Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 75 94
Rank change year-on-year +31 +19 +31
Permanent jobs citing Games 45 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.39% 2.67% 2.08%
As % of the General category 9.24% 6.20% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24 23 36
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -26.32% +58.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £24,125
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £54,375
South East median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.75% -5.88% +6.25%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following 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.

All General Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 487 548 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 47.51% 43.08% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 412 470 649
Kent median annual salary £41,750 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.60% -2.35% +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £25,950
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham +18 20 - -
Tunbridge Wells +21 17 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Maidstone -10 3 £35,000 -3.45% 1
Canterbury - 1 £27,500 - 1
Deal - 1 £37,500 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Games.

1 33 (73.33%) MVC
1 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (71.11%) TDD
2 32 (71.11%) BDD
3 30 (66.67%) AngularJS
4 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 22 (48.89%) C#
4 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
4 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
4 22 (48.89%) .NET
4 22 (48.89%) Web Application Development
4 22 (48.89%) SQL Server 2016
5 20 (44.44%) WCF
6 19 (42.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
7 18 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
7 18 (40.00%) Kanban
7 18 (40.00%) RESTful
8 17 (37.78%) .NET Framework
8 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (35.56%) MongoDB
9 16 (35.56%) Entity Framework
9 16 (35.56%) Kibana
9 16 (35.56%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (35.56%) WPF
9 16 (35.56%) Multithreading
9 16 (35.56%) F#
9 16 (35.56%) TeamCity
9 16 (35.56%) Microsoft Azure

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 16 (35.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (24.44%) npm
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (48.89%) SQL Server
1 22 (48.89%) SQL Server 2016
2 16 (35.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) TeamCity
2 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
2 11 (24.44%) webpack
3 10 (22.22%) GitLab
3 10 (22.22%) Gradle
3 10 (22.22%) JIRA
3 10 (22.22%) Mocha
3 10 (22.22%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) gulp
4 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (53.33%) Developer
2 22 (48.89%) .NET Developer
3 10 (22.22%) Programmer
4 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (4.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Internet Developer
5 1 (2.22%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (2.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (2.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Junior Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 1 (2.22%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (2.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 22 (48.89%) .NET
2 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
2 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (44.44%) WCF
4 19 (42.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
5 18 (40.00%) RESTful
6 17 (37.78%) .NET Framework
7 16 (35.56%) Entity Framework
7 16 (35.56%) MSMQ
7 16 (35.56%) WPF
8 11 (24.44%) Redux
9 10 (22.22%) Ember.js
9 10 (22.22%) Enzyme
9 10 (22.22%) Jest
9 10 (22.22%) React
9 10 (22.22%) Vue.js
10 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 4 (8.89%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (73.33%) MVC
2 32 (71.11%) BDD
2 32 (71.11%) TDD
3 22 (48.89%) Web Application Development
4 18 (40.00%) Dependency Injection
4 18 (40.00%) Kanban
5 16 (35.56%) Multithreading
5 16 (35.56%) Web Development
6 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (24.44%) DevOps
7 11 (24.44%) Mathematics
8 10 (22.22%) Game Development
8 10 (22.22%) Mathematical Modelling
8 10 (22.22%) MVVM
8 10 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
8 10 (22.22%) Physics
8 10 (22.22%) Workflow
9 4 (8.89%) CQRS
9 4 (8.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) C#
2 16 (35.56%) F#
2 16 (35.56%) Ruby
3 11 (24.44%) ES6
4 10 (22.22%) C++
4 10 (22.22%) ES7
5 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Kibana
2 1 (2.22%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) Consul
2 1 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (2.22%) Grafana
2 1 (2.22%) Graphite
2 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.22%) Nagios
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Opsview
2 1 (2.22%) Packer
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
2 1 (2.22%) Salt
2 1 (2.22%) Terraform
2 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Google