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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Gaming
Rank 186 177 169
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Games 36 39 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.73% 0.81% 1.07%
As % of the General category 1.91% 2.02% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 51
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £29,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £57,500 £56,000
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
1884 1930 2380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 38.22% 39.90% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1321 1916
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 2 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 2 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 13 £36,500 -5.19% 3
Chertsey - 7 £45,000 -
Caterham - 2 £50,000 -
Woking -10 1 £35,000 -39.13%
Cranleigh - 1 £35,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £35,000 -
Games
South East

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 2 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 (53.75%) C#
2 34 (42.50%) .NET
2 34 (42.50%) ASP.NET
3 29 (36.25%) SQL Server
3 29 (36.25%) MVC
4 25 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 23 (28.75%) Web Application Development
6 22 (27.50%) Scrum
6 22 (27.50%) HTML
6 22 (27.50%) CSS
7 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
8 20 (25.00%) C++
8 20 (25.00%) WCF
9 19 (23.75%) TDD
10 18 (22.50%) Android
11 17 (21.25%) SQL
12 16 (20.00%) Windows
12 16 (20.00%) Ajax
12 16 (20.00%) HTML5
13 14 (17.50%) Mobile App
14 13 (16.25%) Node.js
14 13 (16.25%) CSS3
15 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 12 (15.00%) Internet
15 12 (15.00%) Linux
15 12 (15.00%) Subversion
16 11 (13.75%) Web Development
16 11 (13.75%) Mathematics
16 11 (13.75%) E-Commerce
16 11 (13.75%) KnockoutJS

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (16.25%) Node.js
2 5 (6.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) CMS
3 2 (2.50%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Photoshop
1 6 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) 3ds Max
4 3 (3.75%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.50%) SaaS
1 2 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (36.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.75%) MySQL
4 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Subversion
2 10 (12.50%) NUnit
3 9 (11.25%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.25%) Military
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Advertising
3 2 (2.50%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Finance
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (62.50%) Developer
2 27 (33.75%) .NET Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Programmer
4 12 (15.00%) Games Programmer
5 11 (13.75%) C# Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Designer
7 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Web Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) UI Designer
8 6 (7.50%) Games Developer
9 5 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (6.25%) User Experience Designer
10 4 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Junior
10 4 (5.00%) Administrator
10 4 (5.00%) Junior Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Junior C# Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (42.50%) .NET
1 34 (42.50%) ASP.NET
2 25 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (27.50%) HTML
3 22 (27.50%) CSS
4 20 (25.00%) WCF
5 16 (20.00%) Ajax
5 16 (20.00%) HTML5
6 13 (16.25%) CSS3
7 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 11 (13.75%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 10 (12.50%) jQuery
10 9 (11.25%) LINQ
10 9 (11.25%) Ninject
11 8 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
11 8 (10.00%) MonoRail
11 8 (10.00%) NHibernate
12 7 (8.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Mobile App
2 11 (13.75%) Mathematics
3 10 (12.50%) Online Games
4 9 (11.25%) iPhone
4 9 (11.25%) Animation
5 8 (10.00%) Physics
6 5 (6.25%) Mobile Games
7 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.00%) Blog
8 2 (2.50%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.50%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.50%) W3C
8 2 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.50%) Xbox
8 2 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (2.50%) CUDA
9 1 (1.25%) Social Media
9 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Android
2 16 (20.00%) Windows
3 12 (15.00%) Linux
4 10 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) MVC
2 23 (28.75%) Web Application Development
3 22 (27.50%) Scrum
4 19 (23.75%) TDD
5 11 (13.75%) E-Commerce
5 11 (13.75%) Web Development
5 11 (13.75%) Domain-Driven Design
5 11 (13.75%) Dependency Injection
5 11 (13.75%) Game Development
6 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (11.25%) Analytics
7 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.00%) BDD
8 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.75%) Multithreading
9 3 (3.75%) SEO
9 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.50%) OOD
10 2 (2.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.75%) C#
2 21 (26.25%) JavaScript
3 20 (25.00%) C++
4 17 (21.25%) SQL
5 9 (11.25%) Java
5 9 (11.25%) PHP
6 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.50%) Lua
7 2 (2.50%) Python
7 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) RPG
8 1 (1.25%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) MCP
1 8 (10.00%) MCAD
1 8 (10.00%) MCSD
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.00%) MCTS
2 6 (7.50%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Google
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) Twitter
3 5 (6.25%) Adobe
4 2 (2.50%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.50%) Splunk
5 1 (1.25%) VMware