The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Gaming
South East / Kent
Rank 60 96 73
Rank change year-on-year +36 -23  
Permanent jobs citing Games 23 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.86% 0.96% 2.35%
As % of the General category 7.90% 2.54% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19 6 19
Median salary £35,000 £24,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.41% -29.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -1.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 291 433 289
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 36.24% 37.88% 30.84%
Number of salaries quoted 241 368 256
Median salary £37,750 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.62% -2.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,583 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in Kent

Games
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in Kent.

Salary trend for Games in Kent

Games
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in Kent over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in Kent

Games
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +11 6 £70,000 +258.97%
Canterbury - 6 £35,000 - 1
Chatham - 4 - -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Games.

1 26 (63.41%) JavaScript
1 26 (63.41%) Git (software)
1 26 (63.41%) AngularJS
2 24 (58.54%) MVC
3 22 (53.66%) PHP
4 21 (51.22%) Game Development
5 20 (48.78%) Load Testing
6 19 (46.34%) HTML
6 19 (46.34%) Java
6 19 (46.34%) CSS
6 19 (46.34%) Web Development
7 18 (43.90%) Perforce
7 18 (43.90%) WordPress
7 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (39.02%) Linux
9 15 (36.59%) SQL
9 15 (36.59%) Legal
9 15 (36.59%) CSS3
9 15 (36.59%) HTML5
10 14 (34.15%) DevOps
11 13 (31.71%) Google
12 12 (29.27%) Web Services
13 11 (26.83%) Servlets
13 11 (26.83%) J2EE
13 11 (26.83%) NoSQL
13 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
13 11 (26.83%) OAuth
14 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (24.39%) REST
14 10 (24.39%) KnockoutJS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (43.90%) WordPress
2 9 (21.95%) CMS
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.32%) Apache
4 3 (7.32%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.44%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Google App Engine
1 9 (21.95%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (9.76%) Google Play
3 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) NoSQL
2 9 (21.95%) Big Data
2 9 (21.95%) BigQuery
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (7.32%) MariaDB
6 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.44%) MySQL
7 1 (2.44%) Redis
7 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (63.41%) Git (software)
2 9 (21.95%) Bower
2 9 (21.95%) Grunt
3 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.76%) JMeter
4 3 (7.32%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.44%) Gradle
5 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 15 (36.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Developer
2 11 (26.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Java Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Web Developer
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (12.20%) HTML Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Digital Developer
6 4 (9.76%) IT Support
7 3 (7.32%) 3D Developer
7 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Linux Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Linux Support
9 1 (2.44%) Junior Photoshop Designer
9 1 (2.44%) Mobile UI Designer
9 1 (2.44%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (63.41%) AngularJS
2 19 (46.34%) CSS
2 19 (46.34%) HTML
3 15 (36.59%) CSS3
3 15 (36.59%) HTML5
4 12 (29.27%) Web Services
5 11 (26.83%) J2EE
5 11 (26.83%) OAuth
5 11 (26.83%) Servlets
6 10 (24.39%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (24.39%) REST
7 9 (21.95%) Ajax
7 9 (21.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (14.63%) .NET
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (14.63%) jQuery
8 6 (14.63%) LESS
8 6 (14.63%) Sass
8 6 (14.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (43.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (24.39%) User Experience
3 9 (21.95%) Xbox
4 6 (14.63%) Online Games
5 4 (9.76%) iPhone
5 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.44%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 5 (12.20%) Android
4 3 (7.32%) CentOS
4 3 (7.32%) Mac OS
4 3 (7.32%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) MVC
2 21 (51.22%) Game Development
3 20 (48.78%) Load Testing
4 19 (46.34%) Web Development
5 14 (34.15%) DevOps
6 11 (26.83%) Visualisation
7 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (21.95%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (21.95%) UML
9 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (17.07%) TDD
10 6 (14.63%) Domain-Driven Design
10 6 (14.63%) Front End Development
10 6 (14.63%) Web Application Development
11 4 (9.76%) 3D Modelling
11 4 (9.76%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
12 3 (7.32%) OOP
13 2 (4.88%) BDD
13 2 (4.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (63.41%) JavaScript
2 22 (53.66%) PHP
3 19 (46.34%) Java
4 15 (36.59%) SQL
5 10 (24.39%) C#
6 9 (21.95%) C++
7 4 (9.76%) VB
7 4 (9.76%) VB.NET
8 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
8 3 (7.32%) Python
8 3 (7.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Degree
2 6 (14.63%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Perforce
2 13 (31.71%) Google
3 9 (21.95%) Tableau
4 3 (7.32%) New Relic
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
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