Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Game Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Game Development over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 593 557
Rank change year-on-year +67 -36 +68
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 21 9 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.069% 0.026% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.029% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 15
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +78.57%
10th Percentile £26,875 £17,500 £26,450
90th Percentile £52,000 £59,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Game Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26524 30586 37174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.46% 87.44% 86.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21839 25381 30726
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Game Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Game Development in the South East

Game Development
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Game Development in the South East.

Salary trend for Game Development in the South East

Game Development
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Game Development in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Game Development in the South East

Game Development
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Game Development within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Surrey +27 9 £35,000 -41.67%
Thames Valley +50 6 £45,000 +150.00% 2
Oxfordshire +9 6 £45,000 +150.00% 2
East Sussex +4 5 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Kent +18 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 South East region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 8 (38.10%) Unreal Engine
5 7 (33.33%) C++
6 6 (28.57%) .NET
7 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
7 5 (23.81%) Docker
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) Sony
8 4 (19.05%) PlayStation
9 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
9 3 (14.29%) User Experience
9 3 (14.29%) Marketing
9 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
9 3 (14.29%) High Availability
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 3 (14.29%) Maya
9 3 (14.29%) 3ds Max
10 2 (9.52%) Economics
10 2 (9.52%) Animation
10 2 (9.52%) LINQ
10 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
10 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
10 2 (9.52%) Mobile Games
10 2 (9.52%) Workflow
10 2 (9.52%) Git (software)

Game Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) 3ds Max
1 3 (14.29%) Maya
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.76%) Blender
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.76%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) GIS
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Ant
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (100.00%) Games
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Designer
2 6 (28.57%) Games Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Games Designer
4 4 (19.05%) Games Programmer
4 4 (19.05%) Programmer
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 3 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Graduate
5 3 (14.29%) Server Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Junior
6 2 (9.52%) Junior Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 8 (38.10%) Unreal Engine
3 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (9.52%) LINQ
5 1 (4.76%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) PlayStation
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
3 2 (9.52%) Animation
3 2 (9.52%) Augmented Reality
3 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
3 2 (9.52%) HoloLens
3 2 (9.52%) Kinect
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Games
3 2 (9.52%) Oculus Rift
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Mathematics
2 3 (14.29%) High Availability
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) 3D Animation
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Economics
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Monetization
3 2 (9.52%) Physics
3 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
3 2 (9.52%) Visualisation
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Machine Learning
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) OOP
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) C++
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) HLSL
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PhD
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Sony
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Samsung
3 1 (4.76%) Perforce