The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 250 304
Rank change year-on-year -16 +54  
Permanent jobs citing Games 132 225 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 1.15% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.78% 3.06% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 122 173 140
Median salary £36,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £62,300
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56%  

Games is in the common 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 common skills.

General Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4750 7356 7675
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 31.65% 37.57% 37.08%
Number of salaries quoted 3722 5839 5749
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,174 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,100 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Games as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the South East

Games
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Games in the South East

Games
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Games in the South East

Games
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 Games within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Hampshire +34 37 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Berkshire +10 26 £38,750 -8.82% 9
Kent +29 23 £35,000 +41.41% 5
Oxfordshire 0 14 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Surrey +13 13 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £45,000 -5.26% 3
East Sussex +4 8 £35,000 - 4
West Sussex -32 2 £36,000 -15.29%
Games
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Games 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 Games.

1 117 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (36.28%) JavaScript
3 105 (33.12%) MVC
4 99 (31.23%) Linux
5 94 (29.65%) HTML
6 91 (28.71%) SQL Server
7 90 (28.39%) C#
8 85 (26.81%) CSS
9 81 (25.55%) .NET
10 75 (23.66%) ASP.NET
11 67 (21.14%) TDD
12 66 (20.82%) Web Development
13 63 (19.87%) Git (software)
13 63 (19.87%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (19.56%) AngularJS
14 62 (19.56%) PHP
15 60 (18.93%) HTML5
15 60 (18.93%) Degree
16 57 (17.98%) Web Application Development
16 57 (17.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 56 (17.67%) WCF
18 54 (17.03%) Windows
19 51 (16.09%) CSS3
20 49 (15.46%) BDD
21 46 (14.51%) Java
22 44 (13.88%) Domain-Driven Design
23 43 (13.56%) SQL Server 2014
24 42 (13.25%) SQL
25 41 (12.93%) MySQL
25 41 (12.93%) OO

