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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 62 70 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 13 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 1.96% 2.16% 2.13%
As % of the General category 5.65% 5.81% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 15
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
230 327 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 34.69% 37.12% 33.19%
Number of salaries quoted 192 225 209
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 £27,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,250 £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 1 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Guildford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (48.28%) C#
2 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) C++
4 9 (31.03%) HTML
4 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
4 9 (31.03%) CSS
4 9 (31.03%) Linux
5 8 (27.59%) PHP
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
6 7 (24.14%) MVC
6 7 (24.14%) Web Development
6 7 (24.14%) Mathematics
6 7 (24.14%) HTML5
6 7 (24.14%) Game Development
7 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
7 6 (20.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 6 (20.69%) Android
7 6 (20.69%) Animation
7 6 (20.69%) Ajax
7 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) Flash
8 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 5 (17.24%) Java
8 5 (17.24%) MySQL
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.24%) Physics
8 5 (17.24%) jQuery

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (13.79%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) 3ds Max
3 3 (10.34%) Maya
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) MySQL
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.79%) Subversion
2 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 8 (27.59%) Programmer
3 5 (17.24%) Web Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Games Programmer
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Games Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Website Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Interactive Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Designer
6 2 (6.90%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
1 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
2 9 (31.03%) CSS
2 9 (31.03%) HTML
3 7 (24.14%) HTML5
4 6 (20.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 6 (20.69%) Flash
4 6 (20.69%) Ajax
5 5 (17.24%) jQuery
5 5 (17.24%) CSS3
6 4 (13.79%) Middleware
6 4 (13.79%) Classic ASP
7 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.90%) WCF
8 2 (6.90%) COM
8 2 (6.90%) PhoneGap
8 2 (6.90%) WebGL
8 2 (6.90%) iOS SDK
8 2 (6.90%) Android SDK
9 1 (3.45%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mathematics
2 6 (20.69%) Animation
3 5 (17.24%) Physics
3 5 (17.24%) Online Games
4 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (13.79%) Blog
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.90%) Xbox
5 2 (6.90%) W3C
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Games
6 1 (3.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Android
2 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Scrum
2 7 (24.14%) Game Development
2 7 (24.14%) MVC
2 7 (24.14%) Web Development
3 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.90%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (6.90%) BDD
5 2 (6.90%) TDD
5 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.90%) CQRS
5 2 (6.90%) Android Development
5 2 (6.90%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) C++
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) PHP
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) Java
6 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter