The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games 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
Gaming
Rank 264 284 217
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -67
Permanent jobs citing Games 184 146 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.69% 1.19%
As % of the General category 2.27% 1.80% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 133 116 237
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

General Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
8117 8100 8811
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 36.89% 38.35% 39.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5574 6069 7022
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Games
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the South East region.

Games Salary Trend in the South East

Games
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in the South East

Games
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 Games 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
(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
Berkshire +2 40 £50,000 +42.85% 9
Surrey -5 32 £37,500 -2.59% 4
Buckinghamshire +23 24 £33,750 +40.97% 1
Kent +13 23 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Oxfordshire +21 22 £50,000 +5.26% 4
West Sussex +6 19 £28,250 +13.00% 2
East Sussex -21 14 £40,000 +31.14%
Hampshire -19 13 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Games
England

Games
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 Games 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 Games.

1 187 (48.83%) C#
2 184 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (44.13%) .NET
4 147 (38.38%) SQL Server
5 139 (36.29%) ASP.NET
6 103 (26.89%) MVC
7 102 (26.63%) HTML
8 101 (26.37%) Web Application Development
9 96 (25.07%) WCF
10 93 (24.28%) TDD
11 91 (23.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 84 (21.93%) CSS
13 74 (19.32%) JavaScript
14 67 (17.49%) Computer Science
15 62 (16.19%) Degree
16 60 (15.67%) Domain-Driven Design
17 59 (15.40%) Android
17 59 (15.40%) C++
18 57 (14.88%) Internet
19 56 (14.62%) OO
20 55 (14.36%) Windows
21 48 (12.53%) Scrum
21 48 (12.53%) Game Development
22 46 (12.01%) Node.js
23 45 (11.75%) Mobile App
24 44 (11.49%) Software Engineering
25 43 (11.23%) BDD
26 42 (10.97%) SQL
27 41 (10.70%) SQL Server 2012
27 41 (10.70%) iPhone

