Development
4 6 (40.00%) iOS Development
5 5 (33.33%) REST
5 5 (33.33%) OAuth
5 5 (33.33%) JSON
5 5 (33.33%) OpenGL
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) MySQL
7 3 (20.00%) ITSM
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile Games
7 3 (20.00%) Social Media
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (20.00%) Twitter
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (13.33%) MariaDB
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Flash
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) Maya
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) MariaDB
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 15 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Android Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Games Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Games Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Games Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 5 (33.33%) JSON
1 5 (33.33%) OAuth
1 5 (33.33%) REST
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) Flash
3 2 (13.33%) Java EE
3 2 (13.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (6.67%) Laravel
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Symfony
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile Games
1 3 (20.00%) Social Media
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Social Gaming
3 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.67%) Animation
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
2 7 (46.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Android Development
1 6 (40.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) ITSM
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) Web Design
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) ActionScript
2 2 (13.33%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Lua
3 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Twitter
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Perforce