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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 442 427 422
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 7 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.032% 0.028% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.040% 0.035% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 23
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £38,750 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
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
17539 17277 17886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 79.32% 78.09%
Number of salaries quoted 13890 13941 15323
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 £67,000
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 November 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 27 November 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 +13 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Surrey -14 2 £42,500 +27.81%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £20,000 -33.33%
Kent - 1 £65,000 - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 36 (100.00%) Games
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (55.56%) HTML
4 18 (50.00%) CSS
5 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 15 (41.67%) Twitter
6 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
6 11 (30.56%) .NET
6 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
7 10 (27.78%) C#
7 10 (27.78%) C++
8 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (25.00%) Windows
8 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (25.00%) User Experience
9 8 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 8 (22.22%) Web Application Development
9 8 (22.22%) REST
9 8 (22.22%) OO
10 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
10 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
11 6 (16.67%) Android
11 6 (16.67%) Photoshop
11 6 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (13.89%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (13.89%) XML
12 5 (13.89%) HTML5
13 4 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
13 4 (11.11%) Android Development

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (11.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 5 (13.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) Maya
4 1 (2.78%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 4 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 36 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Software Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Graduate
4 8 (22.22%) Junior
4 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Junior Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Junior .NET Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Graduate Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Junior Software Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Graduate Software Developer
5 7 (19.44%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (13.89%) UI Programmer
6 5 (13.89%) UI Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Programmer
6 5 (13.89%) Web Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Applications Developer
7 4 (11.11%) Games Programmer
7 4 (11.11%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (55.56%) HTML
2 18 (50.00%) CSS
3 11 (30.56%) .NET
4 9 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (22.22%) REST
5 8 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (13.89%) XML
6 5 (13.89%) HTML5
7 4 (11.11%) JSON
7 4 (11.11%) jQuery
7 4 (11.11%) OAuth
7 4 (11.11%) CSS3
7 4 (11.11%) Underscore.js
7 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 3 (8.33%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (8.33%) Flash
8 3 (8.33%) Spring
9 2 (5.56%) Unreal Engine
10 1 (2.78%) Java EE
10 1 (2.78%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Computer Science
2 9 (25.00%) User Experience
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile Games
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Physics
6 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.78%) Animation
6 1 (2.78%) Social Network
6 1 (2.78%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Apple iOS
3 6 (16.67%) Android
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) OO
2 8 (22.22%) Web Application Development
3 6 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 4 (11.11%) Android Development
4 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (8.33%) Use Case
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
5 3 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Manual Testing
6 2 (5.56%) System Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (27.78%) C#
2 10 (27.78%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) Java
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.78%) Lua
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.78%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Twitter
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Google
3 3 (8.33%) Facebook
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
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