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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 69 65 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Permanent jobs citing Games 5 1 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 0.79% 0.19% 6.57%
As % of the General category 1.98% 0.42% 17.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 36
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £42,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
253 236 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Guildford 40.22% 43.95% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 211 198 204
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,500 £60,000 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) Unreal Engine
2 6 (37.50%) Online Games
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) IIS
3 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) Ajax
3 5 (31.25%) Web Development
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (25.00%) PHP
4 4 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (25.00%) Classic ASP
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
6 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Programmer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Lead Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Games Programmer
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Graphic Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Games Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Graphic Artist
6 1 (6.25%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Unreal Engine
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) Ajax
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Classic ASP
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Flash
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) LINQ
6 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Online Games
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Games
2 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
2 1 (6.25%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) MVC
2 5 (31.25%) Web Development
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Game Development
5 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 1 (6.25%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft