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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 430 432 398
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -34
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 12 9 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.055% 0.042% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.053% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 37
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
17380 17039 17648
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.59% 79.19% 77.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13516 13916 14923
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Oxfordshire - 6 £37,500 - 1
Surrey -9 2 £42,500 +21.42%
Hampshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £20,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 51 (100.00%) Games
2 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (52.94%) HTML
4 25 (49.02%) CSS
5 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
6 21 (41.18%) C++
7 20 (39.22%) .NET
7 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
7 20 (39.22%) Computer Science
8 18 (35.29%) C#
9 17 (33.33%) Windows
9 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
11 15 (29.41%) Twitter
12 14 (27.45%) OO
13 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
14 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
14 10 (19.61%) Scrum
15 9 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 9 (17.65%) User Experience
16 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
16 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
17 7 (13.73%) REST
17 7 (13.73%) Photoshop
18 6 (11.76%) Android
18 6 (11.76%) Mathematics
18 6 (11.76%) Physics
19 5 (9.80%) Animation
19 5 (9.80%) Degree
19 5 (9.80%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (7.84%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) Photoshop
3 5 (9.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (3.92%) 3ds Max
5 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.96%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
2 4 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Developer
2 18 (35.29%) Graduate
3 17 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 15 (29.41%) Junior
4 15 (29.41%) Junior Developer
5 14 (27.45%) .NET Developer
5 14 (27.45%) Junior .NET Developer
6 13 (25.49%) Graduate Developer
6 13 (25.49%) Junior Software Developer
6 13 (25.49%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 13 (25.49%) Graduate Software Developer
6 13 (25.49%) .NET Software Developer
7 10 (19.61%) Programmer
8 8 (15.69%) Games Programmer
9 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
10 5 (9.80%) Games Developer
10 5 (9.80%) UI Programmer
10 5 (9.80%) UI Developer
11 4 (7.84%) Graduate Software Tester
11 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) HTML
2 25 (49.02%) CSS
3 20 (39.22%) .NET
4 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
5 9 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 7 (13.73%) REST
7 5 (9.80%) HTML5
7 5 (9.80%) XML
8 4 (7.84%) Flash
8 4 (7.84%) Middleware
8 4 (7.84%) jQuery
8 4 (7.84%) Havok
8 4 (7.84%) CSS3
8 4 (7.84%) Underscore.js
8 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
9 3 (5.88%) OAuth
9 3 (5.88%) Spring
9 3 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Computer Science
2 9 (17.65%) User Experience
3 6 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 6 (11.76%) Physics
4 5 (9.80%) Animation
5 4 (7.84%) Mobile Games
6 3 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.96%) Social Network
7 1 (1.96%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
3 6 (11.76%) Android
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) OO
3 10 (19.61%) Scrum
4 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
5 4 (7.84%) Android Development
5 4 (7.84%) iOS Development
5 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
5 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
5 4 (7.84%) System Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (5.88%) Use Case
6 3 (5.88%) SOA
6 3 (5.88%) TDD
6 3 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) JavaScript
2 21 (41.18%) C++
3 18 (35.29%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 4 (7.84%) Java
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (3.92%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.96%) Lua
8 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Twitter
3 3 (5.88%) Adobe
3 3 (5.88%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) Facebook
4 1 (1.96%) Perforce
South East England
DP Connect
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Oxford
Elliott James consulting
Salary: £25,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago