Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 82 111
Rank change year-on-year +2 +29 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 38 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.35% 2.59% 1.48%
As % of the General category 5.20% 7.58% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 28 31 26
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £20,625
90th Percentile £45,000 £77,500 £53,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -11.76% +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 538 501 833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 45.13% 34.15% 39.84%
Number of salaries quoted 465 418 732
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £25,755
90th Percentile £62,500 £67,500 £61,150
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 June 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 20 June 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
Maidstone +20 11 £35,000 - 2
Tunbridge Wells +3 6 £40,000 -25.58% 1
Canterbury +3 5 £35,000 -
Tonbridge - 2 £22,500 -
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 -
Rochester - 1 £32,500 -
Games
South East

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 22 (78.57%) C#
1 22 (78.57%) .NET
1 22 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 21 (75.00%) MVC
2 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 19 (67.86%) BDD
3 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (67.86%) TDD
3 19 (67.86%) Web Application Development
3 19 (67.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (60.71%) WCF
5 13 (46.43%) Internet
5 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 11 (39.29%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (39.29%) CQRS
6 11 (39.29%) OO
6 11 (39.29%) Web Development
6 11 (39.29%) Domain-Driven Design
7 8 (28.57%) RESTful
7 8 (28.57%) Kanban
7 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 8 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (25.00%) Marketing
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (25.00%) WPF
9 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework

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 6 (21.43%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 2 (7.14%) Umbraco
2 2 (7.14%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.14%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (67.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (21.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.57%) OLAP
4 1 (3.57%) OLTP
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
2 5 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.86%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.00%) Marketing
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (75.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (21.43%) C++ Developer
3 6 (21.43%) C++ Games Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Games Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C++ Games Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) C++ Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) Games Programmer
4 4 (14.29%) Programmer
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Graduate
5 2 (7.14%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Internet Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (78.57%) .NET
2 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 21 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 17 (60.71%) WCF
4 13 (46.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
5 8 (28.57%) RESTful
5 8 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (25.00%) WPF
7 6 (21.43%) .NET Framework
7 6 (21.43%) Entity Framework
7 6 (21.43%) MSMQ
8 5 (17.86%) cocos2d
8 5 (17.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
9 2 (7.14%) CSS
9 2 (7.14%) HTML
9 2 (7.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) PlayStation
3 1 (3.57%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) MVC
2 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (67.86%) BDD
2 19 (67.86%) TDD
2 19 (67.86%) Web Application Development
3 11 (39.29%) CQRS
3 11 (39.29%) Domain-Driven Design
3 11 (39.29%) OO
3 11 (39.29%) Web Development
4 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
4 8 (28.57%) Kanban
5 6 (21.43%) Game Development
5 6 (21.43%) Multithreading
6 5 (17.86%) Front End Development
6 5 (17.86%) OOP
7 2 (7.14%) Content Management
7 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) C++
2 6 (21.43%) F#
2 6 (21.43%) Ruby
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Google
2 5 (17.86%) Perforce
3 2 (7.14%) PayPal
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft