The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 63 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 19 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.98% 2.15% 2.25%
As % of the General category 5.63% 5.81% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 16
Average salary £36,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.19% -3.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
Surrey

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

General Category
Guildford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
231 327 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 35.21% 36.99% 31.88%
Number of salaries quoted 189 224 203
Average salary £47,500 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.46% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Games
Salary Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Guildford region.

Games Salary Trend in Guildford

Games
Salary Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Guildford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 14 (45.16%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) .NET
2 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET
3 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) C++
3 10 (32.26%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) HTML
4 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
4 9 (29.03%) CSS
5 8 (25.81%) PHP
5 8 (25.81%) Scrum
6 7 (22.58%) MVC
6 7 (22.58%) Web Development
6 7 (22.58%) Mathematics
6 7 (22.58%) HTML5
6 7 (22.58%) Game Development
7 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
7 6 (19.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (19.35%) Android
7 6 (19.35%) Animation
7 6 (19.35%) Ajax
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 6 (19.35%) Flash
8 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.13%) Windows
8 5 (16.13%) Java
8 5 (16.13%) MySQL
8 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.13%) Physics

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Guildford region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.90%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) 3ds Max
3 3 (9.68%) Maya
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) Subversion
2 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) Web Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Games Programmer
3 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Games Developer
5 3 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Website Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Interactive Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Designer
6 2 (6.45%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) .NET
1 11 (35.48%) ASP.NET
2 9 (29.03%) CSS
2 9 (29.03%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) HTML5
4 6 (19.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (19.35%) Flash
4 6 (19.35%) Ajax
5 5 (16.13%) jQuery
5 5 (16.13%) CSS3
6 4 (12.90%) Middleware
6 4 (12.90%) Classic ASP
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.45%) WCF
8 2 (6.45%) COM
8 2 (6.45%) PhoneGap
8 2 (6.45%) WebGL
8 2 (6.45%) iOS SDK
8 2 (6.45%) Android SDK
9 1 (3.23%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Mathematics
2 6 (19.35%) Animation
3 5 (16.13%) Physics
3 5 (16.13%) Online Games
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (12.90%) Blog
5 3 (9.68%) Mobile Games
6 2 (6.45%) W3C
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
6 2 (6.45%) Xbox
7 1 (3.23%) Social Media
7 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Android
2 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
3 5 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Scrum
2 7 (22.58%) MVC
2 7 (22.58%) Web Development
2 7 (22.58%) Game Development
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Web Application Development
4 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
6 2 (6.45%) OO
6 2 (6.45%) CQRS
6 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (6.45%) BDD
6 2 (6.45%) Android Development
6 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) C#
2 10 (32.26%) C++
2 10 (32.26%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) PHP
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 5 (16.13%) Java
6 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
6 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.23%) Lua
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) Twitter
4 1 (3.23%) Facebook