The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 174 169 143
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Permanent jobs citing Games 32 38 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.67% 0.80% 1.41%
As % of the General category 1.75% 2.05% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 66
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £29,000 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Games
South East

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

General Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1827 1856 2358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 38.43% 39.31% 45.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1364 1310 1895
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Games
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Games Salary Trend in Surrey

Games
Salary Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Games Salary Histogram in Surrey

Games
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +2 10 £36,500 -5.19% 1
Chertsey - 4 £45,000 -
Caterham - 3 £50,000 - 1
Godalming - 2 £30,000 -
Woking -4 1 £35,000 -39.13%
Leatherhead - 1 £35,000 -
Cranleigh - 1 £35,000 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 43 (59.72%) C#
2 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (41.67%) .NET
3 30 (41.67%) ASP.NET
4 25 (34.72%) MVC
5 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 22 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (30.56%) Web Application Development
7 20 (27.78%) WCF
7 20 (27.78%) C++
8 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
9 18 (25.00%) HTML
9 18 (25.00%) CSS
9 18 (25.00%) TDD
10 17 (23.61%) Android
11 16 (22.22%) Scrum
12 14 (19.44%) Ajax
13 13 (18.06%) Windows
13 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
13 13 (18.06%) Node.js
14 12 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
14 12 (16.67%) HTML5
15 11 (15.28%) CSS3
15 11 (15.28%) Google
16 10 (13.89%) Subversion
16 10 (13.89%) Mathematics
16 10 (13.89%) SQL
16 10 (13.89%) Ninject
16 10 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
16 10 (13.89%) Dependency Injection

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 13 (18.06%) Node.js
2 5 (6.94%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) WordPress
3 2 (2.78%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Photoshop
1 6 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.39%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (6.94%) MySQL
4 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Subversion
2 8 (11.11%) NUnit
3 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.33%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.94%) Military
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Automotive
3 2 (2.78%) Advertising
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (62.50%) Developer
2 24 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.06%) Programmer
4 11 (15.28%) C# Developer
5 10 (13.89%) Games Programmer
6 9 (12.50%) Designer
7 6 (8.33%) UI Designer
7 6 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.94%) User Experience Designer
9 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Junior Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Junior
9 4 (5.56%) Administrator
9 4 (5.56%) Games Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Web Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Junior C# Developer
10 3 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.67%) .NET
1 30 (41.67%) ASP.NET
2 22 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (27.78%) WCF
4 18 (25.00%) HTML
4 18 (25.00%) CSS
5 14 (19.44%) Ajax
6 12 (16.67%) HTML5
7 11 (15.28%) CSS3
8 10 (13.89%) Ninject
8 10 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (12.50%) jQuery
10 8 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
10 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (11.11%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 7 (9.72%) LINQ
12 6 (8.33%) MonoRail
12 6 (8.33%) NHibernate
12 6 (8.33%) Castle Windsor
13 5 (6.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
2 10 (13.89%) iPhone
2 10 (13.89%) Mathematics
3 9 (12.50%) User Experience
4 7 (9.72%) Animation
4 7 (9.72%) Online Games
5 6 (8.33%) Physics
6 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
6 5 (6.94%) Mobile Games
7 4 (5.56%) Blog
8 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.78%) Xbox
8 2 (2.78%) CUDA
9 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.39%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.61%) Android
2 13 (18.06%) Windows
3 9 (12.50%) Linux
4 8 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.72%) MVC
3 22 (30.56%) Web Application Development
4 18 (25.00%) TDD
5 16 (22.22%) Scrum
6 12 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (13.89%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (12.50%) Game Development
8 9 (12.50%) Web Development
9 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.72%) Analytics
11 4 (5.56%) Multithreading
12 3 (4.17%) OO
12 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
13 2 (2.78%) OOD
13 2 (2.78%) SOA
13 2 (2.78%) Time Management
13 2 (2.78%) Performance Testing
13 2 (2.78%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (59.72%) C#
2 20 (27.78%) C++
3 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.89%) SQL
5 9 (12.50%) PHP
6 8 (11.11%) Java
7 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.17%) Scala
7 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.78%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.78%) Lua
9 1 (1.39%) Fortran
9 1 (1.39%) RPG
9 1 (1.39%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.33%) MCTS
2 6 (8.33%) MCP
2 6 (8.33%) MCAD
2 6 (8.33%) MCSD
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Google
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.94%) Twitter
4 3 (4.17%) Adobe
5 2 (2.78%) Appcelerator
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