Games
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 33 (10.41%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (5.99%) WordPress
3 10 (3.15%) CMS
4 9 (2.84%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.58%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.26%) Apache
6 4 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.32%) Confluence
8 1 (0.32%) Drupal
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.47%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.95%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.63%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.63%) Maya
4 2 (0.63%) MS Office
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.32%) MotionBuilder
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (4.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 12 (3.79%) Google Play
3 10 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.84%) Google App Engine
5 5 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (1.58%) Basecamp
6 4 (1.26%) SaaS
7 3 (0.95%) Office 365
8 2 (0.63%) G Suite
8 2 (0.63%) IaaS
9 1 (0.32%) GitHub
9 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.93%) Internet
2 14 (4.42%) Network Security
3 12 (3.79%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.21%) Firewall
5 5 (1.58%) DNS
5 5 (1.58%) HTTP
6 3 (0.95%) DHCP
7 2 (0.63%) SSH
7 2 (0.63%) VPN
8 1 (0.32%) AMQP
8 1 (0.32%) ATM
8 1 (0.32%) Broadband
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.32%) NAS
8 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.32%) SAN
8 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (28.71%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 41 (12.93%) MySQL
4 35 (11.04%) Big Data
4 35 (11.04%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.84%) BigQuery
8 6 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.89%) InfluxDB
9 3 (0.95%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.95%) Redis
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.32%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 63 (19.87%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.68%) Grunt
3 11 (3.47%) Maven
4 10 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.84%) Bower
5 9 (2.84%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.52%) Subversion
7 7 (2.21%) gulp
8 6 (1.89%) JMeter
8 6 (1.89%) NUnit
8 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.89%) Vagrant
9 5 (1.58%) JIRA
10 4 (1.26%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.26%) Selenium
11 3 (0.95%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.95%) JUnit
11 3 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.95%) Moq
11 3 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (9.46%) Marketing
2 28 (8.83%) Finance
3 17 (5.36%) Retail
4 16 (5.05%) Legal
5 14 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.47%) Electronics
6 11 (3.47%) German Language
7 9 (2.84%) French Language
7 9 (2.84%) Music Industry
8 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.89%) Avionics
9 6 (1.89%) Banking
10 4 (1.26%) Advertising
10 4 (1.26%) Russian Language
11 3 (0.95%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.32%) Law
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 159 (50.16%) Developer
2 73 (23.03%) .NET Developer
3 44 (13.88%) Web Developer
4 27 (8.52%) PHP Developer
5 22 (6.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 21 (6.62%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.31%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.68%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.36%) Analyst
9 17 (5.36%) C# Developer
9 17 (5.36%) PHP Web Developer
10 16 (5.05%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (4.73%) Junior
11 15 (4.73%) Security Support Engineer
12 14 (4.42%) IT Support
12 14 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.10%) Java Developer
13 13 (4.10%) Windows Support Engineer
14 12 (3.79%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (29.65%) HTML
2 85 (26.81%) CSS
3 81 (25.55%) .NET
4 75 (23.66%) ASP.NET
5 63 (19.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 62 (19.56%) AngularJS
7 60 (18.93%) HTML5
8 57 (17.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 56 (17.67%) WCF
10 51 (16.09%) CSS3
11 31 (9.78%) KnockoutJS
12 30 (9.46%) jQuery
12 30 (9.46%) Node.js
13 24 (7.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (7.57%) Web Services
14 20 (6.31%) RESTful
15 17 (5.36%) Ajax
15 17 (5.36%) REST
16 16 (5.05%) .NET Framework
17 15 (4.73%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.89%) User Experience
3 23 (7.26%) Cyberthreat
4 16 (5.05%) Xbox
5 14 (4.42%) Online Games
6 13 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.79%) iPhone
7 12 (3.79%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.84%) e-Learning
8 9 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.52%) Animation
9 8 (2.52%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.21%) Mobile Games
11 6 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (1.89%) Kinect
12 5 (1.58%) Graphic Design
12 5 (1.58%) Robotics
13 3 (0.95%) Social Gaming
14 2 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 99 (31.23%) Linux
2 54 (17.03%) Windows
3 24 (7.57%) Android
4 22 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.05%) CentOS
6 13 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.52%) Unix
8 7 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.58%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.26%) AIX
11 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.63%) VMS
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.91%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (33.12%) MVC
3 67 (21.14%) TDD
4 66 (20.82%) Web Development
5 57 (17.98%) Web Application Development
6 49 (15.46%) BDD
7 44 (13.88%) Domain-Driven Design
8 41 (12.93%) OO
9 31 (9.78%) CQRS
10 30 (9.46%) Game Development
11 24 (7.57%) Analytics
11 24 (7.57%) DevOps
12 23 (7.26%) SIEM
13 21 (6.62%) Data Protection
13 21 (6.62%) OOP
14 20 (6.31%) Load Testing
14 20 (6.31%) Software Engineering
15 19 (5.99%) Visualisation
16 18 (5.68%) Digital Marketing
17 17 (5.36%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 115 (36.28%) JavaScript
2 90 (28.39%) C#
3 62 (19.56%) PHP
4 46 (14.51%) Java
5 42 (13.25%) SQL
6 31 (9.78%) C++
7 17 (5.36%) Ruby
8 15 (4.73%) C
9 11 (3.47%) PHP 5
9 11 (3.47%) PHP 7
9 11 (3.47%) XPath
10 9 (2.84%) Python
11 8 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.58%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.26%) Korn
14 4 (1.26%) VB
15 3 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (18.93%) Degree
2 20 (6.31%) CISSP
3 11 (3.47%) CEH
3 11 (3.47%) GCIA
4 6 (1.89%) DBS Check
4 6 (1.89%) MCP
4 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.58%) MCSE
6 4 (1.26%) MBA
6 4 (1.26%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) CISA
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
9 1 (0.32%) CCNA
9 1 (0.32%) MCAD
9 1 (0.32%) MCSD
9 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PhD
9 1 (0.32%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.89%) QA
2 4 (1.26%) GCP
3 2 (0.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.32%) GPG13
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.31%) Docker
3 3 (0.95%) Xen
4 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.15%) Nessus
2 9 (2.84%) SCCM
3 7 (2.21%) Grafana
4 6 (1.89%) Graphite
5 4 (1.26%) Kibana
5 4 (1.26%) Puppet
5 4 (1.26%) Terraform
6 3 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.32%) logstash
7 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (12.93%) Google
2 20 (6.31%) Perforce
3 12 (3.79%) LogRhythm
4 11 (3.47%) Apple
5 9 (2.84%) Tableau
6 7 (2.21%) Adobe
6 7 (2.21%) VMware
7 6 (1.89%) Microsoft
7 6 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.58%) Cisco
8 5 (1.58%) IBM
9 3 (0.95%) HP
9 3 (0.95%) New Relic
10 2 (0.63%) Citrix
10 2 (0.63%) Facebook
10 2 (0.63%) Oracle
10 2 (0.63%) Polycom
11 1 (0.32%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.32%) Dell
11 1 (0.32%) Splunk
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