Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 80 80
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 +26
Permanent jobs citing Games 26 30 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.75% 2.60% 2.52%
As % of the General category 7.76% 5.67% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 34
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -10.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £45,000 £72,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -11.76%

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 335 529 489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 35.41% 45.76% 34.17%
Number of salaries quoted 269 444 416
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £63,750
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 -1 25 £37,500 -
Tunbridge Wells -5 1 £21,000 -47.50% 1
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 25 (96.15%) Xbox
2 20 (76.92%) PlayStation
3 11 (42.31%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) C++
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Degree
4 10 (38.46%) JIRA
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 10 (38.46%) DevOps
4 10 (38.46%) Game Development
4 10 (38.46%) ES6
4 10 (38.46%) Travis CI
4 10 (38.46%) GitLab
4 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
6 5 (19.23%) Physics
6 5 (19.23%) Time Management
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Marketing
6 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Middleware
6 5 (19.23%) Remedy
6 5 (19.23%) Simulink
6 5 (19.23%) Sony
6 5 (19.23%) MVC
6 5 (19.23%) Workflow
6 5 (19.23%) R

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:

Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (19.23%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (19.23%) npm
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon Redshift
1 5 (19.23%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) GitLab
1 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
1 10 (38.46%) JIRA
1 10 (38.46%) Travis CI
2 5 (19.23%) Gradle
2 5 (19.23%) Mocha
2 5 (19.23%) webpack
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (19.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (19.23%) Node.js Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Programmer
2 5 (19.23%) Technical Director
3 1 (3.85%) Junior
3 1 (3.85%) Junior Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Software Developer
3 1 (3.85%) Software Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
1 5 (19.23%) Ember.js
1 5 (19.23%) Enzyme
1 5 (19.23%) Jest
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
1 5 (19.23%) Node.js
1 5 (19.23%) OAuth
1 5 (19.23%) OpenID
1 5 (19.23%) React
1 5 (19.23%) Redux
1 5 (19.23%) REST
1 5 (19.23%) Sequelize
1 5 (19.23%) Unreal Engine
1 5 (19.23%) Vue.js
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (96.15%) Xbox
2 20 (76.92%) PlayStation
3 5 (19.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (38.46%) BDD
1 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
1 10 (38.46%) Game Development
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 6 (23.08%) Mathematics
3 5 (19.23%) Analytics
3 5 (19.23%) Data Visualisation
3 5 (19.23%) Front End Development
3 5 (19.23%) Functional Programming
3 5 (19.23%) MVC
3 5 (19.23%) MVVM
3 5 (19.23%) Physics
3 5 (19.23%) Statistical Modelling
3 5 (19.23%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (19.23%) Time Management
3 5 (19.23%) Visualisation
3 5 (19.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) C++
2 10 (38.46%) ES6
3 5 (19.23%) ES7
3 5 (19.23%) R
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
1 5 (19.23%) Remedy
1 5 (19.23%) Sony
1 5 (19.23%) Tableau
2 1 (3.85%) Adobe