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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 368 429 412
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -17
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 76 29 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.13% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.16% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 9 14 9
Average salary £40,000 £21,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.47% -47.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £20,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
17514 18044 16603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.11% 80.98% 78.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14355 13966 13497
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 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 August 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
East Sussex - 43 - - 2
Oxfordshire +4 16 £38,000 +80.95% 2
Kent +1 9 - - 1
Surrey +6 7 £40,000 - 2
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Games
2 44 (43.56%) Web Development
3 37 (36.63%) Computer Science
3 37 (36.63%) JavaScript
4 36 (35.64%) HTML
4 36 (35.64%) Degree
5 35 (34.65%) Android
6 29 (28.71%) jQuery
6 29 (28.71%) Git (software)
6 29 (28.71%) MySQL
6 29 (28.71%) CSS
7 27 (26.73%) Software Engineering
8 26 (25.74%) Ruby
8 26 (25.74%) Apple iOS
8 26 (25.74%) Python
9 25 (24.75%) Apache
9 25 (24.75%) Shell Script
9 25 (24.75%) SQL
9 25 (24.75%) C++
9 25 (24.75%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (24.75%) Node.js
9 25 (24.75%) Varnish
9 25 (24.75%) MongoDB
9 25 (24.75%) NoSQL
9 25 (24.75%) Backbone.js
9 25 (24.75%) Riak
9 25 (24.75%) nginx
9 25 (24.75%) Amazon AWS
9 25 (24.75%) Integration Testing
9 25 (24.75%) GitHub

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (24.75%) Apache
1 25 (24.75%) nginx
1 25 (24.75%) Node.js
2 15 (14.85%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Photoshop
1 10 (9.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (6.93%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.93%) Maya
3 1 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.75%) Amazon AWS
1 25 (24.75%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.71%) MySQL
2 25 (24.75%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (24.75%) MongoDB
2 25 (24.75%) NoSQL
2 25 (24.75%) Riak
3 10 (9.90%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (28.71%) Git (software)
2 25 (24.75%) Grunt
2 25 (24.75%) gulp
3 4 (3.96%) PHPUnit
3 4 (3.96%) Subversion
4 1 (0.99%) JIRA
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
General
1 101 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (0.99%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Software Engineer
2 25 (24.75%) Web Engineer
3 22 (21.78%) Programmer
4 21 (20.79%) Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Applications Developer
5 10 (9.90%) Designer
5 10 (9.90%) Android Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Senior Designer
6 7 (6.93%) Games Designer
6 7 (6.93%) Senior Games Designer
7 5 (4.95%) C++ Programmer
7 5 (4.95%) Senior Web Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Games Programmer
8 4 (3.96%) C++ Developer
8 4 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Web Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (35.64%) HTML
2 29 (28.71%) CSS
2 29 (28.71%) jQuery
3 25 (24.75%) Backbone.js
3 25 (24.75%) Sass
3 25 (24.75%) LESS
3 25 (24.75%) Ember.js
3 25 (24.75%) AngularJS
4 18 (17.82%) Symfony
5 15 (14.85%) Spring
6 12 (11.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (9.90%) JSON
7 10 (9.90%) Express
7 10 (9.90%) OpenGL
7 10 (9.90%) OAuth
7 10 (9.90%) REST
8 7 (6.93%) XML
8 7 (6.93%) Flash
9 4 (3.96%) Laravel
10 1 (0.99%) cocos2d
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.63%) Computer Science
2 24 (23.76%) Mobile Games
3 16 (15.84%) User Experience
4 12 (11.88%) Xbox
4 12 (11.88%) Graphic Design
5 10 (9.90%) PlayStation
5 10 (9.90%) Social Media
5 10 (9.90%) Mobile App
6 8 (7.92%) Mathematics
7 7 (6.93%) Social Gaming
8 2 (1.98%) Animation
9 1 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
9 1 (0.99%) Physics
9 1 (0.99%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.65%) Android
2 26 (25.74%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (43.56%) Web Development
2 27 (26.73%) Software Engineering
3 25 (24.75%) Integration Testing
4 24 (23.76%) Android Development
5 23 (22.77%) Asset Management
6 14 (13.86%) Scrum
7 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.90%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (6.93%) iOS Development
10 4 (3.96%) Mobile Development
10 4 (3.96%) TDD
10 4 (3.96%) Automated Testing
10 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.96%) OOP
10 4 (3.96%) MVC
11 3 (2.97%) E-Commerce
11 3 (2.97%) Web Design
12 1 (0.99%) Business Development
12 1 (0.99%) OOD
12 1 (0.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) JavaScript
2 26 (25.74%) Ruby
2 26 (25.74%) Python
3 25 (24.75%) Shell Script
3 25 (24.75%) SQL
3 25 (24.75%) C++
4 19 (18.81%) PHP
5 15 (14.85%) Java
6 8 (7.92%) Lua
7 7 (6.93%) ActionScript 3.0
7 7 (6.93%) ActionScript 2.0
7 7 (6.93%) ActionScript
8 6 (5.94%) C#
9 5 (4.95%) C
10 1 (0.99%) Perl
10 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 36 (35.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 25 (24.75%) Varnish
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Perforce
2 1 (0.99%) Facebook
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Riot Games EU
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Riot Games EU
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago