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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 270 295 244
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -51
Permanent jobs citing Games 188 136 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.64% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.26% 1.68% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 135 110 189
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,400
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
8303 8105 8724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 37.02% 37.86% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5760 5989 7008
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 2 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 2 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 -10 37 £47,500 +35.71% 4
Surrey -9 36 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Kent +24 31 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire +20 21 £50,000 +5.26% 2
West Sussex +12 20 £35,000 +40.00% 2
East Sussex -16 19 £40,000 +26.98%
Buckinghamshire 0 15 £35,000 +46.19% 3
Hampshire -17 12 £65,920 +75.78% 1
Middlesex - 1 £62,500 -
Games
England

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 184 (46.00%) C#
2 169 (42.25%) .NET
3 154 (38.50%) SQL Server
4 140 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 102 (25.50%) MVC
6 100 (25.00%) HTML
7 99 (24.75%) Web Application Development
8 93 (23.25%) WCF
9 92 (23.00%) TDD
10 91 (22.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 84 (21.00%) CSS
12 79 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
13 73 (18.25%) JavaScript
14 69 (17.25%) Computer Science
15 65 (16.25%) Degree
16 64 (16.00%) C++
17 63 (15.75%) Internet
18 62 (15.50%) Windows
19 57 (14.25%) Android
20 56 (14.00%) Domain-Driven Design
21 53 (13.25%) Scrum
22 52 (13.00%) SQL
23 51 (12.75%) OO
24 50 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
25 49 (12.25%) Software Engineering
26 48 (12.00%) Game Development
27 47 (11.75%) Microsoft
28 46 (11.50%) Mathematics
29 44 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
29 44 (11.00%) Mobile App

Games
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 42 (10.50%) Node.js
2 9 (2.25%) CMS
3 8 (2.00%) IIS
4 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.00%) Lync
4 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.75%) Apache
6 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.25%) nginx
7 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.75%) Photoshop
3 18 (4.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (2.00%) MS Office
5 7 (1.75%) Maya
5 7 (1.75%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.75%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.50%) SaaS
2 7 (1.75%) GitHub
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (15.75%) Internet
2 17 (4.25%) SAN
3 7 (1.75%) VPN
3 7 (1.75%) LAN
3 7 (1.75%) WAN
4 6 (1.50%) HTTP
5 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.75%) Firewall
5 3 (0.75%) Wireless
6 2 (0.50%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.50%) 4G
6 2 (0.50%) DNS
6 2 (0.50%) 3G
7 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (38.50%) SQL Server
2 50 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (8.25%) MySQL
4 17 (4.25%) Big Data
5 14 (3.50%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.50%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.75%) Redis
11 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.25%) QlikView
12 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (7.50%) NUnit
1 30 (7.50%) Subversion
2 29 (7.25%) Visual Studio
3 28 (7.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 19 (4.75%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.75%) Moq
6 7 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.50%) Selenium
7 6 (1.50%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.25%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.00%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.00%) GDB
9 4 (1.00%) Bugzilla
9 4 (1.00%) JIRA
9 4 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.75%) Maven
11 2 (0.50%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (8.25%) Marketing
2 29 (7.25%) Finance
3 17 (4.25%) Retail
4 9 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.75%) Automotive
5 7 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.50%) Banking
7 5 (1.25%) Military
7 5 (1.25%) Advertising
7 5 (1.25%) Electronics
7 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.75%) Publishing
8 3 (0.75%) German Language
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 233 (58.25%) Developer
