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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Games Development
Rank 424 413 405
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 16 13 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.073% 0.062% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.091% 0.079% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 41
Average salary £21,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
17582 16505 17534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.90% 78.13% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13562 13492 14845
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Hampshire 0 8 - -
Oxfordshire - 6 £30,500 -
Surrey -10 1 £40,000 +6.66%
Berkshire - 1 £21,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £20,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (100.00%) Games
2 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) HTML
4 24 (50.00%) CSS
5 21 (43.75%) C++
5 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 20 (41.67%) .NET
6 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 20 (41.67%) Computer Science
7 18 (37.50%) C#
8 17 (35.42%) Windows
8 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
9 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
10 15 (31.25%) Twitter
11 14 (29.17%) OO
12 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
13 11 (22.92%) Scrum
14 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
15 9 (18.75%) User Experience
16 8 (16.67%) Web Application Development
17 7 (14.58%) Photoshop
17 7 (14.58%) REST
17 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
17 7 (14.58%) Physics
17 7 (14.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 6 (12.50%) Animation
18 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
19 5 (10.42%) Adobe Illustrator
19 5 (10.42%) SQL
19 5 (10.42%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (8.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) Photoshop
3 5 (10.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (4.17%) 3ds Max
5 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.08%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Jasmine
2 4 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (100.00%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (72.92%) Developer
2 18 (37.50%) Graduate
3 17 (35.42%) Software Developer
4 15 (31.25%) Junior
4 15 (31.25%) Junior Developer
5 14 (29.17%) .NET Developer
5 14 (29.17%) Junior .NET Developer
6 13 (27.08%) Graduate Developer
6 13 (27.08%) Graduate Software Developer
6 13 (27.08%) .NET Software Developer
6 13 (27.08%) Junior Software Developer
6 13 (27.08%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 8 (16.67%) Programmer
8 7 (14.58%) Games Programmer
9 6 (12.50%) Web Developer
10 5 (10.42%) UI Developer
10 5 (10.42%) UI Programmer
11 4 (8.33%) Graduate Software Tester
11 4 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
11 4 (8.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) HTML
2 24 (50.00%) CSS
3 20 (41.67%) .NET
4 16 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 7 (14.58%) REST
5 7 (14.58%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 5 (10.42%) Middleware
7 4 (8.33%) jQuery
7 4 (8.33%) XML
7 4 (8.33%) HTML5
7 4 (8.33%) CSS3
7 4 (8.33%) Underscore.js
7 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
8 3 (6.25%) Flash
8 3 (6.25%) OAuth
8 3 (6.25%) Spring
8 3 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (18.75%) User Experience
3 7 (14.58%) Mathematics
3 7 (14.58%) Physics
4 6 (12.50%) Animation
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile Games
6 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) Graphic Design
7 1 (2.08%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (10.42%) Android
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) OO
3 11 (22.92%) Scrum
4 8 (16.67%) Web Application Development
5 4 (8.33%) Android Development
5 4 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 4 (8.33%) System Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (6.25%) Use Case
6 3 (6.25%) SOA
6 3 (6.25%) TDD
6 3 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C++
1 21 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 18 (37.50%) C#
3 5 (10.42%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.08%) Lua
6 1 (2.08%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (2.08%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.25%) Twitter
3 3 (6.25%) Google
3 3 (6.25%) Facebook
4 2 (4.17%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce