Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Gaming
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 95 122
Rank change year-on-year +22 +27 -25
Permanent jobs citing Games 35 34 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.64% 1.99% 1.18%
As % of the General category 5.78% 5.29% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 9
Kent median annual salary £36,250 £47,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.68% +58.33% -36.84%
10th Percentile £25,875 £25,750 £26,850
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £51,250
South East median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%

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 606 643 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 45.70% 37.65% 33.88%
Number of salaries quoted 516 594 635
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,575 £26,025
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,125
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Dover - 6 £35,000 -
Maidstone - 2 £37,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £25,000 -
Whitstable - 2 £45,000 -
Chatham -12 1 - -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (51.43%) C++
2 14 (40.00%) Legal
2 14 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
3 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
4 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
4 11 (31.43%) PlayStation
4 11 (31.43%) Xbox
4 11 (31.43%) Visual Effects
5 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.71%) TDD
6 9 (25.71%) MVC
6 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
6 9 (25.71%) .NET
6 9 (25.71%) C#
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
6 9 (25.71%) Web Application Development
6 9 (25.71%) WCF
6 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
7 8 (22.86%) Windows
8 7 (20.00%) BDD
8 7 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 6 (17.14%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (17.14%) API Design
9 6 (17.14%) HLSL
9 6 (17.14%) OpenGL
9 6 (17.14%) DirectX
9 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language

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 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Google Play
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 14 (40.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Programmer
2 16 (45.71%) Senior Programmer
3 12 (34.29%) Developer
4 9 (25.71%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Digital Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Games Designer
5 2 (5.71%) Games Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Graduate
5 2 (5.71%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Junior Developer
6 1 (2.86%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.86%) Business Development Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Designer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) Unreal Engine
2 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET
2 9 (25.71%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (25.71%) WCF
3 7 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 6 (17.14%) DirectX
4 6 (17.14%) OpenGL
5 4 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (11.43%) Vulkan
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.71%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.71%) MSMQ
6 2 (5.71%) Ninject
6 2 (5.71%) Node.js
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) PlayStation
1 11 (31.43%) Xbox
2 6 (17.14%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) iPhone
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Software Engineering
2 11 (31.43%) Visual Effects
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) MVC
4 9 (25.71%) TDD
4 9 (25.71%) Web Application Development
5 8 (22.86%) Multithreading
6 7 (20.00%) BDD
6 7 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (17.14%) API Design
8 5 (14.29%) CQRS
8 5 (14.29%) OO
9 4 (11.43%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (8.57%) Mathematics
10 3 (8.57%) Web Development
11 2 (5.71%) CRM
11 2 (5.71%) Kanban
11 2 (5.71%) Workflow
12 1 (2.86%) Artificial Intelligence
12 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) C++
2 9 (25.71%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) Assembly Language
3 6 (17.14%) HLSL
4 2 (5.71%) F#
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Google
2 2 (5.71%) Citrix
3 1 (2.86%) TOWER Software