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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Gaming
Rank 75 47 71
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +24
Permanent jobs citing Games 9 31 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.14% 4.10% 0.98%
As % of the General category 4.19% 14.90% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 3
Median salary £41,500 £38,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.21% -24.00%
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
215 208 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 27.15% 27.51% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 188 140 186
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £59,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxford region citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Games.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (40.00%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Physics
5 5 (33.33%) Open Source
5 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (26.67%) PostGIS
6 4 (26.67%) Apache Spark
6 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (26.67%) Game Development
6 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
6 4 (26.67%) Big Data
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) GIS
6 4 (26.67%) PhD
6 4 (26.67%) OOP
6 4 (26.67%) OO
6 4 (26.67%) Apache
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
7 3 (20.00%) Degree

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) 3ds Max
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (6.67%) Maya
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.67%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (26.67%) Big Data
3 4 (26.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Ranorex
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Data Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) DBA
1 5 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 4 (26.67%) Big Data Developer
2 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
2 4 (26.67%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) C/C++ Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Web Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) PostGIS
2 2 (13.33%) Flash
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (33.33%) Physics
3 4 (26.67%) Algorithms
3 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Online Games
4 2 (13.33%) Xbox
5 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (26.67%) Game Development
4 4 (26.67%) Machine Learning
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Interactive Advertising
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
1 6 (40.00%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) PhD
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Autodesk
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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