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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 388 402 435
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +33
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 55 42 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.19% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.23% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 11 30 8
Average salary £37,500 £21,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% -56.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,500 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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
East Sussex - 27 - - 3
Oxfordshire +12 12 £30,000 +44.57% 3
Kent +11 8 - -
Surrey +15 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 74 (100.00%) Games
2 29 (39.19%) Android
3 28 (37.84%) Web Development
4 25 (33.78%) C++
5 23 (31.08%) Computer Science
6 22 (29.73%) Degree
7 21 (28.38%) Android Development
8 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
8 20 (27.03%) Apple iOS
9 19 (25.68%) HTML
10 18 (24.32%) Mobile Games
11 16 (21.62%) Asset Management
11 16 (21.62%) PHP
11 16 (21.62%) MySQL
11 16 (21.62%) CSS
11 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
11 16 (21.62%) jQuery
12 15 (20.27%) Symfony
13 13 (17.57%) Ruby
13 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
14 12 (16.22%) Spring
14 12 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (16.22%) Python
14 12 (16.22%) Shell Script
14 12 (16.22%) Apache
14 12 (16.22%) SQL
14 12 (16.22%) Java
14 12 (16.22%) Integration Testing
14 12 (16.22%) Jetty
14 12 (16.22%) nginx

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.22%) Apache
1 12 (16.22%) Jetty
1 12 (16.22%) nginx
1 12 (16.22%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Photoshop
1 6 (8.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.05%) Maya
3 1 (1.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (16.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.62%) MySQL
2 12 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (16.22%) MongoDB
2 12 (16.22%) NoSQL
2 12 (16.22%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.22%) Grunt
2 12 (16.22%) gulp
3 4 (5.41%) PHPUnit
3 4 (5.41%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (1.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Developer
2 21 (28.38%) Programmer
3 13 (17.57%) Software Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Web Engineer
5 11 (14.86%) Android Developer
6 10 (13.51%) Applications Developer
7 7 (9.46%) Designer
8 5 (6.76%) C++ Programmer
9 4 (5.41%) Games Designer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Games Designer
9 4 (5.41%) Senior Designer
9 4 (5.41%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Games Programmer
10 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.05%) UI Designer
10 3 (4.05%) Graphics Programmer
10 3 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (4.05%) Front-End Web Developer
11 2 (2.70%) Art Worker
12 1 (1.35%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) HTML
2 16 (21.62%) CSS
2 16 (21.62%) jQuery
3 15 (20.27%) Symfony
4 12 (16.22%) Spring
4 12 (16.22%) Backbone.js
4 12 (16.22%) Sass
4 12 (16.22%) LESS
4 12 (16.22%) Ember.js
4 12 (16.22%) AngularJS
5 10 (13.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 10 (13.51%) JSON
5 10 (13.51%) OAuth
5 10 (13.51%) REST
5 10 (13.51%) OpenGL
6 4 (5.41%) Laravel
7 3 (4.05%) XML
7 3 (4.05%) Flash
8 1 (1.35%) Middleware
8 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.08%) Computer Science
2 18 (24.32%) Mobile Games
3 11 (14.86%) Xbox
4 10 (13.51%) Social Media
4 10 (13.51%) Mobile App
5 9 (12.16%) User Experience
5 9 (12.16%) PlayStation
6 8 (10.81%) Graphic Design
6 8 (10.81%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.05%) Social Gaming
8 2 (2.70%) Animation
9 1 (1.35%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (1.35%) Physics
9 1 (1.35%) Data Conversion
9 1 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Android
2 20 (27.03%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Web Development
2 21 (28.38%) Android Development
3 16 (21.62%) Asset Management
4 13 (17.57%) Software Engineering
5 12 (16.22%) Integration Testing
6 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (13.51%) Scrum
7 10 (13.51%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (5.41%) MVC
8 4 (5.41%) OOP
8 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.41%) TDD
8 4 (5.41%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Web Design
9 3 (4.05%) iOS Development
10 1 (1.35%) Business Development
10 1 (1.35%) Workflow
10 1 (1.35%) OOD
10 1 (1.35%) OO
10 1 (1.35%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) C++
2 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.62%) PHP
4 13 (17.57%) Ruby
5 12 (16.22%) Python
5 12 (16.22%) Shell Script
5 12 (16.22%) SQL
5 12 (16.22%) Java
6 6 (8.11%) C#
7 4 (5.41%) C
8 3 (4.05%) ActionScript
8 3 (4.05%) Lua
8 3 (4.05%) ActionScript 3.0
8 3 (4.05%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (6.76%) Perforce
2 1 (1.35%) Facebook
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
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