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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 65 83
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Games 14 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.09% 2.11% 1.67%
As % of the General category 6.60% 5.09% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13 20 8
Median salary £35,000 £39,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.25% +24.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 212 393 384
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 31.59% 41.46% 35.52%
Number of salaries quoted 182 360 330
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £65,000
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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +2 3 £25,000 -35.06% 1
Sevenoaks - 3 £52,500 -
Canterbury - 2 £35,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £35,000 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (62.16%) PHP
2 20 (54.05%) CSS
2 20 (54.05%) Game Development
3 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
4 16 (43.24%) C#
5 15 (40.54%) SQL
5 15 (40.54%) MVC
5 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
6 14 (37.84%) KnockoutJS
6 14 (37.84%) HTML
6 14 (37.84%) AngularJS
7 13 (35.14%) Linux
8 10 (27.03%) Java
8 10 (27.03%) CSS3
8 10 (27.03%) HTML5
8 10 (27.03%) 3D Modelling
9 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.62%) TDD
9 8 (21.62%) Google
9 8 (21.62%) jQuery
9 8 (21.62%) Online Games
9 8 (21.62%) Sass
9 8 (21.62%) LESS
9 8 (21.62%) DevOps
9 8 (21.62%) DBS Check
9 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
10 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
10 7 (18.92%) Web Development
10 7 (18.92%) Visualisation
10 7 (18.92%) Windows

Games
Co-occurring 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 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
1 4 (10.81%) WordPress
2 3 (8.11%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 2 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Google Play
3 2 (5.41%) Google App Engine
3 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) MariaDB
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.41%) Big Data
5 2 (5.41%) BigQuery
5 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.41%) Redis
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.81%) JMeter
4 3 (8.11%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.41%) Bower
5 2 (5.41%) Grunt
5 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.70%) Gradle
6 1 (2.70%) JUnit
General
1 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (24.32%) PHP Developer
4 8 (21.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
6 5 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Digital Developer
7 4 (10.81%) IT Support
8 3 (8.11%) 3D Developer
8 3 (8.11%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (8.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Junior
8 3 (8.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) CSS
2 14 (37.84%) AngularJS
2 14 (37.84%) HTML
2 14 (37.84%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (27.03%) CSS3
3 10 (27.03%) HTML5
4 8 (21.62%) jQuery
4 8 (21.62%) LESS
4 8 (21.62%) Sass
5 6 (16.22%) .NET
5 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (16.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 6 (16.22%) WCF
6 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (10.81%) FFmpeg
6 4 (10.81%) Ninject
6 4 (10.81%) Node.js
6 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (8.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Online Games
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) iPhone
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Xbox
5 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 5 (13.51%) Android
4 3 (8.11%) CentOS
4 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
4 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Game Development
2 15 (40.54%) MVC
3 10 (27.03%) 3D Modelling
4 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.62%) DevOps
4 8 (21.62%) Front End Development
4 8 (21.62%) TDD
5 7 (18.92%) Visualisation
5 7 (18.92%) Web Development
6 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (16.22%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (16.22%) Web Application Development
7 5 (13.51%) 3D Visualisation
7 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
8 4 (10.81%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (10.81%) Load Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
9 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.11%) OOP
10 2 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) PHP
2 18 (48.65%) JavaScript
3 16 (43.24%) C#
4 15 (40.54%) SQL
5 10 (27.03%) Java
6 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
7 5 (13.51%) Ruby
8 4 (10.81%) VB
8 4 (10.81%) VB.NET
9 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
9 3 (8.11%) Python
10 2 (5.41%) C++
10 2 (5.41%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) DBS Check
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Docker
1 3 (8.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.11%) Ansible
2 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) Terraform
3 2 (5.41%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Google
2 4 (10.81%) Perforce
3 3 (8.11%) New Relic
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) Tableau
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
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Noir Consulting
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