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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 51 64 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Permanent jobs citing Games 28 21 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 3.72% 2.34% 4.21%
As % of the General category 15.47% 8.86% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 27 21 4
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £56,700 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
181 237 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 24.04% 26.45% 28.86%
Number of salaries quoted 136 211 213
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,600 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,250 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.04% +2.97%

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 6 May 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Oxford

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (45.45%) HTML
1 20 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 19 (43.18%) CSS
3 17 (38.64%) Mobile Games
4 13 (29.55%) HTML5
4 13 (29.55%) User Experience
5 12 (27.27%) CSS3
5 12 (27.27%) Online Games
6 11 (25.00%) Analytics
7 9 (20.45%) Degree
7 9 (20.45%) Game Development
7 9 (20.45%) C++
8 8 (18.18%) PHP
8 8 (18.18%) Linux
8 8 (18.18%) MySQL
8 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
8 8 (18.18%) Android
8 8 (18.18%) Android Development
9 7 (15.91%) Quantitative Analysis
9 7 (15.91%) Subversion
9 7 (15.91%) Perforce
10 6 (13.64%) jQuery
11 5 (11.36%) Social Gaming
11 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.36%) Nagios
11 5 (11.36%) Web Development
11 5 (11.36%) Ajax
11 5 (11.36%) LAMP
11 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (11.36%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.82%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (6.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (6.82%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Subversion
2 4 (9.09%) Axure RP
3 3 (6.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) PHPUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) Xcode
General
1 4 (9.09%) Retail
1 4 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 12 (27.27%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Programmer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Web Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Data Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) PHP Developer
6 5 (11.36%) PHP Web Developer
6 5 (11.36%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Product Manager
8 3 (6.82%) UX Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Junior
10 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Manager
10 1 (2.27%) Administrator
10 1 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (2.27%) Development Manager
10 1 (2.27%) C++ Programmer
10 1 (2.27%) IT Administrator
10 1 (2.27%) Senior Programmer
10 1 (2.27%) Senior C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (45.45%) HTML
2 19 (43.18%) CSS
3 13 (29.55%) HTML5
4 12 (27.27%) CSS3
5 6 (13.64%) jQuery
6 5 (11.36%) LAMP
6 5 (11.36%) Ajax
7 3 (6.82%) Laravel
8 2 (4.55%) Symfony
9 1 (2.27%) CodeIgniter
9 1 (2.27%) iOS SDK
9 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (2.27%) Apache Flex
9 1 (2.27%) Cocoa
9 1 (2.27%) Flash
9 1 (2.27%) OpenGL
9 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Mobile Games
2 13 (29.55%) User Experience
3 12 (27.27%) Online Games
4 5 (11.36%) Social Gaming
4 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (9.09%) Social Media
6 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.27%) Graphic Design
7 1 (2.27%) Xbox
7 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.27%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
1 8 (18.18%) Android
1 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Analytics
2 9 (20.45%) Game Development
3 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Android Development
4 7 (15.91%) Quantitative Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Web Development
5 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
5 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.09%) B2C
6 4 (9.09%) Benchmarking
6 4 (9.09%) Web Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Information Architecture
7 3 (6.82%) TDD
7 3 (6.82%) MVC
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.55%) OOP
8 2 (4.55%) Kanban
9 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.45%) C++
3 8 (18.18%) PHP
4 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (2.27%) ActionScript
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Perforce
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) Apple
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