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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Games Development
England / South East
Rank 374 442 460
Rank change year-on-year +68 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 16 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.073% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.084% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 13 14 8
Median salary £35,000 £25,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.25% -38.18%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88%  

Game Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12651 16697 17471
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.00% 87.11% 85.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10374 14092 13940
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £69,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Game Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Game Development as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Kent +28 13 £35,000 +41.41% 1
Surrey - 3 £55,000 -
Game Development
England

Game Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 29 (100.00%) Games
2 21 (72.41%) PHP
3 19 (65.52%) JavaScript
4 17 (58.62%) Linux
4 17 (58.62%) AngularJS
5 15 (51.72%) Java
5 15 (51.72%) SQL
5 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
6 14 (48.28%) Degree
7 12 (41.38%) HTML
7 12 (41.38%) CSS
8 11 (37.93%) Servlets
8 11 (37.93%) Web Services
8 11 (37.93%) C++
8 11 (37.93%) J2EE
8 11 (37.93%) Perforce
8 11 (37.93%) MVC
8 11 (37.93%) Load Testing
8 11 (37.93%) OAuth
8 11 (37.93%) Visualisation
8 11 (37.93%) Web Development
8 11 (37.93%) NoSQL
8 11 (37.93%) DevOps
9 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (31.03%) BigQuery
9 9 (31.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (31.03%) Tableau
9 9 (31.03%) Xbox
9 9 (31.03%) Google
9 9 (31.03%) Google App Engine

Game Development
Top Related 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 9 (31.03%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Google App Engine
1 9 (31.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) NoSQL
2 9 (31.03%) BigQuery
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) PHPUnit
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
General
1 29 (100.00%) Games
2 9 (31.03%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Automotive
3 3 (10.34%) Electronics
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Java Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (17.24%) PHP Developer
6 4 (13.79%) IT Support
6 4 (13.79%) Linux Developer
7 3 (10.34%) 3D Developer
7 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
7 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Games Developer
8 2 (6.90%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
8 2 (6.90%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (6.90%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 2 (6.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Video Game Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Web Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) AngularJS
2 12 (41.38%) CSS
2 12 (41.38%) HTML
3 11 (37.93%) J2EE
3 11 (37.93%) OAuth
3 11 (37.93%) Servlets
3 11 (37.93%) Web Services
4 8 (27.59%) jQuery
5 6 (20.69%) CSS3
5 6 (20.69%) HTML5
5 6 (20.69%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (20.69%) LESS
5 6 (20.69%) Sass
6 4 (13.79%) FFmpeg
7 3 (10.34%) OpenGL
8 2 (6.90%) Laravel
8 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (3.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (31.03%) Xbox
2 6 (20.69%) Online Games
3 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.34%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (6.90%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) DevOps
1 11 (37.93%) Load Testing
1 11 (37.93%) MVC
1 11 (37.93%) Visualisation
1 11 (37.93%) Web Development
2 9 (31.03%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (31.03%) Mathematics
2 9 (31.03%) UML
3 6 (20.69%) Front End Development
4 4 (13.79%) 3D Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Business Development
5 3 (10.34%) Low Latency
5 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.90%) DSDM
6 2 (6.90%) Kanban
6 2 (6.90%) Mathematical Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) OOP
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) PHP
2 19 (65.52%) JavaScript
3 15 (51.72%) Java
3 15 (51.72%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) C
6 2 (6.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Perforce
2 9 (31.03%) Google
2 9 (31.03%) Tableau
3 2 (6.90%) Facebook
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