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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Games Development
Rank 429 447 410
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -37
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 20 8 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.034% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.043% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 25
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £31,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+37.09% +12.72%
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
17300 18774 17637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.35% 79.87% 77.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13600 14917 14298
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Oxfordshire +28 15 £48,500 +61.66% 18
Kent - 4 - -
East Sussex - 1 £40,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (57.69%) Android
2 15 (57.69%) Android Development
3 13 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 12 (46.15%) C++
5 8 (30.77%) Mobile Games
6 7 (26.92%) OpenGL
6 7 (26.92%) MySQL
6 7 (26.92%) REST
6 7 (26.92%) OAuth
6 7 (26.92%) JSON
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
7 6 (23.08%) Perforce
8 5 (19.23%) Social Media
8 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
8 5 (19.23%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (19.23%) iOS Development
8 5 (19.23%) MVC
8 5 (19.23%) CSS
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (19.23%) PHP
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) OOP
8 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
8 5 (19.23%) jQuery
8 5 (19.23%) Laravel
8 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
8 5 (19.23%) PHPUnit

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (7.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
1 5 (19.23%) PHPUnit
1 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) Programmer
3 6 (23.08%) Android Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Art Worker
6 2 (7.69%) UI Designer
6 2 (7.69%) Designer
6 2 (7.69%) C++ Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior
7 1 (3.85%) Tools Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Gameplay Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) OpenGL
1 7 (26.92%) REST
1 7 (26.92%) OAuth
1 7 (26.92%) JSON
2 5 (19.23%) CSS
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) jQuery
2 5 (19.23%) Laravel
3 4 (15.38%) Symfony
4 2 (7.69%) Java EE
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) .NET
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.85%) Android NDK
5 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile Games
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (19.23%) Social Media
3 5 (19.23%) Mobile App
3 5 (19.23%) Mathematics
4 3 (11.54%) Graphic Design
4 3 (11.54%) Xbox
5 2 (7.69%) User Experience
5 2 (7.69%) PlayStation
5 2 (7.69%) Animation
6 1 (3.85%) Data Conversion
6 1 (3.85%) Physics
6 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Android
2 13 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (19.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Android Development
2 5 (19.23%) Mobile Application Development
2 5 (19.23%) iOS Development
2 5 (19.23%) MVC
2 5 (19.23%) OOP
2 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) TDD
2 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Web Design
4 3 (11.54%) ITSM
4 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.85%) DSDM
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) C++
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) PHP
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Perforce
2 1 (3.85%) Facebook
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