Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Games Development
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 517 511 603
Rank change year-on-year -6 +92 +7
Permanent jobs citing Game Development 27 31 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.090% 0.11% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.12% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 26 31 25
South East median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £57,500 £43,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00% +11.11%

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 26,681 25,727 32,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.69% 87.88% 88.01%
Number of salaries quoted 22,208 21,146 27,656
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 June 2018.

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 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
East Sussex - 15 £45,000 - 5
Kent +3 6 £35,000 - 1
Surrey -5 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Thames Valley -4 1 £52,500 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -6 1 £52,500 +20.00% 3
Game Development
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT jobs citing Game Development 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 South East region with a requirement for Game Development.

1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 15 (55.56%) Web Development
3 13 (48.15%) C++
4 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Front End Development
5 10 (37.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
5 10 (37.04%) Perforce
6 9 (33.33%) C#
6 9 (33.33%) Node.js
7 8 (29.63%) cocos2d
7 8 (29.63%) Marketing
7 8 (29.63%) Subversion
7 8 (29.63%) OOP
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) HTML
8 7 (25.93%) .NET
8 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
8 7 (25.93%) HTML5
9 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
10 5 (18.52%) High Availability
10 5 (18.52%) Docker
10 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
11 4 (14.81%) HP
11 4 (14.81%) Drupal
11 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (14.81%) Unreal Engine
12 3 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
12 3 (11.11%) CSS3

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 4 (14.81%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.70%) Blender
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Basecamp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (29.63%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Ant
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Moq
3 2 (7.41%) NUnit
3 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 27 (100.00%) Games
2 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Games Developer
3 10 (37.04%) Lead Developer
4 9 (33.33%) C++ Developer
4 9 (33.33%) C++ Games Developer
5 8 (29.63%) Programmer
6 7 (25.93%) C++ Programmer
6 7 (25.93%) Games Programmer
7 6 (22.22%) C++ Games Programmer
8 5 (18.52%) .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (18.52%) C# Software Engineer
8 5 (18.52%) Server Engineer
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
9 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (3.70%) Senior Games Programmer
10 1 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 9 (33.33%) Node.js
3 8 (29.63%) cocos2d
4 7 (25.93%) .NET
4 7 (25.93%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) HTML5
5 4 (14.81%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (11.11%) CSS
6 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (7.41%) WCF
7 2 (7.41%) Web Services
8 1 (3.70%) QML
8 1 (3.70%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Animation
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) PlayStation
2 2 (7.41%) Xbox
3 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.70%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Web Development
2 11 (40.74%) Front End Development
3 8 (29.63%) OOP
4 7 (25.93%) Software Engineering
5 5 (18.52%) High Availability
6 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) 3D Animation
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (7.41%) Kanban
8 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
8 2 (7.41%) Memory Management
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) MVC
8 2 (7.41%) Scrum
8 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) HLSL
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Perforce
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Sony