The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 407 428 412
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -16
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 41 11 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.050% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.067% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 8 30
Average salary £21,000 £48,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-56.92% +21.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,100 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £63,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.47% +8.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17483 16358 17452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 77.71% 74.64% 75.59%
Number of salaries quoted 13669 13271 14808
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 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Game Development
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +18 12 £20,750 -70.35% 1
Berkshire - 10 £20,750 -
Hampshire -2 9 £19,000 -24.00%
Surrey -4 6 £40,000 -31.91%
Kent - 5 £45,000 - 1
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (50.98%) C++
4 25 (49.02%) HTML
4 25 (49.02%) CSS
5 21 (41.18%) JavaScript
6 19 (37.25%) C#
6 19 (37.25%) .NET
6 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
6 19 (37.25%) Computer Science
7 17 (33.33%) Windows
7 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 14 (27.45%) OO
10 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
10 13 (25.49%) Scrum
10 13 (25.49%) Twitter
11 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
11 11 (21.57%) Mathematics
11 11 (21.57%) Physics
12 9 (17.65%) Animation
12 9 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 9 (17.65%) Middleware
13 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
14 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
14 7 (13.73%) REST
15 6 (11.76%) Facebook
15 6 (11.76%) Android
15 6 (11.76%) Photoshop
16 5 (9.80%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (11.76%) Photoshop
3 4 (7.84%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.92%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
2 4 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 51 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Developer
2 18 (35.29%) Graduate
3 17 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 14 (27.45%) Junior
4 14 (27.45%) Programmer
4 14 (27.45%) Junior Developer
5 13 (25.49%) .NET Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Junior Software Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Graduate Software Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Junior .NET Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Graduate Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Games Programmer
5 13 (25.49%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 13 (25.49%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (15.69%) Games Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
8 4 (7.84%) UI Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Graduate Software Tester
8 4 (7.84%) UI Programmer
8 4 (7.84%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) HTML
1 25 (49.02%) CSS
2 19 (37.25%) .NET
3 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 9 (17.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 9 (17.65%) Middleware
5 7 (13.73%) REST
6 5 (9.80%) jQuery
7 4 (7.84%) CSS3
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) Underscore.js
7 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.84%) Flash
8 3 (5.88%) Spring
8 3 (5.88%) XML
8 3 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (5.88%) OAuth
8 3 (5.88%) JSON
9 1 (1.96%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Computer Science
2 11 (21.57%) Mathematics
2 11 (21.57%) Physics
3 9 (17.65%) Animation
4 3 (5.88%) Mobile Games
4 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
3 6 (11.76%) Android
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (54.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) OO
3 13 (25.49%) Scrum
4 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
5 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
5 4 (7.84%) System Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
5 4 (7.84%) TDD
6 3 (5.88%) SOA
6 3 (5.88%) Android Development
6 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
6 3 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (5.88%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (5.88%) Use Case
7 2 (3.92%) Web Development
7 2 (3.92%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) C++
2 21 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 19 (37.25%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 4 (7.84%) PHP
6 3 (5.88%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Twitter
3 6 (11.76%) Facebook
4 3 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) Apple
5 2 (3.92%) Adobe
5 2 (3.92%) Perforce
Oxford, Oxfordshire
OPM Response Ltd
Posted: 11 days ago