Games
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 Games 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 Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (12.01%) Node.js
2 7 (1.83%) IIS
3 6 (1.57%) CMS
4 5 (1.31%) Apache
5 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.52%) WordPress
5 2 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.52%) SilverStripe
5 2 (0.52%) Lync
5 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.27%) Photoshop
3 19 (4.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (2.09%) MS Office
5 7 (1.83%) Maya
6 5 (1.31%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.26%) MS Project
7 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.78%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.13%) SaaS
2 8 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.88%) Internet
2 10 (2.61%) SAN
3 8 (2.09%) HTTP
4 5 (1.31%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.31%) VPN
4 5 (1.31%) LAN
4 5 (1.31%) WAN
5 2 (0.52%) 4G
5 2 (0.52%) 3G
5 2 (0.52%) Firewall
6 1 (0.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (38.38%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (7.57%) MySQL
4 11 (2.87%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.87%) Big Data
5 9 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.57%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.52%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
9 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (7.57%) Subversion
2 28 (7.31%) NUnit
3 27 (7.05%) Visual Studio
4 26 (6.79%) Rhino Mocks
5 18 (4.70%) Git (software)
6 13 (3.39%) Moq
7 7 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.57%) Selenium
9 5 (1.31%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.04%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.78%) Maven
11 3 (0.78%) JIRA
12 2 (0.52%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.52%) GDB
13 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
General
1 34 (8.88%) Finance
2 29 (7.57%) Marketing
3 17 (4.44%) Retail
4 10 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.35%) Automotive
6 8 (2.09%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.57%) Electronics
8 6 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.57%) Banking
9 5 (1.31%) Military
9 5 (1.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 235 (61.36%) Developer
2 118 (30.81%) .NET Developer
3 52 (13.58%) C# Developer
4 46 (12.01%) Software Developer
5 40 (10.44%) Software Engineer
6 37 (9.66%) Graduate
7 36 (9.40%) Junior
8 34 (8.88%) Junior Developer
9 25 (6.53%) Junior .NET Developer
9 25 (6.53%) C# Software Developer
10 21 (5.48%) C# Software Engineer
11 20 (5.22%) Designer
11 20 (5.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (4.70%) Programmer
13 16 (4.18%) Front-End Developer
13 16 (4.18%) .NET Software Developer
14 15 (3.92%) Graduate Developer
15 14 (3.66%) Web Developer
16 13 (3.39%) Graduate Software Developer
16 13 (3.39%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (44.13%) .NET
2 139 (36.29%) ASP.NET
3 102 (26.63%) HTML
4 96 (25.07%) WCF
5 91 (23.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 84 (21.93%) CSS
7 38 (9.92%) HTML5
8 36 (9.40%) jQuery
8 36 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 35 (9.14%) Razor View Engine
10 34 (8.88%) KnockoutJS
11 31 (8.09%) Ninject
12 29 (7.57%) CSS3
13 27 (7.05%) LINQ
13 27 (7.05%) XML
14 26 (6.79%) NHibernate
15 22 (5.74%) Ajax
16 20 (5.22%) .NET Framework
17 16 (4.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
18 15 (3.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.49%) Computer Science
2 45 (11.75%) Mobile App
3 41 (10.70%) iPhone
3 41 (10.70%) Mathematics
4 33 (8.62%) User Experience
5 32 (8.36%) Physics
6 16 (4.18%) 3D Graphics
7 15 (3.92%) Animation
8 14 (3.66%) Online Games
9 13 (3.39%) Mobile Games
10 6 (1.57%) DTV
11 5 (1.31%) IPTV
11 5 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.31%) Social Media
11 5 (1.31%) iPad
12 4 (1.04%) Open Source
12 4 (1.04%) Statistics
12 4 (1.04%) Blog
13 3 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 2 (0.52%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 59 (15.40%) Android
2 55 (14.36%) Windows
3 29 (7.57%) Linux
4 25 (6.53%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.57%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.04%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.78%) UNIX
8 3 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.78%) CentOS
9 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (48.04%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (26.89%) MVC
3 101 (26.37%) Web Application Development
4 93 (24.28%) TDD
5 60 (15.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 56 (14.62%) OO
7 48 (12.53%) Scrum
7 48 (12.53%) Game Development
8 44 (11.49%) Software Engineering
9 43 (11.23%) BDD
10 33 (8.62%) Web Development
11 31 (8.09%) Dependency Injection
12 29 (7.57%) CQRS
13 26 (6.79%) E-Commerce
13 26 (6.79%) Project Management
14 23 (6.01%) OOD
15 19 (4.96%) OOP
16 16 (4.18%) Time Management
16 16 (4.18%) Analytics
17 15 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 187 (48.83%) C#
2 74 (19.32%) JavaScript
3 59 (15.40%) C++
4 42 (10.97%) SQL
5 30 (7.83%) PHP
6 19 (4.96%) Java
6 19 (4.96%) Python
7 16 (4.18%) C
8 11 (2.87%) MATLAB
9 9 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.31%) Lua
11 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.04%) R
13 3 (0.78%) Scala
13 3 (0.78%) Ruby
14 2 (0.52%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (16.19%) Degree
2 17 (4.44%) PhD
3 14 (3.66%) MCP
3 14 (3.66%) MCAD
3 14 (3.66%) MCSD
3 14 (3.66%) MCTS
3 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.57%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.31%) ISEB
6 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) OSCP
7 2 (0.52%) OSCE
7 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.52%) CCNA
7 2 (0.52%) CEH
8 1 (0.26%) PMP
8 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CCNP
8 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.61%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.52%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (1.83%) vSphere
2 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Puppet
2 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (10.44%) Microsoft
1 40 (10.44%) Google
2 27 (7.05%) Twitter
3 7 (1.83%) Adobe
4 6 (1.57%) SAP
5 5 (1.31%) Facebook
5 5 (1.31%) Perforce
5 5 (1.31%) VMware
6 4 (1.04%) Cisco
7 3 (0.78%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.52%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.52%) Toshiba
8 2 (0.52%) NetApp
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.26%) Apple
9 1 (0.26%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.26%) HP
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) Juniper
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