2 120 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 54 (13.50%) C# Developer
4 44 (11.00%) Software Developer
5 42 (10.50%) Software Engineer
6 40 (10.00%) Graduate
7 37 (9.25%) Junior
8 35 (8.75%) Junior Developer
9 24 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
9 24 (6.00%) Programmer
9 24 (6.00%) Junior .NET Developer
10 23 (5.75%) C# Software Developer
11 22 (5.50%) C# .NET Developer
12 21 (5.25%) Designer
13 18 (4.50%) Graduate Developer
14 17 (4.25%) Web Developer
15 16 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
16 14 (3.50%) Games Programmer
17 13 (3.25%) Graduate Software Developer
17 13 (3.25%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (42.25%) .NET
2 140 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 100 (25.00%) HTML
4 93 (23.25%) WCF
5 91 (22.75%) ASP.NET MVC
6 84 (21.00%) CSS
7 44 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 41 (10.25%) Razor View Engine
9 37 (9.25%) HTML5
10 32 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
11 29 (7.25%) jQuery
11 29 (7.25%) LINQ
12 28 (7.00%) CSS3
12 28 (7.00%) NHibernate
13 27 (6.75%) Ninject
14 25 (6.25%) Ajax
15 23 (5.75%) XML
16 21 (5.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 20 (5.00%) Flash
18 17 (4.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.25%) Computer Science
2 46 (11.50%) Mathematics
3 44 (11.00%) Mobile App
4 37 (9.25%) Physics
5 36 (9.00%) iPhone
6 20 (5.00%) Online Games
7 15 (3.75%) Animation
8 14 (3.50%) 3D Graphics
8 14 (3.50%) Mobile Games
9 8 (2.00%) Statistics
10 7 (1.75%) Open Source
11 6 (1.50%) Social Media
12 5 (1.25%) IPTV
12 5 (1.25%) DTV
13 4 (1.00%) Firmware
13 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (1.00%) Kindle
13 4 (1.00%) EqualLogic
13 4 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.50%) Windows
2 57 (14.25%) Android
3 35 (8.75%) Linux
4 30 (7.50%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.50%) Windows 8
6 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.00%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.00%) UNIX
8 4 (1.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.75%) CentOS
10 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.50%) Debian
10 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.50%) MVC
2 99 (24.75%) Web Application Development
3 92 (23.00%) TDD
4 79 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (14.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 53 (13.25%) Scrum
7 51 (12.75%) OO
8 49 (12.25%) Software Engineering
9 48 (12.00%) Game Development
10 43 (10.75%) BDD
11 32 (8.00%) Web Development
12 31 (7.75%) E-Commerce
13 29 (7.25%) Dependency Injection
13 29 (7.25%) CQRS
14 27 (6.75%) Project Management
15 23 (5.75%) OOD
16 22 (5.50%) Analytics
17 18 (4.50%) OOP
18 17 (4.25%) Time Management
19 14 (3.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 184 (46.00%) C#
2 73 (18.25%) JavaScript
3 64 (16.00%) C++
4 52 (13.00%) SQL
5 29 (7.25%) PHP
6 24 (6.00%) Python
7 20 (5.00%) Java
8 18 (4.50%) C
9 17 (4.25%) MATLAB
10 11 (2.75%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.25%) R
12 8 (2.00%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.75%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.00%) Lua
16 3 (0.75%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.75%) Ruby
16 3 (0.75%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (16.25%) Degree
2 21 (5.25%) MCP
2 21 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.50%) MCTS
3 18 (4.50%) MCAD
3 18 (4.50%) MCSD
4 17 (4.25%) PhD
5 7 (1.75%) ISEB
6 6 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.75%) MCSE
8 3 (0.75%) CCNA
8 3 (0.75%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) OSCP
9 2 (0.50%) OSCE
9 2 (0.50%) CEH
10 1 (0.25%) PMP
10 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.25%) QA
2 7 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.00%) JTAG
4 3 (0.75%) SLA
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (3.00%) vSphere
2 7 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) Puppet
2 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.25%) Google
3 29 (7.25%) Twitter
4 12 (3.00%) VMware
5 9 (2.25%) Adobe
6 6 (1.50%) Cisco
7 5 (1.25%) SAP
7 5 (1.25%) Perforce
7 5 (1.25%) Facebook
8 4 (1.00%) Toshiba
8 4 (1.00%) NetApp
9 2 (0.50%) Splunk
9 2 (0.50%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.50%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.25%) Foundry
10 1 (0.25%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.25%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.25%) Apple
10 1 (0.25%) CheckPoint
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