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

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 408 427 415
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -12
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 35 12 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.055% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.072% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 30
Average salary £21,000 £40,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.50% +28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £28,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £62,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
17480 16569 17670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 78.50% 75.76% 75.92%
Number of salaries quoted 13534 13453 14952
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 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 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 20 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
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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 +21 12 £21,000 -70.00%
Hampshire +3 8 - -
Berkshire - 8 £21,000 -
Surrey -9 4 £35,000 -6.66%
Kent - 4 £45,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (49.02%) C++
4 24 (47.06%) HTML
4 24 (47.06%) CSS
5 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
6 19 (37.25%) .NET
6 19 (37.25%) SQL Server
6 19 (37.25%) Computer Science
7 18 (35.29%) C#
8 17 (33.33%) Windows
8 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 15 (29.41%) Twitter
10 14 (27.45%) OO
10 14 (27.45%) Scrum
11 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
12 11 (21.57%) Mathematics
12 11 (21.57%) Physics
13 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
14 9 (17.65%) Animation
14 9 (17.65%) Middleware
15 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
15 8 (15.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 7 (13.73%) REST
17 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
17 6 (11.76%) Photoshop
18 5 (9.80%) SQL
18 5 (9.80%) Degree
18 5 (9.80%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 3 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Jasmine
2 4 (7.84%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (3.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Developer
2 18 (35.29%) Graduate
3 17 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 14 (27.45%) Junior
4 14 (27.45%) Junior Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Graduate .NET 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%) Junior Software Developer
5 13 (25.49%) Programmer
5 13 (25.49%) .NET Developer
5 13 (25.49%) .NET Software Developer
6 12 (23.53%) Games Programmer
7 8 (15.69%) Games Developer
8 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
9 4 (7.84%) Tester
9 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
9 4 (7.84%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (47.06%) HTML
1 24 (47.06%) CSS
2 19 (37.25%) .NET
3 15 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 9 (17.65%) Middleware
5 8 (15.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 7 (13.73%) REST
7 4 (7.84%) CSS3
7 4 (7.84%) Underscore.js
7 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.84%) HTML5
7 4 (7.84%) jQuery
8 3 (5.88%) OAuth
8 3 (5.88%) Spring
8 3 (5.88%) JSON
8 3 (5.88%) XML
8 3 (5.88%) Flash
8 3 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
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 App
5 2 (3.92%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.80%) Android
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.84%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Scrum
2 14 (27.45%) OO
3 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
4 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
4 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
4 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
4 4 (7.84%) System Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Rapid Prototyping
5 3 (5.88%) Use Case
5 3 (5.88%) SOA
5 3 (5.88%) TDD
5 3 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (5.88%) Android Development
5 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
6 2 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C++
2 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 18 (35.29%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 3 (5.88%) PHP
5 3 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
2 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) Twitter
3 4 (7.84%) Facebook
4 3 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (1.96%) Perforce