The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 50 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 4 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.65% 0.54% 2.39%
As % of the General category 13.21% 1.86% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 7
Average salary £35,514 £56,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.86% +40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £53,250 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £59,250 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Games
Oxfordshire

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

General Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
212 215 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 27.60% 28.78% 30.07%
Number of salaries quoted 153 180 233
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Games
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

Games Salary Trend in Oxford

Games
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 25 (44.64%) Mobile Games
2 23 (41.07%) HTML
2 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
3 20 (35.71%) Linux
4 18 (32.14%) Android
4 18 (32.14%) Apple iOS
4 18 (32.14%) Game Development
5 17 (30.36%) CSS
6 15 (26.79%) MySQL
6 15 (26.79%) PHP
6 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (23.21%) Subversion
7 13 (23.21%) Android Development
7 13 (23.21%) User Experience
8 12 (21.43%) jQuery
9 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
9 11 (19.64%) Degree
9 11 (19.64%) Analytics
9 11 (19.64%) C++
10 10 (17.86%) MVC
10 10 (17.86%) Scrum
10 10 (17.86%) Perforce
10 10 (17.86%) SQL
10 10 (17.86%) Laravel
10 10 (17.86%) Social Gaming
11 8 (14.29%) Graphic Design
11 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 7 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (12.50%) LAMP
12 7 (12.50%) Photoshop

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 (8.93%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 7 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.93%) Maya
3 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
4 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) DNS
1 5 (8.93%) Firewall
1 5 (8.93%) Network Security
2 1 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Subversion
2 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.36%) PHPUnit
4 2 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (3.57%) Axure RP
4 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.79%) Xcode
5 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (7.14%) Publishing
1 4 (7.14%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Programmer
4 8 (14.29%) PHP Developer
5 7 (12.50%) PHP Web Developer
5 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Designer
6 6 (10.71%) Senior Designer
7 5 (8.93%) Games Designer
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Games Designer
8 4 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Product Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Junior
10 2 (3.57%) Games Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Video Game Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.57%) UX Developer
11 1 (1.79%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.07%) HTML
2 17 (30.36%) CSS
3 12 (21.43%) jQuery
4 10 (17.86%) Laravel
5 7 (12.50%) HTML5
5 7 (12.50%) Symfony
5 7 (12.50%) CodeIgniter
5 7 (12.50%) LAMP
6 6 (10.71%) Flash
6 6 (10.71%) CSS3
6 6 (10.71%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 5 (8.93%) XML
7 5 (8.93%) Ajax
8 3 (5.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.57%) .NET
10 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.79%) Web Services
10 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
10 1 (1.79%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 25 (44.64%) Mobile Games
2 13 (23.21%) User Experience
3 10 (17.86%) Social Gaming
4 8 (14.29%) Graphic Design
5 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
6 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.36%) Social Media
7 2 (3.57%) Online Games
8 1 (1.79%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Linux
2 18 (32.14%) Android
2 18 (32.14%) Apple iOS
3 5 (8.93%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Game Development
2 15 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (23.21%) Android Development
4 11 (19.64%) Analytics
5 10 (17.86%) Scrum
5 10 (17.86%) MVC
6 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 7 (12.50%) Quantitative Analysis
7 7 (12.50%) OOP
7 7 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.71%) TDD
8 6 (10.71%) iOS Development
9 5 (8.93%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (8.93%) Web Development
9 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.93%) Computer Security
10 4 (7.14%) Kanban
11 3 (5.36%) Web Analytics
11 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
11 3 (5.36%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) JavaScript
2 15 (26.79%) PHP
3 11 (19.64%) C++
4 10 (17.86%) SQL
5 6 (10.71%) ActionScript
5 6 (10.71%) ActionScript 3.0
6 5 (8.93%) ActionScript 2.0
6 5 (8.93%) Python
6 5 (8.93%) Lua
7 3 (5.36%) Ruby
7 3 (5.36%) C
8 1 (1.79%) C#
8 1 (1.79%) Java
8 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Perforce
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.57%) Adobe
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